IT Certifications

Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.

A+ Certification Prep Course

Our new online/instructor led A+ Certification Course using LabSim A+ Essentials and A+ Practical Application together make up a complete training suite for the entry-level computer technician. The two newly-released courses offer realistic learning experiences to fully train students for a career. Expert video instruction, realistic practice exams, and accurate fact sheets teach and guide students in ways they can understand. Then, hands-on lab simulations and in-classroom labs provide real-world experience in performing computer maintenance tasks. With the release of the 2009 A+ training course, the online labs are more robust than ever before and feature interaction between hardware components, basic input/output (BIOS) functions, and the computer operating system. Students gain plenty of experience practicing what they learn and evaluating their readiness for the certification exam.

This course if offered both seated and in a hybrid format (online and seated combination).

LABSIM Materials required

Course length: 105 hours

CCNA Cisco Certification

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size route and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. CCNA curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills. This new curriculum also includes (but is not limited to) the use of these protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2),VLANs, Ethernet, access control lists (ACLs). A texbook required.

This certification process is made up of four modules.

Module 1: Course length: 36 hours

Module 2: Course length: 30 hours

Module 3: Course length: 30 hours

Module 4: Course length: 30 hours

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) – Windows 7

The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7 credential is the premier certification for IT professionals who support end users and troubleshoot desktop environments running Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. MCTS certified technicians are good candidates for Help Desk Technicians, Customer Support Representatives, PC Support Specialists, Technical Support Representative and Technical Support Specialist job positions. The class is designed to prepare students for the Microsoft certification exam: 70-680. The Microsoft Office 2007 portion familiarizes MCTS students with the Microsoft Office 2007 applications. While the goal is for the MCTS to learn the applications to the advanced level, emphasis will also be on how the MCTS’s future customers use the applications, how the applications interact with each other and potential problem areas to enhance troubleshooting capabilities. LABSIM material required.

Course length: 99 hours

Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) Certification Prep Program

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification Prep course will prepare students for one of the preeminent Information Security Certifications in business today. Reviewing and examining the 10 domains of the CISSP realm will allow students to identify and implement the best security configurations to protect critical information, infrastructure and systems.  Major topics covered in the course include: Risk Management and Business Continuity Plans, Security Architecture, Network & Wireless Security, Cryptography, and Legal Compliance. As a CISSP certified security expert, you will facilitate business operations by ensuring the protection of critical information and applications. This CISSP course will help prepare students for the challenging CISSP certification test. Texbook required.

Course length: 50 hours

Network+ Certification Course

This course is designed to provide network technicians and support staff with the foundation level skills they need to install, operate, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a network. This course will help prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ 2009 certification exam. Students will learn how to install, manage and troubleshoot a variety of networks. More specifically, students will receive 90-hours of training on network protocols and standards, media and topologies, networking implementation and network support. Texbook required.

Course length: 90 hours

Security+ Certification Prep Course

The Security+ Certification Prep Course is tailored for network professionals and system administrators with at least 2 years of networking and systems experience.  It is recommended that the Security+ certification test candidates have a solid base of knowledge commensurate with an A+ certified technician. Security+ validates knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts. It is a vendor-neutral certification. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that Security+ candidates have at least two years on-the-job networking experience, with an emphasis on security.

Upon completion of this course, students should be prepared to complete the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. LABSIM materials required.

Course length: 50 hours