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

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching Certification Training Classes

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices – Part 1 (ICND1 – Exam 100-101) Course

The ICND1: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 training course is the first step into Cisco networking. The goal of this course is to provide students with the fundamental skills needed to successfully install, operate, configure, and maintain Cisco routers and switches. Crucial elements of this course include the coverage of IPv4 subnetting, ACLs, VLANs, as well as Static and Dynamic Routing which are all needed for success at all levels of Cisco certification. IPv6 is also introduced with a focus on static routing and OSPFv3. This course is preparation for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) exam. Students pursuing their CCNA Routing and Switching certification should attend both ICND1 and ICND2 courses.

Course Prerequisite: Any student taking this course should have basic knowledge of networking, computer hardware and software basics, router and switching knowledge from work experience or other courses. The more experience and/or course work will help your chances to pass the CCNA certification exam.

Textbook Required

Course length: The total course hours will be 36 hours or 12 sessions. Lab time will also be needed to practice router and switching skills which mostly can be done at home if using packet tracer and other lab tools.

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices – Part 2 (ICND2 – exam 200-101) Course

The ICND2: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 course is the second half of the ICND curriculum associated with the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. The goal of this course is to provide students with the key skills needed to successfully install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network. The ICND2 course focuses on redundant topologies, troubleshooting common networking issues, configuring EIGRP and multi-area OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6, understanding WAN technologies, and becoming familiar with device management and Cisco licensing. This course provides preparation for the ICND2 exam and CCNA composite exam. Students pursuing their CCNA Routing and Switching certification should attend both ICND1 and ICND2 courses.

Course Prerequisite: Any student taking this course should have basic knowledge of networking, computer hardware and software basics, router and switching knowledge from work experience or other courses. The more experience and/or course work will help your chances to pass the CCNA certification exam.

Textbook Required

Course length: The total course hours will be 36 hours. Lab time will also be needed to practice router and switching skills which mostly can be done at home if using packet tracer and other lab tools.

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

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

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): Security Fundamentals (Exam 98-367)

This MTA Training course helps you prepare for Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-367. This course is designed to provide students with an explanation and understanding of fundamental security concepts.   MTA is a new certification program that Microsoft has created specifically for students entering into the IT industry for the first time. It validates the foundational knowledge needed to build and secure Microsoft Windows Servers, Windows-based network operating systems, Active Directory, account management, and system recovery tools. The MTA Security Fundamentals certification is a pathway for future certifications and career opportunities. Textbook required.

Course length: 30 hours

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): Networking Fundamentals (Exam 98-366)

This MTA Training course helps you prepare for Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-366, and build an understanding of these topics: Network Infrastructures, Network Hardware, and Protocols and Services.  The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is Microsoft’s newest suite of technology certification exams that validate fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies. Students will learn how communication and information transfers are enabled by networking technologies such as the Internet, intranet, and extranet, local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), wireless networking, network topologies, and access methods. Also the course will help students build foundational knowledge in various networking concepts, including the OSI model, IP addressing, and Internet Protocols. Textbook required.

Course length: 30 hours

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (Exam 98-365)

This MTA Certification course is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge of server administration concepts.   It can also serve as a stepping stone to the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exams.   Students are expected to have some hands-on experience with Windows Server, Windows-based networking, Active Directory, account management, and system recovery tools and concepts.   Textbook required.

Course length: 30 hours

Network+ Certification Course

The Network+ Certification Prep (HYBRID) 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+ N10-006 certification exam.  Students will learn how to install, manage and troubleshoot a variety of networks.  More specifically, students will receive 96-hours of training on network protocols and standards, media and topologies, networking implementation and network support.

Course Prerequisites:  Recommend A+ certification or equivalent experience /knowledge.

Labsim material required for this course.

Course length: 96 hours

Security+ Certification Prep Course

Information security principles providing students the tools for implementing and managing network security.   Covers a broad review of information security, including network attacks, intrusion detection, cryptography, and disaster recovery. Upon completion of this course students should be prepared to complete the CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 certification exam.

Course Prerequisites:  Basic knowledge of Computer / Network Security along with a working knowledge of Computer / Network Concepts, i.e. OS’s, NOS’s. WIN 2K, XP, WIN7 & Server 2003 & 2008.

Labsim material required for this course.

Course length: 50 hours

Student quotes from the CompTIA Security + Exam

  • “I was able to pass it a week before the class was over. The instructor is great!”
  • “I did take and pass the Exam on Dec 31st, 2014.”
  • “I took the hybrid course and passed the Security+ Exam. ”
  • “I passed the Security+ Exam in April after the course.”
  • “I passed the Security+ Exam within two weeks after class ended.”
  • “I was able to take and pass the Security+ Exam this past Saturday.  Attending the class helped immensely.”
  • “Overall, this is an awesome class. I passed the Security + exam on 30 Oct 13 and felt well prepared.”