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 Hours: 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. 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

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 Hours: 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. 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

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