Computer Certification Prep Courses | January – June 2018

(NEW!) COMPTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-901 Prep Course – HYBRID

Our COMPTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-901 Prep (Hybrid) course combines both instructor-led and online learning to help students build on their existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer (PC). In this 220-901 course will cover PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues. CompTIA A+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense to meet directive 8140.01 requirements. 60 hours.

LABSIM PC Pro materials and Internet access required
January 23 – March 29, 2018
Tues & Thurs • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and online
Melton Skills Building, Room 116
Registration $180 • Insurance $1

(NEW!) COMPTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-902 Prep Course – HYBRID

Our COMPTIA A+ Certification Exam 220-902 Prep (Hybrid) course combines both instructor-led and online learning to help students with the following 220-902 exam domains: iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux, security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures, and installing and configuring operating systems including Windows. CompTIA A+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense to meet directive 8140.10 requirements. 60 hours.

LABSIM PC Pro materials and Internet access required
April 17 – June 21, 2018
Tues & Thurs • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and online
Melton Skills Building, Room 116
Registration $180 • Insurance $1

COMPTIA Network + Certification Exam Prep Course – HYBRID

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. 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. Upon completion of this course students should be prepared to successfully complete the CompTIA Network + Exam. 96 hours.

LABSIM Network Pro materials and Internet access required
April 24 – August 9, 2018
Tues & Thurs • 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm and online
Ragsdale Building, Room 122
Registration $180 • Insurance $1

(NEW!) COMPTIA Security + Certification Exam SY0-501 Prep Course – HYBRID

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. 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 successfully complete the CompTIA Security+ certification SY0-501 exam. 50 hours.

January 22 – March 19, 2018
Mon & Wed • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and online
A.D. Guy Business Technology Building, Room 206
Registration $125 • Insurance $1

April 30 – June 27, 2018
Mon & Wed • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and online
A.D. Guy Business Technology Building, Room 206
Registration $125 • Insurance $1

(NEW!) Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices – Part 1 (ICND1 – Exam 100-105)

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. 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. Upon completion of this course students should be prepared to successfully complete the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician ICND1 (CCENT) exam. 48 hours.

CCENT / CCNA ICND1 100-105 Official Certification Guide required
February 12 – April 25, 2018
Mon & Wed • 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Melton Skills Building, Room 116
Registration $125 • Insurance $1

(NEW!) Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices – Part 2 (ICND2 – Exam 200-105)

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network. Also, the course will help students understand the latest shifts in technologies as follows: understanding of Quality of Service (QoS) elements and their applicability, how virtualized and cloud services will interact and impact enterprise networks, an overview of network programmability and the related controller types and tools that are available to support software defined network architectures. This course provides preparation for the ICND2 exam. Students pursuing their CCNA Routing and Switching certification should attend both ICND1 and ICND2 courses. Upon completion of this course students should be prepared to successfully complete the CCNA 200-105 exam in order to achieve the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. 60 hours.

Please call 910.938.6294 to place your name on our Interest List.

Computer Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification Exam Prep Course

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. 50 hours. Course Prerequisite: Students need to have at least 4-5 years of experience working in the field of networking/computers with a concentration in security. A certification in Security +, Networking + is also beneficial. ISC2, the Company that governs CISSP certification, requires the following:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years of direct full-time security professional work experience in two or more of the ten domains of CISSP…
    OR
  • 4 years of direct full-time security professional work experience in two or more of the ten domains of the CISSP with a college degree.

Please call 910.938.6294 to place your name on our Interest List.

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.

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. This program provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology and assumes some hands-on experience or training but does not assume on-the-job experience.

There are no prerequisites for this course. 30 hours.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand Server Installation
  • Understand Server Roles
  • Understand Active Directory
  • Understand Storage and Server Performance Management
  • Understand Server Maintenance

Upon completion of this course students should be prepared to successfully complete the MTA Windows Server Administration Fundamentals certification exam 98-365.

MTA Window Server Administration Fundamentals textbook required
February 8 – April 19, 2018
Thurs • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ragsdale Building, Room 122
Registration $125 • Insurance $1

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. 30 hours.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand Network Infrastructures
  • Understand Network Hardware
  • Understand Protocols and Services

Upon completion of this course students should be prepared to successfully complete the MTA certification Networking Fundamentals exam 98-366.

MTA Networking Fundamentals textbook required
January 22 – March 26, 2018
Mon • 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ragsdale Building, Room 122
Registration $125 • Insurance $1

COMING SOON! Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) Certification Prep Course

Whether you are looking to advance your current position in the information security field, expand upon your existing information technology skills or launch a new career in either of these areas, you should seriously consider the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification. The SSCP certification is open to all candidates with at least one year experience, making it an ideal starting point for a new career in information security. The broad spectrum of topics included in the SSCP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) ensure its relevancy across all disciplines in the field of information security. Successful candidates are competent in the following 7 domains:

  • Access Controls
  • Security Operations and Administration
  • Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis
  • Incident Response and Recovery
  • Cryptography
  • Network and Communications Security
  • Systems and Application Security

Upon completion of this course students should be prepared to successfully complete the SSCP certification exam.

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