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People seeking entry into the tech industry, as well as those already in the field, are constantly learning new skills and technologies to keep up with the latest trends. Completing focused, formal training can help those who wish to advance or move into a new area of technology. Our training courses are designed to move you ahead to the next level regardless of your starting point. 

[ IT Fundamentals ]  
Courses designed for IT newcomers to build foundational skills 
 

PC Hardware Fundamentals (6 sessions)

 

PC Hardware is a career-oriented e-learning solution with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop fundamental computer skills, along with essential career skills. The goal of the curriculum is to allow students to examine technology such as SCSI, video, multimedia, modems, printers and portable PCs and develop the skill to install, configure and maintain them. The course is part 1 of a 2 part A+ certification exam preparation for IT novice.

 
Introduction to Windows 10 Operating Systems (6 sessions)
 
The Windows Operating System course will explore several versions of the popular operating system with a focus on installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting. The curriculum is closely tied to the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exam for Windows 10 and will serve as a solid foundation for students wishing to continue their studies in pursuit of these Microsoft certifications.
 
Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) (6 sessions)
 
The Office 365 Course provides essential foundational skill for working with three industry standard business appliations. Learn beginning to advanced features of Microsoft Word, including time-saving tips to make you more productive. Learn the powerful features of Excel including in-cell charts, spark lines, pivot tables, data manipulation. Learn to create presentations with flare using PowerPoint, the de facto standard for presentation software. 

[ Advanced IT Concepts ]  
Courses designed for experienced users to move them to "professional" level 
 

Networking Fundamentals (6 sessions)

 

Networking Fundamentals is a broad based, foundational course introducing students to the key concepts and terminology of computer networking. Topics to be covered include the OSI model,  TCP/IP, wireless integration, network operating systems, routing, switching, protocols and security. This course sets networking novice on the path toward the CompTIA Network+ certification and other vendor specific networking certifications such as the Cisco CCNA.

 
Advanced Office 365 (6 sessions)
 

This course explores advanced uses of Microsoft Office 365 applications. Students will learn how to leverage each of the well known applications  in the suite to perform the advanced tasks companies need. The training will prepare students for the Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams in either Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.

Cisco Networking Fundamentals (6 sessions)
 
Cisco Networking Fundamentals explores concepts coverd in the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technicain (CCENT) Exam. Topics to be covered include networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. Students will develop the skills need to install, operate, manage and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network (up to 100 devices) utlizing industry standard Cisco networking equpiment.
 

Introduction to VMware Data Center Virtualization (6 sessions)

 

This course explores the content covered in VMware’s most entry-level certification, the VMware Certified Associate, or VCA. This certification is quickly gaining in popularity as the most common starting point for future virtualization administrators. This course covers all topics such as datacenter virtualization, componets and features of vSphere 6, vStorage and virtual networking. 

 
[ IT Certification Prep ]  
In depth courses to help you prepare for and pass industry certifications
 

CompTIA A+ Certification Prep (16 sessions or Self-Paced)

 

This course helps experienced technician and computer hobbyist prepare for the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and 1002 examinations. Review basic computer hardware, operating systems, PC components, networking, security, laptops and printers. Learn how to install, configure, secure and troubleshoot these items plus customer service and communication skills. Individuals who attain this certification are eligible for entry level IT jobs including: Help Desk Technician, Desktop Support Technician and Field Technician. Courses are offered in Face-to-Face, Self-Paced Online and Hybrid formats.

 
CompTIA Network+ Certification Prep (16 sessions or Self-Paced)
 

This course helps experienced technician and computer hobbyist prepare for the CompTIA Network+ exam. The class focuses on the five exam objectives including network technologies, network media and topologies, network devices, network management, network tools, and network security. Individuals who attain this certification are eligible for entry to mid level IT jobs including: Help Desk Technician, Jr. Network Administrator, Network Support Specialist and Network Engineer. Courses are offered in Face-to-Face, Self-Paced Online and Hybrid formats.

 
CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep (16 sessions or Self-Paced)
 
This course helps experienced technician and computer hobbyist prepare for the CompTIA Security+ exam. Learn about communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attack and operational and organization security. Explore the protocols used in Linux, UNIX, Windows NOS, TCP/IP suites and Ethernet operations. Also, how to capture, analyze and generate IP traffic; how to exploit protocol weaknesses; and examine defensive solutions. Individuals who attain this certification are eligible for entry to mid level IT jobs including: IT Security Specialist, Security Analyst, Junior Security Auditor and Penatration Tester.Courses are offered in Face-to-Face, Self-Paced Online and Hybrid formats.