Individual courses

PC ESSENTIALS (COMPTIA A+) – 108 CLOCK HOURS (CTIA 130)

Description:

This course is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of building a workstation and installing and configuring various operating systems. Students learn the foundation-level of understanding basic computer systems and common internet technologies and to install and troubleshoot a user’s desktop system. Students will also learn the fundamentals of installing and configuring Windows operating systems on a desktop and a laptop.

Certification Exam Prep: CompTIA A+

This course will also prepare students for the CompTIA A+ (A Plus) certification exam that is an entry-level computer certification for PC computer service technicians. The exam is designed to certify the competency of entry-level PC computer service professionals in installing, maintaining, customizing, and operating personal computers.
CompTIA A+ certification validates the latest foundation-level knowledge and skills needed by today’s computer support professionals. It is the starting point for a career in the Information Technology industry. CompTIA A+ certification proves competence in a technician’s ability to perform essential IT tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventative maintenance, basic networking and security. It also confirms a technician’s understanding of customer service and communication skills needed to work with clients.
In addition to granting you competency in computer hardware and software use, A plus certification is a natural lead-in to other certification programs and will help make you more competitive in the workforce by granting you credentialing that will assure employers of your technological expertise.
The A+ exam is open to anybody, although it is designed to be taken by those with at least six months of job experience as service technicians or for persons who have successfully completed a course of study for CompTIA A+. Students are encouraged to take the CompTIA A+: 220-901 & 220-902 examinations immediately upon completion of this course.

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NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS (COMPTIA NET+) – 72 CLOCK HOURS (CTIA 131)

Description:

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of networking and data transfer. Students will focus on domain infrastructure and networking environments using Windows Server. Students learn to utilize administrative tools required to manage users, share system resources, and perform system maintenance. Students will also learn to connect computers together and configure transmission media connectivity, which is referred to the methods whereby systems “talk” to each other. In this course students learn LAN and WAN concepts, topologies, Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model, Ethernet networks, TCP/IP networking, IP v4 and IPv6 Sub-netting, IP routing, Network Address Translation (NAT), technologies, protocols and services, such as Virtual Private Network (VPN) and the Internet.
In addition to building one’s networking skill set, this course is also designed to prepare an individual for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam, a distinction that can open a myriad of job opportunities from major companies. The IT industry is a stable and rapidly growing field and the demand for network professionals is continuing to grow. This certification is a valuable credential to help start or enhance a networking career.

Certification Exam Prep: CompTIA Net+

Most IT professionals who intend to make their career in networking will eventually sit for several networking certifications. In most cases, multiple certifications are necessary because they deal with vendor-specific applications. This course will prepare students for the CompTIA Net+ certification exam (N10-006) that tests an overall understanding of how networks operate, including network technologies, media and topologies, device.
The Net+ exam is open to anybody, although it is designed to be taken by those with at least 9 months of job experience as a computer service technician or for persons who have successfully completed a course of study in PC Fundamentals and passed the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Students are encouraged to take the CompTIA Net+ examination immediately upon completion of this course.

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SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS (COMPTIA SEC+) – 72 CLOCK HOURS (CTIA 132)

Description:

This course is designed to provide students with the fundamentals and basics of network and operating systems security. Students will focus on the fundamentals of security knowledge and skills. Students will learn how to identify potential risks, infrastructure and connectivity,
monitoring communications activity, implementing and maintaining a secure network, AntiMalware products, firewalls, network topologies and devices, and network ports. In addition, the successful candidate will learn how to apply security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability, identify appropriate technologies and products, troubleshoot security events and incidents, and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.

Certification Exam Prep: CompTIA Sec+

If you’re an IT professional hoping to progress in your career, then you know that the CompTIA Security+ exam is one of the most valuable certifications available. Since its introduction it has become a springboard to prestigious certifications like the CASP, CISSP, and CISA. The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to identify risk, to participate in risk mitigation activities, and to provide infrastructure, application, information, and operational security. Students are encouraged to take the CompTIA Sec+ exam (SY0-401) within 2 weeks of completing this course.

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INTRODUCTION TO CYBER SECURITY – 18 CLOCK HOURS (CSCO150)

Description:

The Introduction to Cybersecurity course explores the broad topic of cybersecurity in a way that matters to you. Students will learn how to protect their personal data and privacy online and in social media, and why more and more IT jobs require cybersecurity awareness and
understanding.

Certification Exam Prep:

N/A

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INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS (CCNA-1) – 72 CLOCK HOURS (CSCO151)

Description:

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

Certification Exam Prep:

Introduction to Networks is the first of 2 courses in preparation for the Cisco CCENT certification and the first of 4 courses in preparation for the Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching certification. The CCENT certification validates the skills required for entry-level network support positions, the starting point for many successful careers in networking. CCENT certified professionals have the knowledge and skill to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. It opens doors to a career in networking. Having your CCENT means you have what it takes to manage a small, enterprise branch network. CCENT certification is your first step toward CCNA certification and will help you stand out from the crowd in entry-level positions.
As Enterprises migrate toward controller based architectures, the role and skills required of a core network engineer are evolving and more vital than ever. To prepare for this network transition, the CCNA Routing and Switching certification will not only prepare you with the
knowledge of foundational technologies, but ensure you stay relevant with skill sets needed for the adoption of next generation technologies.

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ROUTING & SWITCHING ESSENTIALS (CCNA-2) – 72 CLOCK HOURS (CSCO152)

Description:

Routing and Switching Essentials (RSE) covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with virtual LANs and interVLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Certification Exam Prep

Routing & Switching Essentials is the second of 2 courses in preparation for the Cisco CCENT certification and the second of 4 courses in preparation for the Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching certification. The CCENT certification validates the skills required for entry-level network support positions, the starting point for many successful careers in networking. CCENT certified professionals have the knowledge and skill to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. It opens doors to a career in networking. Having your CCENT means you have what it takes to manage a small, enterprise branch network. CCENT certification is your first step toward CCNA certification and will help you stand out from the crowd in entry-level positions. As Enterprises migrate toward controller based architectures, the role and skills required of a core network engineer are evolving and more vital than ever. To prepare for this network transition, the CCNA Routing and Switching certification will not only prepare you with the knowledge of foundational technologies, but ensure you stay relevant with skill sets needed for the adoption of next generation technologies.

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This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network.

SCALING NETWORKS (CCNA-3) – 72 CLOCK HOURS (CSCO153)

Description:

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and
troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network.

Certification Exam Prep

Scaling Networks is the third of 4 courses in preparation for the Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching certification. The first 2 courses prepared students for the CCENT certification that validates the skills required for entry-level network support positions, the starting point for many successful careers in networking. CCENT certified professionals have the knowledge and skill to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. It opens doors to a career in networking. Having your CCENT means you have what it takes to manage a small, enterprise branch network. CCENT certification is your first step toward CCNA certification and will help you stand out from the crowd in entry-level positions. As Enterprises migrate toward controller based architectures, the role and skills required of a core network engineer are evolving and more vital than ever. To prepare for this network
transition, the CCNA Routing and Switching certification will not only prepare you with the knowledge of foundational technologies, but ensure you stay relevant with skill sets needed for the adoption of next generation technologies.

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CONNECTING NETWORKS (CCNA-4) – 72 CLOCK HOURS (CSCO154)

Description:

This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.

Certification Exam Prep

Connecting Networks last of 4 courses in preparation for the Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching certification. The first 2 courses prepared students for the CCENT certification that validates the skills required for entry-level network support positions, the starting point for many successful careers in networking. CCENT certified professionals have the knowledge and skill to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. It opens doors to a career in networking. Having your CCENT means you have what it takes to manage a small, enterprise branch network. CCENT certification is your first step toward CCNA certification and will help you stand out from the crowd in entry-level positions.
As Enterprises migrate toward controller based architectures, the role and skills required of a core network engineer are evolving and more vital than ever. To prepare for this network transition, the CCNA Routing and Switching certification will not only prepare you with the knowledge of foundational technologies, but ensure you stay relevant with skill sets needed for the adoption of next generation technologies.

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CCNA SECURITY – 72 CLOCK HOURS (CSCO155)

Description:

The CCNA Security courses focuses on the design, implementation, and monitoring of a comprehensive security policy, using Cisco IOS security features and technologies as examples. The course covers security controls of Cisco IOS devices as well as a functional introduction to the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA). This course allows students to perform basic tasks to secure a small branch office network using Cisco IOS security features available through webbased GUIs (Cisco Configuration Professional) and the command-line interface (CLI) on Cisco routers, switches, and ASAs. This Associate level training validates skills in Cisco Security technologies and system architectures.

Certification Exam Prep

CCNA-Security prepares you for the Cisco Security Certification by building on the first 2 CCNA Routing & Switching courses:
(1) Introduction to Networks and (2) Routing & Switching Essentials.
The first 2 courses in the Routing & Switching curriculum prepares students for the CCENT certification that validates the skills required for entry-level network support positions, the starting point for many successful careers in networking. CCENT certified professionals have the knowledge and skill to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security.
Having your CCENT means you have what it takes to manage a small, enterprise branch network. By adding the CCNA-Security certification to your skill set you are able to expand your career opportunities even further.

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CERTIFIED ETHICAL HACKER (CEH) – 72 CLOCK HOURS (ECEH 180)

Description:

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is a professional with competence and intelligence in understanding and recognizing how to look for the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker. In this course, students will be immersed into an interactive environment where they will learn how perimeter defenses work and then be lead into scanning and attacking their own networks. No real network is harmed. Student then learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure a system. Students will also learn about Intrusion Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows and Virus Creation.

Certification Exam Prep

This course prepares students for the EC-Council Exam #312-50 for Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultant (EC-Council) offers eBusiness certification for professionals seeking specialized knowledge and advancement in career opportunities in fields like: IT security, including disaster recovery, secure programming, e-Business and general IT security knowledge. The EC-Council is best known for its professional certifications for the IT security field. There are a wide range of certification programs that cover different aspects of Internet technologies and that are suitable from entry level to experienced professionals. The EC-Council CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) is a vendor neutral, mid-level certification that validates the student’s skills and knowledge in ethical hacking and related technologies.

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CERTIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEM SECURITY PROFESSIONAL (CISSP)- 72 CLOCK HOURS(CISP 801)

Description:

It is one of the computer industry’s most comprehensive and prestigious certification programs for assessing and maintaining security IT networking and management skills. Information system security is a unique aspect of business, government, and society today. Professionals who work to protect and secure information systems need a unique set of qualifications, of which technical knowledge is only one component.
This management level computer security course will teach students to plan, design, administer, and troubleshoot security systems to effectively protect a company’s data in the constantly changing, challenging world of computer networks and information systems. Through eight CISSP modules, students will broaden and deepen their knowledge of information systems security. Students will also be prepared for the CISSP certification exam.

Certification Exam Prep

ISC(2) CISSP Exam

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SYSTEMS SECURITY CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER (SSCP) – 72 CLOCK HOURS (SSCP 190)

Description:

This course prepares students for the SSCP certification that is the ideal credential for those with proven technical skills and practical security knowledge in hands-on operational IT roles. It provides industry-leading confirmation of a practitioner’s ability to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure in accordance with information security policies and procedures that ensure data confidentiality, integrity and availability.
This entry level computer security program will teach students about the auditing process for security systems to effectively protect your company’s data in the constantly changing, challenging world of computer networks and information systems. Through the SSCP modules, including security assessment and auditing process, students will broaden and deepen their knowledge of information systems security.

Certification Exam Prep

The SSCP cert indicates a practitioner’s technical ability to tackle the operational demands and responsibilities of security practitioners, including authentication, security testing, intrusion detection/prevention, incident response and recovery, attacks and countermeasures, cryptography, malicious code countermeasures, and more.

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MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST – 90 CLOCK HOURS

Description:

The 5 Modules or component parts of the Microsoft Office Specialist program are described and their topics covered are listed below. All modules follow the same organization. This is a lecture-hands-on course in which topics are presented by the instructor, practice hands-on labs are explained and assigned by the instructor and are completed by students during lab periods.
Students are encouraged to read assigned chapters prior to attending class. Groups are created for optimum lab-work execution and completion. Objectives and quizzes are given daily, and a midterm and comprehensive final exam are given to evaluate cumulative knowledge.

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INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT – 36 CLOCK HOURS (PMPP 301)

Description:

This course is an introduction to crucial project management concepts. Students will gain an understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management. This course is ideal for less-experienced project practitioners who want to demonstrate their commitment to project management, improve their ability to manage larger projects, earn additional responsibility and stand out to potential employers.

Certification Exam Prep

Upon completion of Introduction to Project Management students may apply for the CAPM certification exam.

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ADVANCED PROJECT MANAGEMENT – 36 CLOCK HOURS (PMPP 302)

Description:

This course is an in-depth study of advanced project management topics such as risk management, resource management, cost management and measurement, as well as contract and vendor management. Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and Case Study will be emphasized.

Certification Exam Prep

Upon completion of Introduction to Project Management and Advanced Project Management courses, students will be prepared for the Project Management Institute (PMI) certification exam. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, established by the Project Management Institute (PMI), is one of the most valued and respected credentials in project management. Earning and maintaining this PMI project management certification demonstrates a solid foundation of experience and competency in effectively managing projects and project teams.

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INTRODUCTION TO WEB DEVELOPMENT – 54 CLOCK HOURS (WDCP 701)

Description:


Nobody builds website by writing code anymore! This course is designed to teach students realworld web development skills that will enable them to create beautiful, functional, fully-featured websites for themselves, family, friends and colleagues without writing code. Students explore the prevailing vocabulary, tools, and standards used in the field and learn how the various facets—including HTML5, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, multimedia, scripting languages, HTTP, clients, servers, and databases—function together in today’s web environment.
This course is ideal for those wanting to enter the web development field or those in other professional positions looking to take on web development responsibilities at work Students will learn core languages and technologies from both the client and server side. They will also learn key non-technical skills like project management to impress employers and succeed in any web development environment.

Certification Exam Prep

Certified Web Designer Apprentice.

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FUNDAMENTALS OF WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT – 54 CLOCK HOURS (WDCP 702)

Description:

This course provides a solid web development foundation, focusing on content and client-side(browser) components (HTML5, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, multimedia), with an overview of the server-side technologies. In addition, software and services that are easily incorporated into a website (for example, maps, checkout, blogs, content management) are surveyed and discussed.
Students produce an interactive website on the topic of their choice for the final project and leave the course prepared for more advanced and focused web development studies. While this is not specifically a programming course, students will learn a great deal about programming while learning JavaScript and Ajax.

Certification Exam Prep

Certified Web Developer Apprentice.

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TOWER CLIMBER SAFETY & RESCUE – 90 CLOCK HOURS (WTCP 601)

Description:

The Tower Climber Safety & Rescue course is designed to educate students on fall protection standards and techniques, the equipment they must wear and how to use it; as well as the risks associated with working at height. Students will learn to establish a safe work environment, safe work practices, and the safe implementation of emergency procedures.
We are committed to ensuring that all of our students meet the unique qualifications needed for working at height. This includes the physical requirements, a demonstration of the knowledge and practical skills required to safely perform elevated work activity, as well as recognition and mitigation of the hazards associated with the Telecommunication industry.
This program will also prepare students to recognize and care for a variety of Occupational Safety & Hazards Administration (OSHA) Construction Jobsite 30-hour training certificate, as well as, first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements.

Certification Exam Prep

The Successful completion of this course is dependent upon passing the written exam and satisfactory demonstration of skills on the tower. The online portion must be completed prior to the classroom skill session and must be taken on a Flash-enabled computer with a high speed Internet connection. Upon successful completion of this course students will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Students will also receive the 30-hour OSHA Construction Industry outreach training certificate.
This course meets the Comtrain Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training as per ASSE/ANSI Z490.
1. The NATE CTS and ASSE/ANSI Z359.
2. The minimum requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program, found in the ASSE/ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Code. (Certification is valid for 2 years.)

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WIRELESS CONSTRUCTION STANDARD – 90 CLOCK HOURS (WTCP-602)

Description:

This course is intended to give new workers, or workers who have had no official training, the basics to recognize the hazards that may occur on the job and build a foundation of knowledge for additional classroom and practical training. This course will prepare students for better comprehension of the materials they are being taught.

Certification Exam Prep

The Successful completion of this course is dependent upon passing the written exam and satisfactory demonstration of skills on the tower. A final exam will be given at the conclusion of the course and, upon successful completion of the exam, the student will be issued a Certificate of Completion and a Wallet Card.

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CABLE INSTALLER (1) – 54 CLOCK HOURS (BICSI 401)

Description:

This course is designed to provide entry level cable installers with the background, knowledge and basic skills needed to function effectively on the job.

Certification Exam Prep

Students must be able to distinguish between different colors and possess manual dexterity to complete fine motor tasks. Candidates are required to have a general understanding of key US Program Objectives. You must be approved by BICSI.

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CABLE INSTALLER (2) COPPER – 54 CLOCK HOURS (BICSI 402)

Description:

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a structured cabling systems installation. Students will receive an overview of copper transmission principles, professionalism, life-safety and general industry best practices, as related to copper. An advanced study of copper splicing, testing and troubleshooting will also be covered.

Certification Exam Prep

Students must be able to distinguish between different colors and possess manual dexterity to complete fine motor tasks. Candidates are required to have a general understanding of key US Program Objectives. You must be approved by BICSI.

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CABLE INSTALLER (3)OPTICAL FIBER – 54 CLOCK HOURS (BICSI 403)

Description:

This course is designed to provide entry level cable installers with an overview of fiber transmission principles, professionalism, life safety and industry best practices, as related to fiber.
A significant amount of course time will be spent on the splicing, testing and troubleshooting of optical fiber cable.

Certification Exam Prep

Students must be able to distinguish between different colors and possess manual dexterity to complete fine motor tasks. Candidates are required to have a general understanding of key US codes.

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CABLE INSTALLER (4) TECHNICIAN – 54 CLOCK HOURS (BICSI 404)

Description:

This course is designed to provide the necessary skill set of a structured cabling systems technician. Students will receive an advanced study of copper terminating, testing and troubleshooting. A significant amount of time will be spent on the splicing, testing and troubleshooting of optical fiber cable. This course will also cover site surveys, blueprint reading, network infrastructure, project management and emerging technologies within cabling installation.

Certification Exam Prep

Students must be able to distinguish between different colors and possess manual dexterity tocomplete fine motor tasks. Candidates are required to have a general understanding of key US codes.

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