IT CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Professional IT Certification Programs

Information Technology Professional Certificate Programs provide a combination of instructor led courses and hands on labs that enhance the required IT and computer skills needed for those seeking immediate employment or to advance their career within the information technology industry. These programs offer the types of technical information for developing a highly skilled workforce that meets the needs of employers that are often looking for individuals who hold a state license or an industry- recognized credential.

The VETS Group Training Academy programs offer courses that lead to nationally recognized industry certifications such as CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+; Cisco, CCNA; and Cyber Security certifications, as well as Microsoft, PMI, BISCI, and Telecommunications certifications.

PC SPECIALIST PROGRAM

 
 

The PC Specialist Program prepares students for an entry-level career into the field of Information Technology and Computer Support. Students will learn the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware and software. Students will have the option to obtain up to two certifications.

Students will also be introduced to the CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) course which is the stepping stone for those who are just getting started in their IT career path.  IT Fundamentals provides students with an introductory overview of IT concepts including: hardware, software, networks, skills databases and ethics with an emphasis on application of IT in business. 

The CompTIA A+ course provides 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, as well as configuring common features for network connectivity and email.

Job Titles: This program is beneficial for individuals looking for employment in positions such as Computer/Technical Support Specialist, Field Service Technician, Help Desk Support Technician, Call Center Representative, and IT Support Specialist.

PCSP Certificate Courses:

Course IDCourse NameClock HoursCertification Exam
CTIA-130PC Essentials126CompTIA A+ 220-1001&1002
CTIA-133IT Fundamentals36CompTIA FCO-U61
Total Clock Hours                  162
 Courses in this program may be available via Live Distance Learning  

NETWORK SPECIALIST PROGRAM

 

The Network Specialist Program prepares students for an entry-level career into the field of Information Technology and Computer Support. Students will learn the fundamentals of basic networking, data transfer protocols, cabling structure, routers and switches, IP addressing and sub- netting; and physical and logical topography. Students will be required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features (e.g. network connectivity and email).

This Program will also prepare students for the CompTIA Net+ certification exam.

Job Titles: This program and certification can be used for job roles such as a Network Technician, Network Installer, Help Desk Technician and IT Support Specialist.

PCSP Certificate Courses:

Course IDCourse NameClock HoursCertification Exam
CTIA-131Networking Fundamentals72CompTIA Network+ N10-006
Total Clock Hours                  72
*Courses in this program may be available via Live Distance Learning

SECURITY SPECIALIST PROGRAM

 
 

This Program prepares students for an entry-level career into the field of Cyber Security. Students will learn the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. Securing the network from unauthorized access will also be introduced and actual techniques to secure networks will be learned. Students will gain the knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents, as well as anticipating security risks and guarding against them before they occur. This Program will also prepare students for the CompTIA Sec+ certification exam.

Job Titles:

Network Security Specialist, Security Administrator, Network Security Support Engineer, and Information Security Specialist.

SSP Certificate Courses:

Course IDCourse NameClock HoursCertification Exam
CTIA-132Security Fundamentals72CompTIA Sec+ SYO-501
Total Clock Hours                  72
*Courses in this program may be available via Live Distance Learning 

AWS CLOUD COMPUTING PROGRAM

 

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of computer power, database storage, applications, and other IT resources through a cloud services platform via the internet.  Cloud is the way forward for organizations such that it’s enabling businesses and consumers to do innovative things quickly, at a massive scale, and without an up-front investment.   However, living in the era of cloud technologies requires different skills that organizations are struggling to fulfill in existing or new job roles. The Vets Group understands organizational needs when it comes to cloud computing.

Our comprehensive training solution creates a structured learning path for IT technicians to acquire the knowledge and preparation for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions Architect exam. A certified AWS Developer Associate has the understanding of the basic AWS architecture, the core AWS services, hands-on experience designing, developing, deploying, and maintaining applications, including the working knowledge of applications that utilize key AWS services such as AWS databases, notifications, workflow services, and services for storage and change management services.

Job Titles:

AWS Cloud Practitioner; AWS Solutions Architect; Database Administrator; Systems Administrator

SSP Certificate Courses:

Course IDCourse NameClock HoursCertification Exam
LNX-101       CompTIA Linux+ LX0-10318CompTIA Linux+ LX0-103
AWS-101      AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner36AWS CLF-C01
AWS-102     AWS Certified Solutions Architect36AWS SAA-C01
Total Clock Hours                  90
 *Courses in this program may be available via Live Distance Learning

NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR PROGRAM LEVEL-1 (NAP-L1)

 

The Network Administrator Program Level-1 follows the curriculum provided by Cisco for the Certified Entry Level Network Technician (CCENT). This program is designed for students to develop a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications and protocols. Completion of this program will provide students with the skills needed for entry-level networking jobs and IT careers.  This program consists of 2 courses: Introduction to Networks and Routing & Switching Essentials. These courses are your first step toward CCNA certification and will help you stand out from the crowd in entry-level positions.

Note: The Cisco CCENT certification exam was retired in February 2020.  However, courses in the NAP-1 program are still the building blocks in preparation for the CCNA exam.

Job Titles:

Network Administrator, Network Operations Center Analyst, Network Architect, Network Engineer, and Network Specialists.

NAP Certificate Courses:

Course IDCourse NameClock HoursCertification Exam
CSCO-151Introduction to Networks36CCNA 200-301
CSCO-152Routing & Switching Essentials36CCNA 200-301
Total Clock Hours                  72
  *Courses in this program may be available via Live Distance Learning
 
 

NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR PROGRAM LEVEL-2 (NAP-L2)

 

The Network Administrator Program Level-2 follows the curriculum provided by Cisco for the Certified Network Administrator (CCNA). This program is designed for students to develop a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications and protocols. Completion of this program will provide students with the skills needed for entry-level networking jobs and IT careers.  The program consists of 2 courses: Scaling Networks and Connecting Networks. These courses prepare students for the Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching certification exam.

Job Titles:

Network Administrator, Network Operations Center Analyst, Network Architect, Network Engineer, and Network Specialists.

NAP Certificate Courses:

Course ID Course Name Clock Hours Certification Exam
CSCO-153 Scaling Networks 36 CCNA 200-301
CSCO-154 Connecting Networks 36 CCNA 200-301
Total Clock Hours                  72
 *Courses in this program may be available via Live Distance Learning

SECURITY ADMINISTRATOR PROGRAM (SAP)

 

The Security Administrator Program prepares participants for a mid-level career into the field of Information Security, Information Assurance and Data Threat Protection. Can you think like a hacker? A security specialist has to stay up-to-date on technology and discover weak spots before someone else does. They enjoy solving complex problems, and are able to document and communicate about their work.

This Program follows the curriculum provided by Cisco for the Certified Network Administrator Security (CCNA-Security). The CCNA Security curriculum emphasizes core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices, and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure.

The program consists of 3 courses: (1) Introduction to Networks, (2) Routing & Switching Essentials, and (3) CCNA-Security. The first 2 courses prepare participants for the Cisco CCENT certification. All 3 courses are recommended before taking the Cisco CCNA-Security certification exam. Participants will develop a working knowledge of network security principles, tools and configurations.

Job Titles: Network Security Specialist, Security Administrator, Network Security Support Engineer, and Information Security Specialist.

SAP Certificate Courses:

Course ID Course Name Clock Hours Certification Exam
CSCO-151 Introduction to Networks 72 CCENT 100-105 ICND1
CSCO-152 Routing & Switching Essentials 72 CCENT 100-105 ICND1
CSCO-155 CCNA Security 72 CCNA 210-260 IINS
Total Clock Hours                  216
 *Courses in this program may be available via Live Distance Learning

CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM Level-1 (CSPP-L1)

 
 
 

The demand for cybersecurity experts has grown 3 times faster than any other IT job role, and training a cybersecurity workforce is a priority for many governments. From confidential company data to personal information, more connections make data more vulnerable to attacks, increasing the demand for professionals with cybersecurity skills.
This program concentrates on in-depth, theoretical understanding of network security principles as well as the tools and configuration available. This program emphasizes the practical application of skills needed to design, implement, and support network security.

Job Titles: Security Administrator, Security Analyst, Network Security Architect, Network Security Engineer, Network Security Specialist, Security Consultant, Database Administrator.

CSPP Certificate Courses:

Course IDCourse NameClock HoursCertification Exam
ECEH-180Certified Ethical Hacker72EC-Council Exam #312-50
Total Clock Hours                  72
 *Courses in this program may be available via Live Distance Learning 

CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM Level-2 (CSPP-L2)

 
 

The demand for cybersecurity experts has grown 3 times faster than any other IT job role, and training a cybersecurity workforce is a priority for many governments. From confidential company data to personal information, more connections make data more vulnerable to attacks, increasing the demand for professionals with cybersecurity skills.
This program concentrates on in-depth, theoretical understanding of network security principles as well as the tools and configuration available. This program emphasizes the practical application of skills needed to design, implement, and support network security.

Job Titles:

Security Administrator, Security Analyst, Network Security Architect, Network Security Engineer, Network Security Specialist, Security Consultant, Database Administrator.

CSPP Certificate Courses:

Course ID Course Name Clock Hours Certification Exam
CISP-801 Certified Information Systems
Security Professional
72 ISC(2) CISSP Exam
Total Clock Hours                  72
 *Courses in this program may be available via Live Distance Learning

MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST PROGRAM (MSOSP)

The Microsoft Office Specialist Program (MOS Program) aims to prepare the participant with the skills needed to get the most out of the software programs within the suite of Microsoft Office. The participant is exposed to the essentials within each suite so they can proficiently maneuver within the 5 MOS component parts for business or personal requirements.

MOS certification is available for Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access after successfully passing each exam. This program offers all the essential information required to pass the MOS certification in each suite with ample class time and instructional support.

Job Titles: Administrative Assistant; Office Assistant; Office Manager.

MSOSP Certificate Courses:

Course IDCourse NameClock HoursCertification Exam
MOSP-201Intro to MS Word18Ms:Word2016 #77-725
MOSP-202Intro to MS Excel18Ms:Excel2016 #77-727
MOSP-203Intro to MS PowerPoint18Ms:PowerPoint2016 #77-729
MOSP-204Intro to MS Access18Ms:Access2016 #77-730
MOSP-205Intro to MS Outlook18Ms:Outlook2016 #77-731
Total Clock Hours                  90

WEB DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (WDCP)​

 

Web developers design and create websites, manage website speed and performance, and create website content. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2015), web development is the fastest growing career in today’s economy. Employment of web developers is projected to grow 27% from 2014 to 2024.

Web development offers freedom and flexibility; one out of seven web developers are self-employed. The average salary for web developers was $64,970 in 2015.

 Job Titles: Web Designer, Web Developer. 

WDCP Certificate Courses:

Course ID Course Name Clock Hours Certification Exam
WDCP-701 Intro to Web Development 54 Web Designer Apprentice
WDCP-702 Fundamentals of Web Development 54 Web Developer Apprentice
Total Clock Hours                  108
 *Courses in this program may be available via Live Distance Learning 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (PMPP)​

 

Project Management Professional (PMP) Program focuses on developing and improving the performance of projects and programs in technology, finance/accounting, building construction, and industrial expansion, or in any other field that requires project managers to initiate the projects. After completion of this training, individuals will be able to deploy projects with competency in their current fields of expertise.

In this program, participants will gain the essential preparation needed to pass the PMP and CAPM exams. Learning activities in this program targets each of the three major learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. The benefits of achieving project management (PM) certifications range from higher potential earnings, to achieving organizational objectives and recognition, to confidence building, and comradery from belonging to a distinguished and like-minded group of project management certified professionals. This program is developed in alignment with PMI/CompTIA standards. Upon completion of Introduction to Project Management and Advanced Project Management, participants will be prepared for the Project Management Institute (PMI) certification exam.

Job Titles: Corporations rely on project managers to oversee all aspects of a project so that everything flows seamlessly and the timeline, scope, and budget goals are met. As more organizations use project-based methods to accomplish tasks, experienced project managers are in higher demand.

PMPP Certificate Courses:

Course ID Course Name Clock Hours Certification Exam
PMPP-301 Intro to Project Management 36 CAPM Exam
PMPP-302 Advanced Project Management 36 PMI Cert Exam
Total Clock Hours                  72
 *Courses in this program may be available via Live Distance Learning

CABLE INSTALLATION PROGRAM (CIP)​

 
 

This program prepares participants for entry-level positions within the Information Technology Systems (ITS) workforce by providing foundations, theory and hands-on experience to function effectively on the job. The program provides information on the latest wired and wireless technologies installed in today’s new construction and renovation projects and sets the foundation of a copper-based structured cabling system installation.

A significant amount of class time will be spent on BICSI best practices for the installation, termination, testing and retrofitting of copper cable. Additional topics covered will include BICSI best practices for pathways and spaces; grounding, bonding and protection; and fire stopping.

Job Titles: Cable Installer, Cable Technician

CIP Certificate Courses:

Course IDCourse NameClock HoursCertification Exam
CCIP-401Certified Premises Cabling Tech72FOA CPCT CERT
SCTE-BPIS CERT
CCIP-402Certified Fiber Optic Tech72FOA CFOT CERT
Total Clock Hours                  144
 *Courses in this program may be available via Live Distance Learning
 

WIRELESS BROADBAND TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

 

The telecommunications industry within the sector of information and communication technology is made up of all telecommunications/telephone companies and internet service providers and plays the crucial role in the evolution of mobile communications and the information society.
Traditional telephone calls continue to be the industry’s biggest revenue generator, but thanks to advances in network technology, Telecom today is less about voice and increasingly about text (messaging, email) and images (e.g. video streaming). High-speed internet access for computer-based data applications such as broadband information services and interactive entertainment is pervasive. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) is the main broadband telecom technology. The fastest growth comes from (value-added) services delivered over mobile networks.
The telecom sector continues to be at the epicenter for growth, innovation, and disruption for virtually any industry. Mobile devices and related broadband connectivity continue to be more and more embedded in the fabric of society today and they are key in driving the momentum around some key trends such as video streaming, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile payments.
The Wireless Broadband Technician Program provides students with the fundamentals to become telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, also known as telecom technicians, set up and maintain devices or equipment that carry communications signals, connect to telephone lines, and access the Internet.
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers typically need postsecondary education in electronics, telecommunications, or computer technology and receive on-the-job training. Industry certification is required for some positions.  Once hired, telecom technicians receive on-the-job training, typically lasting a few months. Training involves a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on work with an experienced technician. In these settings, workers learn the equipment’s internal parts and the tools needed for repair. Technicians who have completed postsecondary education often require less on-the-job instruction than those who have not.

Job Titles: Broadband Technician, Telecom Technician, Central Office Technician, Headend Technician, Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

WBTP Certificate Courses:

Course ID Course Name Clock Hours Certification Exam
WBTP-604 Wireless Broadband Fundamentals 54 CWNP CWT-100
  Lifesaving Skills 36 OSHA-10/30; First Aid/CPR
  Soft Skills Training for the Workplace 18 N/A
  Broadband Wireless Installer (SCTE) 36 SCTE-BWS
Total Clock Hours                  144
  *Courses in this program may be available via Live Distance Learning

CERTIFIED WIRELESS TOWER CLIMBER PROGRAM (CWTCP)​

 

The Certified Wireless Tower Climber program provides participants with the fundamentals to become a recognized leader in the wireless service provider industry. As a Certified Tower Climber, participants will stand out from the competition when applying for wireless and telecommunication technology jobs.
This program is based on a curriculum that meets all federal standards for training in the USA. It is designed to include the OSHA required training listed in CFR’s 1910 and 1926 related to work at a wireless communication site.

Job Titles: Tower Climber, Tower Technician I & II; Tower Foreman

WTCP Certificate Courses:

Course ID Course Name Clock Hours Certification Exam
CWTCP-601 Tower Climber Safety & Rescue 90 Authorized Climber/Rescuer
CWTCP-602 Wireless Construction Standard 90 OSHA-10/30; First Aid/CPR
Total Clock Hours                  180
 *Courses in this program may be available via Live Distance Learning