Professional Certifications

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+, Net+ and Security+; Cisco CCENT, CCNA; and Cyber Security certifications, as well as Microsoft, PMI, BISCI, and Telecommunications certifications.

PC SPECIALIST PROGRAM (PCSP)

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 be required to install and configure Windows operating systems, as well as configuring common features for network connectivity and email. This Program will also prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification exams for hardware and software.

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

NETWORK SPECIALIST PROGRAM (NSP)

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 subnetting; 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.

SECURITY SPECIALIST PROGRAM (SSP)

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 technics 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.

COMPUTER SPECIALIST PROGRAM (CSP)

The Computer 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 basic networking and security. Students will be required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features (e.g. network connectivity and email) for mobile operating systems Android and Apple iOS. Securing the network from unauthorized access will also be introduced and actual technics to secure networks will be learned.
This Program will also prepare students for the CompTIA A+ Net+ and Sec+ certification exams.

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

NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR PROGRAM (NAP)

The Network Administrator Program 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 4 courses: Introduction to Networks, Routing & Switching Essentials, Scaling Networks, and Connecting Networks. The first 2 courses prepare students for the Cisco CCENT certification exam or to study for CCNA Security. All 4 courses are recommended before
taking the Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching certification exam.

Job Titles: Network Administrator, Network Operations Center Analyst, Network Architect,
Network Engineer, and Network Specialists.

SECURITY ADMINISTRATOR PROGRAM (SAP)

The Security Administrator Program prepares students 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 students for the Cisco CCENT certification. All 3 courses are recommended before taking the Cisco CCNA-Security certification exam. Students 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.

CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (CSPP)

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.

MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST PROGRAM (MSOSP)

The Microsoft Office Specialist Program (MOS Program) aims to prepare the student with the skills needed to get the most out of the software programs within the suite of Microsoft Office. The student 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.

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

CABLE INSTALLATION PROGRAM (CIP)

This program prepares students 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

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, students 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 comradely 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, students 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.

CERTIFIED WIRELESS TOWER CLIMBER PROGRAM (CWTCP)

The Certified Wireless Tower Climber program provides students with the fundamentals to become a recognized leader in the wireless service provider industry. As a Certified Tower Climber, students 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