Careers in Information Technology are steadily growing, and what better way to train for a new career than to prepare for three respected certifications in one convenient online program? This program will help you build the foundational knowledge needed for employment in cutting-edge IT roles.
Upon completion of the program, you will be given vouchers to take all three certifying exams.
This program will prepare you for CompTIA™ A+, Security+ and Network+ certifications. These credentials will assure employers that you are competent in PC troubleshooting and repair, in addition to validating your skills in security and network concepts. You will demonstrate competence with topics such as security attacks, mitigation, and disaster recovery, in addition to mastering skills that involve network design, routing, and switching.
CompTIA™ A+ Exam 220-901
This part of the program prepares you for the CompTIA 220-901 certification exam and builds practical job skills for computer hardware, networking and mobile devices. These skills include the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of common devices such as desktops, laptops, network and wireless devices, printers, and monitors. You’ll master the installation and troubleshooting of common components such as CPUs, memory, disks, power supplies, and expansion cards, as well as gain valuable practical knowledge of security concepts, customer service, and business processes.
CompTIA™ A+ Exam 220-902
This part of the program will prepare you for the CompTIA 220-902 exam. You will learn to compare and install various operating systems, setup and use client-side virtualization and SOHO networks, and troubleshoot PC and mobile device operating systems. These are the skills expected of an entry-level IT technician who will have a high level of interaction with clients.
CompTIA™ Network+ Exam N10-006
CompTIA™ Network+ is the networking certification that employers look for when hiring technicians. It is the starting point for a career in networking and this course will help you master what you need to know to pass the CompTIA™ Network+ exam. This online training covers multiple topics and allows you to practice in virtual interactive lab environments. You'll master basic networking concepts and learn about network design, security, cloud computing, forensics, advanced IP addressing concepts, routing, and switching.
CompTIA™ Security+ Exam SY0-401
Next you will gain the skills required to be a security professional, and prepare to take the CompTIA™ Security+ certification exam, as you master the basics of system security, network infrastructure, access control, and organizational security. Once you complete this program, you'll be proficient in basic security concepts such as attacks and mitigation, security applications, risk assessment, disaster recovery and incident response, cloud computing, mobile devices, BYOD and SCADA, in addition to vulnerability assessment.
Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive exam vouchers for CompTIA™ A+ Exams 220-901, 220-902, CompTIA™ Network+ Exam N10-006 and CompTIA™ Security+ Exam SY0-401.
This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive twelve (12) months to complete this program.
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This program is compatible with the Windows 7 and later operating systems and all current internet browsers.
This program can be taken on either a Mac or a PC. You'll need to have e-mail capabilities.
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this course.
Note: The Online Lab System is compatible with PC and Mac computers. All students are provided detailed instructions for setting-up a home virtual lab system as well.
You will receive a copy of the following upon registration:
To enroll in this program, you should have basic knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems—for example, how to power up and log on to a machine, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills.
This program is for you if you're interested in pursuing a career in information technology, specifically related to PC technology, networking and security. This program will prepare you obtain a CompTIA™ A+, Network+, and Security+ Certification designations.
This program is supported by a team of highly experienced industry professionals and educators. This team is ready to answer questions, to provide insight and guidance, and to help ensure all students have a successful and engaging learning experience.
The team includes:
David Grimes. David brings over 10 years experience in IT, education, instruction, curriculum design, combined with extensive management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. His passion for technology and education has led David to work as an academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist and blogger.
David holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science, both in Technology Education, from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, he has earned IT industry certifications and has been published in a book on gamification in the classroom.
Chintan Thakkar. Chintan has 10+ years of teaching and instructional designer experience in Information Technology. His areas of expertise include networking, and server and storage systems management. He has also developed complex software using various programming languages. From an instructional design and teaching perspective, Chintan is focused on (Cisco) CCNA, Networking, Server, and Cloud Computing courses.
Chintan holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas, and earned his Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer Engineering from South Gujarat University in Surat, India.
Aaron Appleby. Aaron brings over 10 years experience in technology and technology-related instructional design, teaching and tutoring. His experience includes instructional design and curriculum development for Loyola University Medical Center, DeVry University, as well as corporate training clients.
Aaron holds a Master of Science Education in Learning Design and Technology, from Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana; and a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois/Urbana Champaign, in Champaign, Illinois.
Laurel Eismann. Laurel has over 20 years experience in Information Technology, curriculum development and teaching. In addition to her extensive teaching background, Laurel's experience includes instructional design, programming, business requirements analysis, and quality assurance. She couples this experience with a strong and diverse technical background.
Laurel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.