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Spring 2018 Certificate Programs (cohort 1)

*Each certificate program requires 36 credits for completion. Please see the course catalog for full descriptions of each course. 

  • Cisco Network Engineer Certificate Program (CNE1780)

    IN-STATE TUITION OUT-OF-STATE TUITION MILITARY TUITION
    $25,000 $28,000 $23,000

    *Tuition does not include lab fee= $300 and core classes industry exam costs=$1,829.

    As computers grow in complexity and their applications expand, so does the need for qualified individuals to work with them. Technicians who can properly install and upgrade computer systems, as well as troubleshoot hardware, operating systems, software, firmware and network problems are in ever-increasing demand. Students enrolled in the Cisco Network Engineer Certificate program (CNE) will be trained to install, repair, troubleshoot computer hardware components and systems as well as set up, configure, and support network infrastructure. The key objective of CNE is to ensure that no unauthorized, illegitimate or malicious traffic, user or application is given access to a confidential IT environment or network. Students will be able to act as the leads for information Technology (IT) departments heading teams of technicians toward troubleshooting network errors. This Certificate Program gives students a more extensive experience in the management of Local Area Networks (LANs), intranets, Wide Area Networks (WANs) and hands-on experience configuring and managing windows servers.

    Those who complete the CNE program will be able set up, configure and support Cisco networking equipment in any size enterprise. Students will learn the technical aspects of information security while examining ways to secure information processing systems by utilizing; operating systems security, distributed secure system architectures, software applications security, security policies, network and distributed systems security, and security protocols.

    CORE COURSES:

    • CompTIA A+ Certification (6 CEUs)
      Course Code: CA6530 
    • CompTIA Network+ (3 CEUs)
      Course Code: CN5290  
    • CompTIA Security+ (3 CEUs)
      Course Code: CS6730  
    • Windows 2012 Server (4 CEUs)
      Course Code: WS2012
    • Cisco CCENT-ICND1 Certification (4 CEUs)
      Course Code: CT411
    • Cisco CCNA-ICND2 Certification (4 CEUs)
      Course Code: CT521  
    • CCNA Security Certification (4 CEUs)
      Course Code: CS501

    Students who complete this certificate program will be qualified to fill jobs such as: 

    • Field Network Support Technician
    • PC Technician
    • Junior Network Engineer
    • File Server Administrator
    • Cisco Network Engineer

    NOTE: You will need an additional 8 elective credits to complete the Cisco Network Engineer Certificate program. These credits can be earned by selecting classes out of the course catalog. Industry certification exam costs for elective classes are not included in the tuition stated above.

  • Cyber Security Analyst (CSA1720)

    IN-STATE TUITION OUT-OF-STATE TUITION MILITARY TUITION
    $27,000 $30,000 $24,500

    *Tuition does not include lab fee= $300 and core classes industry exam costs=$2,873.

    As the complexity of enterprise systems and critical IT infrastructure continues to grow, there is a demand for highly skilled information-security specialists, detail-oriented data management professionals and sophisticated practitioners in Information Security who well versed in protecting vital computer networks and electronic infrastructures from attack. These information security professionals require proficiency in a variety of current and emerging technologies: computer and network security, digital forensics, cryptography, web security, biometrics, compliance & legal issues, software security, mobile security, and cloud computing security.

    The Cyber Security Analyst Certificate program prepares graduates to fill the need for information security assurance professionals to work in a wide variety of capacities to protect the information systems of diverse types of organizations. Students participating in our experiential learning environments gain the practical skills to easily transition into a Cyber Security workplace. They will learn the technical aspects of information security, examining ways to provide secure information processing systems by utilizing operating systems security; distributed secure system architectures; database security; software applications security; security policies; applications security; network and distributed systems security; and security protocols. The CSA program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to analyze security vulnerabilities, create a comprehensive incident-response plan, and implement the equipment, policies and procedures that protect a network and its related resources from unauthorized intrusion, information damage, or theft.

    CORE COURSES:

    • CompTIA A+ Certification (6 CEUs)
      Course Code: CA6530 
    • CompTIA Network+ (3 CEUs)
      Course Code: CN5290  
    • CompTIA Security+ (3 CEUs)
      Course Code: CS6730  
    • Introduction to Linux/Unix (3 CEUs)
      Course Code: LF1101
    • Vulnerability Management (5 CEUs)
      Course Code: ISDM1810
    • Certified Ethical Hacker Certification (4 CEUs)
      Course Code: CE601  
    • Certified Authorization Professional Certification (6 CEUs)
      Course Code: CA601

    Students who complete this certificate program will be qualified to fill jobs such as:

    • Security Specialist
    • Digital Forensic Investigator
    • IT Specialist
    • Penetration Tester
    • Cyber Security Analyst

    NOTE: You will need an additional 6 elective credits to complete the Cyber Security Analyst Certificate program. These credits can be earned by selecting classes out of the course catalog. Industry certification exam costs for elective classes are not included in the tuition stated above.

  • Database Administration Certificate Program (ODA1720)

    IN-STATE TUTION OUT-OF-STATE TUITION MILITARY TUITION
    $21,500 $24,000 $19,500

    *Tuition does not include lab fee= $200 and core classes industry exam costs=$1,509.

    Database Administrators (DBAs) oversee important databases that span multiple platforms and environments. DBAs build complex, highly scalable databases that meet business needs and security requirements. They are not only experts in optimizing, maintaining, and troubleshooting databases, but also in designing archival, data distribution, and high-availability solutions. DBAs develop, install, test, troubleshoot and safeguard the massive data systems inside corporations that store information. Database developers work on commercial or e-commerce websites. They develop and secure the network structures that store and return information based on Internet queries.

    The Database Administrator Certificate program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and credentials required to enter the field of database management. When students sign up for this Certificate program, they will open a direct pathway to mastering concepts that will not only prepare them for the industry but also prepare them to become elite database administrators. This program begins with the fundamentals of information technology before students move on to advanced courses in system design and implementation. The highlight of the program is the Oracle database course that prepares students for the Oracle 12c Certified Associate and Professional exams.

    CORE COURSES:

    • CompTIA A+ Certification (6 CEUs)
      Course Code: CA6530 
    • CompTIA Network+ (3 CEUs)
      Course Code: CN5290  
    • CompTIA Security+ (3 CEUs)
      Course Code: CS6730  
    • Linux Foundation (4 CEUs)
      Course Code: LF1201  
    • Database Fundamentals (6 CEUs)
      Course Code: ODA901
    • Oracle 12c Administration (6 CEUs)
      Course Code: ODA902

    Students who complete this certificate program will be qualified to fill jobs such as:

    • Database Administration Manager
    • Data Warehouse Analyst
    • Database Engineer
    • Client/ Server Programmer
    • Business System Analyst

    NOTE: You will need an additional 8 elective credits to complete the Database Administration Certificate program. These credits can be earned by selecting classes out of the course catalog. Industry certification exam costs for elective classes are not included in the tuition stated above.

  • Cloud Network Engineer Certificate Program (CNE1710)

    IN-STATE TUTION OUT-OF-STATE TUITION MILITARY TUITION
    $24,000 $27,000 $22,000

    *Tuition does not include lab fee= $400 and core classes industry exam costs=$1,983.

    As enterprises move their workloads to cloud providers such as Amazon, Apple and Google, network engineers may wonder what role they will play in the future of corporate networking. Many companies are embracing the Cloud to help them to be more agile and effective at delivering better business outcomes. The Cloud Network Engineer Certificate program is focused on the training and credentials that help Cloud engineers, Cloud Administrators, and Network Engineers to develop, advance, and validate their Cloud Computing skills. These skills enable Cloud Network Engineers to better support their organizations meet changing business demands during technology transitions.

    Cloud engineers need the skills to work with private, public and hybrid cloud models, and leverage Intercloud solutions. Completion of our Cloud Network Engineering program track will allow students to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to design, provision, automate and manage Cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service deployments. It will lead the student to becoming top tier Cloud engineers, Cloud Administrators, Cloud Designers, and Architects working in corporate entities and Data Centers.

    CORE COURSES:

    • CompTIA A+ Certification (6 CEUs)
      Course Code: CA6530 
    • CompTIA Network+ (3 CEUs)
      Course Code: CN5290  
    • CompTIA Security+ (3 CEUs)
      Course Code: CS6730  
    • CompTIA Cloud+ (3 CEUs)
      Course Code: CNE1101  
    • Cloud Fundamentals (4 CEUs)
      Course Code: CNE1201  
    • Windows 2012 Server (4 CEUs)
      Course Code: WS2012
    • Cloud Administrator (6 CEUs)
      Course Code: CNE1203

    Students who complete this certificate program will be qualified to fill jobs such as:

    • Solutions Architect
    • Cloud Developer
    • Cloud Security Analyst
    • Cloud Network Architect
    • Infrastructure Engineer/Cloud

    NOTE: You will need an additional 7 elective credits to complete the Cloud Network Engineer Certificate program. These credits can be earned by selecting classes out of the course catalog. Industry certification exam costs for elective classes are not included in the tuition stated above.


Spring 2018 Corporate Training

  • Network Telecommunications (CNE1780 / 9 CEUs)

    Students enrolled in the Network Telecommunications corporate training program will be trained to install, repair, troubleshoot computer hardware components and systems as well as set up, configure, and support network infrastructure. This program introduces the fundamental concepts of telecommunication networking, including requirements of voice networks, analog versus digital transmission, data link protocols, SONET, ATM, cellular phone systems, and the architecture of the current telephone system. Those who complete the Network Telecommunications program will also be able set up, configure and support globally recognized networking equipment in any size enterprise. Students will learn the technical aspects of information security while examining ways to secure information processing systems by utilizing; operating systems security, distributed secure system architectures, software applications security, security policies, network and distributed systems security, and security protocols.

    16 sessions
    Tuition: $7,700 Lab Fee: $200
    **The cost of textbooks and industry certification exams is NOT included in the cost of tuition.**

    Course Number: ITNT2115
    Lecture: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
    Lab: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    April 2 - July 14

    Course Number: ITNT2116
    Lecture: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
    Lab: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    May 7 - Aug. 11

    textbook: CCNA Security 210-260 Official Cert Guide by Omar Santos and John Stuppi (Available for purchase through Amazon.com.)

  • Introduction to Cloud Infrastructure (ICNI1178 / 9 CEUs)

    As enterprises move their workloads to cloud providers such as Amazon, Apple & Google, network engineers may wonder what role they will play in the future. Engineers will continue to have a role in campus networking – running wireless access points, or WANs to connect far-flung offices. The Cloud Network Engineer is a technical, customer-facing role having paramount impact on customers’ experience with multiplatform cloud solutions.

    Many companies are embracing the Cloud to help them to be more agile, flexible, and effective at delivering better business outcomes. Today, the majority of companies are already using XaaS offerings. The Cloud Network Engineer program is a track focused on the certification and training that helps Cloud engineers, Cloud Administrators, and Network Engineers to develop, advance, and validate their cloud skill set, and enables them to help their IT organization meet changing business demands from technology transitions.

    Cloud engineers need the skills to work with private, public and hybrid cloud models, and leverage Intercloud solutions. With the Information Technology Academy’s Cloud Networking program track, students will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to design, provision, automate and manage Cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service deployments. It will lead you to becoming top tier Cloud engineers, Cloud Administrators, Cloud Designers, and Architects working in Data Centers.

    16 sessions
    Tuition: $7,855 Lab Fee: $100
    **The cost of textbooks and industry certification exams is NOT included in the cost of tuition.**

    Course Number: ICNI1178 
    Lecture: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
    Lab: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    April 2- July 14

    Course Number: ICNI1179
    Lecture: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
    Lab: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    May 7 - Aug. 11

    textbook: CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional All-in-One Exam Guide 1st Edition by Daniel Carter  (Available for purchase through Amazon.com.)

  • BICSI Cable Technician (CNE1780 / 9 CEUs)

    Based on the ANSI/BICSI002-2014 standard, this corporate training course will provide entry-level installers with the background, knowledge and basic skills needed to function safely and effectively as part of a cabling installation team. The BICSI Cable Technician training course is split into Installer 1 & 2 Training courses.

    We will cover an overview of professionalism, copper transmission principles and general safety practices associated with working with copper cabling. The course also entails fiber transmission principles and the general safety practices related to optical fiber cabling. Our hands-on lab time will be spent on installation, splicing, termination and testing of optical fiber cable A significant amount of course time will then be spent on BICSI best practices for the installation, termination and testing of copper cable. 

    16 sessions
    Tuition: $7,800 Lab Fee: $125
    **The cost of textbooks and industry certification exams is NOT included in the cost of tuition.**

    Course Number: BICT1812 
    Lecture: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
    Lab: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    April 2 - July 14

    Course Number: BICT1813
    Lecture: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
    Lab: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    May 7 - Aug. 11

    textbook: Information Technology Systems Installation Methods Manual (ITSIMM)/ Telecommunications Cabling Installation by BICSI (Available for purchase through Amazon.com.)

  • BICSI Network Design (CNE1780 / 9 CEUs)

    Based on the ANSI/BICSI002-2014 standard, this corporate training course will cover foundational knowledge of data center design, including an overview of the data center design process, design criteria, systems, components, sustainability, commissioning and maintenance. DC101 consists of 11 modules filled with engaging interactions, knowledge checks and gaming activities designed to help you retain basic knowledge of data center design based practices.

    In addition to data center design, the course will also include life safety practices such as grounding and bonding to ensure that you can account for these issues when designing a data center. On the last day of the course, you will be able to evaluate your learning through a final project and a comprehensive course assessment.

    Those who complete the CNE program will be able set up, configure and support Cisco networking equipment in any size enterprise. Students will learn the technical aspects of information security while examining ways to secure information processing systems by utilizing; operating systems security, distributed secure system architectures, software applications security, security policies, network and distributed systems security, and security protocols.

    16 sessions
    Tuition: $7,595 Lab Fee: $150
    **The cost of textbooks and industry certification exams is NOT included in the cost of tuition.**

    Course Number: BICT1821 
    Lecture: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
    Lab: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    April 2 - July 14

    Course Number: BICT1822
    Lecture: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
    Lab: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    May 7 - Aug. 11

    textbook: Network Design Basics for Cabling Professionals 1st Edition by BICSI (Available for purchase through Amazon.com.)