IT certifications

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Globally-recognized credentials can be the key to your IT career path. With just a few courses at TCC, you'll be ready for manufacturer-specific exams.

(Course completion does not guarantee a passing score on certification exams.)

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IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification)

3 exams: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, Living Online.

Validates basic knowledge of computing and Internet kills. Successful completion of IC3 exams ensures you have the knowledge and skills required for basic use of computer hardware, software, networks and the Internet.

The Key Applications examination covers popular word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications and the common features of all applications.

Certiport IC3 webpage

Course: ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

Cisco

Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)

Validates skills in the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size route and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN.

Cisco CCNA webpage

Courses

  • ITN 154 Network Fundamentals, Router Basics, and Configuration (ICND1) – Cisco
  • ITN 155 Switching, Wireless, and WAN Technologies (ICND2) – Cisco


These courses are required in the Network Infrastructure Specialist career studies certificate program and are included in the Network Administration career studies certificate program. Both courses serve as electives in the Cyber Security career studies certificate program.

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)

Validates knowledge and skill to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security.

Cisco CCENT webpage

Course: ITN 154 Network Fundamentals, Router Basics and Configuration (ICND1) - Cisco

This course is required in the network administration and network infrastructure specialist career studies certificates.

Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP)

Validates skills required to install, configure and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks with 100 to 500 or more nodes, in addition to skills required to manage the routers and switches that form the network core and applications that integrate voice, wireless, and security into the network.

Cisco CCNP webpage

Courses: CCNA plus

  • ITN 246 IP Routing (ROUTE) - Cisco
  • ITN 247 IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) - Cisco
  • ITN 248 IP Network Troubleshooting and Maintenance (TSHOOT) – Cisco

These courses are required in the Network Infrastructure Specialist career studies certificate program.

CIW

CIW Internet Business Associate & CIW Network Technology Associate

Certification websites:


Course: ITN 109 Internet and Network Foundations

Course is required in the Web Development Specialist career studies certificate program.

CIW Site Development Associate

Certification website

Course: ITD 110 Web Page Design I

Course is required in the Web Development Specialist career studies certificate program.

CIW Web Foundations Associate

Validates the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work in an Internet technology-enabled environment, including basic knowledge of Internet technologies such as Web browsers; FTP and e-mail; Web page authoring using Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML); basic infrastructure networking, and project management.

The CIW Web Foundations Associate certification is awarded upon passing the following certification exams:

  • CIW Internet Business Associate
  • CIW Network Technology Associate
  • CIW Site Development Associate


CIW Web Foundations Associate webpage

Courses

  •  ITN 109 Internet and Network Foundations
  • ITD 110 Web Page Design I
CIW Web Design Specialist

Validates the skills necessary to specialize in Web site design for a mid-level entry position.

Candidates with little or no background in Web design should start with the CIW Site Development Foundation certification course to learn the basics of Web site authoring and development.

CIW Web Design Specialist webpage

Course: ITD 210 Web Page Design II

Covers CIW Web Design Specialist certification topics including graphics and animation.

Course is part of the Web Development Specialist career studies certificate program.

CompTIA

A+

Validates skills in installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting of hardware and software.

CompTIA A+ webpage

Courses:

  • ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems
  • ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting


These courses are required in the Information Systems Technology associate of applied science degree, and are two of the core prerequisites for entering a career studies certificate program.

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

Validates competency in enterprise security; risk management; research and analysis; and integration of computing, communications, and business disciplines.

CompTIA CASP webpage

The Career Studies Certificate in Cyber Security prepares you for this credential

Cloud Essentials and Cloud+

Validates that an individual knows what cloud computing means from a business and technical perspective, as well as what is involved in moving to and governing the cloud.

CompTIA Cloud+ webpage

ITN 257 Cloud Computing: Infrastructure and Services

Required in the Cloud Computing career studies certificate program.

Linux+

Validates skills in fundamental management of Linux systems from the command line, user administration, file permissions, software configuration, and management of Linux-based clients.

CompTIA Linux+ webpage

Courses:

  • ITN 171 Unix I
  • ITN 170 Linux System Administration

These courses are required in the Network Administration career studies certificate program. ITN 171 is also required in the Network Infrastructure Specialist career studies certificate program, and replaces ITN 106 as a core prerequisite for students in the Database Specialist career studies certificate program.

Network+

Validates skills in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring a basic network infrastructure.

CompTIA Network+ webpage

Course: ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts

This course is required in the Information Systems Technology associate of applied science degree, and is required in all career studies certificate programs. 

Security+

Validates skills in system security, network infrastructure, access control, and organizational security.

CompTIA Security+ webpage

Course: ITN 260 Network Security Basics

This course is required in the Cyber Security career studies certificate program. Also required in the Cloud Computing, Network Administration and Virtualization career studies certificate programs.  Meets compliance requirements for Information Assurance Technician Level II within the Department of Defense Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program (DOD 8570.01-m).

Server+

Validates skills in technical knowledge in areas such as RAID, SCSI and multiple CPUs, as well as disaster recovery.

CompTIA Server+ webpage

Course: ITN 111 Server Administration (Windows 2012)

This course is required in the Server Infrastructure Administrator – Windows 2012 career studies certificate program, and is part of the Network Administration career studies certificate programs

EC-Council

CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker)

Certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.

EC-Council CEH webpage

Course: ITN 261 Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking

EMC

EMC Proven Professional: Information Storage and Management

Validates decision-making skills across multiple technologies involving SAN, NAS, CAS, IP-SAN, backup and recovery, business continuity, security, and virtualization.

EMC Information Storage and Management webpage

Course: ITN 213 Information Storage and Management

This course is required in the Virtualization career studies certificate program.

EMC Proven Professional: Cloud Infrastructure

Validates skills in making informed decisions on building and managing a cloud infrastructure.

EMC Cloud Infrastructure webpage

Course: ITN 257 Cloud Computing: Infrastructure and Services

This course is required in the Cloud Computing career studies certificate program.

EMC Proven Professional: Backup Recovery Systems and Architecture

Validates skills and knowledge of backup theory, disk architecture, storage systems, RAID levels, SAN components and terminology, NAS components and terminology, and replication and continuous data protection technologies

EMC Backup Recovery Systems and Architecture webpage

Course: ITN 258 Cloud Computing Backup and Recovery

This course is required in the Cloud Computing career studies certificate program.

(ISC)2

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Validates skills in access control; application security; business continuity and disaster recovery planning; cryptography; information security and risk management; legal, regulations, compliance, and investigations; operations security; physical security; security architecture and design; and telecommunications and network security.

(ISC)2 CISSP webpage

Courses: The Career Studies Certificate in Cyber Security prepares students for this industry credential exam

Microsoft

Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 (MOS 2013)

Validates core skills in using Microsoft Office, and demonstrates that the holder can meet globally recognized performance standards. Exams are offered in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

MOS Certification webpage

Courses:

  • ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 
  • ITE 215 Advanced Computer Applications and Integration
  • ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software (Excel exam only)
  • ITE 150 Desktop Database Software (Access exam only)
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)

Validates kills to perform a particular IT job role, such as database administrator or enterprise messaging administrator. 

MCITP webpage

Course: ITN 111 Server Administration (Windows 2012)

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate): Windows Server 2012 (MCSA)

Validates primary set of Windows Server skills that are relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment. Consists of 3 exams.

MCSA webpage

Courses:

  • ITN 111 Server Administration (Windows 2012)
  • ITN 112 Network Infrastructure (Windows 2012)
  • ITN 113 Active Directory (Windows 2012)


These courses are required in the Server Infrastructure Administrator – Windows 2012 career studies certificate program. ITN 111, ITN 112, and ITN 113 are part of the Network Administration career studies certificate program.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

Validates skills on a particular Microsoft technology, such as the Windows operating system, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, or Microsoft SharePoint.

MCTS webpage

Course: ITN 110 Client Operating System (Windows 7)

Oracle

Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert

Validates skills in SQL programming and relational databases.

Oracle Database SQL Expert webpage

Course: ITD 132 Structured Query Language

This course is required in the Database Specialist career studies certificate program.

Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional (OCP)

Validates knowledge and proficiency to  build database-centric internet applications for Oracle.

Oracle OCP webpage

Course: ITD 251 Database System Development

This course is part of the Career Studies Certificate in Database Specialist

Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate (OCA Administrator)

Validates skills in database administration, particularly in support of Oracle products.

Oracle OCA Administrator webpage

Courses:

  • ITD 132 Structured Query Language
  • ITD 250 Database Architecture and Administration


These courses are part of the Database Specialist career studies certificate program. ITD 132 is also required in the Programmer Trainee career studies certificate program and serves as an elective in the Web Development Specialist career studies certificate programs.

Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate (OCA Developer)

Validates skills in SQL and PL/SQL programming languages used to develop databases, stored program units, database scripts, and applications.

Oracle OCA Developer webpage

Courses:

  • ITD 132 Structured Query Language  
  • ITD 134 PL/SQL Programming


These courses are part of the Database Specialist career studies certificate program. ITD 132 is also required in the Programmer Trainee career studies certificate program and serves as an elective in the Web Development Specialist career studies certificate programs.

Red Hat

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

Validates skills in system administration, including installation, configuration, management, and troubleshooting of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system as a network client.

Red Hat RHCSA webpage

Courses:

  • ITN 171 Unix I
  • ITN 170 Linux System Administration

These two courses are required in the Network Administration career studies certificate program. ITN 171 is also required in the Network Infrastructure Specialist career studies certificate program, and replaces ITN 106 as a core prerequisite for students in the Database Specialist career studies certificate program.

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

Validates skills in Red Hat Enterprise Linux server administration, including installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting of network clients, network services, and network security.

Red Hat RHCE webpage

Courses:

  • ITN 171 Unix I
  • ITN 170 Linux System Administration
  • ITN 270 Advanced Linux Network Administration


These courses are part of the Network Administration career studies certificate program. ITN 171 is also required in the Network Infrastructure Specialist career studies certificate program, and replaces ITN 106 as a core prerequisite for students in the Database Specialist career studies certificate program.

VMware

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Validates skills in virtualization, virtual system management, virtual switching, virtual network design, high availability, server monitoring for health and resource management, system backups, and fault analysis.

VMware VCP webpage

Courses:

  • ITN 254 VMware Virtual Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration or
  • ITN 255 VMware Virtual Infrastructure: Deployment, Security, and Analysis


These courses are part of the Virtualization career studies certificate program.  ITN 254 also serves as an elective in the Cyber Security career studies certificate program.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Datacenter Administration (VCAP5-DCA)

Validates skills in technical leadership in the planning and administration of vSphere 5 technologies.

VMware VCAP5-DCA webpage

Course: ITN 255 VMware Virtual Infrastructure: Deployment, Security, and Analysis

This course is part of the Virtualization career studies certificate program.

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