INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY / NETWORKING

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COMPTIA® CERTIFICATIONS

CCM IS THE PLACE TO PREPARE FOR THE NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED COMPTIA® CERTIFICATION EXAMS

Are you looking to gain new skills to begin a career in the computer technology industry, or are you already an established IT professional that needs to learn new skills, update old skills and polish your resume for that new career opportunity? If so, CCM is the place for you to obtain the knowledge you will need to obtain three of the most popular CompTIA® certifications: A+, Network+ and Security+. Each certification builds on the previous, starting with the A+ foundation.

COMPTIA®A+  COMPUTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Cement your knowledge of computer operating systems, networking, using mobile devices and understanding the importance of security. CompTIA® A+ certifications are the benchmark of most entry-level positions in Information Technology. Achieve professional accreditation AND make yourself more marketable to employers. Completing two classes, Core 1 and Core 2, will prepare you to achieve CompTIA® A+ certification, and put you on the path to a rewarding career as an IT professional. Upon completion of both courses, you will have basic knowledge of configuring, installing, diagnosing, repairing, upgrading and maintaining computers and associated technologies. The courses offered for the A+ certification exam are:

COMPTIA®A+ CORE 1

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of personal computers.

Through lectures and labs, learn how to select parts and build a computer, and configure, troubleshoot, maintain and upgrade systems hardware. Learn to disassemble a computer down to its component parts and reassemble it again. Learn how a processor works, how memory is used and how mobile devices work (Apple or Android). The instructor will distribute a list of required tools at the first class meeting. The CompTIA® exam registration fee is not included in the course. CPC-601.

*Textbook required; see below. Search CPC.

Instructor: Igor Nachevnik, BA

5 Sessions: 30 hours, CEU 3.0

Time: TBD

Cost: $499

COMPTIA®A+ CORE 2

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of personal computers.

Gain insight into multiple operating systems, including Linux, Windows and Mac. Learn how to secure data, and the best way to troubleshoot and fix software problems. Master the information needed to pass the software portion of the certification exam. The CompTIA® exam registration fee is not included in the course. CPC-602

*Textbook required; see below. Search CPC.

Instructor: Igor Nachevnik, BA

5 Sessions: 30 hours, CEU 3.0

Time: TBD

Cost: $499

Upon completion of both courses, the CCM CompTIA® A+ Computer Service Technician certificate may be awarded upon request.


COMPTIA® NETWORK+ CERTIFICATION

Prerequisite: Regardless of whether you have passed A+ certification, it is necessary to have the following skills and knowledge to take this course:

  • Configure and support PC, laptop, mobile (smartphone/tablet) and print devices
  • Know basic network terminology and functions (such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, switches, routers)
  • Configure and manage users, groups and shared resources in a simple SOHO network
  • Understand the use of basic access control measures, such as authentication, security policy, encryption and firewalls.

This course will enable IT professionals with job roles such as network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer to prepare for and pass the Network+ certification exam.

Achieving the CompTIA® Network+ certification validates that the holder has the knowledge and skills required to troubleshoot, configure and manage common network wireless and wired devices; establish basic network design and connectivity; understand and maintain network documentation; identify network limitations and weaknesses; and implement network security, standards and protocols. Through this course, students will have a basic understanding of emerging technologies including unified communications, mobile, cloud and virtualization technologies. The CompTIA® exam registration fee is not included in the course. CPC-606

*Textbook required; see below. Search CPC.

Instructor: James Lam, CISA, CISM, CRISC, TOGAF. ACC, MSc, MySQL Associate

13 Sessions: 40 hours, CEU 4.0

Time: TBD

Cost: $799


COMPTIA® SECURITY+ CERTIFICATION

CompTIA® Security+

Prerequisite: It is necessary to have the following skills and knowledge to take this course:

  • Understand basics of encryption, data protection and incident response
  • Have basic understanding of how network security, compliance and operational security and application security works
  • Configure and manage users, groups and shared resources on a network
  • Understand the use of access control measures, authentication, security policy and firewalls

The CompTIA® Security+ course will teach the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. Key concepts include threats, attacks and vulnerabilities, technologies and tools, architecture and design, identity and access management, risk management and cryptography and PKI.

Security+ emphasizes hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to solve a wider variety of network issues. This course focuses on the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection.

The CompTIA® exam registration fee is not included in the course. CPC-611

*Textbook required; see below. Search CPC.

INSTRUCTOR: James Lam, CISA, CIS, CRISC, TOGAF, ACC, MSc., MySQL Associate

10 Sessions: 40 hours, CEU 4.0

Time: TBD

Cost: $799

CISCO CERTIFICATION


CISCO® CCNA CERTIFICATION PREP

Cisco® has updated the Certified Network Associate (CCNA) effective February 2020. The certification exam has been updated and streamlined into ONE certification exam. This course prepares you to sit for the new CCNA exam. According to Cisco®, 78% of technology executives and managers consider technical certifications to be a critical success facrtor, and 99% of organizations use certifications in making hiring decisions. You can earn a CCNA to establish your credentials in the ever-changing networking industry. Bring your skills up to date with the latest in networking, security, automation and programmability. Boost your confidence and credibility. This single certification validates your expertise across many IT careers. CNA-105

*Textbook required; see below. Search CNA.

INSTRUCTOR: Susan Wise

8 sessions, 28 hours (2.8 CEU’s)

Time: TBD

Cost: $599

*Textbook required; go to https://bookstore.ccm.edu/college and search for your course number.

Questions about IT classes? wfd@ccm.edu or 973-328-5187