Computer Training and Certification

Computer Training & Certifications

Delaware County Community College offers a wide variety of programs and courses to help you sharpen your computer skills and earn IT certifications that will distinguish you professionally and make you more marketable.

CompTIA A+ Certification - Computer Network Technician

This program prepares students for a career as a computer technician repairing personal computers and also serves as a strong foundation course. This 180-hour, hands-on course covers installation and upgrades, diagnosis and repair, system configuration, as well as safety and customer interaction. Students will assemble and disassemble different types of personal computers. Coursework provides covers a wide range of vendor and product neutral networking technologies. This course will help the student successfully complete the A+ Certification exams. A+ toolkit included.

ITAC 1900 / Length: 180 hours

CRN 2632 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Sept. 16-Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Marple Campus 

Cost: $4,599 (test vouchers included)

NOTE: An evening class will be offered in January. Please call for more information.

CompTIA Network + Certification

This 72-hour vendor-neutral certification program explores the features and functions of networking components, and the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware protocols and services. You will gain technical ability in the areas of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support. New technologies such as wireless networking and gigabit ethernet will also be covered. Earn up to 3 credits. Your access code for the certification prep software will be given out the first night of class. Call 610-359-7344 for details. No class 11/29.

ITAC 1003 / Length: 72 hours

CRN 2629, Saturdays, Sept. 20-Dec. 13, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: $1,975 (test vouchers included)

Microsoft Technology Associate

Are you new to IT? The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is the recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation. This 24- hour course prepares students for an industry-recognized Microsoft certification. The MTA is an excellent prerequisite for those pursuing a career path in IT infrastructure using Microsoft technologies or to enhance your understanding of IT fundamentals. Topics include understanding network infrastructure, hardware, protocols, and services.

Certification: Networking Fundamentals Exam 98-366 (Certiport Testing)

ITAC 2969/ Length 24 Hours

CRN 2636, Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 7-23, 6-10 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: $599 (test vouchers included). Books purchased separately.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate – Windows Server 2012

This 120 hour hands-on training will provide students with the core technical ability required to build a sustainable career in IT. According to Microsoft, these credentials will demonstrate that you have the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills, relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment, to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification will qualify you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or a computer support specialist. No class 11/25 to 11/27 & 12/16 to 1/1 Prerequisite: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) or equivalent knowledge.

ITAC 2994 Length 120 Hours

Certifications:
• Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Exam 70-410 (Certiport Testing)
• Administering Windows Server 2012 Exam 70-411 (Certiport Testing)
• Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services Exam 70-412 (Certiport Testing)

CRN 2637, Tues, Wed, Thur, Sept. 30-Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2631, Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 4-March 3, 6-10 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: $4,599 (test vouchers included). Books purchased separately.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert

This 200 hour program teaches you the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking. The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) - Server Infrastructure will qualify you for such jobs as computer support specialist and information security analyst. NOTE: This certification programs requires students to pass five Microsoft certifications. After passing the first three certifications, the candidate has earned the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate – Windows Server 2012 credential. The remaining two certifications are required for the MCSE. (No classes 11/25 to 11/27 and 12/16 to 1/1)

Certifications:

• Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Exam 70-410 (Certiport Testing)
• Administering Windows Server 2012 Exam 70-411 (Certiport Testing)
• Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services Exam 70-412 (Certiport Testing)
• Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure Exam 70-413 (Certiport Testing)
• Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure Exam 70-414 (Certiport Testing)

Prerequisite: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) or equivalent knowledge

ITAC 2959 / Length: 200 Hours

CRN 2639, Tues, Wed, Thur, Sept. 30-Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2638, Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 4-March 14, 6-10 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: $7,499 (test vouchers included). Books purchased separately.

NOTE: This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.

Cisco Certified Network Associate

The Cisco CCNA network associate certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. This curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills plus (but is not limited to) the use of these protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), VLANs, Ethernet, and access control lists (ACLs). Earn up to 6 credits. Your access code for the certification prep software will be given out the first night of class. Call 610-359-7344 for details.

Certification Exam:

• Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification 640-802 CCNA or
• Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification 640-822 ICND1 & 640-816 ICND2 (VUE Testing Ctr)

ITAC 6006 / Length: 72 hours

CRN 2630, Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 23-Nov. 20, 6-10 p.m., Marple Campus 

Cost: $2,799 (test vouchers included)

Administrative Professional Program

This 200 hour hands-on program features two of the world’s most popular software programs: Microsoft Office and Quick Books, a small business accounting tool. You’ll receive training in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint along with e-mail and internet search techniques. The coursework also includes Computer Basics, Resume and Interview skills, Outlook, and highlights 21st century workplace skills. The MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification serves to enrich your resume and highlights your employable skills. MOS certification demonstrates to potential employers that you have achieved a level of expertise with this popular software.

COM 3400 / Length: 200 hours

CRN 2650, Mon-Friday, Sept. 15-Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: $4,995 (test vouchers included)
Prescription for a Healthy PC

Learn how to perform basic maintenance that will improve the performance and reliability of your PC and how to deal with Internet viruses, spam, hoaxes, and popups. Know more about when you need to upgrade, add memory or buy a new monitor.

COM 1621 / Length: 8 hours

CRN 990, Saturdays, Sept. 13-20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175
Getting More Out of Your iPad

Bring your iPad, your Apple username and password to class and learn how to get more out of this small but powerful device. Topics covered include: how to navigate the interface, connect to wireless networks, how to personalize settings, identify built-in Apps (applications) such as Safari web browser, camera, photos, productivity tools such as notes and reminders. Learn how to add additional Apps from the Apple App Store and music from iTunes. Required: iPad with IOS version 7 or later.

COM 0204 / Length: 6 hours

CRN 2704, Saturday, Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-noon, Marple Campus

CRN 2702, Wednesdays, Oct. 1-8, 9 a.m.-noon, Exton Center

CRN 2703, Thursdays, Oct. 16-23, 6-9 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $105; Non-Sponsoring $131
Smartphone Basics

Do you find your smartphone makes you feel anything but smart? Right out of the box, these tiny yet powerful computers can be overwhelming! Learn the capabilities of the device including phone, email, Internet, downloading, uploading, storage and contacts. Use precautions necessary to protect your privacy and security on wireless networks.

COM 0417 / Length: 6 hours

CRN 2705, Tuesdays, Oct. 28-Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m., Marple Campus  

Cost: Sponsoring $105; Non-Sponsoring $131
Computer Basics

Discover what you can do with your computer. Course topics include: introduction to the computer, identifying hardware components, mouse use, windows navigation, exploring software, types of storage, hard drives and a brief look at the Internet. This class is a prerequisite for all computer courses.

COM 0101 / Length: 8 hours

CRN 1176, Mon-Thur, Sept. 8-11, 9-11 a.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2660, Mon-Thur, Sept. 8-11, 1-3 p.m., Upper Darby Center

CRN 2651, Saturdays, Sept. 20-27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Southeast Center  

CRN 2652, Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 29-Oct. 8, 6:35-8:35 p.m., Upper Darby Center

Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175
Computer Basics & Windows

A combined offering of Computer Basics and Windows, this course allows you to retain the same instructor, location and fellow students. Course topics include: introduction to computers, identifying hardware components, mouse use, window navigation, exploring software, introduction to the Windows desktop, creating files and folders, managing files, working with files and disks, creating shortcuts.

COM 0107 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 2403, Wednesdays, Oct. 1-Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phoenixville Campus

CRN 2402, Tuesdays, Oct. 21-Dec. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Exton Center

Cost: Sponsoring $280; Non-Sponsoring $340
Windows 7

This hands-on course will guide you in maximizing the capability of the Windows 7 operating system. Explore the tools and programs available and become familiar with managing files and data. Course work will cover the changes from Windows XP and Vista.

Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 0421 / Length: 8 hours

CRN 2653, Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 9-18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175
Computer Keyboarding

Course topics include: introduction of the alpha/numeric keyboard, learning to touch type, keyboarding skills, application of keyboarding skills and timed typing.

COM 0104 / Length: 8 hours

CRN 2654, Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 8-17, 6-8 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175
Using the Computer and Managing Files

Receive a thorough introduction to basic computer skills. Topics include: mouse use, windows navigation, exploring software, how and where to store documents and file management, simple editing, copy and paste, and a brief look at the Internet. This class is a prerequisite for most 20 hour courses.

COM 3102 / Length: 20 hours

CRN 606, Mon-Fri, Sept. 15-19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2607, Thursdays, Sept. 18-Nov. 6, 6-8:30 p.m., Exton Center

CRN 2608, Monday and Wednesday, Nov. 10-Dec. 3, 6-8:30 p.m., Pennocks Bridge Campus

Cost: $375
eBay for Buyers

Learn everything you need to know about buying and bidding on eBay. Create an account, search and evaluate items and prices, learn how to recognize trustworthy sellers and complete a transaction with safety and confidence. Learn to navigate and utilize customer service and buyer protection. COM 1691 / Length: 6 hours CRN 2706 T 10/7-10/14 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Marple Cost: Spon. $105; Non-Spon. $131
eBay for Sellers

Learn everything you need to know about the selling process on eBay: how to create a seller account, understand rules and best practices, select, research and prepare the item for sale, list the item, accept and confirm payment, shipping, account management and lots of great resources to take with you! COM 1692 / Length: 6 hours CRN 2707 T 10/28-11/4 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Marple Cost: Spon. $105; Non-Spon. $131
Introduction to Outlook

Learn how to best use Outlook, Microsoft’s email, contact and calendar manager program. Topics include creating, sending and managing messages, working with email attachments, creating contacts and groups, tasks, appointments, events and meetings. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 1350 / Length: 12 hours CRN 2670 MTW 11/10-11/12 9:00 am-1:00 pm Marple Cost: Spon. $210; Non-Spon. $258
Make the Most of the Internet

Learn the best ways to use the internet including basic browsing techniques, creating favorites, use of search engines and their features, customizing your internet experience and security/maintenance best practices. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 1601 / Length: 8 hours CRN 2655 RF 11/13-11/14 9:00 am-1:00 pm Marple Cost: Spon. $140; Non-Spon. $175
Social Networking 101

Social networking websites help people connect with others who share interests, build online profiles and share media such as photos, music, other websites, and even videos. Take a guided tour of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, three wildly popular social networking sites. Your questions will be answered with demonstrations of each, and good and bad practices for personal and business use. Learn about the most fascinating new way of connecting with others. COM 1605 / Length: 4 hours CRN 2611 W 9/17-9/24 6:00 pm-8:00 pm PENN CRN 2656 S 10/11 9:00 am-1:00 pm Marple CRN 2612 T 11/18 9:00 am-1:00 pm Exton Cost: Spon. $70; Non-Spon. $88
Social Networking for Small Businesses

Designed for the person in charge of marketing efforts for a small business, this course will help you to discover how to use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to get the word out about what you have to offer. Learn how to use these websites to your advantage, as well as see demonstrations of each and learn best practices for their use. COM 1752/Length: 4 hrs CRN 2613 R 10/2 9:00 am-1:00 pm Exton CRN 2614 T 10/7-10/14 6:00 pm-8:00 pm PENN Cost: Spon. $70; Non-Spon. $88
Google Apps – WOW!

Come and learn the fantastic free tools that are yours to use as part of the growing list of Google applications. You will be amazed at the incredible things you can do with Google, productive for business and research, creative for personal and fun, all free. Your instructor will guide you, hands-on, every step of the way. COM 1608 / Length: 4 hours CRN 2657 S 11/8 9:00 am-1:00 pm Marple Cost: Spon. $70; Non-Spon. $88
MOS Word

Become familiar with the most important concepts of Microsoft Word. Course topics include enhancing, organizing and managing documents. Presentation and demonstration of the skills necessary to sit for the Word MOS certification test are included. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 3260 / Length: 40 hours CRN 984 MTWRF 10/13-10/24 9:00 am-1:00 pm Marple Cost: $775 (test vouchers included)
MOS Excel

Become familiar with the most important concepts of Microsoft Excel. Course topics include managing, analyzing, formatting data and working with multiple worksheets. Presentation and demonstration of the skills necessary to sit for the Excel MOS certification test are included. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 3290 / Length: 40 hours CRN 985 MTWRF 10/27-11/7 9:00 am-1:00 pm Marple Cost: $775 (test vouchers included)
Word for the Workplace

Learn the world’s most popular word processing application! Basic to intermediate topics include: creating documents, editing, formatting, tables and printing. Creating and performing a mail merge is covered in this class. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 3103 / Length: 20 hours CRN 607 MTWRF 9/22-9/26 9:00 am-1:00 pm Marple Cost: $375
Word Introduction

Learn to create, save, format and edit documents. Increase your productivity. Course topics include: Word environment, help system, creating, saving, and printing documents, editing text, spelling and grammar check, thesaurus, and finding and replacing text. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 0601 / Length: 8 hours CRN 2659 F 9/12 8:30 am-5:00 pm Marple CRN 2615 M 9/22 9:00 am-5:30 pm Exton CRN 2658 MW 10/6-10/15 6:35 pm-8:35 pm UDC Cost: Spon. $140; Non-Spon. $175
Word Intermediate

Enhance and standardize professional documents. Course topics include: sections, tables, columns, mail merge, styles, templates, bookmarks and hyperlinks, and watermarks. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 0650 / Length: 12 hours CRN 2616 M 9/29-10/6 9:00 am-3:30 pm Exton CRN 1155 TR 9/30-10/9 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Marple Cost: Spon. $210; Non-Spon. $258
Excel for the Workplace

This course presents basic to intermediate concepts of spreadsheets. Topics include formatting, printing spreadsheets, formulas, functions, charts, and working with multiple worksheets. COM 3104 / Length: 20 hours CRN 608 MTWRF 9/29-10/3 9:00 am-1:00 pm Marple CRN 659 S 9/27-10/18 9:00 am-2:00 pm Marple Cost: $375
Excel Introduction

Learn to create, save, format, edit and print spreadsheets. Course topics include: Excel environment, entering and editing data, modifying a worksheet, using functions, formatting worksheets, printing, creating charts. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 0901 / Length: 8 hours CRN 2662 TR 9/16-9/25 6:00 pm-8:00 pm UDC CRN 1153 W 10/8 8:30 am-5:00 pm Marple CRN 2617 M 10/13 9:00 am-5:30 pm Exton CRN 2663 S 9/20-9/27 9:00 am-1:00 pm SEAST CRN 2664 S 10/18-10/25 9:00 am-1:00 pm Marple CRN 2618 F 11/7 9:00am-5:30pm Exton Cost: Spon. $140; Non-Spon. $175
Excel Intermediate

Learn to enhance a spreadsheet and use more advanced Excel techniques. Course topics include: working with large worksheets, working with multiple worksheets and workbooks, customizing Excel, advanced charting and pivot tables, advanced formatting and validation, list management, documenting and auditing, templates and hyperlinks. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 0950 / Length: 12 hours CRN 2665 TR 10/14-10/23 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Marple CRN 2619 M 10/20-10/27 9:00 am-3:30pm Exton Cost: Spon. $210; Non-Spon. $258
Access Introduction

Create a simple database. Topics include: tables, reports, queries, forms, primary keys, working with fields, entering and editing data, querying your database, new queries, sorting queries and reports. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 1101 / Length: 8 hours CRN 1154 M 11/10 8:30 am-5:00 pm Marple CRN 2399 M 11/17 9:00 am-5:30pm Exton Cost: Spon. $140; Non-Spon. $175
PowerPoint for the Workplace

Create dynamic presentations. Topics include: overview of the PowerPoint environment; using animation, charts, and clipart; autoshapes and images; multi-media; customizing presentations; the Pack and Go feature and Web features. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 3106 / Length: 20 hours CRN 609 MTWRF 10/6-10/10 9:00 am-1:00 pm Marple Cost: $375
PowerPoint Introduction

Create a basic presentation. Topics include: the PowerPoint environment, creating and modifying presentations, formatting text, printing presentations, charts, editing a presentation and sharing info with other programs. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 1201 / Length: 8 hours CRN 2666 F 10/3 8:30 am-5:00 pm Marple CRN 2620 M 11/3 9:00 am-5:30 pm Exton Cost: Spon. $140; Non-Spon. $175
Quickbooks Pro Introduction

Set up a QuickBooks company. Topics include: creating and customizing a new company, income and expense accounts, creating and maintaining customer and vendor accounts, invoices, payments and deposits, checks and reconciling accounts. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 1551 / Length: 12 hours CRN 773 M 10/6-10/27 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Marple CRN 2667 MTW 11/17-11/19 9:00 am-1:00 pm Marple Cost: Spon. $210; Non-Spon. $258
Quickbooks Pro Advanced

Manage your business more effectively with the advanced features and tools of this diverse program. Topics include: payroll; customer and vendor credits; reimbursing or charging time, material and expenses; purchase orders; working with merged information; handling returns and bounced checks; and using the register. Prerequisite: COM 1551 or equivalent skills COM 1553 / Length: 12 hours CRN 2668 M 11/3-11/24 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Marple Cost: Spon. $210; Non-Spon. $258
Designing Effective Websites

Learn the basics of designing and developing an effective website. Discover the advantages of using templates and explore other affordable easy-to-use resources to create a professional website. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 1606 / Length: 8 hours CRN 2669 MW 9/15-9/24 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Marple Cost: Spon. $140; Non-Spon. $175
Dreamweaver Introduction

Learn how to develop a basic website using the visual layout and text-styling tools in Adobe Dreamweaver. Course topics: the Dreamweaver workspace; typing/importing and formatting text; working with images; adding the different types of hyperlinks; using tables to create structure; CSS to control layout and design; and validating and publishing a site. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 1685 / Length: 16 hours CRN 2673 MW 9/29-10/15 6:00 pm-8:45 pm Marple Cost: Spon. $280; Non-Spon. $340
Introduction to Photoshop

Learn to use this image-manipulation program. Course topics include: Photoshop environment, sizing images, selecting image areas, layers, blending and compositing, image modes, color and painting, text, layer effects and filters and adjusting and saving complete images. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 1653 / Length: 8 hours CRN 2621 R 10/9 8:30 am-5:00 pm Exton CRN 2671 MW 10/20-10/29 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Marple Cost: Spon. $140; Non-Spon. $175
Photoshop Advanced

Use advanced selection options and learn to retouch images to make them Web ready. Course topics include: masking and layers, vector paths, swatches, gradients, patterns, layer type and styles, and advanced masking. Prerequisite: COM 1653 or equivalent skills COM 1657 / Length: 8 hours CRN 2677 R 10/23 8:30 am-5:00 pm Exton CRN 2672 MW 11/3-11/12 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Marple Cost: Spon. $140; Non-Spon. $175
Photoshop Elements

Learn to edit and manipulate your digital pictures with Photoshop Elements - Adobe’s magical photo-editing software for consumers. Topics include: photo correction, retouching, special effects and compositing images. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 1664 / Length: 16 hours CRN 988 TR 11/4-11/18 6:00 pm-9:15 pm Marple Cost: Spon. $280; Non-Spon. $340
Using Your Digital Camera

Bring your digital camera, cable to connect to your computer and the software disk that came with the camera to this hands-on course. Topics include: camera memory, controls and menus, techniques for taking better pictures, transferring pictures to the computer, editing your photos (red eye, lighting and color correction) and printing and sending pictures on the internet. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 0115 / Length: 12 hours CRN 2674 TR 9/30-10/9 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Marple Cost: Spon. $210; Non-Spon. $258
Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera

It’s time to take your camera off Auto mode. Learn to control your aperture, shutter speed, color, and get a sharp focus all with hands on activities. After the basics we’ll get creative with trick photography, night photography, paint with light, and more! Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills COM 0118 / Length: 8 hours CRN 2675 W 10/8-10/29 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Marple Cost: Spon. $140; Non-spon. $175
Mac OSX Level 1

Learn to navigate the elegant Macintosh OSX desktop; use desktop tools including the dock, dashboard and spotlight; and organize windows with views and organize your work by creating folders. Explore built-in applications including Safari, Mail, Address Book, iCal and Spotlight. Students are invited to bring specific questions and problems to class. COM 2002 / Length: 12 hours CRN 2622 R 10/2-10/23 6:00 pm-9:00 pm PHX CRN 2676 T 11/4-11/25 6:00pm-9:00pm Marple Cost: Spon. $210; Non-Spon. $258