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Computer Certification Classes
Delaware County Community College offers a wide variety of programs and courses to help you 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.
Cost: $3,995 (test vouchers included). Books purchased separately.
|CRN 583||Monday & Wednesdays
April 12-July 28
|CRN 360||Tues, Wed, & Thurs
July 13-September 9
|9 a.m-3:30 p.m.||Marple|
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
Cost: $1,699 (test vouchers included). Books purchased separately.
April 10-June 26
|9 a.m.-3 p.m.||Online|
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.
ITAC 2969 / Length 24 Hours
Cost: $595 (test vouchers included). Books purchased separately.
|CRN 344||Tuesday & Thursdays
May 18-June 3
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, Access and PowerPoint. Learn to manage e-mail and appointments using Microsoft Outlook. The coursework also includes computer basics, resume and interview skills, 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
Cost: $4,995 (test vouchers included)
May 3-July 8
|8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.||Marple|
July 13-September 23
|8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.||Marple|
CompTIA Security + Certification
The CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. Security threats are increasing in number and severity; even in a troubled economy, most businesses plan to maintain or
increase their investment in security. CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves competency in system security, network infrastructure,
access control and organizational security. Many major organizations employ CompTIA Security+ certified staff. Prerequisite: CompTIA Network+ certification or equivalent skills.
ITAC 1906 / Length: 72 hours
Cost: $1,699 (test vouchers included)
Cisco Certified Network & Security 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. CCNA Security training teaches the skills to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. This curriculum includes 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). Security topics includes core security technologies and the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices. Earn up to 6 credits. Your access code for the certification prep software will be given out the first night of class. Call
CCNA Certification Exam: • 200-301
This Cisco Certified Network & Security Associate Course will prepare students for CCNA Exam v1.0 (CCNA 200-301) is a 120-minute exam associated with the CCNA certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability.
ITAC 6009 / Length: 144 hours
|CRN 355||Tuesday & Thursdays
July 13-November 4