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Program Overview

Program Overview

PC AGE’s comprehensive program provides both fundamental and advanced level courses and are designed to meet industry certification requirements. No prior computer experience necessary.

Career-focused approach

At PC AGE, preparation is key and it starts with our program structure. With each main course we teach, there is a companion course that focuses on two career objectives:

Training for a technical interview by asking and explaining hundreds of questions that will also prepare them for related Microsoft, CompTIA, and Cisco certification exams. Ensure students are ready to do the job by working on real-world projects and all possible scenarios as independently as possible.

Intensive training and preparation

  • Courses taught by our instructors are also available online to our students to reinforce the concepts learned in the classrooms. These online modules include contents, quizzes, graphics, and simulated hands-on exercises.
  • You will go through hundreds of hands-on exercises and projects to prepare you for real-world situations and problems.
  • All students will be required to submit a final graduation project. This final project tests all skills needed to work as an Internetwork Engineer.

Program Certifications

The program includes preparation for the eight designations below. Obtaining these certifications provides credibility, industry recognition, and the best alternate to experience to help you get a job with no experience in the IT field.

CompTIA A+® Certification

CompTIA A+ certification validates the latest skills needed by today’s computer support professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software vendors, distributors and resellers. A+ certification confirms a technician’s ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking. Exams also cover domains such as security, safety and environmental issues and communication and professionalism.

A+ certification is part of the certification track for corporations such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Novell. Other technology companies, including CompuCom and Ricoh, have made CompTIA A+ certification mandatory for their service technicians.

Technical Role Examples: IT Technician, Enterprise Technician, PC Technician & Help Desk Support

CompTIA Network+® Certification

CompTIA Network+® <span>Certification</span> BadgeCompTIA Network+ certification validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that recognizes a technician’s ability to describe the features and functions of networking components and to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services.

The demand for skilled network support professionals continues to grow, and the CompTIA Network+ certification is a valuable credential to help start or enhance a networking career. In fact, many IT certifications integrate CompTIA Network+ into their curriculums. Microsoft and other corporations such as Novell, Cisco, HP, Lotus and 3Com also recognize CompTIA Network+ as part of their certification tracks.

Technical Roles Examples: Systems Administrator, Web Server Administrator

CompTIA Security+® Certification

CompTIA Security+® <span>Certification</span> Badge CompTIA Security+ Certification tests the security knowledge mastery of an individual with two years on-the-job networking experience, with emphasis on security. It covers industry-wide topics, including communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attack and operational and organization security. Security+ is an elective or prerequisite to advanced security certifications.

CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves competency in system security, network infrastructure, access control and organizational security.

Major organizations that employ CompTIA Security+ certified staff include Booz Allen Hamilton, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Motorola, Symantec, Telstra, Hitachi, Ricoh, Lockheed Martin, Unisys, Hilton Hotels Corp., General Mills, the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines.

Technical Role Examples: Network Security Administrator, Security Specialist or Network Security Technician

CompTIA Linux+ ® Certification

CompTIA Linux+<span>® Certification </span> BadgeThe Linux+ credential is an entry-level, distribution-neutral certification that proves the ability to install, configure, manage, network, support and operate Linux based environments. The vendor neutrality of Linux makes this certification ideal for Technicians working in an Open System environment.

CompTIA’s Linux+ is the only certification track that provides a 3-in-1 path: by becoming Linux+ certified, the technician will also receive the LPI (Linux Professional Institute) Level 1 (LPIC-1), and the Novell SUSE Desktop Support Technician designations. Organizations such as Hewlett-Packard, Novell, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Dell, and Xerox recommend or require Linux+.

Technical Role Examples: Systems Administrator, Junior Linux Administrator, Junior Network Administrator, Linux Database Administrator and Web Administrator

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

The MCSA credential verifies the ability to analyze the business requirements for information systems solutions, and ability to design and implement infrastructures based on Windows Desktop operating system and Windows Server System software.

The strength of Windows Server in the market today indicates that demand for related IT expertise will continue for years to come, together with the dominance of Windows in the desktop environment. The best way to demonstrate expert skills on Windows Server 2016 is by earning the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credential.

Technical Role Examples: Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Systems Engineer, Computer/Network Support Specialist, Windows Migration Specialist

Cisco Certified Network Associate® (CCNA)

Cisco Certified <span>Network Associate® (CCNA)</span> BadgeThe 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 Wide Area Network (WAN.)

This curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills.

Technical Role Examples: Internetwork Engineer, LAN/WAN Engineer

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CEH® Certification (Optional Advanced Course)

CEH focuses on security threats, attack vectors, and practical demonstration of the hacking techniques, methodologies, tools, tricks, and security measures. Provides in-depth exposure to practical situations on the workday of a penetration tester. It presents practical scenarios to test the strengths of an enterprise security.

Technical Role Examples: Security Analyst, Penetration Tester, Ethical Hacker

CySA® Certification (Optional Advanced Course)

The CySA certification helps advance IT security practitioners within an enterprise. It certifies analytical thinking and includes threat management, vulnerability management, intrusion detection and response, and the use of enterprise-level security tools to monitor and respond to incidents.
CySA has a skills-based approach to security whereas Security+ is the foundational knowledge of security.

Technical Role Examples: Information Security Analyst, Incident Responder, Security Engineer, Network Engineer.

AWS Cloud Foundations Certified (Optional Course)

AWS certification is a level of Amazon Web Services cloud expertise that an IT professional obtains after passing one or more exams the public cloud provider offers. IT pros gain AWS certifications to demonstrate and validate technical cloud knowledge and skills. The Certified Cloud Practitioner course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support, including access control and management, governance, logging, and encryption methods. Security-related compliance protocols, risk management strategies, and procedures for auditing AWS security infrastructure are also covered.

Technical Role Examples: Cloud Engineer, Cloud Administrator, AWS System Administrator or Cloud Implementation Specialist

AWS SysOps Administrator Certified (Optional Course)

This AWS course provides the hands-on background to administer applications using an AWS environment from an operations perspective. It provides the knowledge to make decisions in cloud environments based on monitoring, auditing, and performance feedback collected. These are responsible for managing, using and operating systems on the AWS platform. They also are responsible for maintaining and managing the AWS infrastructure company and managing the bills and optimize the costs. .

Technical Role Examples: AWS DevOps Engineer, AWS System Administrator, AWS SysOps Administrator or AWS Cloud Security Engineer

Degree From Thomas Edison State University

Degree From <span>Thomas Edison State University</span> BadgeBy focusing on industry certifications and creating an articulation agreement with Thomas Edison State University (TESU), PC AGE offers a pathway to a career-focused, applied and regionally accredited college degree for its students. Up to 30 credits earned at PC AGE can be transferred towards the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Applied Computer Studies degree from TESU.

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Great school. Dedicated a year of hard work and studying for a great future which has already paid for itself. The instructors are very helpful and interested in you actually learning the material. I was well prepared for the job force after PC AGE.

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