Have you considered a job in information technology, commonly referred to as IT? As the world around us flourishes in an online setting, the need for IT staff will continue to grow. This high demand area is now requiring current and future employees to have greater credentials. You can set yourself apart from the others by earning certifications in a variety of IT areas to ensure your future career path in this field.

Upcoming classes:

Networking Technology – CompTIA Net+ Certification – starts February 1

Prepare for the N10-007 exam as you gain skills in covering troubleshooting, configuring, and, managing networks in this program. This program also addresses current networking technologies, such as key cloud computing best practices, service models, virtualization techniques, and network resiliency, with expanded coverage of critical security concepts to help networking professionals work with security practitioners.

  • $180 registration (exam is $329) with scholarship funds available!
  • February 1 – March 29, Tuesday/Thursday, 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Live Online

Cybersecurity – CompTIA Sec+ Certification – starts April 12

CompTIA Security+ Certification is an entry-level, international, vendor-neutral credential that focuses on the latest trends and techniques for IT security professionals to identify risk, participate in risk mitigation activities, provide infrastructure, information, operational, and application security. 

This credential verifies the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions; monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT; operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance; identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents. Security+ certification is good for 3 years.

  • $180 registration (exam is $349) with scholarship funds available!
  • April 12 – June 7, Tuesday/Thursday, 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Live Online

IT Support Technician – CompTIA A+ Certification – start date tba

CompTIA is recognized as the industry standard for launching an IT career. In terms of cyber security, CompTIA A+ certified professionals demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support; troubleshoot and problem solve core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and scripting; and implement basic data backup and recovery methods and apply data storage and management best practices.

  • $180 registration (exam is $226) with scholarship funds available!
  • TBA, Tuesday/Thursday, 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Live Online

Common IT Jobs:

Desktop Support Engineer, Computer Consultant, Programmer Analyst, LAN Engineer, WAN Engineer, Network Security Consultant, Database Programmer, CIO (chief information officer), Systems Administrator, Microsoft Administrator, Unix Systems Administrator. The combination of job titles in IT are virtually endless.

In fact, PCC’s Career Coach, a free application found at www.piedmontcc.edu under Programs and Courses, notes 33 results when searching Information Technology careers. These range from Computer Network Support Specialist, with a median salary of $53,396 to Network and Computer Systems Administrator, with a median salary of $83,256.

Get started today by registering online at www.piedmontcc.edu/program/short-term-it-programs/ or contact ben.foti@piedmontcc.edu, also available at (336) 322-2160. Scholarship applications are available under Short-Term Training at www.piedmontcc.edu/scholarships.

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