Career Certification at Columbus


 

  • Do you spend your free time learning how to build or building "new" computers, hoping someday to make a living with computers?
  • Do you watch videos of others teaching how to administer Linux through a terminal, hoping someday to become a Systems Engineer?
  • Have you worked in a non-IT role, but your co-workers have dubbed you as the resident "computer person" because you've demonstrated your passion for understanding them and helping others learn?
  • Do you think in code, and dream about creating the next application the world cannot seem to do without?
  • Do you think in diagrams and charts about how data and ideas relate to each other and brainstorm about how to create your own visualization of what you see in your mind?

 

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If you resemble any of the people listed above, one of the programs on this page can help you pursue that dream. 

Now is the time to start turning your dreams into reality. 

Schedule a virtual meeting to discuss which type of plan best fits you and how we can help you begin pursuing your dream.

 

 


 

PC / Network Security Technician

Targeted Job Roles: 

Computer User Support Specialist

Program Overview & Target Audiences:

This program targets those who are new to IT and/or have worked in a role related to IT, but who have not formally trained for that role.

Duration: 

3-5 months

Prerequisites:

No technical prerequisites. This program can be tailored to begin at your knowledge/experience level.

CompTIA Platinum Authorized Partner
Microsoft Gold Partner

 

PC / Network Security Technician | Classes & Certifications

Classes
CompTIA IT Fundamentals+
Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals
Certifications
CompTIA A+ - Part 1
CompTIA A+ - Part 2
CompTIA Network+ Certification
CompTIA Security+ Certification

 

 

Each of the above includes:

  • Online LIVE training class (select from many date options for each class)
  • Digital course materials (books and a variety of related learning resources)
  • 6 months post-class access to the archive of that class (to review and practice during skill development and exam prep)
  • 6 months post-class access to the class hands-on labs
  • Practice exam (to use as an assessment)
  • A wide variety of supplementary learning resources to help you navigate this process while improving your ability to learn
  • 1 exam voucher per certification exam
  • Send us your updated resume at program completion and we'll send it to our 3 national staffing partners who are contracted by their customers to supply people for user/desktop support roles. They will help market your resume in addition to your own efforts.

 


 

Computer Network Systems Administrator

Targeted Job Roles: 

Computer/Network Systems Engineer

Program Overview & Target Audiences:

This program targets those who have already developed the foundational skills similar or equivalent to those developed by the PC/Network Support Technician program.

Duration: 

3-5 months

Prerequisites:

These prerequisites can be met by formal training and/or work-life experience.
CompTIA IT Fundamentals+
CompTIA A+ Certification
CompTIA Network+ Certification
CompTIA Security+ Certification

Cisco Learning Partner
CompTIA Platinum Authorized Partner
Microsoft Gold Partner

Computer/Network Systems Administrator | Classes & Certifications

Standard Classes
Acceptable Substitutions Include
but may not be limited to
20740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 Cisco® Implementing and Administering Cisco® Solutions v1.0 (CCNA)
10961 Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell CompTIA Linux+ Certification (Exam XKO-004)
20741 Networking with Windows Server 2016 Python 3 Essentials
20742 Identity with Windows Server 2016 Enterprise Wireless Network Administration (CWNA)

 

 

Each of the above includes:

  • Online LIVE training class (select from many date options for each class)
  • Digital course materials (books and a variety of related learning resources)
  • 6 months post-class access to the archive of that class (to review and practice during skill development and exam prep)
  • 6 months post-class access to the class hands-on labs
  • Practice exam (to use as an assessment)
  • A wide variety of supplementary learning resources to help you navigate this process while improving your ability to learn
  • 1 exam voucher per certification exam
  • Send us your updated resume at program completion and we'll send it to our 3 national staffing partners who are contracted by their customers to supply people for user/desktop support roles. They will help market your resume in addition to your own efforts.

 


 

Cybersecurity Professional

Targeted Job Roles: 

Information Security Analyst

Program Overview & Target Audiences:

This program targets existing technical professionals who have already developed the foundational skills equal or parallel to those developed by the PC/Network Technician and Network/Computer Systems Administrator programs.

Duration: 

3-4 months

Prerequisites:

Computer, Networking, Security, and Server foundational skills equal or parallel to those developed by the PC/Network Technician and Network/Computer Systems Administrator programs.

Cisco Learning Partner
CompTIA Platinum Authorized Partner
Microsoft Gold Partner

Cybersecurity Professional | Classes & Certifications

Standard Classes (select 3)
Acceptable Substitutions (select 3)
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Certification Cisco® Implementing and Administering Cisco® Solutions v1.0 (CCNA)
CompTIA Penetration Tester+ (PenTest+) Certification   CompTIA Linux+ Certification (Exam XKO-004)
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v10.0 Python 3 Essentials
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) CompTIA Cloud+ Certification
Enterprise Wireless Network Administration (CWNA)
EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND)
EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) v9.0

 

Selection depends on each person’s prior experiences and future job projections.

Each of the above includes:

  • Online LIVE training class (select from many date options for each class)
  • Digital course materials (books and a variety of related learning resources)
  • 6 months post-class access to the archive of that class (to review and practice during skill development and exam prep)
  • 6 months post-class access to the class hands-on labs
  • Practice exam (to use as an assessment)
  • A wide variety of supplementary learning resources to help you navigate this process while improving your ability to learn
  • 1 exam voucher per certification exam
  • Send us your updated resume at program completion and we'll send it to our 3 national staffing partners who are contracted by their customers to supply people for user/desktop support roles. They will help market your resume in addition to your own efforts.

 


 

Cybersecurity Professional Comprehensive

Targeted Job Roles: 

Information Security Analysts, Information Technology Project Managers (frequently associated with - but not limited to - cybersecurity projects), Computer and Information Systems Managers, Software Developers (web and cloud).

Program Overview & Target Audiences:

This program combines all 3 of the other programs into one so that someone pursuing IT for the first time can lay the strong foundation she/he needs, and then develop deep and broad Administration and Cybersecurity skills on that foundation to increase the likelihood that she/he can compete for a wide variety of IT positions long term. This program may also be tailored to the experiences and skills of experienced business and technical professionals to broaden their existing foundation and complement their current skills with new ones to increase the likelihood that she/he can also compete for business, technical, and IT leadership positions over the long haul.

Duration: 

9-12 months

Prerequisites:

This program can be tailored to each job seeker's knowledge and experience level. As a result, there are no technical prerequisites. 

Classes/Certifications for this program are divided into 3 phases.

Cisco Learning Partner
CompTIA Platinum Authorized Partner
EC Council
CertNexus
ITIL

Phase 1: Foundational Skills (select 4)

Standard Plan Classes
Acceptable Substitutions,
depending on each person’s background
(ask about Developer Substitutions)
CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ (if needed) Cisco® Implementing and Administering Cisco® Solutions v1.0 (CCNA)
CompTIA A+ - Part 1 CompTIA Linux+ Certification (Exam XKO-004)
CompTIA A+ - Part 2 Python 3 Essentials
CompTIA Network+ Certification Enterprise Wireless Network Administration (CWNA)
CompTIA Security+ Certification CompTIA Cloud+ Certification

 

Phase 2: Intermediate-Administration Skills (select 4)

Standard Plan Classes
Acceptable Substitutions,
depending on each person’s background
(ask about Developer Substitutions)
20740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 Cisco® Implementing and Administering Cisco® Solutions v1.0 (CCNA)
10961 Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell CompTIA Linux+ Certification (Exam XKO-004)
20741 Networking with Windows Server 2016 Python 3 Essentials
20742 Identity with Windows Server 2016 Enterprise Wireless Network Administration (CWNA)
  CompTIA Security+ Certification
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® OR Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification

**These standard classes are being updated by Microsoft now. Once Microsoft releases the new classes, they will be available as "acceptable substitutions."

Phase 3: Advanced-Cybersecurity Skills (select 3)

Standard Plan Classes
Acceptable Substitutions,
depending on each person’s background
(ask about Developer Substitutions)
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Certification EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND)
CompTIA Penetration Tester+ (PenTest+) Certification EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) v9.0
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v10.0 NCSF Foundation
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
CyberSec First Responder™
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP)
Cyber Secure Coder (for developers)
Certified Application Security Engineer (CASE).NET (for developers)
ITIL® 4 Foundation
ITIL® 4 Specialist - Create, Deliver and Support (CDS)
ITIL® 4 Specialist - Drive Stakeholder Value (DSV)
ITIL® 4 Strategist - Direct, Plan and Improve (DPI)

 

Each of the above includes:

  • Online LIVE training class (select from many date options for each class)
  • Digital course materials (books and a variety of related learning resources)
  • 6 months post-class access to the archive of that class (to review and practice during skill development and exam prep)
  • 6 months post-class access to the class hands-on labs
  • Practice exam (to use as an assessment)
  • A wide variety of supplementary learning resources to help you navigate this process while improving your ability to learn
  • 1 exam voucher per certification exam
  • Send us your updated resume at program completion and we'll send it to our 3 national staffing partners who are contracted by their customers to supply people for user/desktop support roles. They will help market your resume in addition to your own efforts.