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Vendor & Certification
Course Work That Prepares an Individual to Study for Certification Examination(s)
Certiport
IC3
(Internet and Computing Core Certification)

ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

The IC3 certification validates basic knowledge of computer hardware, computer software, use of the operating system, common program functions, word processing functions, spreadsheet functions, presentation software, networks, E-mail, and the Internet.

Certification Web site:
http://www.certiport.com/Portal/desktopdefault.aspx?tabid=229&roleid=102

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Cisco
CCNA
(Cisco Certified Networking Associate)

ITN 154 Network Fundamentals, Router Basics, and Configuration (ICND1) – Cisco
ITN 155 Switching, Wireless, and WAN Technologies (ICND2) – Cisco

These courses are part of the Network Infrastructure Specialist career studies certificate program and are included in the Network Administration career studies certificate program. ICND1 serves as an elective in the Network Enterprise Administrator Windows 2008 career studies certificate program. Both courses serve as electives in the Network Security career studies certificate program.

The CCNA credential validates skills in the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size route and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN.

Certification Web site: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le0/le9/learning_certification_type_home.html

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CCNP
(Cisco Certified Networking Professional)

CCNA plus

ITN 295 IP Routing (ROUTE) - Cisco
ITN 295 IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) - Cisco
ITN 295 IP Network Troubleshooting and Maintenance (TSHOOT) - Cisco

These courses are part of the Network Infrastructure Specialist career studies certificate program.

The CCNP credential validates skills required to install, configure, and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks with 100 to 500 or more nodes, in addition to skills required to manage the routers and switches that form the network core and applications that integrate voice, wireless, and security into the network.

Certification Web site:
http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le37/le10/learning_certification_type_home.html

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CIW
CIW Internet Business Associate

CIW Network Technology Associate

ITN 109 Internet and Network Foundations
Covers CIW Internet Business Associate and CIW Network Technology Associate certification topics.

Course is part of the Web Development Specialist career studies certificate program.

Certification Web site:
www.ciwcertified.com/Certifications/Web_Foundations_Series/iba.php
www.ciwcertified.com/Certifications/Web_Foundations_Series/nta.php

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CIW Site Development Associate

ITD 110 Web Page Design I
Covers CIW Site Development Associate certification topics

Course is part of the Web Development Specialist career studies certificate program.

Certification Web site:
http://www.ciwcertified.com/Certifications/Web_Foundations_Series/sda.php

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CIW Web Foundations Associate

The CIW Web Foundations Associate certification is awarded upon passing the following certification exams:

  • CIW Internet Business Associate
  • CIW Network Technology Associate
  • CIW Site Development Associate

The CIW Web Foundations Associate certification validates the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work in an Internet technology-enabled environment, including basic knowledge of Internet technologies such as Web browsers; FTP and e-mail; Web page authoring using Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML); basic infrastructure networking, and project management.

Certification Web site:
www.ciwcertified.com/Certifications/Web_Foundations_Series/index.php

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CIW Web Design Specialist

ITD 112 Designing Web Page Graphics
Covers CIW Web Design Specialist certification topics using Photoshop, Fireworks and Flash

ITD 210 Web Page Design II
Covers CIW Web Design Specialist certification topics using Dreamweaver

Candidates with little or no background in Web design should start with the CIW Site Development Foundation certification course to learn the basics of Web site authoring and development.

These courses are part of the Web Development Specialist career studies certificate program.

The CIW Web Design Specialist certification validates the skills necessary to specialize in Web site design for a mid-level entry position.

Certification Web site:
www.ciwcertified.com/Certifications/Web_Design_Series/design.php

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CompTIA
A+

ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems
ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting

These courses are two of the core prerequisites for entering a career studies certificate program.

The A+ credential validates skills in installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting of hardware and software.

Certification Web site:
http://www.comptia.org/certifications/listed/a.aspx

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CASP
(CompTIA Advanced Security Practioner)

The CASP certification credential validates competency in enterprise security; risk management; research and analysis; and integration of computing, communications, and business disciplines.

Certification Web site:
http://certification.comptia.org/getCertified/certifications/casp.aspx

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Cloud Essentials

The CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification validates that an individual knows what cloud computing means from a business and technical perspective, as well as what is involved in moving to and governing the cloud.

Certification Web site:
http://certification.comptia.org/getCertified/certifications/cloud.aspx

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Linux+

ITN 171 Unix I
ITN 170 Linux System Administration

These courses are required in the Network Administration career studies certificate program. ITN 171 is also required in the Network Infrastructure career studies certificate program, the Modeling & Simulation degree program, and replaces ITN 106 as a core prerequisite for students in the Database Specialist career studies certificate program.

The Linux+ credential validates skills in fundamental management of Linux systems from the command line, user administration, file permissions, software configuration, and management of Linux-based clients.

Certification Web site:
http://www.comptia.org/certifications/listed/linux.aspx

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Network+

ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts

This course is one of the core prerequisites for entering a career studies certificate program.

The Network+ credential validates skills in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing, and configuring a basic network infrastructure.

Certification Web site:
http://www.comptia.org/certifications/listed/network.aspx

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Security+

ITN 260 Network Security Basics

First course in the Network Security career studies certificate program. Also required in the Network Administration and Virtualization career studies certificate programs, and serves as an elective in Network Enterprise Administrator Windows 2008 career studies certificate program. Meets compliance requirements for Information Assurance Technician Level II within the Department of Defense Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program (DOD 8570.01-m).

The Security+ credential validates skills in system security, network infrastructure, access control, and organizational security.

Certification Web site:
http://www.comptia.org/certifications/listed/security.aspx

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Server+

ITN 111 Server Administration (Windows 2008)

This course is part of the Network Enterprise Administrator Windows 2008 and Network Administration career studies certificate programs.

The Server+ credential validates skills in technical knowledge in areas such as RAID, SCSI, and multiple CPUs, as well as disaster recovery.

Certification Web site:
http://www.comptia.org/certifications/listed/server.aspx

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EC-Council
CEH
(Certified Ethical Hacker)

ITN 261 Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking

The CEH credential certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.

Certification Web site:
https://cert.eccouncil.org/certification/certificate-categories/certified-ethical-hacker-ceh

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EMC
EMC Proven Professional Associate

ITN 213 Information Storage and Management

This course is part of the Virtualization career studies certificate program.

The EMC Proven Professional Associate credential validates decision-making skills in making informed decisions across multiple technologies involving SAN, NAS, CAS, IP-SAN, backup and recovery, business continuity, security, and virtualization.

Certification Web site:
https://education.emc.com/guest/certification/framework/stf/stf.aspx

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(ISC)2
CISSP
(Certified Information Systems Security Professional)

ITN 260 Network Security Basics
ITN 267 Legal Topics in Network Security
ITN 261 Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking
ITN 262 Network Communication, Security and Authentication
ITN 263 Internet/Intranet Firewalls and E-Commerce Security
ITN 266 Network Security Layers
ITN Approved Elective (see catalog)

These courses are required for completion of the Network Security career studies certificate program.

The CISSP credential validates skills in access control; application security; business continuity and disaster recovery planning; cryptography; information security and risk management; legal, regulations, compliance, and investigations; operations security; physical security; security architecture and design; and telecommunications and network security.

Certification Web site:
http://www.isc2.org/cissp/default.aspx

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Microsoft

Microsoft Office Specialist 2010
(MOS 2010)

One exam each available in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, and Outlook

ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts and
ITE 215 Advanced Computer Applications and Integration

ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software (Excel exam only)

ITE 150 Desktop Database Software (Access exam only)

The (MOS 2010) credential validates skills in using Microsoft Office, and demonstrates that the holder can meet globally recognized performance standards.


Certification Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mos.aspx

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MCTS
(Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist)

Each course in the program has its own MCTS certification exam.

ITN 110 Client Operating System (Windows 7)
ITN 111 Server Administration (Windows 2008)
ITN 112 Network Infrastructure (Windows 2008)
ITN 113 Active Directory (Windows 2008)
ITN 212 Applications Infrastructure (Windows 2008)
ITN 215 Enterprise Administration (Windows 2008)

These courses are part of the Network Enterprise Administrator – Windows 2008 career studies certificate program. ITN 110, ITN 111, ITN 112, and ITN 113 are part of the Network Administration career studies certificate program.

Each MCTS certification validates in-depth knowledge and expertise in a specific technology.

Certification Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcts.aspx#tab1.

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MCITP Server Administrator
(Microsoft Certified IT Professional)

3 exams

ITN 111 Server Administration (Windows 2008)
ITN 112 Network Infrastructure (Windows 2008)
ITN 113 Active Directory (Windows 2008)

These courses are part of the Network Enterprise Administrator – Windows 2008 and Network Administration career studies certificate programs.

The MCITP Server Administrator credential validates skills used to manage the day-to-day operations of a Windows 2008 network.

Certification Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab1

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MCITP Enterprise Administrator
(Microsoft Certified IT Professional)

5 exams

ITN 110 Client Operating System (Windows 7)
ITN 112 Network Infrastructure (Windows 2008)
ITN 113 Active Directory (Windows 2008)
ITN 212 Applications Infrastructure (Windows 2008)
ITN 215 Enterprise Administration (Windows 2008)

These courses are part of the Network Enterprise Administrator – Windows 2008 career studies certificate program. ITN 110, ITN 112, and ITN 113 are part of the Network Administration career studies certificate program. ITN 215 is an elective in the Network Security career studies certificate program.

The MCITP Enterprise Administrator credential validates skills used to design and manage an enterprise-level Windows 2008 network.

Certification Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab1

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Oracle
Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert

ITD 132 Structured Query Language 

This course is part of the Database Specialist career studies certificate program, is required in the Programmer Trainee career studies certificate program, and serves as an elective in the Geographic Information Systems and Web Development Specialist career studies certificate programs.

The Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert credential validates skills in SQL programming and relational databases.

Certification Web site:
http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=189

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OCA
(Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Associate)

ITD 132 Structured Query Language
ITD 250 Database Architecture and Administration
ITD 252 Database Backup and Recovery
ITD 258 Database Performance and Tuning

These courses are part of the Database Specialist career studies certificate program. ITD 132 is also required in the Programmer Trainee career studies certificate program and serves as an elective in the Geographic Information Systems and Web Development Specialist career studies certificate programs.

The OCA Administrator credential validates skills in database administration, particularly in support of Oracle products.

Certification Web site:
http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=151&p_org_id=1001&lang=US

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OCA
(Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate)

ITD 132 Structured Query Language  
ITD 134 PL/SQL Programming

These courses are part of the Database Specialist career studies certificate program. ITD 132 is also required in the Programmer Trainee career studies certificate program and serves as an elective in the Geographic Information Systems and Web Development Specialist career studies certificate programs.

The OCA Developer credential validates skills in SQL and PL/SQL programming languages used to develop databases, stored program units, database scripts, and applications.

Certification Web site:
http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=155&p_org_id=1001&lang=US

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OCP
(Oracle Database 10 Administrator Certified Professional)

OCA Administrator plus

ITD 251 Database System Development

These courses are part of the Database Specialist career studies certificate program. Because TCC is an Oracle Academic Initiative Institution, class attendance fulfills the hands-on course requirement for the OCP certification.

The OCP credential validates skills in developing, implementing, and managing enterprise-wide databases, middleware, or applications.

Certification Web site:
http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=151&p_org_id=1001&lang=US

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Red Hat

RHCSA
(Redhat Certified System Administrator)

ITN 171 Unix I
ITN 170 Linux System Administration

These two courses are required in the Network Administration career studies certificate program. ITN 171 is also required in the Network Infrastructure career studies certificate program, and replaces ITN 106 as a core prerequisite for students in the Database Specialist career studies certificate program.

The RHCT credential validates skills in system administration, including installation, configuration, management, and troubleshooting of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system as a network client.

Certification Web site: http://www.redhat.com/certification/rhcsa/objectives/

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RHCE
(Red Hat Certified Engineer)

ITN 171 Unix I
ITN 170 Linux System Administration
ITN 270 Advanced Linux Network Administration

These courses are required in the Network Administration career studies certificate program. ITN 171 is also required in the Network Infrastructure career studies certificate program, and replaces ITN 106 as a core prerequisite for students in the Database Specialist career studies certificate program.

The RHCE credential validates skills in Red Hat Enterprise Linux server administration, including installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting of network clients, network services, and network security.

Certification Web site: http://www.redhat.com/certification/rhce/

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VMware
VCP
(VMware Certified Professional)

ITN 254 VMware Virtual Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration or
ITN 255 VMware Virtual Infrastructure: Deployment, Security, and Analysis

These courses are part of the Virtualization career studies certificate program.

The VCP credential validates skills in virtualization, virtual system management, virtual switching, virtual network design, high availability, server monitoring for health and resource management, system backups, and fault analysis.

Certification Web site:
http://mylearn.vmware.com/portals/certification/

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VCAP5-DCA
(VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Datacenter Administration)

ITN 255 VMware Virtual Infrastructure: Deployment, Security, and Analysis

This course is part of the Virtualization career studies certificate program.

The VCAP5 credential validates skills in technical leadership in the planning and administration of vSphere 5 technologies.

Certification Web site:
http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=30483&ui=www_cert

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*NOTE: The courses listed above prepare the student to study for the examination(s) listed. Successful completion of the certification examinations cannot be guaranteed.