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Certifications in Information Technology

SUMMER 2014 IT Certification Programs & Courses, Non-credit

* Books not included with these programs/ courses *

A+ PC REPAIR TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION SERIES

  • Learn PC repair and installation while studying for the A+ Certification Exam
  • 127 hours of training. Some PC knowledge recommended
  • The A+ program consists of three classes A+ Module 1, A+ Module 2, and A+ Module 3
  • Students must register for all three A+ courses at once
  • All A+ programs include a Saturday morning class
  • Classes available at Catonsville, Essex and Owings Mills
  • Total Cost of A+ Program: $1,779 (Tuition: $417 and Fees $1,362).
  • Two exam vouchers are included with the A+ program.

PCP713 /PCP994
A+ Module 1: A+ PC REPAIR TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION, 50 hrs.
Provides an introduction to the expansive microcomputer field and a basic technical understanding of the function and operation of the major elements of personal computer systems. The course focuses on microcomputer operating systems and diagnostic tools that allow the student to rapidly determine the condition of a PC system and how best to rectify a fault. This is the first of a three-course series designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examinations.
Total Cost: $679 (Tuition $151/ Fees $528)

PCP714 /PCP995  
A+ Module 2: A+ PC REPAIR TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION, 50 hrs.
Explores the interrelationships between hardware and software at the system level. System components, such as video adapters, mass storage interfaces, and input/output ports, will be introduced and supported through "hands-on" exercises. Diagnostic software will be used to identify and isolate faulty devices and sub-systems. This is the second of a three-course series designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examinations.
Total Cost: $679 (Tuition $151/ Fees $528)

PCP715 /PCP996
A+ Module 3: A+ PC REPAIR TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION, EXAM REVIEW, 27 hrs.
Third of a three-course series designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification exam.
Total Cost: $421 (Tuition $115/ Fees $306)

Module 1: Introduction to PC Operations and Repair
Module 2: Computer System Operations, Maintenance & Troubleshooting Operating Systems
Module 3: Test Preparation: This is a review class for CompTIA®'s A+ Certification Exam.

Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate preparedness for taking the A+ Certification.


OPTION 1
A+ Program @ Catonsville

In Class = Students meet in class;
Blended = Combination of “In Class” & Online

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

80674
Module 1 – *In Class

T/W/R 6/3-7/19 5:45-8:35pm CC HTEC 108

32476
Module 2 – *In Class

Arranged 7/15-8/21 5:45-8:35pm CC HTEC 108

80679
Module 3 - *Blended

S 6/7-8/23 9-11am CC HTEC 108


OPTION 2
A+ Program @ Essex. 
Blended
= Combination of “In Class” & Online

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CRN#

Day/#

DATES

TIME

LOCATION


80672
Module1 - *Blended

T/W

6/3-7/9

5:45-8:35pm

EC HTEC 301

32471
Module 2 - *Blended

T/W

7/15-8/20

5:45-8:35pm

EC HTEC 301


80682
Module 3 - *Blended

S

6/7-8/23

9:00am-11:00am

EC HTEC TBA


OPTION 3
A+ Program @ Owings Mills. 
Blended
= Combination of “In Class” & Online 

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

80672
Module 1 - *Blended

M/W

6/2-7/9

11:10am-2:20pm

OM 609


32473
Module 2 - *Blended

M/W

7/14-8/20

11:10am-2:20pm

OM 609


80684
Module 3 - *Blended

S

6/7-8/23

9:00am-11:00am

OM 609

For more information call 443-840-4523 or email Lesley Ayella. (click on the name to send an email). This is a non-credit course; course is available for academic credit prior to registration.


PROFESSIONAL IT CERTIFICATION COURSES:

Network Technician Certification Courses, Networking Cert, MS Windows Certification Courses, Red Hut Linux Cert Courses

WORK+ TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION COURSES

PCA619
Net+( Part 1) Networking and Data Communications – 37.5 hrs.

Designed for students pursuing a career in networking. The course provides an overview of computer networking including servers, switches, routers, LAN’s, WAN’s, network protocols, TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, network topologies, and wireless connections. Topics include network design, implementation, management, security configuration, and troubleshooting. This course serves as a prerequisite for Network+ Technician Certification and pre/co-requisite for PCA560 Windows 7 Professional.
Total Cost: $459 (Tuition: $129 Fees $330)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

80652 Arranged 6/16-7/19 Arranged WWW

80654 Arranged 6/2-8/9 Arranged WWW

80655 M/W 6/2-7/9 5:45-9:05pm OM 609

80651 T/R 6/3-7/10 5:45-9:05pm EC HTEC 302

PCA620
Net+ (Part 2) Network+ Technician Certification – 50 hrs.

Prepare for a career as a network technician, network administrator, or network engineer. Learn about network design, installing, security configuration, maintaining, troubleshooting and management of a computer network. This is a two course series (Net+ Part 1 & 2) (PCA559 & PCA557) designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA® Network+ Certification exam. Exam voucher included with Net+ Part 2 PCA557.
Course Cost: $679 (Tuition: $151 Fees $528)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

32343 T/R 7/15-8/21 5:45-10:15pm OM 609

32340 T/R 7/15-8/21 5:45-10:15pm EC HTEC 302

For more information call 443-840-4523 or email Lesley Ayella. (click on the name to send an email).


 


MICROSOFT WINDOWS CERTIFICATION SERIES

PCA609
Windows Professional, 50 hrs.

Students will learn to install, configure, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot Microsoft's client/workstation operating system. Topics include: User and group management, disk configuration, protocol installation and configuration, network connectivity, security and performance optimization. This course helps prepare students for the Microsoft Technology Associate Certification Exam (MTA) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification exams.  Prerequisite: Networking and Data Communications (Net+ Part 1), or A+ courses - background, or with consent from coordinator.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

*This course is tentatively scheduled to run in the fall semester

PCA610
Windows Server, – 50 hrs.

Students will install, configure, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Server operating system. Topics include: Server administration, disk mirroring, Active Directory, NTFS permissions, global groups, remote management and performance monitoring. This course helps prepare students for the Microsoft Technology Associate Certification Exam (MTA) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification exams. Prerequisite: Networking and Data Communications (Net+ Part 1), or A+ courses-background, or Windows Professional, or consent from coordinator.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

80687 Arranged 6/2-8/9 Arranged WWW

PCA611
Windows Server Network Infrastructure, – 50 hrs.
Students will implement and configure a secure network infrastructure that ensures reliable network connectivity. Topics include: installation of network protocols and services, TCP/IP, subnetting, routing, internetworking, remote access, DNS, encryption, and authentication. This course helps prepare students for the MCP exam. Prerequisite: PCA610 Windows Server.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

*This course is tentatively scheduled to run in the fall semester

PCA612
Windows Server Active Directory Configuration, – 50 hrs.

Students will install, configure and manage Windows Active Directory domains, servers, and workstations. Topics include: Active Directory design, implementation, and configuration; Active Directory sites, domains, and organizational units, and group policy configuration. This course helps prepare students for the MCP exam. Prerequisite: PCA610 Windows Server.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

*This course is tentatively scheduled to run in the fall semester

For more information call 443-840-4523 or email Lesley Ayella. (click on the name to send an email).


CISCO CERTIFICATION SERIES

PCA596
CISCO I: Network Fundamentals,  – 50 hrs.                

Provides students with classroom and laboratory experiences in current and emerging networking technologies. This is the first of a four course series designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) field and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam. Prerequisite: PCA559/615/or 619 Networking and Data Communications.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

80717 T/R 6/3-7/10 6-10:30pm EC HTEC 311

PCA597
CISCO II: Routing Protocols and Concepts,  – 50 hrs

Introduces the student to the architecture, components and operation of routers.  Students learn the principles of routing and the primary routing process.  The is the second of a four course series designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) field and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.
Prerequisite: PCA596 or 959 Cisco I.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

32821 T/R 7/15-8/21 6:30-11pm EC HTEC 311

PCA598
CISCO III: LAN Switching and Wireless,  – 50 hrs

Provides a comprehensive approach to learning the technologies and protocols needed to design and implement a converged switched network.  The is the third of a four course series designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) field and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.  Prerequisite: PCA597 or 960 Cisco II.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

80715 M/W 6/2-7/9 6:30-11pm EC HTEC 311

80716 M/W 6/2-7/9 6-10:30pm CC HTEC 115

PCA599
CISCO IV: Accessing the WAN,  – 50 hrs.

Introduces the Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies and network services required by converged applications in enterprise networks.  The is the fourth of a four course series designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) field and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.  Prerequisite: PCA598or 961 CISCO III.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

32823 M/W 7/14-8/20 6-10:30pm EC HTEC 311

32824 M/W 7/14-8/20 6-10:30pm CC HTEC 115

SECURITY+ CERTIFICATION

PCA594
Introduction to Information Security, 37.5 hrs.

Serves the needs of students interested in understanding the field of information security and how it relates to other areas of information technology (IT).  The material covered in this class provides the broad-based knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students for further study in specialized security fields, or may be used by those interested in a general introduction in the field.  This is also intended to serve the needs of those seeking to pass the Computing Technology Industry Association’s (CompTIA) Security+ certification exam.  PCA559 Networking and Data Communications. Prerequisite: PCA559/615/or 619 Networking and Data Communications.
Total Cost $459 (Tuition: $129 Fees $330)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

80719 M/W 6/16-7/16 11am-2:55pm CC HTEC 115

80691 Arranged 6/2-8/9 Arranged WWW

ETHICAL HACKING CERTIFICATION

PCA593
Ethical Hacking and Systems Defense, 50 hrs.

Combines an ethical methodology with the hands-on application of security tools to better help students secure their systems. Students are introduced to common countermeasures that effectively reduce and mitigate attacks.  The class is designed to help students prepare for the professional career in the information and communication technology (ICT) field and the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification exam. Prerequisite: Consent from coordinator.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

80688 Arranged 6/2-8/9 Arranged WWW

RED HAT CERTIFICATION COURSES

PCA623
Linux Fundamentals, – 37.5 hrs.

This course is designed to teach students the fundamental concepts of Linux Operating Systems. Topics to be covered include the Linux file system, commands, utilities, text editing, shell programming, and text processing utilities; and command line syntax and features, filename generation, redirection, pipes, and quoting mechanisms. Prerequisite: PCA559/615/or 619 Networking and Data Communications.
Total Cost: $459 (Tuition: $129 Fees $330

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

80688 Arranged 6/2-8/9 Arranged WWW

80669 T/R 6/17-7/17 11am-2:55pm CC HTEC 311

80670 T/R 6/3-7/10 11am-2:20pm OM 609

80671 T/R 6/17-7/17 8-11:55am CC HTEC 220B

PCA624
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Systems Administrator I, - 37.5 hrs

This course is designed to teach students about the Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment, procedures, processes, commands and tools needed to become a RHEL systems administrator. This is the first of a two course series (Red Hat Admin I & II) designed to help prepare students for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification exam and the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification exam. *Prerequisite: PCA553 or 623 Linux Fundamentals, or permission from Red Hat Academy Coordinator.
Total Cost: $459 (Tuition $129/ Fees $330)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

80666 T/R 6/3-7/10 6-9:20pm CC HTEC 220B

PCA625
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Systems Administrator II,   – 50 hrs

This course is designed to teach Linux users the skills needed to become a RHEL systems administrator including how to attach and configure a workstation on an existing network as well as setup and configure and troubleshoot Red Hat Linux Enterprise servers. This is the second of a two course series (Red Hat Admin I & II) designed to help prepare students for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification exam and the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification exam. *Prerequisite: PCA554 or 624 Red Hat Admin I, or permission from Red Hat Academy Coordinator.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

32459 T/R 7/15-8/21 6-10:30pm CC HTEC 220B

PCA556
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Systems Administrator III,   – 50 hrs

This course is designed for IT students and professionals who are users of Linux who want to build skills in Systems Engineering on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, to a level where they can setup and configure Red Hat Linux Enterprise servers. This is the third course in the Red Hat series ((Red Hat Admin I, II, & III)) designed to help prepare students for the highly valued Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification exam. *Prerequisite: PCA555 or 625 Red Hat Admin II, or permission of Red Hat Academy Coordinator.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

80667 Arranged 6/2-8/9 Arranged WWW

PCAXXX - NEW
Linux Shell Scripting, - 50 hrs

Explores advanced concepts of Linux/UNIX shell scripting languages. Various versions of Linux/UNIX shells will be discussed, including the Bourne, Korn, and bash shells as well as an introduction to Perl, Tk/Tcl, and CGI. Students will write shell programs in AIX and Linux environments. Emphasis will be placed on writing scripts to support system and network configuration, interfaces for system utilities, and user programs. This course is taught in a combination of lecture and hands-on environment. Prerequisite: PCA553 or 623 Linux Fundamentals and permission of the Red Hat Academy Program Coordinator.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

TBA M/W 7/14-8/20 5:45-10:15pm CC HTEC 220B

For more information call 443-840-4523 or email Lesley Ayella. (click on the name to send an email).

INTRO TO FIREWALLS

PCA595
Introduction to Firewalls, 50 hrs.

Explores both hardware and software-based firewall systems. The material covered in this course provides the broad-based knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students to design, implement, and administer firewall system. In today's computing environments, system/network/security administrators must understand how to protect their assets from attacks. Firewall systems are the first line of defense administrators use to protect these assets, therefore, a thorough grounding in the design, implementation and administration of firewall systems, as well as practical, hands-on experience, is a necessity for any system/network/security administrator. Prerequisite: PCA599 or 962 Cisco IV. *Students enrolling in Intro to Firewalls in the first half of the semester typically register in Intro to Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems for the second half of the semester.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

*Check for classes in the Fall semester

INTRO TO INTRUSION DETECTION & PREVENTION SYSTEMS

PCA592
Introduction to Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, 50 hrs.

Presents students with a thorough introduction to both software and hardware based Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSes) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPSes). This class combines the theoretical concepts and hands-on skills needed to design, implement, and administer both IDSes and IPSes. Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems are critical components of well-designed and secure networks. In some cases, these systems act as a second line of defense, protecting company assets from attacks. A detailed understanding of the design, implementation and administration of these systems is essential for any information security professional.
Prerequisite: 621 Advanced Network Protocols.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

*Check for classes in the Fall semester

ADVANCED NETWORK PROTOCOLS

PCA621
Advanced Network Protocols, 37.5 hrs.

This advanced course offers an in-depth look at the various TCP/IP protocols that comprise today’s converging communication technologies and state-of-the-art networks. This course is intended for anyone wishing to understand how communication and network protocols operate: programmers writing network applications, system administrators responsible for maintaining systems, network administrators who implement various protocols and users who deal with network applications on a daily basis. Prerequisite: PCA616 or 621 Network+ Technician Certification.
Total Cost: $459 (Tuition: $129 Fees $330)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

80714 M/W() 6/16-7/16 6-9:55pm EC ADMIN 228

NETWORK FORENSICS

PCA966
Network Forensics,  50 hrs.

Explores the new and growing field of digital forensics. Students learn how to conduct thorough, forensically sound digital forensic examinations. The course focuses on forensic recovery techniques and ensuring that what is found during the examination can be admitted in court. This class provides the broad-based knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students for further study in digital forensics and may also be used by those interested in a general introduction to the field. Prerequisite: PCA592 Intrusion Detection & Prevention
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

80719 S() 6/7-8/9 9am-2:20pm CC HTEC 115
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