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Certifications in Information Technology

WINTER/SPRING IT Certification Programs & Courses, Non-credit
* Books not included with these programs/ courses *

A+ PC REPAIR TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION SERIES
Become a certified computer technician in the Information Technology field.
Learn PC repair and installation while studying for the A+ Certification Exam

  • 127 hours of training; A+ program consists of 3 classes A+ Modules 1, 2 & 3
  • Some PC knowledge recommended
  • Classes begin in early February and end in May
  • Classes available on Catonsville, Essex, and Owings Mills campuses
  • Total Cost:  $1,779  (Tuition: $417 and Fees $1,362)
  • Includes A+ Exam Vouchers

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. Two exam vouchers are included with the A+ program.
Listed below are course descriptions and several schedule options for the A+ program.

A+ Module 1: A+ PC REPAIR TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION, $679 (Tuition $151/ Fees $528), 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.

A+ Module 2:   A+ PC REPAIR TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION, $679 (Tuition $151/ Fees $528), 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.

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

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, Daytime and Weekends
Total A+ Program Cost: $1,779
 

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

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38019 Module 1 Blended T 2/3-3/17 8-11:45am CC HTEC 020

33961 Module 2

Blended T 3/24-5/12 8-11:45am CC HTEC 020

33985 Module 3

Blended S 2/14-5/16 9-11:30am CC HTEC 020

OPTION 2
A+ Program @ Catonsville - Evenings & Weekends
Total  A+ Program Cost: $1,779
 

Blended = Combination of “In Class” & Online

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TIME

LOCATION


38027 Module 1 T/R 2/3-3/19 5:45-9:30pm CC HTEC 020

38028 Module 2 T/R 3/24-5/14 5:45-9:30pm CC HTEC 020

38029 Module 3 Blended S 3/24-5/16 9-11:30am CC HTEC 020

OPTION 3
A+ Program @ Essex - Days & Weekends
Total  A+ Program Cost: $1,779
 
Blended
= Combination of “In Class” & Online 

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

37999 Module1 Blended T 2/3-3/17 11:10am-2:55pm EC HTEC 200

37999 Module 2 Blended T 3/24-5/12 11:10am-2:55pm EC HTEC 200

3393799987 Module 3 Blended S 2/19-5/14 9-11am EC TBA

OPTION 4: A+ Program @ Essex - Evenings & Weekends
Total  A+ Program Cost: $1,779
 
In Class = Students meet in class;
Blended = Combination of “In Class” & Online

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38002
Module1
M 2/2-3/16 5:45-9:30pm EC HTEC 200

38003
Module 2
M 3/23-5/11 5:45-9:30pm EC HTEC 200

38004
Module 3
Blended R 2/19-5/14 6-8:30pm EC TBA

OPTION 5: A+ Program @ Owings Mills - Days & Weekends
Total  A+ Program Cost: $1,779
 
In Class = Students meet in class;
Blended = Combination of “In Class” & Online

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38030 Module 1 Blended S 2/7-3/21 9am-1:30pm OM 609

38031 Module 2 Blended S 3/28-5/16 9am-1:30pm OM 609

38032 Module 3 Blended R 2/19-5/14 6-8:30pm OM TBA

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, VMware Cloud Computing, Red Hut Linux Cert Courses, Operating System Security - SCNP Certification

NETWORK+ 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 (Net+ Part 2) and pre/co-requisite for PCA560 Windows 7 Professional.
Total Cost: $459 (Tuition: $129 Fees $330)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

37750 M/W 1/5-21 5:45-9:30pm CC TMP2 101

37752 Arranged 1/5-23 Arranged WWW

38082 M/W 2/2-5/13 10:10-11:35am CC HTEC 032

38084 W 2/4-5/13 5:45-8:40pm CC TMP1 101

38081 T/R 2/3-3/19 5:45-8:40pm CC HTEC 209

38085 Arranged 2/2-5/16 Arranged WWW

38058 T/R 2/3-5/14 9:35-11am OM 609

38061 W 2/4-5/13 5:45-8:40pm OM 609

38141 T/R 2/3-5/14 2:20-3:45pm EC HTEC 216

38143 M 2/2-5/11 1:25-4:20pm EC HTEC 200

38144 M 2/2-5/11 5:45-8:40pm EC HTEC 209

38146 M/W 2/2-3/18 5:45-8:40pm EC TBA

38139 Arranged 2/2-5/16 Arranged WWW

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) (PCA619 & PCA620) designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA® Network+ Certification exam. Exam voucher included with Net+ Part 2 PCA620.
Course Cost: $679 (Tuition: $151 Fees $528)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

37749 T/R 1/6-22 5:45-10:10pm CC TBA

37751 Arranged 1/5-23 Arranged WWW

38149 T/R 3/24-5/14 5:45-9:30pm CC TBA

38150 T 3/24-5/12 5:45-9:30pm CC TBA

38151 W 2/4-5/13 10:10am-1:55pm OM TBA

38152 W 2/4-5/13 5:45-9:20pm EC HTEC 200

38153 M/W 3/23-5/13 5:45-9:20pm EC TBA

38154 Arranged 2/2-5/16 Arranged WWW

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)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38158 Arranged 2/2-5/16 Arranged WWW

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

38159 Arranged 2/2-5/16 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)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38160 Arranged 2/2-5/16 Arranged WWW

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)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38157 Arranged 2/2-5/16 Arranged WWW

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


CISCO CERTIFICATION SERIES

Cisco I, II, III, & IV
In Class = Students meet in class;
Blended = Combination of “In Class” & Online

PCA596 (PCA959 Blended)
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:Networking and Data Communications (Net+ Part 1).
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38223 T/R 2/3-3/19 9:30am-1:15pm CC HTEC 026

38224 Blended F 2/6-3/20 5:45-9:30pm CC HTEC 026

38231 M/W 2/2-3/18 11:10am-2:55pm EC HTEC 216

38232 T/R 2/3-3/19 5:45-9:30pm EC HTEC 216

PCA597 (PCA960 Blended)
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: Cisco I.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38225 T/R 3/24-5/14 9:30am-1:15pm CC HTEC 026

38226 Blended F 3/27-5/15 5:45-9:30pm CC HTEC 026

38233 M/W 3/23-5/13 11:10am-2:55pm EC HTEC 216

38234 T/R 3/24-5/14 5:45-9:30pm EC HTEC 216

PCA598 (PCA961 Blended)
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: Cisco II.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38227 Blended M 2/2-3/16 5:45-9:30pm CC HTEC 026

38192 Blended R 2/5-3/19 5:45-9:30pm OM 525

38236 Blended R 2/5-3/19 11:10am-2:55pm EC HTEC 200

38237 Blended F 2/6-3/20 5:45-9:30pm EC HTEC 216

PCA599: (PCA962 Blended)
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: CISCO III.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38222 Blended M 3/26-5/14 5:45-9:30pm CC HTEC 026

38191 Blended R 3/26-5/14 5:45-9:30pm OM 525

38240 Blended R 3/26-5/14 11:10am-2:55pm EC HTEC 200

38238 Blended F 3/27-5/15 5:45-9:30pm EC HTEC 216

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

CLOUD COMPUTING

PCA614 - NEW
VMware Virtualization & Cloud Computing Certification - 50 hrs. 
The course is designed for students pursuing a career in virtualization and cloud computing and enables students to install, configure, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a virtual network infrastructure/cloud platform using VMware vSphere. Students install and configure virtual machines, virtual networks, and virtual hard disks on datacenter and cloud servers. The course is designed to help students prepare for the VMware VCA and VCP certification exams. Prerequisite: Networking and Data Communications (Net+ Part 1), or A+ courses - background, or with consent from coordinator.

This Blended course is a primarily online class that meets once a month on Monday evenings. Students that can’t meet in the evening may be able to arrange a morning session - contact Leslie Ayella for alternate schedule @ 443-840-4523.
Course Cost: $579 (Tuition: $151 Fees $428)

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

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: Networking and Data Communications (Net+ part 1).
Total Cost $459 (Tuition: $129 Fees $330)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38206

T 2/3-5/12 5:45-8:40pm CC HTEC 026

38207

M 2/2-5/11 5:45-8:40pm EC ADMN 205

38205

Arranged 2/2-5/16 Arranged WWW

ETHICAL HACKING - CEH 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. (Students taking this typically take Operating System Security the first half of the semester.)  Prerequisite: Networking and Data Communications (Net+ Part 1).
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38215

M/W 3/23-5/13 9:25am-1pm EC HTEC 200

38214

M/W 3/23-5/13 5:45-9:30pm EC HTEC 216

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: Networking and Data Communications (Net+ Part 1), or A+ courses or background, or with consent from coordinator.
Total Cost: $459 (Tuition $129/ Fees $330)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

37756

Arranged 1/5-1/23 Arranged WWW

38254 T/R 2/3-5/14 8-9:25am CC HTEC 101B

38255

M 2/2-5/11 5:45-8:40pm CC HTEC 101B

38256 Arranged 2/2-5/16 Arranged WWW

38257 Arranged 2/2-3/21 Arranged WWW

38258

M/W 2/2-5/13 9:05-10:30am OM 609

38259

T/R 2/3-5/14 9:35-11am EC HTEC 200

38260

R 2/5-5/14 5:45-8:40pm EC ADMN 205

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 I & II) designed to help prepare students for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification exam.  *Prerequisite: Linux Fundamentals and permission from Red Hat Academy Coordinator.
Total Cost: $459 (Tuition $129/ Fees $330)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38219

T/R 2/3-3/19 5:45-8:45pm CC HTEC 101B

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 I & II) designed to help prepare students for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification exam.  *Prerequisite: Red Hat I and permission from Red Hat Academy.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38220 T/R 3/24-5/14 5:45-9:30pm CC HTEC 101B

PCA626
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: Red Hat Admin II and permission of Red Hat Academy Coordinator.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38221 Arranged 2/27-5/16 Arranged WWW

PCA660
Linux - UNIX 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: Linux Fundamentals and permission from coordinator.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38218 Arranged 3/23-5/16 Arranged WWW

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

INTRO TO FIREWALLS

PCA595 (PCA672 Blended)
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: 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)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38203

Blended W 2/4-3/18 5:45-9:30pm CC HTEC 026

38204

T/R 2/3-3/19 9:25-1pm EC HTEC 216

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: Advanced Network Protocols.
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38208 T/R 3/24-5/14 9:25am-1pm EC

38209 M 3/25-5/13 5:45-9:30pm CC

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: Network+ Technician (Net+2) or Network+ Certification.
Total Cost: $459 (Tuition: $129 Fees $330)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

38217

W 2/4-5/13 5:45-8:40pm CC TBA

38216

M 2/2-5/11 5:45-8:40pm CC HTEC 202

NETWORK FORENSICS

PCA966
Introduction to 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: Intrusion Detection & Prevention
Total Cost: $579 (Tuition $151/ Fees $428)

Network Forensics will not run in Spring 2015, contact Leslie Ayella @ 443-840-4523 for details.

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