Industry Certifications

In addition to the certificates of specialization offered through CPCC, many of the companies and professional organizations who are responsible for the development of industry-leading technologies and programming languages offer certification exams in a specific area of expertise. If you plan to work in one of these industries or professional fields, you should note that many potential employers view these certifications as being (often equally) as important as a college degree.

In order to give yourself every possible edge in a competitive job market, you should plan to sit for those certification exams that apply to your professional field. Note: Industry Certifications are not the same thing as CPCC's Certificates of Specialization - they require a passing score on an exam administered by the company or organization responsible for a proprietary technology. The courses which lead up to a certificate from CPCC are excellent tools to prepare to sit for an industry certification exam.


CompTIA A+

CTI 130 - OS and Device Foundations

CompTIA Linux+
2 NOS-120 Linux/UNIX Single User

LPI Linux Essentials
1 NOS-120 Linux/UNIX Single User

Microsoft MCSA Client Support Help Desk
1 NOS-130 Windows Single User
Microsoft MCSA Enterprise/Server Support Professional

NOS-230 Windows Admin I,

NOS-231 Windows Admin II, &

NOS-232 Windows Admin III

MTA Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

NOS-230 Windows Admin I,

NOS-231 Windows Admin II, &

NOS-232 Windows Admin III

MTA Networking Fundamentals
1 CTI-120 Network & Security Foundation

CompTIA Network+
1 CTI-120 Network & Security Foundation

CompTIA Security+
1 SEC-110 Security Concepts

OCA: Oracle Certified Associate
2 DBA-110 Database Concepts
DBA-115 Database Applications
DBA-120 Database Programming I
DBA-210 Database Administration

SCJA: Sun Certified Java Assocociate
1 CSC-151 Java Programming I

SCJP: Sun Certified Java Programmer
1 SCJA Prep Courses Plus:
CSC-143 Object-Oriented Programming
CSC-251 Java Programming II

CCNA: Cisco Certified Networking Associate
1 NET-125 Networking Basics
NET-126 Routing Basics
NET-225 Routing & Switching I
NET-226 Routing & Switching II

ACE: AccessData Certified Examiner
1 CCT-240 Data Recovery Techniques
CCT-241 Advanced Data Recovery
Please note that CCT-121 and CCT-130 are prerequisites for CCT-240