Computer Certification Classes

Computer Certifications

Delaware County Community College offers a wide variety of programs and courses to help you earn IT certifications that will distinguish you professionally and make you more marketable.

Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Microsoft Technology Associate TR, 9/6-22 6-10 p.m. Marple $599
Administrative Professional Program M-F, 9/12-11/18 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple $4,995
CompTIA Network + Certification MW, 9/12-11/9 6-10 p.m. Marple $1,975
CompTIA A+ Certification - Computer Network Technician MW, 9/19-2/27 6-10 p.m. Marple $4,599
Cisco Certified Network Associate TR, 9/20-11/17 6-10 p.m. Marple $2,799
CompTIA A+ Certification - Computer Network Technician T-R, 9/27-11/30 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Marple $4,599
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate - Windows Server 2012 TR, 9/27-1/17 6-10 p.m. Marple $4,599 
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert TR, 9/27-3/28 6-10 p.m. Marple $7,499
Administrative Professional Program M-F, 10/10-1/27 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple $4,995
CompTIA Security + Certification MW, 11/14-1/18 6-10 p.m. Marple $1,975

CompTIA A+ Certification - Computer Network Technician
This program prepares students for a career as a computer technician repairing personal computers and also serves as a strong foundation course. This 180-hour, hands-on course covers installation and upgrades, diagnosis and repair, system configuration, as well as safety and customer interaction. Students will assemble and disassemble different types of personal computers. Coursework provides covers a wide range of vendor and product neutral networking technologies. This course will help the student successfully complete the A+ Certification exams. A+ toolkit included. 

ITAC 1900 / Length: 180 hours
Cost: $4,599 (test vouchers included)
CRN 2189 Mon & Wed
Sept. 19-Feb. 27
6-10 p.m. Marple
CRN 2368 Tues-Thurs
Sept. 27-Nov. 30
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Marple

CompTIA Network + Certification
This 72-hour vendor-neutral certification program explores the features and functions of networking components, and the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware protocols and services. You will gain technical ability in the areas of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support. New technologies such as wireless networking and gigabit ethernet will also be covered. Earn up to 3 credits. Your access code for the certification prep software will be given out the first night of class. Call 610-359-7344 for details. 

ITAC 1003 / Length: 72 hours
Cost: $1,975 (test vouchers included)
CRN 2881 Mon & Wed
Sept. 12-Nov. 9
6-10 p.m. Marple

Microsoft Technology Associate
Are you new to IT? The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is the recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation. This 24- hour course prepares students for an industry-recognized Microsoft certification. The MTA is an excellent prerequisite for those pursuing a career path in IT infrastructure using Microsoft technologies or to enhance your understanding of IT fundamentals. Topics include understanding network infrastructure, hardware, protocols, and services. 

Certification: Networking Fundamentals Exam 98-366 (Certiport Testing)

ITAC 2969 / Length 24 Hours
Cost: $599 (test vouchers included). Books purchased separately.
CRN 2883 Tues & Thurs
Sept. 6-22
6-10 p.m. Marple

Administrative Professional Program
This 200-hour hands-on program features two of the world’s most popular software programs: Microsoft Office and Quick Books, a small business accounting tool. You’ll receive training in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Learn to manage e-mail and appointments using Microsoft Outlook. The coursework also includes computer basics, resume and interview skills, and highlights 21st century workplace skills. The MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification serves to enrich your resume and highlights your employable skills. MOS certification demonstrates to potential employers that you have achieved a level of expertise with this popular software.

COM 3400 / Length: 200 hours
Cost: $4,995 (test vouchers included)

CRN 1684 Mon-Fri
Sept. 12-Nov. 18
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple
CRN 1832 Mon-Fri
Oct. 10-Jan. 27
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert
Learn the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking. The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) - Server Infrastructure will qualify you for such jobs as computer support specialist and information security analyst. This certification programs requires students to pass five Microsoft certifications. After passing the first three certifications, the candidate has earned the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate – Windows Server 2012 credential. The remaining two certifications are required for the MCSE. No class 7/5. 

Certifications:
• Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 
  Exam 70-410 (Certiport Testing)
• Administering Windows Server 2012 
  Exam 70-411 (Certiport Testing)
• Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services 
  Exam 70-412 (Certiport Testing Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure 
  Exam 70-413 (Certiport Testing)
• Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure 
  Exam 70-414 (Certiport Testing)

Prerequisite: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) or equivalent knowledge

ITAC 2959 / Length 200 Hours
Cost: $7,499 (test vouchers included). Books purchased separately.

CRN 1677 Tues & Thurs
Sept. 27-March 28
6-10 p.m. Marple

Cisco Certified Network Associate-CCNA
The Cisco CCNA network associate certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. This curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills plus`` (but is not limited to) the use of these protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), VLANs, Ethernet, and access control lists (ACLs). Earn up to 6 credits. Your access code for the certification prep software will be given out the first night of class. No class 6/30 and 7/2.

Certification Exam:
Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification - 640-•802 CCNA or
Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification - 640-•822 ICND1 & 640-816 ICND2 (VUE Testing Center)

ITAC 6006 / Length: 72 hours
Cost: $2,799 (test vouchers included)

CRN 1673 Tues & Thurs
Sept. 20-Nov. 17
6-10 p.m. Marple
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate - Windows Server 2012

This 120 hour hands-on training will provide students with the core technical ability required to build a sustainable career in IT. According to Microsoft, these credentials will demonstrate that you have the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills, relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment, to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification will qualify you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or a computer support specialist. No class 7/5.

Certifications:
• Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 
Exam 70-410 (Certiport Testing)
• Administering Windows Server 2012 Exam 70-411
(Certiport Testing)
• Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
Exam 70-412 (Certiport Testing)
Prerequisite: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) or
equivalent knowledge

ITAC 2994 Length 120 Hours
Cost: $4,599 (test vouchers included)

CRN 1674 Tues & Thurs
Sept. 27-Jan. 17
6-10 p.m. Marple

CompTIA Security + Certification
The CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. Security threats are increasing in number and severity; even in a troubled economy, most businesses plan to maintain or
increase their investment in security. CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves competency in system security, network infrastructure,
access control and organizational security. Many major organizations employ CompTIA Security+ certified staff. Prerequisite: CompTIA Network+ certification or equivalent skills.

ITAC 1906 / Length: 72 hours
Cost: $1,975 (test vouchers included)

CRN 2882 Mon & Wed
Nov. 14-Jan. 18
6-10 p.m. Marple