Degrees and Certificates
IT Essentials covers the material in CompTIA’s A+ and helps students prepare for certification. Using TestOut’s industry leading training, simulation, and assessment package, it offers in-depth exposure to computer hardware and operating systems. Students learn OS installation, file management, peripheral devices, mobile technologies, and the basics of networking and security.
Linux Essentials covers the material in CompTIA’s Linux+ and helps students prepare for certification. Using TestOut’s industry leading training, simulation, and assessment package, it offers in-depth exposure to the competencies required of an early-career systems administrator supporting Linux systems. Students learn system management skills such as configuring and managing software, as well as storage, processes, and services. This course also covers in detail containers, automation, shell and BASH scripting, and best practices for security in the Linux environment.
Object Oriented Programming expands a student’s knowledge of the structure and flow of object-oriented programming. Students learn more involved aspects such as inheritance, polymorphism, and encapsulation. By the end of the course, students have gained the skills and knowledge necessary to create robust, efficient, and maintainable programs using object-oriented programming principles.
Introduction to Programming introduces students to an object-oriented programming language with an emphasis on hands-on coding exercises that explore and apply the fundamentals of code writing. Students learn the fundamentals of programming such as variables, functions, data types, control structures, and object-oriented programming. Overall, this course provides a solid foundation in programming concepts and skills that can be applied to further study in computer science or related fields.
Computer Networking I covers the material in CompTIA’s Network+ and helps students prepare for certification. Using TestOut’s industry leading training, simulation, and assessment package, it allows in-depth exposure to troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks. Students learn networking fundamentals and the implementation of routing and networking devices, ethernet solutions, and wireless technologies. They also learn how to monitor and optimize those networks and then build the skills necessary to secure and troubleshoot system networks.
Cybersecurity is designed for IT professionals who want to demonstrate their ability to protect their organization from cybersecurity threats. It focuses on using behavioral analytics to identify vulnerabilities and threats, analyzing data to identify patterns and trends, and designing and implementing security solutions to mitigate risks. Candidates are tested on their ability to perform security assessments, configure and use threat detection tools, analyze data and risk, and implement effective response and recovery strategies. It aligns with the material in the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification. (Pre-req’s: IST113W, IST151W, IST232W)
Computer Security covers the material in CompTIA’s Security+ and helps students prepare for certification. Using TestOut’s industry leading training, simulation, and assessment package, it offers in-depth exposure to the core security functions needed by IT security professionals. Students learn the architecture and design of enterprise environments and ways to identify attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities. The course also covers implementation topics such as access management, cryptography, and end-to-end security, as well as incident response and governance, and risk and compliance regulations.
SQL Databases provides students with a comprehensive understanding of SQL databases using MySQL. Throughout the course, students learn the fundamental concepts and principles of structured query language (SQL) and the way it applies to relational databases. Topics covered include data types, data manipulation, data retrieval, and database management. Students also gain hands-on experience working with MySQL in a practical and interactive learning environment.