Industry-recognized information technology certifications are an important way of documenting the achievement of hardware and/or software skills. Certifications are externally constructed tests – many with worldwide standing – that are often used in initial hiring and in-house promotion procedures. These certifications often require continued professional training and testing.
MTC offers courses to help prepare students to take certain certification exams. Listed below are blocks of courses associated with various certification exams. Students completing these courses will be awarded corresponding college credit, which may be applied toward a Computer Information Technology associate degree program. MTC also operates a testing center to facilitate completion of a variety of exams. Courses offered in the Information Technologies department prepare students to take exams for the following external certifications:
- Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network +
- CompTIA Security+
- Cisco® Certified Entry Level Technician (CCENT)
- Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA)