Certifications will help you verify and learn the skills needed to find a job in IT. "Overall, professionals who had earned an IT or project management certification during the last five years earned an average of $5,242 more than their counterparts," states the 2010 IT Skills and Salary Report, published by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. Basic certifications can give you a foundation to build upon, and can still give a pay increase. Certification also increases your potential for career advancement. Overall, certification shows employers that you are serious and dedicated to your career and it provides a pay boost for certified employees.
The Testing Center is located on campus in building D. This center provides much more than just ACT and CLEP testing, however! The center offers CISCO, CompTIA, and Microsoft exams. Students can register to take the aforementioned certification exams right here on the BPCC campus.
Many of our CIT courses will help prepare you for national certifications. Some certifications count for course credit. Please see the Prior Learning Assessment Matrix for further information.
The Registrar will allow up to twenty-one (21) hours that may be awarded to students for prior learning, which includes credits through challenge exams, certifications, CLEP, and DSST.
|Course Name||Certification||Certification Website|
|CIS 100 *||Internet and Computing Core Certification||Certiport|
|CIS 114 *||Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration (72-680)||Microsoft|
|CIS 205 *||Microsoft Office Word 2010 (77-881)||Microsoft|
|CIS 207 *||Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (77-882)||Microsoft|
|CIS 209 *||Microsoft Office Access 2007 (77-885)||Microsoft|
|CIS 210 *||Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (77-883)||Microsoft|
|CIT 130||Adobe Dreamweaver||Adobe|
|CIT 151 *||SCJA Java||Sun Microsystems|
|CIT 222||ICND2 or CCNA||Cisco|
|CIT 270 *||Microsoft SQL Server 2008||Microsoft|
|CIT 272||Linux+ Part 1 LXO-101
Linux+ Part 2 LXO-012
|CIT 280||Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator||EC-Council|
|* States the only courses where the certification is optional when enrolling in the course. In all other courses in the chart above, the stated certification is required by all students as part of the course assessment and appropriate certification fees are charged as part of the course fees.|