Certifications


Why Get Certifications?

Certifications will help you verify and learn the skills needed to find a job in IT. The Global Knowledge 2017 IT Skills and Salary Report states the difference between salaries of certified and noncertified IT staff is nearly $8,400

Basic certifications can give you a foundation to build upon as well as a pay increase. Certifications also increase your potential for career advancement. Overall, certifications show employers that you are serious and dedicated to your career.

The Testing Center is located on campus in building D. The center offers CISCO, CompTIA, and Microsoft exams. Students can register to take the certification exams right here on the BPCC campus.


Prior Learning

Many of our Computer Technology (CTEC) 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.

Listed below are the certification exams offered and an estimated cost for each exam. Students who meet course requirements may be eligible to have exam costs covered through the GDIT/LED program. For more details contact the GDIT/LED Program Director.


Certifications Mapped to the AAS Degree Core Courses
Course Course Name Mapped Industry Certification Exam Exam Fee
CTEC 101 Information Technology Principles CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ $74
CTEC 112 IT Hardware Support CompTIA A+ Core 1 (Candidates must complete the Core 1 and Core 2 exams to earn the certification.) $100
CTEC 114 IT Software Support CompTIA A+ Core 2 (Candidates must complete the Core 1 and Core 2 exams to earn the certification.) $100
CTEC 130 HTML5/CSSE CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist $150
CTEC 149 Web Scripting CIW JavaScript Specialist $150
CTEC 150 Introduction to Programming with JAVA Oracle Certified Junior Associate, Java Foundation $95
CTEC 151 Advanced Java Programming Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer I $245
CTEC 155 Network Essentials CompTIA Network+ $154
CTEC 170 Microsoft Windows Servers Microsoft 70-740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 $165
CTEC 262 Introduction to Cloud Computing CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ $74
CTEC 263 Cloud+ CompTIA Cloud+ $154
CTEC 272 Advanced Topics in Linux CompTIA Linux+ $154
CTEC 280 Computer Forensics EC Council CHFI $250
CTEC 282 IT Project Management CompTIA Project+ $154
CTEC 287 Network Security Design CompTIA Security+ $215

Certifications mapped to Elective and TEM Courses
Course Course Name Mapped Industry Certification Exam Exam Fee
CTEC 144 Advanced MS Word Microsoft 77 – 726 Word 2016 Expert $115
CTEC 145 Advanced MS Excel Microsoft 77-728 Excel 2016 Expert $115
CTEC 146 Advanced MS PowerPoint Microsoft 77-729 PowerPoint 2016 $115
CTEC 147 Advanced MS Access Microsoft 77-730 Access 2016 $115
CTEC 224 Information System Security II ISC2/CISSP $699
CTEC 225, 256, 257 CNCA I – III Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-301 CCNA) $35
CTEC 285 Health Informatics for IT Professionals Certified Associate in Health Information and Management (CAHIMS) $245

Additional Certification Exams
Certification Exam Fee
CompTIA CASP+ $317
CompTIA CySA+ $226
CompTIA PentTest+ $226
CompTIA Server+ $154

Voucher Purchase and Exam Scheduling

CompTIA

To purchase a voucher for one of the CompTIA exams at the academic discounted price, you will need to visit this web site and create an account using your BPCC email address. An email will be sent by CompTIA with instructions on registering your voucher, once you have completed the purchase.

Cisco

To purchase a voucher for one of the Cisco exams and to schedule your exam, you will need to visit this website.

CIW

To purchase a voucher for one of the CIW exams and to schedule your exam, you will need to visit this website.

ISC2

To purchase a voucher for one of the ISC2 exams and to schedule your exam, you will need to visit this website.

Microsoft

To purchase a voucher for one of the Cisco exams and to schedule your exam, you will need to visit this website.


Contact

Please contact Madison Poche at mpoche@bpcc.edu if you have any questions.