Computer Technology Certifications


Why Get Certifications?

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

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


Prior Learning

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.

Listed below are the certification exams offered and an estimated cost for each exam:


CIS Certification Exams

Certification Exam Course exam is mapped to Exam Fee
IT Fundamentals CIS 100 $74
Candidates must pass A+ 901 and A+ 902 in order to receive the A+ certification $200 (to obtain A+ certification)
A+ 901 CIT 112 $100
A+ 902 CIS 114 $100
Microsoft Office Word 2016 (77-726) CIS 205 $115
Microsoft Office Excel 2016 (77-728) CIS 207 $115
Microsoft Office Access 2013 (77-730) CIS 209 $115
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 (77-729) CIS 210 $115
Cloud Essentials CIS 250 $74
Cloud+ CIS 270 $154

CIT Certification Exams

Certification Exam Course exam is mapped to Exam Fee
Network+ CIT 101 $154
Candidates must pass A+ 901 and A+ 902 in order to receive the A+ certification $200 (to obtain A+ certification)
A+ 901 CIT 112 $100
A+ 902 CIS 114 $100
CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist CIT 130 $150
CIW JavaScript Specialist CIT 149 $150
Oracle Java SE 8 Programmer I CIT 150 $245
Oracle Java SE 8 Programmer II CIT 151 $245
Microsoft 70-740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 CIT 170 $165
ICND Part 1 (100-105) CIT 121 and 122 $165
ICND Part 2 (200-105) or CCNA (200-125) CIT 221 and 222 $165 or $325
ISC2/CISSP CIT 224 $699
Security+ CIT 225 $215
Linux+ Part 1 and 2 CIT 272 $167 for each exam. Total cost is $334
EC Council CHFI CIT 280 $100
Project+ CIT 282 $154
Certified Associate in Health Information and Management (CAHIMS) CIT 285 $245

Additional Certification Exams

Certification Exam Exam Fee
CASP $317
CySA+ $226
PentTest+ $226
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 Will open new browser window or taband 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 websiteWill open new browser window or tab.

CIW

To purchase a voucher for one of the CIW exams and to schedule your exam, you will need to visit this websiteWill open new browser window or tab.

ISC2

To purchase a voucher for one of the ISC2 exams and to schedule your exam, you will need to visit this websiteWill open new browser window or tab.

Microsoft

To purchase a voucher for one of the Cisco exams and to schedule your exam, you will need to visit this websiteWill open new browser window or tab.


Contact

Please contact Rachel Basco at rbasco@bpcc.edu if you have any questions.