Computer Technology 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

CourseCourse NameMapped Industry Certification ExamExam Fee
CTEC 101Information Technology PrinciplesCompTIA IT Fundamentals+$74
CTEC 112IT Hardware SupportCompTIA A+ Core 1 (Candidates must complete the Core 1 and Core 2 exams to earn the certification.)$100
CTEC 114IT Software SupportCompTIA A+ Core 2 (Candidates must complete the Core 1 and Core 2 exams to earn the certification.)$100
CTEC 130HTML5/CSSECIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist$150
CTEC 149Web ScriptingCIW JavaScript Specialist$150
CTEC 150Introduction to Programming with JAVAOracle Certified Junior Associate, Java Foundation $95
CTEC 151Advanced Java ProgrammingOracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer I$245
CTEC 155Network EssentialsCompTIA Network+$154
CTEC 170Microsoft Windows ServersMicrosoft 70-740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016$165
CTEC 262Introduction to Cloud ComputingCompTIA Cloud Essentials+$74
CTEC 263Cloud+CompTIA Cloud+$154
CTEC 272Advanced Topics in LinuxCompTIA Linux+$154
CTEC 280Computer ForensicsEC Council CHFI$250
CTEC 282IT Project ManagementCompTIA Project+$154
CTEC 287Network Security DesignCompTIA Security+$215

Certifications mapped to Elective and TEM Courses

CourseCourse NameMapped Industry Certification ExamExam Fee
CTEC 144Advanced MS WordMicrosoft 77 – 726 Word 2016 Expert$115
CTEC 145Advanced MS ExcelMicrosoft 77-728 Excel 2016 Expert$115
CTEC 146Advanced MS PowerPointMicrosoft 77-729 PowerPoint 2016$115
CTEC 147Advanced MS AccessMicrosoft 77-730 Access 2016$115
CTEC 224Information System Security IIISC2/CISSP$699
CTEC 225, 256, 257CNA I – IIICisco Certified Network Associate (200-301 CCNA)
CTEC 285Health Informatics for IT ProfessionalsCertified Associate in Health Information and Management (CAHIMS)$245

Additional Certification Exams

CertificationExam 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 siteWill 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 Madison Poche at mpoche@bpcc.edu if you have any questions.