Advanced Technical Training

Strengthening IU's technical knowledge infrastructure through self-development

Register for current course offerings below or browse course descriptions by vendor using the tabs above.

The EdCert program is now managed by IT Community Partnerships to foster learning opportunities for IT Pros at Indiana University.  

For more IT Pro resources, visit uits.iu.edu/itpros.

About EdCert

The EdCert (Education Certification) program aims to elevate the technical skill set and credentials of IU's departmental computing support staff, and the IU community in general, to enhance the university's expertise infrastructure.

We deliver workshops for specialized computing skills to departmental IT Pros, technical staff, enrolled students, and faculty who teach advanced technology topics.

EdCert also prepares participants for industry standard professional certification exams and can provide discounts for certification exams.

Current course offerings are listed below. Some have pre-requisites. Click on the appropriate vendor tab to review full course descriptions, including what you need to know first to be successful in each course.

Fall 2019 Courses

Due to ICTC building renovations during the fall semester, the EdCert classroom will be unavailable for in-person attendees. Participation in these courses is available as ONLINEATTENDANCEONLY, remotely from your own workstation.

Courses meet Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.

You will need to provide an IU departmental account number to complete your registration.

CompTIA Server+ (Exam SK0-004)

Aug 26-30

This course builds on your existing professional experience with personal computer hardware support to present the next tier of skills and concepts that you will use on the job when administering any type of network server. The course provides the primary knowledge and skills you will require for server troubleshooting, installation, or maintenance, or if you are preparing for any type of network server-related career.

CompTIA $500

ISC2CISSP [Certified Information Systems Security Professional]

Oct 14-18

This course provides a comprehensive review of the eight domains (Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Engineering, Communications and Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, Software Development Security) of the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) for information systems security professionals.  You will gain in-depth understanding of all aspects to identify risks, manage vulnerabilities, define procedures and policies, and respond to potential security threats.


CompTIA CySA+ [Cybersecurity Analyst+] (Exam CS0-001)

Oct 21-25

This course covers the duties of cybersecurity analysts who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. The course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization's security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents as they occur. Ultimately, the course promotes a comprehensive approach to security aimed toward those on the front lines of defense.

CompTIA $500

CompTIA PenTest+ [Penetration Testing] (Exam PT0-001)

Dec 2-6

This course provides information on the most up-to-date penetration testing as well as vulnerability assessment and management skills necessary to determine the resiliency of the network against attacks. The course covers the primary knowledge and skills required to plan and scope an assessment, understand legal and compliance requirements, perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing, analyze data, and effectively report and communicate results.

CompTIA $500

CompTIA Linux+ (Exam XK0-004)

Dec 9-13

This course validates the skills of IT professionals with hands-on experience configuring, monitoring, and supporting servers running the Linux operating system. The new (as of 04/02/2019) exam has an increased focus on the following topics: security, kernel modules, storage and visualization, device management at an enterprise level, git and automation, networking and firewalls, server side and command line, server (vs. client-based) coverage, troubleshooting, and SELinux.   [Note: This is a good introductory course in preparation for Red Hat System Administration I & II (Exam EX200)]

CompTIA $500