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.

Spring 2019 Courses

CompTIA Linux+ (Exams LX0-103 and LX0-104)
Mon, Jan 14–Fri, Jan 18

This course covers common tasks needed to install and support major distributions of the Linux operating system, including the Linux command line, basic maintenance, installing and configuring workstations, and networking.  Linux+ certification is comprised of two exams, LX0-103 and LX0-104.

CompTIA $250

Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell (MOC 10961)
Mon, Jan 28–Fri, Feb 1 

This course provides the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows servers. Learn to write, execute and monitor scripts more efficiently through more robust session connectivity, workflow capabilities, improved job scheduling, and Windows PowerShell Web Access. Improved cmdlet discovery and simplified, consistent syntax across all cmdlets enables learning Windows PowerShell with greater ease.

Microsoft $250

Installation, Storage & Compute with Windows Server 2016 (MOC 20740)
Mon, Feb 25–Fri, Mar 1

This course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server and who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016.  Content includes the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft $250

Red Hat System Administration I & II (Exam EX200)
Tuesdays only, Mar 19–May 7 (8 Tuesdays)

This 8-day course covers the core system administration skills required in Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments and contains the content of both the Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and Red Hat System Administration II (RH134) training. It provides a foundation for Linux system administrators by introducing key command line concepts and other enterprise-level tools and then goes deeper into enterprise Linux administration including file systems and partitioning, logical volumes, SELinux, firewalling, and troubleshooting.

Red Hat $700

CompTIA A+ (Exams 220-901 and 220-902)
Wed–Fri, Mar 20–22 & Wed–Thu, Mar 27–28

Building on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with PC software and hardware, you will acquire the essential skills and information needed to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. Vendor-neutral and designed to assist in preparing for the CompTIA® A+ certification examinations, 220-901 and 220-902.

CompTIA $250      

CompTIA Network+ (Exam N10-007)
Wed–Fri, Apr 10–12 & Wed–Thu, Apr 17–18

This course covers the essential knowledge and skills needed for configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Also included are emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies. This course aids in the preparation for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam (N10-007).

CompTIA $250

CompTIA Cloud+ (Exam CV0-002)
Wed–Fri, May 1–3 & Wed–Thu, May 8–9

This course covers the skills and expertise of IT practitioners in implementing and maintaining cloud technologies including cloud models, virtualization, infrastructure, security, resource management and business continuity. Cloud+ accredits IT professionals with the constantly changing and advancing knowledge they need to be successful in today’s cloud environment.

CompTIA $250

CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-501)
Mon, May 20–Fri, May 24

This course builds on the knowledge and professional experience with computer hardware, operating systems and network devices as you gain basic security skills to implement security services on any type of computer network. Content includes security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents, as well as anticipating security risks and guarding against them. Assists in the preparation for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 certification exam.

CompTIA $250

Administering System Center Configuration Manager (MOC 20703-1)
Mon, Jun 3–Fri, Jun 7

This course describes how to use Configuration Manager and its associated site systems to efficiently manage network resources. You will learn day-to-day management tasks, including how to manage applications, client health, hardware and software inventory, operating system deployment, and software updates by using Configuration Manager. You will also learn how to optimize System Center Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports.

Microsoft $250

Networking With Windows Server 2016 (MOC 20741)
Mon, Jun 17–Fri, Jun 21

This course provides the fundamental networking skills required to deploy and support Windows Server 2016 in most organizations. It covers IP fundamentals, remote access technologies, and more advanced content including Software Defined Networking.

Microsoft $250