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 2018 Courses

Jul 30-Aug 3      Installing and Configuring Windows 10 (MOC 20698)   

This course provides IT professionals with the knowledge and skills required to install and configure Windows 10 desktops in a Windows Server small to medium-sized AD DS domain environment. These skills include learning how to install and customize Windows 10 operating systems and apps, configure local and remote network connectivity, and configure local and online storage. Students also will learn how to configure security in addition to how to maintain, update, and recover Windows 10.

Microsoft $250

Aug 6-10           CySA+ [Cybersecurity Analyst] (Exam CS0-001) 

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 $600

Aug 13-17        Networking With Windows Server 2016 (MOC 20741)

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

Aug 27-31        Server+ (Exam SK0-004)

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 $250

Sep 10-14         Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure (MOC 20764)

This course provides the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL server database infrastructure. Additionally, it will be of use to individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

Microsoft $250      

Oct 1-5             Identity with Windows Server 2016 (MOC 20742)        

This course teaches IT professionals how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, how to implement Group Policy, how to perform backup and restore, and how to monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory–related issues with Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this course teaches students how to deploy other Active Directory server roles, such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

Microsoft $250

Oct 29-31         Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell (MOC 10962)

This course, a follow-up to Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell (MOC 10961), will teach students how to automate administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell. Students will learn core scripting skills, and how to work with Windows PowerShell Workflow, the REST API and XML and JSON formatted data files. The course also covers how to use new administration tools such Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Just Enough Administration (JEA) to configure and secure servers.

Microsoft $250

Nov 5-9         PenTest+ [Penetration Testing] (Exam PT0-001)

This course provides information on the most up-to-date penetration testing, and 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 $600

Nov 12-16        CISSP 2018 [Certified Information Systems Security Professional]        

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.


Nov 26-30        CASP [CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner] (Exam CAS-003)         

This course outlines the advanced-level security skills and technical knowledge required to conceptualize, design, and engineer secure solutions across complex enterprise environments. The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Certification candidate will apply critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines to propose and implement solutions that map to enterprise drivers.

CompTIA $600

Dec 10-14         Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2016 (MOC 20743)     

This course explains how to implement and configure new Windows Server 2016 features and functionality. This course is for IT professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016. This course presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies and skills equivalent to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 credential.

Microsoft $250