Advanced Technical Training
Strengthening IU's technical knowledge infrastructure through self-development
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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.
Spring 2020 Courses
SPECIAL PROGRAMMING ALERT:
Due to ongoing ICTC building renovations, the EdCert classroom will be unavailable for in-person attendees at this time. Participation in these courses is available as ONLINE ATTENDANCE ONLY, remotely from your own workstation.
Courses meet 9am to 4pm Eastern Time.
You will need to provide an IU departmental account number to complete your registration.
CompTIA A+ 2019, Core 1 (Exam 220-1001)
Mon, Feb 17 - Fri, Feb 21
CompTIA A+ is the industry preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. It is about much more than PC repair. Candidates are better prepared to troubleshoot, and problem solve, and technicians will better understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security. A+ supports the ability to connect users to the data they need to do their jobs regardless of the devices in use. CompTIA A+ CORE 1 covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing and network troubleshooting. Vendor-neutral and designed to assist in preparing for the CompTIA A+ Core 1 certification examination, 220-1001, one of two exams required for CompTIA A+ certification.
CompTIA Server+ (Exam SK0-004)
Mon, Mar 2 - Fri, Mar 6
This course builds on your existing professional experience to present the next tier of skills and concepts that you will use on the job when administering any type of network server, be it in data center or cloud environments. CompTIA Server+ covers the latest server technologies including virtualization, security and network-attached storage. Skills learned include server architecture, administration, storage, security, networking, troubleshooting as well as disaster recovery. The course provides the primary knowledge and skills you will require preparing for any type of network server-related career and assists in preparation for the Server+ SK0-004 certification exam.
Red Hat System Administration I & II (Exam EX200)
Tue (only), Mar 24 – May 12 [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 recommends these two courses as the preparation for the performance-based Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam (EX200).
Red Hat $700
CompTIA Network+ (Exam N10-007)
Wed - Fri, Mar 25-27 & Wed - Thu, Apr 1-2
This course covers the essential knowledge and skills needed for configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Ensures IT professionals can design and implement functional networks, identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations, configure/manage/maintain essential network devices, use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks, and implement network security, standards, and protocols. 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 Cloud+ (Exam CV0-002)
Wed - Fri, Apr 15-17 & Wed - Thu, Apr 22-23
This course covers the skills and expertise needed to maintain and optimize cloud infrastructure services. CompTIA Cloud+ reflects an emphasis on incorporating and managing cloud technologies as part of broader systems operations. It includes new technologies to support the changing cloud market as more organizations depend on cloud-based technologies to run mission critical systems, now that hybrid and multi-cloud have become the norm. Topics include configurations and deployment, security, management of cloud resources, troubleshooting capacity/automation/connectivity/security issues related to cloud implementations, and implementing and maintaining cloud technologies to ensure desired system performance. Cloud+ accredits IT professionals with the constantly changing and advancing knowledge they need to be successful in today’s cloud environment. Aids in preparation for the CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-002 certification exam.
CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-501)
Wed - Fri, May 6-8 & Wed - Thu, May 13-14
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. Emphasizes both the practical and hands-on ability to identify and address security threats, attacks and vulnerabilities. Security+ focuses on the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection. 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 Project+ (Exam PK0-004)
Mon, Jun 1 - Fri, Jun 5
CompTIA Project+ is intended for individuals in various job roles who are involved in managing, leading, and participating in small- to medium-scale projects. You will apply recognized practices of project management and understand the knowledge and skills required to manage the project life cycle (from initiation and planning through execution, acceptance, support and closure), ensure appropriate communication, manage resources, manage stakeholders, and maintain project documentation. Project+ covers a high-level introduction to Agile. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the CompTIA Project+ PK0-004 certification exam.
CompTIA A+ 2019, Core 2 (Exam 220-1002)
Mon, Jun 22 - Fri, Jun 26
CompTIA A+ is the industry preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. It is about much more than PC repair. Candidates are better prepared to troubleshoot, and problem solve, and technicians will better understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security. A+ supports the ability to connect users to the data they need to do their jobs regardless of the devices in use. CompTIA A+ CORE 2 covers installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting and operational procedures. Vendor-neutral and designed to assist in preparing for the CompTIA A+ Core 2 certification examination, 220-1002, one of two exams required for CompTIA A+ certification.