This certification training program is perfect for the IT professional looking to boost their career with computer network knowledge.
Computer networking refers to connected computer devices (such as laptops, desktops, servers, smartphones, and tablets) and an ever-expanding array of IoT devices( such as cameras, door locks, doorbells, thermostats, and various sensors) that communicate with one another. A job-ready candidate will be able to have a functional working knowledge of today's devices and technologies.
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MedCerts offers financial aid options through MyCAA, WIOA and Army CA. You must be a Military spouse, active duty Army, Reserves, or National Guard member or WIOA eligible job seeker to receive aid.
MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.
|MedCerts||Community College||Online College|
|Program & Tuition Cost||$4,000 average||Up to $20,000||$3,000 average|
|Exam Fees, Books & Materials||Included||Up to $750||Up to $750|
|Job Ready In||3–6 months||24–48 months||3–6 months|
|Schedule Flexibility||On-demand 24/7||Set class schedule||On-demand 24/7|
|Travel Requirements||None: 100% online||On-campus classrooms||None: 100% online|
|Student Support||Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access||Professors: scheduled office hours||Support inbox|
|Career Coaching||Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers||Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements||Exam-specific only|
|Content Delivery||3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning||Professor lectures||Varies: typically videos and presentations|
This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.
“As an experienced healthcare professional making a transition into the IT field, I have been extremely pleased with the support that MedCerts has given me from the time that I started taking their courses. Being a married professional with a child, my life is extremely busy, and the advantages that their online course offers are substantial. I would, in particular, like to acknowledge the tremendous support that I have received (and continue to receive) from the IT academic advisor. The team has all worked diligently, and gone above and beyond the call of duty, to resolve my concerns, and assist me with the completion of my IT program. I would heartily recommend MedCerts to anyone who is thinking about changing their current field, or acquiring a new skill set, while they are currently employed.”
For students looking to break into a new career in IT or climb the ladder within their current role - the successful candidate will need to understand the continuous changes and advancements made to software, networking, and infrastructure as they grow more and more interconnected each day. To move forward in this everchanging landscape, students need to know the latest networking technologies plus security, automation, and programmability-and hiring managers need to know that you know. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification provides this validation and demonstrates that the student can properly execute networking protocols using the latest Cisco products and solutions.
The CCNA exam covers a breadth of topics including network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability. Newly retooled for the latest technologies and job roles, the CCNA certification now consists of one certification exam, whereas previous versions required multiple exams to earn the same certification.
The industry's most widely recognized and respected associate-level certification, CCNA focuses exclusively on technical skills related to Cisco products. Integrated throughout this course is a series of Practice Labs, which allow students to practice their IT skills and demonstrate proficiency in specific tasks and procedures related to configuring and managing Cisco networking equipment. These labs allow the student to perform real-world scenarios to build confidence and competence through hands-on practice within a safe, live-lab environment. Within the practice lab environment, students learn by doing by way of both guided and self-guided tasks within a hosted virtual live environment. Within this environment, students have access to the latest hardware and software that will be found in the real world. Students will learn how to set up and configure switches and routers to ensure smooth functionality of the network. After completion, students will be able to plan and configure different IP ranges for a network and configure Cisco equipment accordingly. The tasks in the exercises are aligned to give students an in-depth knowledge of configuring and maintaining a network using Cisco networking equipment.
The job-ready candidate needs to be able to handle a range of technical tasks, but also must deal with co worker, client, customer, and other human relations issues. Because Customer Service is a priority in situations where any interaction occurs, students will learn the fundamentals of Customer Service by completing a module that has been aligned with standards set forth by the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE). This training is designed to be transferrable to any position, across virtually any industry. Students that successfully complete this course will achieve certification as Customer Service Certified (CSC).
Upon completion, MedCerts will sponsor the cost of the CCNA exam.
|Total Program Duration||7 Week|
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