This program is a great entry career into the IT field, building and managing networks for businesses and organizations.
IT Helpdesk Administrators have the flexibility to work with a variety of industries and businesses. All organizations, from headquarters to field offices, require some form of PC Technician to help set up desktop and mobile equipment, manage their computer networks and troubleshooting issues. You may also be responsible for an organization’s telecommunications.
We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.
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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.”
A helpdesk certification provides a strong base for a long career in IT. This program is comprised of three courses – A+, Network+ and Microsoft Office Series III – to prepare you to start a career as an IT Helpdesk Administrator. Through these three courses, you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the following tasks on personal computer hardware and operating systems: installation, PC building, system upgrades, repair, system configuration, troubleshooting, problem diagnosis and preventative maintenance.
The A+ Certification shows technical ability and signifies the competence to support a wide variety of hardware and software. Network + Certification validates that you have the knowledge needed to use and maintain a wide range of networking technologies and have proficiency in networking administration and support.
The Microsoft Office Series III module will provide the range of skills needed to create professional-quality documents and effectively communicate and collaborate within an office environment. The content covered includes how to create, edit and enhance documents in Microsoft Word, how to organize, calculate and analyze information in Microsoft Excel, how to exchange information and manage your activities in Microsoft Outlook, and how to create effective and robust presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. Additional skills will include how to create and format various types of diagrams with Microsoft Visio and how to collaborate effectively with the use of Office 365 Web Apps, OneDrive, and Skype for Business
This Helpdesk Admin program provides you with the knowledge to sit for three international certification exams. Two exams make up the A+ Certification: CompTIA A+ Exam 220-1001 and CompTIA A+ Exam 220-1002, and one exam leads to the CompTIA Network + Certification (Exam N10-007). The registration and cost for both A+ certification exams and the Network+ exam are covered by MedCerts.
This program meets additional approval requirements for the following state(s): Texas.
|Total Program Duration||18 Week|
“I am beyond to have found a program that not only help further your education, but the program is also flexible to accommodate your schedule. You don’t have to get your prerequisites out of the way and the program dives straight into the field you wish to build a career in.”