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Exploring IT Program Options for a Profitable Career

March 15, 2021

The IT field is well-known as one of the most profitable career fields in our increasingly digital world. Unlike many other lucrative careers like law and medicine, however, you don’t need to spend eight years and $100,000+ on training before you can begin working.

Getting started in IT is surprisingly efficient and affordable, but there are plenty of paths you could take. To choose your next step forward, you need to understand the basics of our various IT programs.

 

The Quickest Option: IT Bootcamp

If you’re looking for the fastest way to launch your career is a 15 week IT Bootcamp. We have two options between our CompTIA A+ Bootcamp, and our CCNA Bootcamp. Both are only 15 weeks!

CompTIA A+ Bootcamp

Our CompTIA A+ Bootcamp was designed with you in mind. This bootcamp is an accelerated program that teaches you all the fundamentals of IT in just 15 weeks.

The bootcamp is designed to prepare you for the CompTIA A+ certification. This certification is an internationally-recognized accolade proving that you have an understanding of a wide range of IT systems, technologies, and specialties. If there’s one certification that can get your foot in the door for entry-level IT jobs, it’s A+.

Cisco CCNA Bootcamp

Our CCNA Bootcamp Option prepares you for the Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification test. In this bootcamp, you gain knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, routing technologies, infrastructure services, and infrastructure maintenance.

CompTIA Sec+ Bootcamp

Our CompTIA Sec+ Bootcamp teaches the skills required to be an entry level computer and network security technician. Completion of this course identifies the student as a knowledgeable professional in the field of security, one of the fastest growing fields in IT.

CompTIA Net+ Bootcamp

Our CompTIA Net+ Bootcamp covers all the objectives of the CompTIA Network+ certification test. The topics of focus will include networking devices, media, media specifications, networking theory, troubleshooting, policies, basic security, network operations, TCP/IP protocols, and tools.

CompTIA Server + Bootcamp

Our CompTIA Server+ Bootcamp teaches you foundational concepts related to computer hardware and software, networking, databases, programming, information systems, and data security.

 

The Comprehensive Options: IT Training Programs

If you prefer to get more in-depth training before beginning your career or if you already have a general understanding and you want to specialize, we also offer more comprehensive IT training programs. Choose from two distinct specialties: IT Systems Administrator or IT Network Specialist.

IT Systems Administrator

A systems administrator is someone in the IT field who specializes in managing servers and the technologies and networks that work with them. Our IT Systems Administrator program is designed to teach you all the essentials you’ll need to know to excel in this career.

The program covers topics such as IT fundamentals, PC hardware and software, installing and managing servers, networking concepts, and security. By the end of the program, you’ll be prepared to pass the exams for multiple certifications including CompTIA’s A+, Network+, Security+, and Server+.

IT Network Specialist

An IT Network Specialist is someone who focuses on the internal network in their organization, like the network of computers, printers, and other devices within an office. The most efficient way to launch your networking career is with our IT Network Specialist program.

This program will train you on topics such as the fundamentals of IT, IT infrastructure and networking, configuring device hardware and software, data storage and management, troubleshooting network errors, and more. You’ll learn the essentials that you’ll need to pass your Cisco CCNA certification exam as well as the exams for CompTIA’s A+, Security+, and Network+ certifications.

What All Our IT Programs Have in Common

Each of our IT programs has its own specialties and goals based on where you want your career to go. Still, there are certain advantages they all share.

Accelerated Learning

Our programs are fast-paced and designed to get professionals of all ages and backgrounds into their IT careers sooner. Even our more comprehensive programs will have you prepared for your certifications and your career in a matter of months.

Hands-On Education

All of our programs incorporate a balance between theoretical background knowledge and hands-on experience with technology. You need both to be successful in your career, and our programs feature a strong balance between the two than most four-year IT programs.

Starting Your IT Career

The first step toward a profitable, secure career is getting the training you need, and we’re here to help. Learn more about ICOHS or apply today to begin.

If you still have questions about which IT Program is right for you, contact our friendly admissions team here. We’re excited to help you take the next step in your career.

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