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IT Systems Administrator Certification

Get certified and become a Systems Administrator in as little as 12 months.
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Next Session Application Deadline:
Feb 26th

Unlock a Rewarding Career in Network Security as a Systems Administrator

Hybrid & Online program options available.

Our IT Systems Administrator program equips you with a comprehensive skill set, making you highly employable in the field of network and systems administration. You’ll develop the technical prowess and professional acumen needed to excel in today’s computerized workplace. 

Learn about Master Troubleshooting, Security Prowess, Intranet Proficiency, Seamless Software Installation, Technical Support Excellence, and more. 

ACCET is listed by the U. S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. 

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Program Information

HYBRID (IN-PERSON & ONLINE) AND FULLY ONLINE PROGRAM OPTIONS AVAILABLE.
  • Master Troubleshooting: Acquire the expertise to swiftly troubleshoot and manage software, a critical skill every Systems Administrator must possess.
  • Security Prowess: Understand essential security measures and antivirus protocols to protect networks from cyber threats. Dive into the world of computer hacker forensic investigation and become a Certified Network Defender.
  • Intranet Proficiency: Learn the intricacies of intranet systems to efficiently manage internal networks.

  • Seamless Software Installation: Gain hands-on experience in software installation, ensuring your systems are always up and running.

  • Technical Support Excellence: Be the go-to expert for hardware and software support, contributing to the smooth operation of any organization.

IT system administrator certifications such as CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+ demonstrate that the candidate has the skills to be successful as a systems administrator. Systems Administrators can, additionally, advance their career by continuing their training with an Associate Degree in Information Technology through ICOHS College. 

ICOHS College prepares each student to develop the technical and professional skills needed to install, manage, and troubleshoot software in today’s market.

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Prerequisites: None
This course provides students the IT Fundamentals. Students learn foundational concepts related to computer hardware and software, networking, databases, programming, information systems, and data security. The course includes a number of hands-on labs to reinforce the concepts students are learning.

Prerequisites: None
Students will learn computer components and specifications, how to troubleshoot PC Hardware problems and understand how to solve computer maintenance issues. This course is designed to prepare you to pass the CompTIA A+ Core 1 certification. The CompTIA A+ Certification is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles.

Prerequisites: PC 101 or equivalent
Students will learn to install various operating systems, understand software concepts, such as, creating, managing, and troubleshooting virtual machines, while implementing various operating systems parameters in Microsoft and Linux environments. Students will learn how to troubleshoot software issues, understand operating system security postures, and understand how to solve computer software issues. This course is designed to prepare you to pass the CompTIA A+ Core 2 certification. The CompTIA A+ Certification is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles

Prerequisites: PC 102 or equivalent
This course 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.

Prerequisites: NET 101 or equivalent
This course covers the second half of 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. This course will prepare students to take the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

Prerequisites: None
Course objectives and coverage include introduction to career services, goal setting, advanced resume, and cover letter, understanding the hiring process, networking and social media, job searching and the market, interview prep and salary worth, understanding how to answer common questions, mock interview and the follow up process.

Prerequisites: NET 102 or equivalent
This course 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. Security threats are increasing in number and severity and the gap between the need for security professionals and qualified IT personnel is the largest of any IT specialty. Even in a troubled economy, most businesses plan to maintain or increase their investment in security.

Prerequisites: NET 102 or equivalent
This course can benefit you in two ways. If you intend to pass the CompTIA Server+ certification examination, this course can be a significant part of your preparation. But certification is not the only key to professional success in the field of server management. Today’s job market demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you build your sysadmin skill set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any entry-level server administration role.

  • Understand server administration concepts.
  • Understand virtualization and cloud computing.
  • Understand physical and network security concepts.
  • Manage physical inventory and assets.

Prerequisites: SIS 101 or equivalent
This course can benefit you in two ways. If you intend to pass the CompTIA Server+ certification examination, this course can be a significant part of your preparation. But certification is not the only key to professional success in the field of server management. Today’s job market demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you build your sysadmin skill set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any entry-level server administration role.

  • Manage server hardware.
  • Configure storage management.
  • Install and configure an OS.
  • Troubleshoot OS, application, and network configurations.

Prerequisites: SN 102 or equivalent
This course can benefit you in two ways. If you intend to pass the CompTIA Server+ certification examination, this course can be a significant part of your preparation. But certification is not the only key to professional success in the field of server management. Today’s job market demands
individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you build your sysadmin skill set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any entry-level

  • Maintain and manage servers post-installation.
  • Manage data security.
  • Manage service and data availability.
  • Decommission servers.
The IT Systems Administrator program will prepare you for your career by attaining the necessary technical skills to pass various industry certifications such as:
CompTIA Server

CompTIA Server+

CompTIA Server+ is a global certification that validates the hands-on skills of IT professionals who install, manage and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premise and hybrid environments. CompTIA Server+ is the only certification that can ensure that IT professionals at the administrator level are able to perform their tasks in any environment because it is the only certification not restricted to a single platform.

CompTIA A

CompTIA A+

Passing the CompTIA A+ exam demonstrates a core set of skills pertaining to information technology. CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world.

CompTIA Network

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Network+ tests your ability to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot essential networks security. Unlike other vendor-specific networking certifications, CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates to support networks on any platform. CompTIA Network+ is the only certification that covers the specific skills that network professionals need.

CompTIA Security

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification a candidate should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting, ensuring candidates have practical security problem-solving skills

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Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI)

This program takes a detailed and methodological approach to digital forensics and evidence analysis that also pivots around Dark Web, IoT, and Cloud Forensics. It covers tools and techniques for conducting digital investigations using ground-breaking technologies.

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Certified Network Defender (C|ND)

Certified Network Defender helps IT Professionals play an active role in protecting digital business assets and detecting and responding to cyber threats while leveraging Threat Intelligence to predict them before they happen.

Hybrid Schedule Options:

  • 2 days of online lectures
  • 1 day of on campus Lab work
Daytime Option:

Tuesday - Thursday
9:30am - 4:00pm

Evening Option:

Monday - Thursday
5:45pm - 10:15pm

Online-Only Schedule Options:

  • 2 days of online lectures
  • 1 day of virtual lab work
  • 2 instructor meetings per week

The theoretical, lecture, online lab functions, and lab simulators are online. This allows students who need the most schedule flexibility to complete assignments by their weekly deadlines. The program sets attainable learning objectives for students and outlines explicit deadlines for reading assignments, quizzes, labs, and other assignments.

The Systems Administrator program at ICOHS College is designed for a diverse range of individuals who are looking to advance their careers in the field of IT and network administration. Potential beneficiaries include:

  1. Aspiring IT Professionals: Individuals who are new to the field of IT and want to kickstart their careers as Systems Administrators.
  2. Career Changers: People from different professional backgrounds who are looking to transition into the IT industry.
  3. IT Enthusiasts: Those with a passion for technology and a desire to specialize in network security and Systems Administration.
  4. Current IT Workers: IT professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and skills in network security and administration to advance their careers.
  5. Recent College Graduates: Graduates in related fields (such as computer science or information technology) who want to further enhance their qualifications and employability.
  6. Certification Seekers: Individuals who aim to gain relevant certifications, such as CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+, as part of their career development.
  7. Entry-Level Technicians: Those who have some foundational knowledge and skills in IT and want to build a strong foundation for future career growth.
  8. IT Support Staff: IT support professionals who want to move into more specialized roles in network and Systems Administration.

In summary, ICOHS College’s Systems Administrator program is suitable for a broad audience of individuals who want to gain the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in IT, with a specific focus on network security and Systems Administration.

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*Each IT student receives a laptop to support their studies and future career! The laptop is for the student to keep and use for online assignments, tests, and projects.

HYBRID (IN-PERSON & ONLINE) AND FULLY ONLINE PROGRAM OPTIONS AVAILABLE.
  • Master Troubleshooting: Acquire the expertise to swiftly troubleshoot and manage software, a critical skill every Systems Administrator must possess.
  • Security Prowess: Understand essential security measures and antivirus protocols to protect networks from cyber threats. Dive into the world of computer hacker forensic investigation and become a Certified Network Defender.
  • Intranet Proficiency: Learn the intricacies of intranet systems to efficiently manage internal networks.

  • Seamless Software Installation: Gain hands-on experience in software installation, ensuring your systems are always up and running.

  • Technical Support Excellence: Be the go-to expert for hardware and software support, contributing to the smooth operation of any organization.

IT system administrator certifications such as CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+ demonstrate that the candidate has the skills to be successful as a systems administrator. Systems Administrators can, additionally, advance their career by continuing their training with an Associate Degree in Information Technology through ICOHS College. 

ICOHS College prepares each student to develop the technical and professional skills needed to install, manage, and troubleshoot software in today’s market.

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Prerequisites: None
This course provides students the IT Fundamentals. Students learn foundational concepts related to computer hardware and software, networking, databases, programming, information systems, and data security. The course includes a number of hands-on labs to reinforce the concepts students are learning.

Prerequisites: None
Students will learn computer components and specifications, how to troubleshoot PC Hardware problems and understand how to solve computer maintenance issues. This course is designed to prepare you to pass the CompTIA A+ Core 1 certification. The CompTIA A+ Certification is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles.

Prerequisites: PC 101 or equivalent
Students will learn to install various operating systems, understand software concepts, such as, creating, managing, and troubleshooting virtual machines, while implementing various operating systems parameters in Microsoft and Linux environments. Students will learn how to troubleshoot software issues, understand operating system security postures, and understand how to solve computer software issues. This course is designed to prepare you to pass the CompTIA A+ Core 2 certification. The CompTIA A+ Certification is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles

Prerequisites: PC 102 or equivalent
This course 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.

Prerequisites: NET 101 or equivalent
This course covers the second half of 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. This course will prepare students to take the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

Prerequisites: None
Course objectives and coverage include introduction to career services, goal setting, advanced resume, and cover letter, understanding the hiring process, networking and social media, job searching and the market, interview prep and salary worth, understanding how to answer common questions, mock interview and the follow up process.

Prerequisites: NET 102 or equivalent
This course 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. Security threats are increasing in number and severity and the gap between the need for security professionals and qualified IT personnel is the largest of any IT specialty. Even in a troubled economy, most businesses plan to maintain or increase their investment in security.

Prerequisites: NET 102 or equivalent
This course can benefit you in two ways. If you intend to pass the CompTIA Server+ certification examination, this course can be a significant part of your preparation. But certification is not the only key to professional success in the field of server management. Today’s job market demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you build your sysadmin skill set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any entry-level server administration role.

  • Understand server administration concepts.
  • Understand virtualization and cloud computing.
  • Understand physical and network security concepts.
  • Manage physical inventory and assets.

Prerequisites: SIS 101 or equivalent
This course can benefit you in two ways. If you intend to pass the CompTIA Server+ certification examination, this course can be a significant part of your preparation. But certification is not the only key to professional success in the field of server management. Today’s job market demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you build your sysadmin skill set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any entry-level server administration role.

  • Manage server hardware.
  • Configure storage management.
  • Install and configure an OS.
  • Troubleshoot OS, application, and network configurations.

Prerequisites: SN 102 or equivalent
This course can benefit you in two ways. If you intend to pass the CompTIA Server+ certification examination, this course can be a significant part of your preparation. But certification is not the only key to professional success in the field of server management. Today’s job market demands
individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you build your sysadmin skill set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any entry-level

  • Maintain and manage servers post-installation.
  • Manage data security.
  • Manage service and data availability.
  • Decommission servers.
The IT Systems Administrator program will prepare you for your career by attaining the necessary technical skills to pass various industry certifications such as:
CompTIA Server

CompTIA Server+

CompTIA Server+ is a global certification that validates the hands-on skills of IT professionals who install, manage and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premise and hybrid environments. CompTIA Server+ is the only certification that can ensure that IT professionals at the administrator level are able to perform their tasks in any environment because it is the only certification not restricted to a single platform.

CompTIA A

CompTIA A+

Passing the CompTIA A+ exam demonstrates a core set of skills pertaining to information technology. CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world.

CompTIA Network

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Network+ tests your ability to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot essential networks security. Unlike other vendor-specific networking certifications, CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates to support networks on any platform. CompTIA Network+ is the only certification that covers the specific skills that network professionals need.

CompTIA Security

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification a candidate should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting, ensuring candidates have practical security problem-solving skills

logo small size 14

Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI)

This program takes a detailed and methodological approach to digital forensics and evidence analysis that also pivots around Dark Web, IoT, and Cloud Forensics. It covers tools and techniques for conducting digital investigations using ground-breaking technologies.

logo small size 09

Certified Network Defender (C|ND)

Certified Network Defender helps IT Professionals play an active role in protecting digital business assets and detecting and responding to cyber threats while leveraging Threat Intelligence to predict them before they happen.

Hybrid Schedule Options:

  • 2 days of online lectures
  • 1 day of on campus Lab work
Daytime Option:

Tuesday - Thursday
9:30am - 4:00pm

Evening Option:

Monday - Thursday
5:45pm - 10:15pm

Online-Only Schedule Options:

  • 2 days of online lectures
  • 1 day of virtual lab work
  • 2 instructor meetings per week

The theoretical, lecture, online lab functions, and lab simulators are online. This allows students who need the most schedule flexibility to complete assignments by their weekly deadlines. The program sets attainable learning objectives for students and outlines explicit deadlines for reading assignments, quizzes, labs, and other assignments.

The Systems Administrator program at ICOHS College is designed for a diverse range of individuals who are looking to advance their careers in the field of IT and network administration. Potential beneficiaries include:

  1. Aspiring IT Professionals: Individuals who are new to the field of IT and want to kickstart their careers as Systems Administrators.
  2. Career Changers: People from different professional backgrounds who are looking to transition into the IT industry.
  3. IT Enthusiasts: Those with a passion for technology and a desire to specialize in network security and Systems Administration.
  4. Current IT Workers: IT professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and skills in network security and administration to advance their careers.
  5. Recent College Graduates: Graduates in related fields (such as computer science or information technology) who want to further enhance their qualifications and employability.
  6. Certification Seekers: Individuals who aim to gain relevant certifications, such as CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+, as part of their career development.
  7. Entry-Level Technicians: Those who have some foundational knowledge and skills in IT and want to build a strong foundation for future career growth.
  8. IT Support Staff: IT support professionals who want to move into more specialized roles in network and Systems Administration.

In summary, ICOHS College’s Systems Administrator program is suitable for a broad audience of individuals who want to gain the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in IT, with a specific focus on network security and Systems Administration.

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*Each IT student receives a laptop to support their studies and future career! The laptop is for the student to keep and use for online assignments, tests, and projects.

ICOHS College Tuition & Financial Aid Options

 ICOHS College offers assistance in applying for scholarships, federal aid, military benefits, and monthly payment plans to help you build an affordable and manageable education plan. Financial Aid only available for those that qualify.

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$3,000 Institutional Scholarship
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Federal Financial student Aid
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Cal Grant
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Veteran & Military Benefits
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Cash or Zero to Low Interest Payment Plan

Career Outlook For IT Systems Administrators

After completing our IT Systems Administrator training, students will be able to pursue various careers in the computer industry. Certificate holders may choose to work in an office environment managing system software or work independently.

As a professional, you will need to implement and manage computer software and operating systems, troubleshoot network problems, and even perform basic network security. Support specialists are not necessarily bound to the 9-5 work schedule. If preferred, professionals may choose to work nights, weekends, or other time slots outside of traditional office hours.

Is becoming a Systems Administrator a good career?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): Despite limited employment growth, about 24,900 openings for network and computer systems administrators are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

Systems Administrators, also known as SysAdmins, are in high demand.

They keep business functions and processes running smoothly by ensuring a seamless operation of IT infrastructures. From server and client configuration and maintenance to access controls to network services and application resource requirements, the role necessitates a wide range of in-demand career skills. 

If you are keen on working with computer networks on a daily basis, becoming a systems administrator (or SysAdmin) could be your next step.

As tech experts, System Administrators draw an average salary of $90,520 ($43.52), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And with a six percent annual growth rate anticipated through 2026, it’s clear that system administration is here to stay.

Career Services Support

ICOHS College offers lifetime job assistance. We offer our students support in resume and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, and access to our list of partners and companies that want to hire them! So regardless of how long ago a student has graduated, they can always return to ICOHS College for job assistance.

Although we cannot guarantee a job, as the actual interview and determination are up to the employer, we will support them throughout the process.

Our Career Services team is constantly in contact with businesses and organizations that are looking for new staff. We send out timely email notices of internships and openings, and we help you prepare for your application!

At any time during and after your program, you can send us your resume and cover letter for feedback and editing, and we will always make time to do mock interviews and train you to get the job you want.

Note: Self-employment is a common vocational objective after completion of this program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a certified Systems Administrator?

A certified system administrator fixes computer server problems. These individuals are responsible for organizing, installing, and supporting an organization’s computer systems. This includes local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, and other data communication systems.

What tools does ICOHS College provide to me as a student?
  1. Laptop
  2. IT Networking Kit
  3. All books/learning supplies are included in the cost of tuition and fees
  4. ICOHS T-Shirt
  5. ICOHS note book and Tote bag
  6. Vouchers for each exam listed for the program (contingent on passing the class)

Each IT student receives a laptop to support their studies and future career! The laptop is for the student to keep and use for online assignments, tests, and projects.

What is the difference between the hybrid and online only IT Systems Administrator programs?

Our two IT programs are delivered in 2 ways: Online or Hybrid (online with on-campus labs).  Fostering two modalities in education deliveries allows ICOHS College to cater to different types of learners.

1. ONLINE DELIVERY:

The online delivery is entirely online. The theoretical, lecture, online lab functions, and lab simulators are online that will allow remote students, or those who need the most schedule flexibility to complete assignments at their convenience. However, the program sets attainable learning objectives for students, outlines exactly what reading should be completed, and gives explicit deadlines for the quizzes, labs, and other assignments for students to know exactly when to complete your assignments.

The Lead Instructor carefully monitors a student’s progress on a weekly basis. If one is falling behind or needs extra help, time will be set aside to ensure they have the support they need to meet the learning outcomes for their classes.

Mentorship hours: This is a time set aside for the instructor and student to connect to ensure students are on track, and answer questions they may have. Weekly learning objectives are expected to be met as outlined in the syllabus.

Type of Students: Students out of town and only looking to do their whole program online must have weekly check-ins with their instructors. They have to work independently and be disciplined to turn in assignments on time.

Benefits for Online Delivery:  Convenience of studying from your own space and not worrying about transportation or time schedule.  If you have a busy schedule or do not have daycare, this is the ideal delivery.  In addition, if you need extra time to understand a concept, you may take longer to review the lessons.

2. HYBRID DELIVERY:

The hybrid delivery includes online theory and practice assignments with on-campus labs. This is recommended for local students, as it requires them to arrive on campus weekly to complete their coursework. The number of hours will depend on the student’s speed at grasping the learning objectives set for the week. Students who cannot complete on-campus work one day a week may be asked to enroll online instead. Once committed to the Hybrid delivery, students cannot switch back and forth with Online delivery.

Lab hours are Tuesday-Thursday from  9:30 am-4:00 pm.  

Students can come during those times to receive their lab assignments and complete them with peers or on their own. It is recommended that students complete the reading and quizzes for the week prior to attending Lab to ensure their success. Labs are often built on the week’s reading and assignments. On online days, there is optional time with an instructor as needed for students to ask questions, receive technical support, or get further explanation of a topic they might want assistance with.

Mentorship hours: This is a time set aside for the instructor and student to connect to ensure students are on track, and answer questions they may have. Weekly learning objectives are expected to be met as outlined in the syllabus.

Type of Students: Students living within a 25-30 miles radius can come to campus for hands-on training. They must know how to work independently and be disciplined to turn in assignments on time.

Benefits for Hybrid Delivery: This is having the best of both worlds because you can work independently and get hands-on training in person. Great for people with a busy schedule but who do not want to study independently entirely.

What are my expectations as a student Online and In-person?
ONLINE DELIVERY: 

Online delivery students are expected to read the assigned chapters and complete the assigned quizzes, labs, and other deliverables by the dates given. Typically, there is a deadline on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, but they can be completed any time before those days.

An instructor is assigned to the class that will be available via email (response within one business day) for questions or concerns. The teacher will establish a schedule to meet with all students taking the same class. Earlier in the program, meetings might occur a few times a week, and they might scale back as students become more confident in the source material. These meetings are optional for students but highly recommended.

If students are missing assignments or falling behind and receiving poor grades on the projects, the teacher will reach out to them requesting a meeting to discuss their progress and help coach them through some topics they might be struggling with. This meeting is mandatory.

HYBRID DELIVERY:

Hybrid delivery students are expected to read the assigned chapters and complete the assigned quizzes, labs, and other deliverables by the dates given. Typically, there is a deadline on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but they can be completed any time before the deadline. The Labs are on campus and typically require 4-6 hours to complete. Students will have an assigned lab day for their cohort to come together and complete lab assignments with the instructor. These lab days are mandatory. If students are not able to complete lab assignments on the assigned lab days, we can arrange another day of the week to complete the same. Currently, the Lab is only available Monday-Thursday, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. We do not have evening labs at the moment. Once we have more students, evening labs will be available.

An instructor is assigned to the class that will be available via email (response within one business day) for questions or concerns. The teacher will establish a schedule to meet with all students taking the same class. Earlier in the program, meetings might occur a few times a week, and they might scale back as students become more confident in the source material. These meetings are optional for students but highly recommended.

If students are missing assignments or falling behind and receiving poor grades on the projects, the teacher will reach out to them requesting a meeting to discuss their progress and help coach them through some topics they might be struggling with. This meeting is mandatory.

Please note that your online delivery may have a different instructor than your onsite instructor. However, both instructors will follow the same syllabus and learning objectives.

 

 

 

What is the difference between a bootcamp certificate and a full IT program?

A Bootcamp certificate is a short program that is focused on certification of only one type. Our Bootcamps range from 5 weeks to 15 weeks, depending on the certification.

  • Bootcamps are considered CEUs. They cannot receive financial aid or VA funding at this time.
  • If students are signing up for a Bootcamp, please ensure they fill out a CEU enrollment agreement and other CEU forms. Prices are on the tuition and fee schedule.
  • CEU students do not need to show proof of high school graduation. We typically require an interview with the Lead Instructor to confirm students will succeed in the class.

Bootcamp students will need to attend orientation.

What is the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Certificate

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate credential is a prerequisite for more advanced Microsoft certifications. This certification is designed for people looking for entry-level employment in information technology.

The MSCA credential will be retired on Jan. 31, 2021.

What are the best System Administrator certifications?

The system administration certifications offered at ICOHS college prepare students for a successful career in the field. Upon completion, students will be eligible to sit for the CompTIA trio as well as CompTIA Server+.

Those who wish to earn additional credentials can also sit for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Exam. Other certifications that help demonstrate core system administration skills include the Oracle Linux System Administrator and the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert.

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By submitting this form, you are giving your express written consent for ICOHS College to contact you regarding our programs and services using email, telephone or text – including our use of automated technology for calls and periodic texts to any wireless number you provide. Message and data rates may apply. This consent is not required to purchase goods/services and you may always call us directly at 858-581-9460.