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Title: Fran Weaver


1
IT Certification SolutionsPreparing Students for
Jobsin the 21st Century
  • Fran Weaver
  • Course Technology
  • fran.weaver_at_course.com

2
Agenda
  • Why Certification?
  • Key Benefits of Certification
  • Who Are the Players?
  • What Are the Certifications?
  • The Facts Salary Statistics
  • How Can We Help You?

3
Why? The Benefits
  • Proof of skills
  • In demand by employers
  • Increased enrollments in training programs
  • High placement rates and salaries students WILL
    get jobs!
  • Many employers pay for certification training

4
Impact of Certification
  • Standard benchmark for assessing skills
  • Lowers employer training costs
  • Higher efficiency and productivity
  • 78 of companies experienced more productivity
    from their certified employees and 92 realized
    financial benefits by having certificate holders
    on staff
  • survey by Intl. Data Corp.

5
The Need
  • There are more than 1.6 million new IT jobs this
    year in the US
  • An estimated half of those jobs will be unfilled
    just because there arent enough IT professionals
    in the workforce
  • Information Technology Assn. of America study
    Bridging the Gap Information Technology
    Skillsfor a New Millennium August 2000

6
The Need
  • There has never been a better time to be in IS
    unless youre a manager looking to fill a job.
  • PC Week, 5/27/96

7
Top 5 Reasons to Get Certified
  • Get a raise
  • 56 report pay increases upon certification
  • Get your foot in the door
  • Increase skills and knowledge
  • Enhances on-the-job effectiveness
  • Gain respect
  • Land the choice assignments

8
Who Are The Players?
  • 80 certification programs now test competency
    from databases to hardware
  • Microsoft
  • Novell
  • Cisco Systems
  • CompTIA
  • Oracle
  • Chauncey/NWCET
  • Linux Professional Institute
  • Sair/GNU

9
What Are The Certifications?
  • Microsoft Office UserSpecialist Program

10
MOUS Certification
  • Performance-based testing program designed to
    validate front office desktop computers skills
  • Measures proficiency and efficiency in Office
    2000 and 97 applications
  • Over 150 million registered MS Office users
    worldwide
  • 190,000 MOUS exams administered since 1998
  • Administering 16,000 tests per month
  • New exams Project 2000, Outlook 2000
  • AI (Authorized Instructor) Certification
  • As of October 2000 1,000 worldwide

11
MOUSCertification Levels
12
CompaniesEndorsing MOUS
  • Bell South
  • Boeing - McDonnel Douglas - Rockwell
  • Canon USA / Imaging
  • City National Bank
  • Crowe, Chizek Accounting
  • Dial Corporation
  • EDS
  • Federal Reserve Bank ATL
  • Federal Reserve Bank MN
  • Fluor
  • FileNet
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • Gateway Computers
  • Getty Museum
  • HP
  • Hughes
  • Harley Davidson
  • Ingram - Micro
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Microsoft
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Pacific Northwest Labs (Dept of Energy)
  • State Farm Insurance
  • SAIC
  • Southern California Edison
  • Southwest Airlines
  • States MO, PA, MD, IL, UT, WV, WA
  • Toshiba
  • Toyota
  • TRW

13
SchoolsEndorsing MOUS
  • Pepperdine MBA program
  • Bellevue CC
  • Central Wyoming College
  • Cuyahoga CC
  • Delaware Tech CC
  • Frederick CC
  • Hudson Valley CC
  • Illinois Central College
  • Joliet Junior College
  • Loyalist College
  • Miami - Jacobs College
  • Muskegon CC
  • Patrick Henry CC
  • Portland CC
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Vatterott College
  • Bucknell University
  • Liberty University
  • Marshall University
  • Penn State University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Shenandoah University
  • University of Alaska
  • University of Montana
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Virginia
  • Villanovah University
  • Vincennes University
  • Western Washington University
  • 300 OTHERS

14
What are the Certifications?
An industry-recognized standard for measuring a
computer professional's ability to design,
develop, implement, and support solutions with
Microsoft products
15
Windows 2000 MCSE
  • NT 4.0 exams retired 2/28,01, valid through 12/01
  • More than 266,000 IT professionals have been
    trained on Win 2K
  • Accelerated Upgrade Exam (70-240)
  • Available to NT 4 MCP/MCSEs only
  • 1 testing opportunity, no cost (avail through
    12/31/01)
  • Exam questions now 60-70 simulation, 45
    troubleshooting
  • 5 core and 2 elective exams
  • Heavy focus on design and analysis

16
Become a Microsoft AATP
  • Authorized Academic Training Provider (AATP)
  • Provides training and resources to students in an
    academic environment who may not have access to
    affordable training
  • Partnership with Microsoft
  • Positions your school as a progressive IT
    facility
  • No fee for program participation
  • 100-user MS product license (subject of course)
  • Discounts on exams for students and faculty

17
What Are The Certifications?
  • Certified NetWare Administrator
  • 2 Exams
  • Certified NetWare Engineer
  • 2 Exams, hands-on lab component
  • NEW Certified Directory Engineer

18
Cisco CCNA / CCNPCertification
What Are The Certifications?
19
Cisco Academy Network
  • Fastest growing area of certification
  • Teaches hardware and communication of networks
  • Taught mainly in high schools, technical schools
    and colleges
  • CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
  • 280-hour e-learning environment
  • 1 exam
  • Curriculum correlated to national math and
    science standards
  • CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional)
  • Premium certification equivalent to an MCSE
  • Must be CCNA, pass 4 exams

20
Cisco Academy Network
  • Regional Academies
  • Responsible for up to 10 local Academies
  • Provides training, maintenance and support
  • Local Academies
  • Articulation agreements or dual enrollment
    provide feeder programs into two-year networking
    degree programs

21
More About Cisco
  • Program began October 1997
  • Statistics as of 3/30/01
  • Currently 6,570 Academies worldwide
  • 5,498 Local
  • 243 Regional
  • 790 Local/Regional
  • 50 States DC, 121 Countries
  • 198,884 students enrolled

22
What Are The Certifications?
  • Computer Technology Industry Association is a
    not-for-profit trade organization with over
    10,000 companies and professional IT members
    educators and industry executives who developed
    vendor neutral IT certifications.

23
  • Industry standard credential for PC service and
    support technicians
  • 40 increase in A certifications in 2000
  • As of 12/00 269,990 certified technicians
  • CompTIA certifications do not expire
  • New exam live 1/31/01
  • Testing of previous exams (1998 objectives)
    available through 3/30/01

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  • New exam eliminates Win 3.1, customer service
    skills
  • New exam includes Win 95 98, NT 4 Win 2000
  • A Core Hardware
  • Printers, basic networking, installation,
    configuration and upgrading, diagnosis and
    troubleshooting, preventive maintenance,
    motherboard and memory
  • A OS Technologies
  • OS fundamentals, installation, configuration and
    upgrading, diagnosis and troubleshooting,
    networks and memory management

26
  • Vendor neutral networking hardware and
    architecture certification
  • Curriculum starts at ground zero
  • Foundation for MCSE or other networking
    certifications
  • Can be incorporated into any computer support
    program
  • Novell accepts Net towards CNA certification
  • Cisco curriculum prepares students for Net
  • Anticipated growth due to Microsoft dropping Net
    Essentials exam
  • Currently 29,827 certified professionals (3/01)

27
  • Vendor-neutral, entry-level Internet
    certification program
  • Baseline technical knowledge of Internet,
    Intranet and Extranet technologies
  • Coverage includes Internet basics, Internet
    clients, development, networking, security, and
    Web site creation
  • Recommended first step for AWP (Assn. for Web
    Professionals) certification
  • Accepted by CIW as Foundation certification
  • Recognized and accepted by the Association of
    Internet Professionals, Novell Education, IBM and
    Intel

28
  • Newest CompTIA certification
  • Exams live 2/14/01
  • Coverage includes
  • Advanced PC hardware issues, such as RAID, SCSI,
    multiple CPUs, and more
  • Currently nothing in the industry like this that
    is vendor neutral
  • Supporting organizations 3Com, Adaptec, Compaq,
    HP, IBM, Intel
  • Course Technology is a cornerstone member of the
    Server Advisory Committee

29
What Are The Certifications?
  • Associate Technology Specialist (ATS)
  • Vendor-neutral certification from Chauncey Group,
    based on NWCET Skill Standards (NSF grant)
  • Core Skills Exam
  • Employability skills, problem solving, project
    management, applied math, basic writing,
    statistics
  • 2 Exams in one of 8 career areas
  • Database, Digital Media, Enterprise Systems,
    Network, Programming, Technical Support,
    Technical Writing, Web Development

30
What are the Certifications?
  • Certified Internet Web Master
  • CIW Associate / Professional / Master
  • Vendor-neutral industry-leading certification for
    Internet professionals created by ProSoft
  • Only Internet certification endorsed by both
    Assn. of Internet Professionals (AIP) and Intl.
    Webmasters Assn. (IWA)
  • Courses and exams are based on specific Internet
    job responsibilities

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  • 3 tracks
  • Designer (design, implement, and maintaining
    hypertext-based sites, create web content)
  • Developer (create interactive Web pages using
    client- and server-side Web applications access
    relational database systems from Web
    applications)
  • Administrator (configure, manage and deploy
    e-business solutions servers)
  • Over 10,000 certified worldwide
  • i-Net accepted as Foundations exam

32
Oracle Internet Academy
  • Partnership between Oracle Corporation and
    secondary schools
  • Provides students with an introduction to the
    internet and web application development
  • Four 90-hour courses
  • Database Fundamentals, Database Programming, Java
    Programming, Java Database Applications
  • Oracle provides professional development,
    software, course materials, and support
  • As of 3/01, 60,000 OCPs (100 increase over last
    8 mos.)

33
Salary Statistics
Certification and IT Professionals research study
conducted by Fairfield Research, Inc. 12/00
34
Salary IncreasesFollowing Certification
Technical certification average 12 salary
increase
Certification and IT Professionals research study
conducted by Fairfield Research, Inc. 12/00
35
Salary Statistics
36
  • How can wehelp you?

37
Course Technology
  • Courseware
  • Assessment
  • Exam prep materials
  • (CoursePrep StudyGuide, CoursePrep ExamGuide)
  • CompTIA cornerstone Advisory Committee member
  • Partnership with The Chauncey Group
  • Alliance with Thomson Prometric

38
MicrosoftMOUS
39
How Can We Help You?
  • Full MOUS solution
  • Comprehensive, authoritative textbooks approved
    by Microsoft
  • Teaching Tools and Instructors Resources
  • Live, in-the-application testing (SAM)
  • Simulated practice tests (Skill Measure)
  • Computer based training

40
  • Skills Assessment Manager

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MicrosoftWindows 2000 MCSE
43
How Can We Help You?
  • Full Windows 2000 solution
  • Comprehensive, authoritative textbooks
  • Teaching Tools and Instructors Resources
  • CertPak CD ROM
  • Test-Prep software, Simulations
  • Prometric test discount coupon
  • Lab Manuals
  • CoursePrep Study Guides
  • New! Open Lab Simulations (60 simulations w/100
    animated scenarios) available 5/30/01
  • CBT options for REAL-LIFE simulations

44
How Can We Help You?
  • Novell Certified NetWare Admin (CNA)
  • Hands-On Novell NetWare 5.0/5.1 with Projects
    Enhanced
  • Guide to Novell NetWare 5.0/5.1 Enhanced Edition

45
CompTIAA, Net, i-Net
46
How Can We Help You?
  • Total Solution Toolbox to A Certification
  • A Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC
    Enhanced Comprehensive
  • Complete Computer-Based Training for Managingand
    Maintaining Your PC
  • A Lab Manual
  • PC Troubleshooting Pocket Guide
  • CoursePrep Study Guide, Exam Guide or Exam Cram
  • Toolkit

47
How Can We Help You?
  • Network Guide to Networks
  • Network Lab Manual
  • CoursePrep StudyGuide and ExamGuide
  • i-Net Guide to Internet Technologies
  • i-Net Lab Manual
  • CoursePrep StudyGuide and ExamGuide

48
CiscoCCNA
49
How Can We Help You?
  • CCNA Guide to Cisco Networking Fundamentals, 2/e
  • Pub date 6/15/01
  • Lab Manual Pub date 6/15/01
  • CCNA Guide to Cisco Routing, 2/e
  • Pub date 6/30/01
  • Lab Manual Pub date 6/30/01
  • CCNA CoursePrep StudyGuide
  • Pub date 6/15/01
  • CCNP Guide to Building Scalable Cisco Networks
  • Pub date 8/1/01

50
CIWCertified Internet Webmaster
51
How Can We Help You?
  • Course Technology partnershipwith
    ProsoftTraining.com for CIW Certification
  • Alliance to provide courseware for CIW Program
    from ProsoftTraining.com
  • CT products first in the CIW approved content
    program
  • Textbooks and training materials

52
How Can We Help You?
  • Linux Certified Administrator Level I
  • A Guide to Linux Installation and Administration
  • A Guide to Linux Networking and Security

53
Internet Stats / Predictions
  • Over 800,000 job openings for Internet
    specialists right now
  • Predicting three million job openings for
    Internet specialists in the next six years
  • Over 70 million students are getting an education
    on the Internet this year
  • 7 out of 10 students on the Web say they're
    getting better grades
  • By the time today's elementary school students
    graduate from high school, over a billion jobs
    will require Internet skills
  • One day, training for every job on Earth will be
    available on the Internet.
    (4/01 Cisco Academy EduFacts
    Website)

54
Opportunities for the Future
There are 58 openings in pro basketball. There
are 346,000in Information Technology. You do the
math.
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For More Info
  • www.course.com/certification
  • www.microsoft.com/aatp/
  • www.mous.net
  • www.certcities.com (now hosting officecert.com)
    www.comptia.org
  • www.cisco.com/warp/public/779/edu
  • www.chauncey.com/ATS
  • www.ciwcertified.com
  • http//academy.oracle.com/pls/i_academy/i_academy.
    home
  • www.certmag.com
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