Our Recommended Certification Training Paths

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Project Management Certification Training Paths

Project Management Professional (PMP)®

  1. Introduction to Project Management Series
  2. PMP Exam Prep Series

*35 contact hours are required to sit for the exam.
*Each of these courses is worth 21 Contact Hours (PDUs), and the combination of the two will bring you to 42 Contact Hours (PDUs) and best prepare you for the certification exam.


Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

  1. Introduction to Project Management Series
  2. CAPM Exam Prep Series

*23 contact hours are required to sit for the exam.
*Each of these courses is worth 21 Contact Hours (PDUs), and the combination of the two will bring you to 42 Contact Hours (PDUs) and best prepare you for the certification exam.



Business Skills Certification Training Paths

MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2013 – Exam 418

  1. Microsoft Office 2013 Word Basic Series
  2. Microsoft Office 2013 Word Intermediate Series
  3. Microsoft Office 2013 Word Advanced Series

MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 – Exam 420

  1. Microsoft Office 2013 Excel Basic Series
  2. Microsoft Office 2013 Excel Intermediate Series
  3. Microsoft Office 2013 Excel Advanced Series

MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 – Exam 422

  1. Microsoft Office 2013 PowerPoint Basic Series
  2. Microsoft Office 2013 PowerPoint Advanced Series

MOS: Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 – Exam 423

  1. Microsoft Office 2013 Outlook Basic Series
  2. Microsoft Office 2013 Outlook Advanced Series

MOS: Microsoft Office Access 2013 – Exam 424

  1. Microsoft Office 2013 Access Basic Series
  2. Microsoft Office 2013 Access Intermediate Series
  3. Microsoft Office 2013 Access Advanced Series

MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2010 – Exam 881

  1. Microsoft Office 2010 Word Basic Series
  2. Microsoft Office 2010 Word Intermediate Series
  3. Microsoft Office 2010 Word Advanced Series

MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 – Exam 882

  1. Microsoft Office 2010 Excel Basic Series
  2. Microsoft Office 2010 Excel Intermediate Series
  3. Microsoft Office 2010 Excel Advanced Series

MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 – Exam 883

  1. Microsoft Office 2010 PowerPoint Basic Series
  2. Microsoft Office 2010 PowerPoint Advanced Series

MOS: Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 – Exam 884

  1. Microsoft Office 2010 Outlook Basic Series
  2. Microsoft Office 2010 Outlook Intermediate Series
  3. Microsoft Office 2010 Outlook Advanced Series

MOS: Microsoft Office Access 2010 – Exam 885

  1. Microsoft Office 2010 Access Basic Series
  2. Microsoft Office 2010 Access Intermediate Series
  3. Microsoft Office 2010 Access Advanced Series

MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2007 – Exam 601

  1. Microsoft Office 2007 Word Basic Series
  2. Microsoft Office 2007 Word Intermediate Series
  3. Microsoft Office 2007 Word Advanced Series

MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2007 – Exam 602

  1. Microsoft Office 2007 Excel Basic Series
  2. Microsoft Office 2007 Excel Intermediate Series
  3. Microsoft Office 2007 Excel Advanced Series

MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 – Exam 603

  1. Microsoft Office 2007 PowerPoint Basic Series
  2. Microsoft Office 2007 PowerPoint Advanced Series

MOS: Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 – Exam 604

  1. Microsoft Office 2007 Outlook Basic Series
  2. Microsoft Office 2007 Outlook Intermediate Series
  3. Microsoft Office 2007 Outlook Advanced Series

MOS: Microsoft Office Access 2007 – Exam 605

  1. Microsoft Office 2007 Access Basic Series
  2. Microsoft Office 2007 Access Intermediate Series
  3. Microsoft Office 2007 Access Advanced Series

IT Networking Certification Training Paths

*It is highly recommended for base knowledge for students to start training with the CompTIA A+ 900 Certification Series

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)

  1. Cisco CCENT/CCNA Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) Series

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

  1. Cisco CCENT/CCNA Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) Series
  2. Cisco CCNA Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) Series

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

  1. Cisco CCNP Implementing Cisco IP Routing (Route) v2.0 Series
  2. Cisco CCNP Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (Switch) v2.0 Series
  3. Cisco CCNP Troubleshoot and Maintain Cisco IP Switched Networks (TSHOOT) v2.0 Series

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008

  1. 70-640 - Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Series
  2. 70-642 - Configuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Infrastructure Series
  3. 70-646 - Windows Server 2008 Administration Series

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012

  1. 70-410 - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Series
  2. 70-411 - Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 Series
  3. 70-412 - Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services Series

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure

  1. 70-410* - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Series
  2. 70-411* - Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 Series
  3. 70-412* - Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services Series
  4. 70-413 - Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure Series
  5. 70-414 - Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure Series

*Must take the MCSA certification exams first.


Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Private Cloud Certification

  1. 70-410* - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Series
  2. 70-411* - Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 Series
  3. 70-412* - Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services Series
  4. 70-246 - Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 R2 Series
  5. 70-247 - Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 R2 Series

*Must take the MCSA certification exams first.


Cyber Security Certification Training Paths

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  1. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Series
  2. Certified Information Systems Security Officer (CISSO) Series

Certified Professional Ethical Hacking (CPEH)

  1. Ethical Hacker Series
  2. Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH) Series

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