Computers, Technology & IT Certifications

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Due prior to registration: Prerequisite: Candidates must obtain a reading score of 9 and a math score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA). Students are required to possess a 25 WPM typing speed. An assessment to determine the level of necessary computer skills required.

Learn the technical skills needed to succeed in an office environment. Students will learn document production, spreadsheet preparation, the effective use of presentation software, and the organization of electronic calendars.

The program consists of the following modules:

  • Introduction to the PC, Windows, and Internet
  • Microsoft Word 2019 & 365
  • Microsoft Excel 2019 & 365
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 & 365
  • Microsoft Outlook 2019 & 365
  • Microsoft Office Collaboration and Integration
  • Professional and Career Development

Students can get certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist in either Microsoft Word or Excel. The cost of one exam and practice test is included in the cost of the program.

College Pathways: Upon successful completion and credential attainment, you may be eligible for nine college credits toward an Atlantic Cape degree.

COAP-500 (225 hours)
Fee: $3,299 (Tuition $2,599, Materials $700)

  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning March 22 (ends June 30), 5:30-9:30 p.m.

 

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NEW! Google IT Support Professional Certificate

In this 5-course certificate program, you will prepare for an entry-level job in IT support through an innovative curriculum developed by Google. 80% of Google IT Support Professional Certificate learners in the US report a career impact within six months, such as finding a new job, getting a raise, or starting a new business.

This program also prepares you for the CompTIA A+ exams, the industry-standard certification for IT. Through a mix of video lectures, quizzes, and hands-on labs, you will get introduced to troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, and security — foundational IT skills required for an entry-level role. Learn how to provide end-to-end customer support, ranging from identifying problems to troubleshooting and debugging.

This program consists of the following courses:

  • Technical Support Fundamentals: This course is the first of a series that aims to prepare you for a role as an entry-level IT Support Specialist. In this course, you will be introduced to the world of Information Technology, or IT. You will learn about the different facets of Information Technology, like computer hardware, the Internet, computer software, troubleshooting, and customer service. This course covers a wide variety of topics in IT that are designed to give you an overview of what it is to come in this certificate program.
  • The Bits and Bytes of Computer Networking: This course is designed to provide a full overview of computer networking. We will cover everything from the fundamentals of modern networking technologies and protocols to an overview of the cloud to practical applications and network troubleshooting.
  • Operating Systems and You: Becoming a Power User: In this course -- through a combination of video lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice -- you will learn about the main components of an operating system and how to perform critical tasks like managing software and users and configuring hardware.
  • System Administration and IT Infrastructure Services: This course will transition you from working on a single computer to an entire fleet. Systems administration is the field of IT that’s responsible for maintaining reliable computer systems in a multi-user environment. You will learn about the infrastructure services that keep all organizations, big and small, up and running in this course. We will deep dive into the cloud to understand everything from typical cloud infrastructure setups to how to manage cloud resources. You will also learn how to manage and configure servers and use industry tools to manage computers, user information, and user productivity. Finally, you will learn how to recover your organization’s IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster.
  • IT Security: Defense Against the Digital Dark Arts: This course covers a wide variety of IT security concepts, tools, and best practices. It introduces threats and attacks, and the many ways they can show up. We will give you some background on encryption algorithms and how they are used to safeguard data. We will then dive into the three A's of information security: authentication, authorization, and accounting. We will also cover network security solutions, ranging from firewalls to Wi-Fi encryption options. The course is rounded out by putting all these elements together into a multi-layered, in-depth security architecture, followed by recommendations on integrating a culture of security into your organization or team.

NEW! IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate

A growing number of exciting, well-paying jobs in today’s security industry do not require a
college degree. This 8-course Professional Certificate will give you the technical skills to become job-ready for a cybersecurity analyst role. Instructional content and labs will introduce you to concepts, including network security, endpoint protection, incident response, threat intelligence, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment.

This program is suitable for learners entering the workforce and professionals switching careers. You should be comfortable working with computers, be willing to develop new technical skills, enjoy collaborative problem solving and communicating solutions.
By the end of this program, you will have completed a real-world security breach hands-on
project and applied concepts through industry tool virtual labs to provide you with the confidence to start a career in Cybersecurity.

This program consists of the following courses:

  • Introduction to Cyber Tools & Cyber Attacks: This course gives you the background needed to understand basic Cybersecurity. You will learn the history of Cybersecurity, types, and motives of cyberattacks to further your knowledge of current threats to organizations and individuals. Key terminology, basic system concepts, and tools will be examined to introduce the Cybersecurity field.
  • Cybersecurity Roles, Processes & Operating System Security: This course gives you the background needed to understand basic Cybersecurity around people, processes, and technology.
  • Cybersecurity Compliance Framework & System Administration: This course gives you the background needed to understand the key cybersecurity compliance and industry standards. This knowledge will be vital for you to learn no matter what Cybersecurity role you would like to acquire or have within an organization.
  • Network Security & Database Vulnerabilities: This course gives you the background needed to understand basic network security. You will learn about Local Area Networks, TCP/IP, the OSI Framework, and routing basics. You will learn how networking affects security systems within an organization. You will learn the network components that guard an organization against cybersecurity attacks.
  • Penetration Testing, Incident Response, and Forensics: This course gives you the background needed to gain Cybersecurity skills as part of the Cybersecurity Security Analyst Professional Certificate program. You will learn about the different penetration testing phases, gather data for your penetration test, and popular penetration testing tools. Furthermore, you will learn the phases of incident response, necessary documentation to collect, and an incident response policy and team components. Finally, you will learn the critical steps in the forensic process and essential data to collect.
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence: This course gives you the background needed to gain
    Cybersecurity skills as part of the Cybersecurity Security Analyst Professional Certificate
    program. You will understand network defensive tactics, define network access control, and use network monitoring tools. You will understand data protection risks and explore
    mobile endpoint protection. Finally, you will recognize various scanning technologies, application security vulnerabilities, and threat intelligence platforms.
  • Cybersecurity Capstone: Breach Response Case Studies: This course gives you the background needed to gain Cybersecurity skills as part of the Cybersecurity
    Security Analyst Professional Certificate program. You will explore incident response methodologies and security models. You will learn to recognize and categorize key types of vulnerabilities and associated attacks against today’s organizations. You will explore several past and recent breaches to learn how they were detected and what was done or could have been done to reduce the threat risk to the organization. Finally, you will explore the costs of data breaches through research studies and well-known breaches.
  • IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Assessment: A growing number of exciting, wellpaying
    jobs in today’s security industry do not require a college degree. This is the final
    course required to assess your acquired knowledge and skills from the previous two
    specializations, IT Fundamentals of Cybersecurity and Security Analyst Fundamentals, to become job-ready for a cybersecurity analyst role.

This training program is designed to teach you the skills necessary to work as a virtual assistant
or work virtually in your current job. The program provides a combination of self-paced online
tutorials provided by online training partner Ed2Go combined with Live Online Sessions delivered
by our instructors.
• Module 1: Grammar Refresher I (Self-Paced Tutorial)
• Module 2: Grammar Refresher II (Self-Paced Tutorial)
• Module 3: Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
• Module 4: Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
• Module 5: Conducting and Attending Virtual Meetings
• Module 6: Business and Marketing Writing (Self-Paced Tutorial)
• Module 7: Professional and Career Development
• Module 8: Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
• Module 9: Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
• Module 10: Administrative Assistant Applications (Self-Paced Tutorial)
• Module 11: Administrative Assistant Fundamentals (Self-Paced Tutorial)
• Module 12: Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
• Module 13: Mastering Public Speaking (Self-Paced Tutorial)
• Module 14: Using Social Media in Business (Self-Paced Tutorial)
• Module 15: E-portfolio Development
The program prepares you to confidently use your current professional skills and work as a virtual
assistant or perform your current job duties remotely.
COAP-525 (180 hours, 12 hours Live Online sessions, 168 hours online)
Fee $1,399
Section: OW01-Live Online
Thursdays beginning March 4 (ends June 24), Live Online sessions: 6-9 p.m.

Office Productivity and Computer Workshops

Learn how to track the financial activity of a small business. Topics include banking, accounts payable/receivable, invoicing, inventory, billing, and customer data management. You should have a fundamental knowledge of bookkeeping (including basic accounting terminology) and be familiar with personal computers and the Windows Operating System. Students must bring a flash drive to class.

CFIN-111 (15 hours)
Fee: $219 

  • Section CW02-Cape May County Campus
    Thursday and Friday, February 11 and 12, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

This workshop is designed for current QuickBooks users who need answers to everyday problems and questions. Includes a case study, invoice design, debit memo, and credit memo applications, setting up in-house payroll, profit center (department cost) analysis, and various management reporting techniques. Students must bring a flash drive to class.

CFIN-260 (15 hours)
Fee: $219 

  • Section CW02-Cape May County Campus
    Thursday and Friday, March 4 and 5, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

This workshop is designed for those with little to no computer knowledge. In this hands-on course, you will understand what you need to know to become computer confident! Learn to navigate around the main computer features, search the Internet, and create files and folders.

COAP-100 (9 hours)
Fee: $99

  • Section CW01- Cape May County Campus
    Tuesdays, February 23, March 9, and 16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Section MW02- Mays Landing Campus
    Fridays, April 9, 16, and 23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge and familiarity with Windows. Must have taken Computer Basics- Increase Your Confidence workshop or have equivalent knowledge.

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to two commonly used office software applications, Microsoft Word, and Excel. You will be able to create, save, and print a document and spreadsheet upon completing this workshop.

COAP-101 (6 hours)
Fee: $69

  • Section CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Tuesdays, April 6 and 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Fridays, May 7 and 14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge and familiarity with Windows.

Learn the application terminology and fundamental components of Excel 2016, navigating worksheets, and downloading templates. Students will also practice entering and editing text, values, and formulas, and saving workbooks in various formats. Instruction also includes working with ranges, rows, columns, simple functions, applying formatting techniques, and page layout features. Students must bring a flash drive to class to save files for future class and home use.

Book is provided. 

COAP-156 (12 hours)
Fee: $219 (Tuition $209, Materials $10)

  • Section MW03-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning March 23 (ends April 1), 6-9 p.m.

Prerequisites: Basic computer knowledge and familiarity with Windows. Must have taken Microsoft Excel Fundamentals class or have equivalent knowledge.

This workshop covers some of the advanced features of Excel 2016. It is geared toward professionals that are proficient in using the basics of the software and want to delve into the more complex features. Topics include working with functions and lists, analyzing data, and creating charts and pivot tables. Students must bring a flash drive to class to save files for future class and home use. Book is provided. 

COAP-163 (9 hours)
Fee: $169 (Tuition $159, Materials $10)

  • Section MW03-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning April 20 (ends April 27), 6-9 p.m.

Microsoft IT Academy Program

Atlantic Cape Community College is a Microsoft IT Academy. Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and cutting-edge software tools to experience real-world challenges in the classroom environment.

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