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Amazon Web Services (AWS) 

The Center for Continuing Studies has joined the AWS Academy program to offer authorized AWS curriculum to students. Courses are taught by AWS Academy Accredited Instructors, who are trained by AWS to help students become proficient in AWS technology, the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted platform.

Amazon Web Services

 


AWS Academy Cloud Foundations 

AWS Academy Cloud Foundations is a 20-hour course that is intended for students who are seeking an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Additionally, this course prepares students for the AWS Academy Cloud Computing Architecture course.

Prerequisites: This is an entry-level course, but it assumes the following:

General IT technical knowledge

General IT business knowledge

Delivery Method: This course is delivered through a mix of

Instructor-Led Training (ILT)

Videos

LMS-hosted content

Assessments

Hands-On Labs

NCTEC-CS001-01 / 2.0 CEU  

 


AWS Academy Cloud Computing Architecture

Cloud Computing Architecture is an AWS Academy curriculum designed to help students develop technical expertise in cloud computing and prepare them for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification exam. The curriculum is delivered through instructor-led classes, hands-on labs, and project work. Students have access to course manuals, online knowledge assessments, hands-on labs, a free practice certification exam, and a discount voucher for the certification exam.

Who should attend: Undergraduate/ Graduate students or Professionals with strong foundation in IT concepts and skills seeking cloud-computing expertise.

Prerequisites: Students should have completed AWS Academy Cloud Foundations (Spring 2020); in addition to the technical knowledge and skills in the following topics (a complete list is available online): 

  • Data Center Concepts
  • Network
  • Servers and Systems Administration
  • Storage
  • Security
  • Databases

NCTEC-CS002-01 / 4.0 CEU  


Linux Unhatched - REMOTE  

Ever considered a career in Linux? Or, stuck in a dead-end job and exploring options for a career change? Linux Unhatched allows students to wade into the shallow end of Linux, the back-end operating system used by global titans such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NASA, Tesla, Amazon and more. Graduates walk away with a clear understanding of whether Linux is for them or not, without having to commit to more than 8 total hours 

NCTEC-CS003-01 /  cost:  $169

Dates  Feb 8 – Mar 1  Time  6:00-8:00pm 

Sessions  Instructor TBA 

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IT Essentials from CISCO Academy 

Requirements: The curriculum is designed for upper secondary schools, technical schools, and colleges or universities. Cisco Packet Tracer activities are designed for use with Packet Tracer 7.2.1 or later. Before you take this course, you should have a basic understanding of computers. You should be familiar with how to: use a mouse and keyboard, install and run programs, use basic productivity software, including word processing applications and save files created by common applications 

This 70-hour IT Essentials (ITE) course is an instructor-led course. It includes activities using Packet Tracer, hands-on lab work, and a wide array of assessment types and tools. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, mobile devices, security and networking concepts, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. The latest release includes mobile devices, Linux, and client side virtualization, as well as expanded information about Microsoft Windows operating systems, security, networking, and troubleshooting. ITE 7.0 curriculum prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. 

Students will be able to:  

  • Describe the internal components of a computer and assemble a computer system. 
  • Install and understand operating systems on computers and mobile devices. 
  • Connect to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment. 
  • Troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. 

NCTEC-CS004-01/ cost: $1399 

Dates   Jan 19-May 4  Time  5:30pm-10:00pm 

Sessions  16  Instructor: TBA 

Day    Wed   NOTES   May 4, 5:30pm-8:00pm only 


CompTIA A+ Certification Core 1 (Exam 220-1001) - TestOut PC Pro-Hybrid 

Prerequisite: Student should have a basic understanding of computers or have IT Essentials course from CISCO Academy 

This course is designed to prepare you to pass the TestOut PC Pro and CompTIA A+ certifications. This certification measures not just what you know, but what you can do. It measures your ability to install, manage, repair, and troubleshoot PC hardware and Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems. 

The course shown here was designed for the new 220-1001 exam. 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. It is the only industry recognized credential with performance-based items to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks in the moment. It is trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in end point management and technical support roles. CompTIA A+ is regularly re-invented by IT experts to ensure that it validates core skills and abilities demanded in the workplace. The Official CompTIA A+ Core 1 (Exam 220-1001) course provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful A+ technician. It will help you prepare to take the CompTIA A+ Core Series certification examination (exam number 220-1001), in order to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional. 

Before you take this course, you should have a basic understanding of computers. You should be familiar with how to: 

  • Use a mouse and keyboard
  • Install and run programs
  • Use basic productivity software, including word processing applications
  • Save files created by common applications
  • Browse the internet

NCTEC-CS005-01 / cost: $1595 

Dates  Jan 11 –May 3 Time 5:30-10:00pm 

Sessions 17  Instructor TBA 

Day TU NOTES  


CompTIA A+ Certification Core 2 (Exam 220-1002) - TestOut PC Pro-Hybrid 

Prerequisites: IT Fundamentals Course and CompTIA A+ Certification Core 1 (Exam 220-1001) - TestOut PC Pro class or have equivalent experience. 

This course is designed to prepare you to pass the TestOut PC Pro and CompTIA A+ certifications. The course shown here was designed for the new 220-1002 exam. 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. It is the only industry recognized credential with performance-based items to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks in the moment. It is trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in end point management and technical support roles. CompTIA A+ is regularly re-invented by IT experts to ensure that it validates core skills and abilities demanded in the workplace. The Official CompTIA A+ Core 2 (Exam 220-1002) course provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful A+ technician. It will help you prepare to take the CompTIA A+ Core Series certification examination (exam number 220-1002), to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional 

NCTEC-CS006-01 / cost: $ 1,690 

Dates  Jan 13 – May 5 Time 5:30-10:00pm 

Sessions 17  Instructor TBA 

Day TH NOTES 

MCCC is proud to offer Comp Tia A+ Core 1 and Comp Tia A+ Core 2 as a bundle. When you register for both classes the total program cost will be $2995. 


Introduction to Cyber Security 

Today’s interconnected world makes everyone more susceptible to cyber-attacks. Whether you’re attracted to the relativity new world of cybersecurity as a professional, or just interested in protecting yourself online and in social media, this introductory course is the answer. It explores cyber trends, threats—along with the broader topic of cybersecurity in a way that will matter to YOU. For instance, you’ll learn how to protect your personal privacy online while gaining additional insight on the challenges companies and governmental and educational institutions face today. Learn what cybersecurity is and its potential impact to you. Understand the most common threats, attacks and vulnerabilities. Gain insights for how businesses protect their operations from attacks. Find the latest job trends and why cybersecurity continues to grow. 

NCTEC-CS007-01 cost: $249  

Dates Feb 1 - Feb 15 Time 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Sessions 5 Instructor TBA 

Day TU, TH  NOTES 


Cybersecurity Essentials 

Prerequisite: Introduction to Cyber Security 

The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. The 30-hour course introduces students to characteristics of cyber crime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity. Learn procedures to implement data confidentiality, integrity, availability and security controls on networks, servers and applications. Understand security principles and how to develop security policies that comply with cybersecurity laws. Apply skills through practice, using labs and Cisco Packet Tracer activities. Get immediate feedback on your work  through built-in quizzes and tests. Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community. 

NCTEC-CS008-01 cost: $499

Dates Mar 1 - Mar 31 Time 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Sessions 10 Instructor TBA 

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