A+ 901 & 902

The A+ program furnishes a national industry level certification (CompTIA) and provides students with the background, fundamental knowledge and a level of experience to enter the computer field. Each student will be able to build, configure, optimize and troubleshoot a standalone computer, as well as, gain in-depth knowledge of DOS, Vista & Windows 7/8/8.1 operating systems. Students will be placed in various outsourced internship programs where they will work alongside IT professionals to gain work experience.

Exam codes: 220-901 and 220-902

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Network+

This course is designed to provide network technicians and support staff with the foundation-level skills they need to install, operate, manage, maintain and troubleshoot a corporate network. This course will help prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

Upon completion of the course, the student will be qualified for a position in the IT field as a computer technician, field repair technician, or deployment specialist.

Exam codes: N10-006 and JK0-019

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Security+

This course will prepare students to pass the current CompTIA Security+  certification exam. After taking this course, students will understand the field of network security and how it relates to other areas of information technology. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare for further study in specialized security fields, or it can serve as a capstone course that gives a general introduction to the field.

CompTIA Exam code: SY0-401 and JK0-022

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Linux+

The Linux class was developed to meet current demands of DOD (Department of Defense) and the growing needs of the computer industry. Provides the student with the level of knowledge needed as part of the DOD and industry requirements for employment as an entry-level computer technician. Provide students with a solid background on how to install, configure and use the Linux operating system.

Exam code: LX0-103 AND LX0-104

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70-680 Windows 7 Configuration

This class prepares students for computing operations that will use Microsoft Windows 7 as a desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. They will likely be responsible for implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment; as well as install, deploy, and upgrade to Windows 7, ensuring hardware and software compatibility. They will also be able to configure pre and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows 7, and mobile computing. Students will be able to maintain systems, including monitoring and resolving performance and reliability issues.

Key points covered in the class:

  • Managing & Automating Windows 7 installation
  • Configuring hardware and applications
  • Managing users, groups, and security
  • Configuring network connectivity
  • Maintenance, backup, and recovery of Windows 7

ACTT's goal for this class is to prepare each student to have the confidence needed to not only pass the 70-680 exam but to be proficient technicians and be able to apply themselves in a Windows 7 based computer environment.

Windows 7 Installation and Configuration
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70-640 Active Directory Configuration

This course is designed for IT professionals who support or plan to support Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), and who also plan to take the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) 70-640 examination. You should have a solid foundation-level understanding of Microsoft Windows client and server operating systems and common Internet technologies. The material covered will build your understanding & experience to help you implement AD DS in distributed environments that can include complex network services and multiple locations and domain controllers.

You will learn how to do the following:

  • Upgrade existing domain controllers, domains, and forests to Windows Server 2008
  • Efficiently administer and automate the administration of users, groups, and computers
  • Manage the configuration and security of a domain by using Group Policy, fine-grained password policies, directory services auditing, and the Security Configuration Wizard.
  • Implement effective name resolution with Domain Name System (DNS) on Windows Server 2008
  • Plan, configure and support the replication of Active Directory data within and between site
  • Add, remove, maintain, and backup domain controllers
  • Enable authentication between domains and forests
  • Implement new capabilities and functionality offered by Windows Server 2008

ACTT's goal for this class is to prepare each student to have the confidence needed to not only pass the 70-640 exam but to be proficient technicians and able to apply themselves in a 2008 network environment utilizing Active Directory.

Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
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70-642 Network Infrastructure Configuration

This class is designed to prepare each student for the Microsoft (MCTS) 70-642 exam. It will help to prepare individuals for the information technology (IT) profession who will work in a complex computing environment of medium-sized to large companies. Students should have a solid foundation-level understanding of Microsoft Windows server operating systems and common Internet technologies.

Key points covered in the class:

  • Configure IP addressing, routing and IPsec
  • Configure name resolution using DNS
  • Configure remote and wireless network access
  • Configure Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • Configure file and print services
  • Monitor and manage a network infrastructure

ACTT's goal for this class is to prepare each student to have the confidence needed to not only pass the 70-642 exam but to be proficient technicians and able to apply themselves in a Windows Server 2008 network environment.

Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
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70-646 Server Administration

70-646 MCTS Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

This class is designed for individuals who look forward to working in a Microsoft Windows server environment that typically supports three or more domain controllers. They will likely be responsible for supporting network services and resources such as messaging, database servers, file and print servers, a proxy server, a firewall, Internet connectivity, and intranet, remote access, and client computers, they will also be responsible for implementing connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet. This course will prepare them for certification, in conjunction with other courses for the MCITP certification.

Key points of training:

  • Plan and implement Windows Server 2008 server deployment
  • Plan and implement Windows Server2008 server management
  • Monitor, maintain, and optimize servers
  • Plan application and data provisioning
  • Plan and implement high-availability strategies and ensure business continuity

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70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

The MCP Server 2012 70-410 course is designed to provide a solid foundation-level understanding of Microsoft Windows client and server operating system.

This course covers installing and configuring network services and Active Directory, managing group policy objects (GPOs) and security, configuring TCP/IP, and using virtualization in Server 2012 R2.

Exam Objectives:

  • Install and configure servers (15–20%)
  • Configure server roles and features (15–20%)
  • Configure Hyper-V (15–20%)
  • Deploy and configure core network services (15–20%)
  • Install and administer Active Directory (15–20%)
  • Create and manage Group Policy (15–20%)

70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012

The MCP Server 2012 70-411 course focuses mainly on managing, maintaining and configuring Server 2012.

This course covers deploying, managing and maintaining servers, and configuration of file and print services, network services, routing and remote access, network policies, Active Directory and Group Policies.

Exam Objectives:

  • Deploy, manage, and maintain servers (15–20%)
  • Configure File and Print Services (15–20%)
  • Configure network services and access (15–20%)
  • Configure a Network Policy Server (NPS) infrastructure (10–15%)
  • Configure and manage Active Directory (10–15%)
  • Configure and manage Group Policy (15–20%)

70-412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012

The MCP Server 2012 70-412 The core course objectives in this class are configuring and managing high availability, configuring file and storage solutions, and implementing business continuity and disaster recovery.

Exam Objectives:

  • Configure and manage high availability (15–20%)
  • Configure file and storage solutions (15–20%)
  • Implement business continuity and disaster recovery (15–20%)
  • Configure Network Services (15–20%)
  • Configure the Active Directory infrastructure (15–20%)
  • Configure Identity and Access Solutions (15–20%)

CISSP

The need for professionalism was a serious topic among computer security practitioners for many years. Professionalism was viewed as the way to upgrade this often ill-defined and poorly understood craft to that of a recognized and disciplined profession. By the mid-1980s, a number of professional societies in North America concluded that a certification process attesting to the qualifications of information security personnel would enhance the credibility of the computer security profession. Through the societies' cooperative efforts, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)2, was established in mid-1989 as an independent, nonprofit corporation whose sole charter is to develop and administer a certification program for information security practitioners. Now firmly established in North America, the program is quickly gaining international acceptance

Here are some of the most asked questions:
What does the CISSP examination consist of? The CISSP exam is a 250 question English language examination. Candidates are given 6 hours to complete the exam although most complete it in about 4 hours.

What do the questions cover?
Examination questions cover all eight domains in the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). Questions are "scrambled" on the examination; they are not presented in domain order. The domains are:

  • Asset Security
  • Security Engineering
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Communications and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security

Are the pre-test questions identified?
No. They are scrambled into the examination along with the scored items.

What type of questions are there?
All test questions are multiple choice with four possible answers. They are designed to test a candidate's knowledge of information security facts and concepts and their application.

How hard is the examination?
The examination tests the expected knowledge a 3-5 year practitioner should have. It is designed to test for the minimum level of competency acceptable for someone to be certified as an information systems security professional. A knowledgeable candidate should not find the examination difficult.

If the examination isn't particularly difficult, why don't more people pass it?
What makes the examination difficult is the expansive knowledge base it covers. It's difficult to develop expertise in all ten domains.

Are the questions in the Study Guides really representative of examination questions?
The study guides questions are good examples of the format and type of questions you would see on the exam but are not necessarily representative of the difficulty.

Which domains are the hardest?
The domains that are not commonly used in everyday security management such as cryptography, system architecture and physical security usually score the lowest.

How current is the examination?
Each year between 100 and 150 new questions are added to the question pool, many are based on new security technologies. You can expect to find questions on current technologies, practices, and standards.

Are there questions on NT or UNIX?
The CISSP examination is not a vendor or commercial product specific. There are questions on the security models and methodologies used by these systems but only security products that are commonly used and freely available (i.e., SATAN) are acceptable for examination questions.

What's the passing score?
There is no fixed passing score for the examination. The cut score for each examination is calculated by equating the scoring values associated with each question. Passing rates estimated to be in the 70% to 80% range. Less than 8% of those tested achieve scores higher than 85%.

How detailed are the questions, what depth of knowledge is being tested?
The CISSP examination is designed to evaluate the ability of a security manager, engineer or architect to properly evaluate, select, deploy and assess security measures. A candidate should have a detailed enough knowledge of security designs, measures, vulnerabilities, etc. to successfully accomplish these tasks.

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Certified Ethical Hacker

The CEH exam is designed for individuals with a practical experience in network and computer system security. Some students will know a great deal about computer networking and many will have practical experience implementing some type of security on computers and networks. It is critical that the students have hands-on experience with the hacking tools in order to successfully pass the exam.

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SSCP

There are four processes a candidate must successfully complete to become certified as an SSCP:

  • Examination
  • Certification
  • Endorsement
  • Audit

Examination
To sit for the SSCP examination, a candidate must:

  • Sign up for the examination date and location
  • Submit the examination fee
  • Assert that he or she possesses a minimum of one year of professional experience in one of the seven CBK domains (If you're a practitioner without the required work experience, you may achieve Associate of for SSCP by passing the same SSCP examination. Upon successfully completing the experience requirement and endorsement, you will receive a certificate and ID card and hold the SSCP designation.)
  • Complete the Examination Agreement, attesting to the truth of his or her assertions regarding professional experience, and legally committing to the adherence of the Code of Ethics
  • Successfully answer four questions regarding criminal history and related background

Certification
To be issued a certificate, a candidate must:

  • Pass the SSCP examination with a scaled score of 700 points or greater
  • Submit a properly completed and executed Endorsement Form
  • Successfully pass an audit of their assertions regarding professional experience, if the candidate is selected for audit

Endorsement
Once a candidate has been notified they have successfully passed the SSCP examination, he or she will be required to have his or her application endorsed before the credential can be awarded.

The endorser attests that the candidate's assertions regarding professional experience are true to the best of their knowledge and that the candidate is in good standing within the information security industry. More on the endorsement.

Audit
Passing candidates will be randomly selected and audited by Services prior to issuance of any certificate. Multiple certifications may result in a candidate being audited more than once.


CCNA

The CCNA program is complete training package that was developed to meet current demands of government contractors and the growing needs for CISCO certified professionals in the computer industry.

This training program provides the student with the requirements needed for employment with the government and computer industry as a Cisco Certified Network Associate.

Includes topics on Network Types, Network Media, Switching Fundamentals, TCP/IP, IP Addressing and Routing, WAN Technologies, Operating and Configuring IOS Devices, and Managing Network Environments. The exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to describe and identify the major network, and WAN components, along with their function and purpose.

Certificate/Certification

  • Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a course completion certificate. They will then be scheduled for the corresponding certification exams.
  • When all courses in the program have been passed, and certification achieved, the student will be issued a certificate of graduation from said program.

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CyberSec First Responder

This course is designed for information assurance professionals whose job functions include development, operations, management, and enforcement of secure systems and networks. CyberSec First Responder covers Threat Detection and Response, which equips individuals with the high-stakes skills needed to serve their organization before, during, and after a breach.

Certificate/Certification

  • Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a course completion certificate. They will then be scheduled for the corresponding certification exams.
  • When all courses in the program have been passed, and certification achieved, the student will be issued a certificate of graduation from said program.