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NRCC IT Industry Certifications

Last Updated: January 29, 2015


The courses listed below help prepare the student to study for the examination listed. Passing the certification examination cannot be guaranteed.
  • The classes page provides descriptions of individual courses.
  • Most courses have pre-requisites. See the individual course for pre-reqs.
  • Links are provided to the IT industry certification web site.

* Denotes certification exam is given as part of the corresponding course


Certiport Link Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams

Certification Take this course
* Visual Communication using Photoshop ITD 112 Designing Web Page Graphics
* Web Communication using Dreamweaver ITD 210 Web Page Design II
* Rich Media Communication using Flash ITD 212 Interactive Web Design


Certiport Link Certiport also manages testing for Microsoft and Adobe exams.
Certification Take this course
IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification) CSC 110 Introduction to Computing or
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts


CIW web CIW Associate (Certified Internet Web Associate)

Certification Take this course
* CIW Site Development Associate (module) ITD 110 Web Page Design I
* CIW Internet Business Associate (module) ITN 101 Introduction to Telecommunications
* CIW Network Technology Associate (module) ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts


CompTIA link CompTIA vendor neutral exams
* A+ Essentials (Exam 220-801) ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems
* A+ IT Technician (Exam 220-802) ITN 107 PC Hardware and Troubleshooting
Network+ ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts
* Security + ITN 260 Network Security Basics + experience


Microsoft link Microsoft Certified Application Specialist
Microsoft Certified Application Specialist certifications are primarily for office workers who use Microsoft Office programs as a vital part of their job functions. These certifications cover the entire Microsoft Office Suite, encompassing Word, PowerPoint®, Excel®, Outlook® and Access®, as well as Windows Vista®.

Certification Take this course
Microsoft Certified Application Specialist CSC 110 Introduction to Computing or
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

Sun Microsystems

Sun link Sun Certified Java Associate (SCJA)
Certification Take this course
Sun Certified Java Associate

ITP 120 Java Programming I and
ITP 220 Java Programming II

CSC 201 Computer Science I and
CSC 202 Computer Science II



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