Professional Certification

Network & Personal Computer Technician Certifications

Rowan-Cabarrus is a Certified Cisco Network Academy!

Cisco CCNA  courses at Rowan-Cabarrus follow the complete Cisco CCNA curriculums and are taught by Cisco Certified instructors, authorized by Cisco to teach CCNA.

Rowan-Cabarrus offers these stackable certifications:

  • Silver CRC (Career Readiness Certificate)
  • A+ CompTIA 
  • CISCO Networking Academy Certification (CCNA)

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This course is eligible for the GEER Scholarship.

 

Rowan-Cabarrus is expanding Continuing Education’s IT course offerings!

All courses online; Certifications available in the following:

  • CompTIA Certification Courses In A+ Core 1 and Core 2
  • CISCO Networking Academy Certification (CCNA) Exam Prep including CCNA 1 (Introduction to Networks), CCNA 2 (Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials) and CCNA 3 (Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in Excel Associate, Excel Expert, Word Associate, Word Expert, and PowerPoint

Scholarships available! Complete our Course Interest Form!

Upcoming Classes

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Class Information

A+ CompTIA Certification Exam Prep

CompTIA™ now offers a new A+ Certification as two cores and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has incorporated the latest training into a single course! Let us assist you in earning this highly sought-after industry recognized credential. Employers in today’s technology-driven world recognize and trust this performance-based credential which proves job candidates’ abilities to perform critical IT support functions in the workplace. This 100% online training combines the two components to prepare you to take the Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) exams.

Registration Fee: $571.00 (includes registration fee, software fees and two exam vouchers)

CORE 1 Skills:

  • Hardware: identifying, using and connecting hardware components and devices
  • Operating Systems: Install and support Windows OS including command line & client support. Understand Mac, OS, Linux and mobile OS
  • Software Troubleshooting: Troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including application security support
  • Networking: Explain type of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO
  • Hardware & Network Troubleshooting: Troubleshoot device and network issues

 

CORE 2 Skills:

  • Security: Identify and protect against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections
  • Mobile Devices: Install & configure laptops and other mobile devices
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Compare & contract computing concepts & set up client-side virtualization
  • Operational Procedures: Follow best practices for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Exam Prep

Get Cisco certified with classes at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Cisco Networking Academy. Offered under the umbrella of Continuing Education, this fast-paced course is conducted online, and all course materials, assessments, and labs are available through our online learning management system. Students have access to expert instruction with the support of video and rich interactive media, participants learn, apply and practice CCNA knowledge and skills through a series of in-depth labs and simulated activities that reinforce learning. Upon completion of this training, learners will be prepared to take the Cisco CCNA certification exam.

Registration Fee: $180 (exam voucher not included)

The curriculum consists of three components, all in a single course:

CCNA: Introduction to Networks

You’ll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes.
  • Configure routers, switches, and end devices to provide access to local and remote network resources and to enable end-to-end connectivity between remote devices.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Configure and troubleshoot connectivity a small network using security best practices

CCNA: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials

You’ll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Work with routers, switches and wireless devices to configure and troubleshoot VLANs, Wireless LANs and Inter-VLAN routing.
  • Configure and troubleshoot redundancy on a switched network using STP and EtherChannel.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Explain how to support available and reliable networks using dynamic addressing and first-hop redundancy protocols.

CCNA: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation

You’ll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Work with routers and switches using OSPF in point-to-point and multiaccess networks.
  • Mitigate threats and enhance network security using access control lists and security best practices.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Understand virtualization, SDN, and how APIs and configuration management tools enable network automation.
Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Exam Prep

Nothing proves your skill level to your employer quite like obtaining a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification! Let Rowan-Cabarrus Community College help you reach your goals by obtaining your  Microsoft Office Excel Associate and Microsoft Office Excel Expert credentials. Individuals earning these certifications have hands-on experience with the product and a proven competency at an industry level. The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Program provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge. This combined 2-part 100% online training series will prepare you to take Exam MO-200 (Microsoft Excel Associate) and Exam MO-201 (Microsoft Excel Expert) and includes the Microsoft Office exam vouchers (retail value $100/voucher) and GMetrix Practice Exams (retail value $80). (Note: MOS exam preparation for Microsoft Word and PowerPoint credentials are offered separately.)

Registration Fee: $255 (includes tuition, MOS Excel Exam Vouchers and GMetrix Practice Exams)

Required Texts:

  • MOS Study Guide for Microsoft Excel Exam MO-200 by Joan Lambert, 978-0-13-662715-9. May purchase printed copy, eBook, or both.
  • MOS Study Guide for Microsoft Excel Exam MO-201 by Paul McFedries, 978-0-13-662752-4. May purchase printed copy, eBook, or both.

Excel Associate (MOS Exam MO-200)

  • Manage Worksheets and Workbooks
  • Manage Tables Manage Data Cells and Ranges
  • Manage Tables Manage Data Cells and Ranges and Table Data
  • Perform Operations by using Formulas and Functions
  • Manage Charts

Excel Expert (MOS Exam MO-201)

  • Manage Workbook Options and Settings
  • Manage and Format Data
  • Create Advanced Formulas and Macros
  • Manage Advanced Charts and Tables
Microsoft Office Specialist Word Exam Prep

Nothing proves your skill level to your employer quite like obtaining a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification! Let Rowan-Cabarrus Community College help you reach your goals by obtaining your Microsoft Office Word Associate and Microsoft Word Expert credentials. Individuals earning these certifications have hands-on experience with the product and a proven competency at an industry level. The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Program provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge. This combined 2-part training is 100% online and will prepare you to take Exam MO-100 (Microsoft Word Associate) and MO-101 (Microsoft Word Expert) and exam vouchers are included (retail value $100/voucher) and GMetrix Practice Exams (retail value $80).

Fully Online Course

Registration Fee: $255.00 (includes tuition, MOS Word Exam Vouchers and GMetrix Practice Exams)

Required Texts:

  • MOS Study Guide for Microsoft Word Associate Exam, by Joan Lambert, ISBN 978-0-13-662804-0. May purchase printed copy, eBook, or both.
  • MOS Study Guide for Microsoft Word Expert Exam, by Paul McFedries, ISBN 978-0-13-662844-6. May purchase printed copy, eBook, or both.

Word Associate (MOS Exam MO-100)

  • Manage Documents
  • Insert and Format Text, Paragraphs and Sections
  • Manage Tables and Lists
  • Create and Manage References
  • Insert and Format Graphic Elements
  • Manage Document Collaboration

Word Expert (MOS Exam MO-201)

  • Manage Document Options and Settings
  • Use Advanced Editing and Formatting Features
  • Create Custom Document Elements
  • Use Advanced Word Features

For More Information

Please contact Sherie Neely (sherie.neely@rccc.edu, 704-216-3545)

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