Career Certifications and Training

Improve employment prospects by adding skills. Certification training will include programs in information technology.

Android Application Developer (Online Only)
Android Application Developer prepares students to understand basic programming concepts, android resources and the user interface, and how to debug programs and applications.
Tuition: $1,900
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CompTIA A+ Online (Exam Vouchers Included)
CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for validating the skills of entry-level computer technicians. It opens the door to an exciting career in computer technology, and UWF’s online program makes training convenient and interactive.
Tuition: $2,200
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CompTIA Network+ Online (Exam Voucher Included)
Prepare for a career as a network technician and qualify to take the CompTIA Network+ certification exam as you master basic networking concepts and gain a fundamental knowledge of network design, security, routing, and switching.
Tuition: $1,575
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CompTIA Security+ Online (Exam Voucher Included)
Take your first step toward a career as a security professional and prepare yourself for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam as you master the basics of system security, network infrastructure, access control, and organizational security. Use UWF description and Tuition
Tuition: $1,575
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MCSA: Server 2012 Online (Exam Voucher Included)
The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Server 2012 program prepares students to install, configure, and manage a Server 2012 network.
Tuition: $2,800
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Mobile and Desktop Web Developer (online only)
Students who successfully complete this career course will have developed a solid background in all of the latest technologies associated with web development for both desktop and mobile environments, and at the very end of the program, students will be able to build traditional and mobile websites.
Tuition: $3,200
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SQL Server 2012 Online (Exam Voucher Included)
The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server 2012 program prepares students to administer, query, and implement data warehouses with SQL Server 2012.
Tuition: $2,600
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SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner Online (Voucher Included)
The Systems Security Certified Practitioner Training program is an ideal course for individuals interested in advancing their knowledge of information and systems security.
Tuition: $2,000
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University of West Florida is a proud Academy Partner of CompTIA - the voice of Information Technology.

Creating IT Futures Foundation is an IT charity providing training and certification to under-represented populations in the IT workforce, such as people living in or who are at-risk for poverty, women, ethnic minorities, veterans and military or displaced workers. The foundation provides opportunities to get involved for persons in the IT community through volunteering, mentoring or networking/fundraising in their IT-Ready program. This could be of interest to those who wish to share their knowledge and experience in IT for the benefit of the technology community.

To find out more about how you can get involved - See more at: http://www.creatingitfutures.org/driving-collaboration

 

 


Computer and Information Technology Occupations - Employment & Education

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs in part due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, more everyday items becoming connected to the Internet in what is commonly referred to as the “Internet of things,” and the continued demand for mobile computing.

Job Stats
Job Outlook: 12% (Faster than average)
Number of jobs, 2014: 488,500
Median pay (May 2016): $82,860 per year
Source: July 20, 2017
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