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Build Your IT Career with CompTIA Certifications

December 17, 2021 | Heather Fletcher

IT technical worker in a meeting

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030—faster than average across all occupations. This means there is a huge opportunity for those interested in the IT industry to upskill and advance in their careers.

If you have been thinking about a career in IT or cybersecurity but are unsure where to start, UWF Continuing Education can help. Our career advancement courses for aspiring IT professionals are led by highly- experienced instructors that possess numerous industry certifications and provide the training and mentorship necessary for growth in this field.

Stand out with CompTIA Certifications

The Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the most widely-recognized credentialing program for technology workers. CompTIA certifications span from foundational knowledge in computer hardware and computer software to advanced skills in IT security, cybersecurity, IT networking and cloud computing. Earning a CompTIA certification proves you have the right skills for the job.

“By gaining an industry certification, certified professionals show their dedication and commitment to becoming a knowledgeable IT/cybersecurity professional,” explained Jeremiah Owoh, CompTIA course instructor and cybersecurity professional. “Students attaining industry-recognized certification and skill sets will dramatically increase their employment potential towards a sustainable career within the IT/cybersecurity industry.”

Preferred credentials for a career in Information Technology

CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ certifications are the ideal certifications for professionals seeking entry-level jobs in the industry. Each certification serves as proof of your IT career advancement.

CompTIA A+ Certification Prep

Gain the foundational skills and knowledge needed to complete tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike. This course covers much more than basic computer repair. Students will be able to troubleshoot, problem-solve, and understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security. 

CompTIA Network+ Certification Prep

Gain competency in network and information technology infrastructure including troubleshooting, maintenance and administration of both wired and wireless networks. Plus learn about emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, cloud and virtualization technologies. This course provides the tools to develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring and managing networks.

CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep

Master the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and further your cybersecurity career. Gain practical and hands-on ability to identify and address security threats, attacks and vulnerabilities. Students will be trained and assessed on their ability to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

Career Development at UWF Continuing Education

“At the completion of the courses, students will possess the right tools, training, and certification to immediately fill any entry-level Federal, State, and commercial cybersecurity and information technology jobs,” said the course instructor.

CompTIA certification courses equip you with the skills to design, implement, manage and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy.

Begin your new career in IT today with UWF Continuing Education >