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Take the Network+, Security+, or A+ course, earn the credential, and receive a $1,000 award as a VA Ready Scholar.

Get started by calling Workforce Development at 757-569-6050 or emailing Workforce at workforce@pdc.edu.


CompTIA A+
Associated Credential: CompTIA A+ Certification
Dates:
August 22-December 12, 2022 IN PERSON (Mondays only)
January-May 2023 (TBA)
August-December 2023 (TBA)
Days/Times: Mondays: 9:30AM - 12:10PM
Instructors: R. Tureman & T. Czerwinski
Location: Suffolk Campus, Room 107
Tuition: $2,502 (includes textbooks and 1 certification exam)
WCG Price: $834

*Must be 16 years or older. No High School Diploma or GED required. A+ establishes best practices in troubleshooting, networking and security across a variety of devices to set the stage for IT careers. The certification also matches professional tech skills with communication skills. A+ certified professionals have mastered the technologies found in today’s extensive and varied IT environments, from mobile to traditional devices and operating systems. This course prepares you for the CompTIA A+ certification exam.


CompTIA Network+
Associated Credential: CompTIA Network+ Certification
Dates:
August 24-December 14, 2022 IN PERSON or VIRTUAL (Wednesdays only)
January-May 2023 (TBA)
August-December 2023 (TBA)
Days/Times: Wednesdays: 9:30AM - 12:10PM
Instructor: R. Tureman
Location: Suffolk Campus, Room 107
Tuition: $1,716 (includes textbooks and 1 certification exam)
WCG Price: $572

CompTIA Network+ is a vendor neutral networking certification that is trusted around the world. It validates the essential knowledge and skills needed to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless networks. This course prepares you for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. Pre‐requisite: must complete CompTIA A+ or supply evidence of 3+ years of network administration experience or have previously completed the course and just need a refresher and the exam.


CompTIA Security+
Associated Credential: CompTIA Security+ Certification
Dates: 
August 25-December 15, 2022 IN PERSON or VIRTUAL (Thursdays only)
January-May 2023 (TBA)
August-December 2023 (TBA)
Days/Times: Thursdays: 9:30AM - 12:10PM
Instructor: R. Tureman
Location: Suffolk Campus, Room 107
Tuition: $1,611 (includes textbooks and 1 certification exam)
WCG Price: $537

As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career. This course prepares you for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Pre-requisite: must complete CompTIA A+ or supply evidence of 3+ years of network administration experience or have previously completed the course and just need a refresher and the exam.


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Registration Deadline for Non-credit Classes: All registration documents must be submitted by 4:00PM one (1) week prior to class start date.  Payments must be submitted by 4:00PM three (3) business days prior to class start date.

For more information, please contact Workforce Development at workforce@pdc.edu or call 757.569.6050.


Job Outlook –

As of the fourth quarter of 2021, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Computer Network Support Specialists was 632.

There is projected annual demand for 48 new entrants into this occupation.

Total employment for Network and Computer Systems Administrators was 1,520.

There is projected annual demand for 98 new entrants into this occupation.

(Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report, April 2022)

Earnings in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region –

2021 wages for Computer Network Support Specialist careers:
Entry Level $41,000 – Mean $65,700 – Experienced $78,100

2021 wages for Network and Computer Systems Administrator careers:
Entry Level $46,700 – Mean $77,200 – Experienced $92,400