IT Training & Certification Programs
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CareerSource Pinellas’ Sector Strategies IT program was funded by local and federal grants. Unfortunately, the grant period for this program has expired. CareerSource Pinellas staff is actively waiting to reapply. In the meantime, please explore other skills training opportunities here.
In an industry that’s always changing, how do you show employers that you have relevant, modern skills? Earning IT certifications demonstrates that you’re motivated, knowledgeable and keeping up with the latest tech trends. Plus, they help you stand you out from other applicants and prove that you have the skills needed to do the job correctly. The best part? Anyone can earn a certification – no expensive, 4-year degree required!
To help boost your credentials, CareerSource Pinellas partnered with St. Petersburg College to offer the most in-demand certifications courses available. These courses last a few weeks and will teach you the skills you need to pass your certification exams. Plus, tuition assistance is available so that everyone has a chance to enter the exciting tech world.
How do you sign up? Simply pick which class is best for you and contact a program representative to get started. Then, she’ll explain the registration process, eligibility requirements and give you everything you need to know to be successful in the program.
Please note that this program is funded by federal grants. Certain eligibility requirements may apply, including being at least 18 years old and being a U.S. citizen. Plus, you must be able to meet and document additional funding-specific criteria.
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IT PROGRAMS INCLUDE:
Learn about one of the most widely-adopted, open source operating systems. Linux runs on many corporate servers, server environments, submarines and cloud computing environments. In this course, you will be exposed to a few Linux distributions and learn command line techniques of the operating system. Also, you will learn how to manage a shared Linux library, file systems and permissions, boot processes and application process management.
This course has a prerequisite of CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA A+.
SQL: Introduction to Database Administration
SQL – the language of databases. This course will introduce you to the SQL programming language, including tables, views, inserting data, primary keys, secondary keys and data modification. The course will cover creating table unions, intersections and searching queries. Data normalization and preparation of database design is also touched on.
Cisco CCNA Fundamentals
The Cisco Certified Network Associate certificate will open the doors to a networking career. Learn about the most widely-adopted networking equipment that is used by almost all large companies for network infrastructure. You will be exposed to subnetting, router and switch configurations, as well as network security. With such knowledge, you will be able to install, set-up, configure and troubleshoot networks.
This course has a prerequisite of CompTIA Network+.
Introduction to Programming Using Python
No, not the snake! Learn about one of the most useful scripting and programming languages in use today. Python is used by all types of companies, from YouTube to NASA. This course will explore and introduce you to the world of programming, including number types, strings, if statement logic, functions, lists, tuples, dictionaries and even and introduction to object-oriented programming concepts.
Introduction to Programming Using Java
Java has become ubiquitous and runs on over 3 billion devices. This course will expose you to the language, including types, strings, Lambda Expressions, functional programming, methods, objects, inheritance, recursion, polymorphism and the object-oriented programming paradigm.
iOS Application Development Fundamentals
Development of iOS Apps for the Apple App Store. Learn how to program using Swift and to design functional apps in the XCode Development Suite. You will be exposed to scenes, views, applicable accommodation of various device sizes and features. You will also be able to design an application using these principles.