CompTIA

CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) is known for its industry growth through standards, professional competence, education, and business solutions. This is achieved through training and certification exams, which have become an industry standard. The certifications are “vendor neutral” which means they are not affiliated with any leading software or internet companies. CompTIA administers several certification exams for computer technology professionals. You need to renew certifications every 3 years by passing the most current version of exams.

A+ - Hardware / A+ Software (10 Days each)

Overview

CompTIA A+ is a professional certification helping students gain technical skills in preventative maintenance, basic networking, installation, troubleshooting, communications, and IT Professionalism. CompTIA A+ certification is vendor-neutral and well-recognized in the industry. This certification covers the specific tasks and knowledge required for entry-level IT jobs.

Vancouver Island Works Project is the only training facility on Vancouver Island that offers face to face CompTIA A+ instruction. With the release of the CompTIA A+ Foundations Training 220-901 and 220-902 series exams, Vancouver Island Works Project brings the latest CompTIA A+ Integrated Learning Courseware developed with the highest standard to ensure every student meets the objectives of the relevant CompTIA certification exam.

Unlike other training institutions, Vancouver Island Works Project prides itself on being able to offer the CompTIA A+ training over 10 days rather than the standard five days. We believe that students should have the opportunity to not only get face-to-face instruction, but also hands-on experience with labs, hardware and troubleshooting scenarios.

Careers:

CompTIA A+ (comprised of Hardware component and Software component) and CompTIA Network + are the two courses required to obtain entry level IT positions such as IT Help Desk, and Front Line Support (3 exams in total).

Who should take this preparation course:

This course is designed for individuals who have basic computer user skills and who are interested in obtaining a job as an entry-level IT Technician. This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA A+ certification and who want to prepare for the CompTIA A+ 220-901 Certification Exam and the CompTIA 220-902 Certification Exam.

Preparation Modules for Exam:

• Hardware Fundamentals• Working With Other Operating Systems
• Operating System Fundamentals• Customized Client Environments
• Networking and Security Fundamentals• Networking Technologies
• Safety and Operational Procedures• Installing and Configuring Networking Capabilities
• Supporting Display Devices• Supporting Mobile Digital Devices
• Installing and Configuring Peripheral Components• Supporting Printers and Multi-function Devices
• Managing System Components• Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Controls
• Managing Data Storage• Implementing Security Controls
• Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows• Troubleshooting System-Wide Issues
• Optimizing and Maintaining Microsoft Windows

**AM (9am-12pm) – Hands On Instructor Led Training       ** PM (1pm-4pm) – Open Lab

CompTIA Network+ (10 Days)

Overview

CompTIA Network+ is a professional certification helping students to gain technical skills in the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern networks.

The “Cloud” has caused the world of IT networks to continually evolve and the end-user concerned about data security. IT professionals are constantly challenged to turn traditional IT infrastructures into Cloud hybrid solutions. This course remains the industry standard for IT professionals wanting to learn, or keep current, with networking technologies.

Vancouver Island Works Project is the only training facility on Vancouver Island that offers face to face CompTIA Network+ training over 10 days rather than the standard five days. With the release of the CompTIA Network+ N10-006 exam, Vancouver Island Works Project brings the latest CompTIA Network+ Integrated Learning Courseware developed with the highest standard to ensure every student meets the objectives of the relevant CompTIA certification exam.

Careers:

CompTIA A+ (comprised of Hardware component and Software component) and CompTIA Network + are the two courses required to obtain entry level IT positions such as IT Help Desk, and Front Line Support (3 exams in total).

Who should take this preparation course:

This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in Network Support or Administration.

Preparation Modules for Exam:

• Network Theory• Cloud and Virtualization Technologies
• Bounded Network Media• Network Security Basics
• Unbounded Network Media• Preventing Security Breaches
• Network Implementations• Responding to Security Incidents
• TCP/IP Addressing and Data Delivery• Remote Networking
• Routing• Network Management
• TCP/IP Services• Troubleshooting Network Issues
• WAN Infrastructure

**AM (9am-12pm) – Hands On Instructor Led Training       ** PM (1pm-4pm) – Open Lab

CompTIA Server+ (10 Days)

Overview

CompTIA Server+ is the primary course you will need to take if your job responsibilities include building, securing and troubleshooting server hardware and software technologies.

From small business to large corporations, everything we do digitally runs off of a server. Having a server fail and create “downtime” or lost productivity, is costly for any business. Individuals who have the skills to keep servers healthy and running are always in demand.

Vancouver Island Works Project is the only training facility on Vancouver Island that offers face to face CompTIA Server+ training over 10 days rather than the standard 5 days. With the release of the CompTIA Server+ exam, Vancouver Island Works Project brings the latest CompTIA Server+ Integrated Learning Courseware developed with the highest standard to ensure every student meets the objectives of the relevant CompTIA certification exam.

Careers:

Individuals who have completed CompTIA A+, Network+ and Server + are ready for employment in medium to large corporations as a Network Administrator or Server Specialist. These courses open up many doors in the world of IT, and can provide a solid career path for progression and success in the future.

Who should take this preparation course:

This course is intended for support professionals with an A+ Certification, and who have 18 to 24 months of IT experience. It is for those who wish to increase their IT knowledge and gain the skills needed to become a Server Support Technician, Server Administrator, or Storage Administrator.

Preparation Modules for Exam:

• Introduction to Servers• Upgrading Server Components
• Installing Servers• Exploring Environmental Issues Surrounding Servers
• Configuring Servers• Troubleshooting Servers
• Maintaining Servers• Exploring Disaster Recovery Concepts and Techniques

**AM (9am-12pm) – Hands On Instructor Led Training       ** PM (1pm-4pm) – Open Lab

CompTIA Security+ (10 Days)

Overview

CompTIA Security+ is the primary course you will need to take if your job responsibilities include any security or cybersecurity role. It also provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs.

Anyone who watches the news today knows that the need for data security has never been higher. The need for those who can defend networks from hackers, and viruses is at an all time high. Careers in securely managing IT networks are plentiful and offer an environment of constant learning for those with the right skills.

Vancouver Island Works Project is the only training facility on Vancouver Island that offers face to face CompTIA Security+ training over 10 days rather than the standard 5 days. With the release of the CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam, Vancouver Island Works Project brings the latest CompTIA Security+ Integrated Learning Courseware developed with the highest standard to ensure every student meets the objectives of the relevant CompTIA certification exam.

Careers:

All government and crown corporations prefer candidates who have experience with network security. Career paths can range from Network Administrator, Security Consultant to Security Engineer and beyond.

Who should take this preparation course:

This course is intended for those who have experience in IT Administration and wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of security protocols. You will acquire the skills needed to prepare for a career in positions such as Security Engineer or as a Junior IT Auditor/Penetration Tester.

Preparation Modules for Exam:

• Security Fundamentals• Managing Certificates
• Identifying Security Threats and Vulnerabilities• Implementing Compliance and Operational Security
• Managing Data, Application, and Host Security• Risk Management
• Implementing Network Security• Troubleshooting and Managing Security Incidents
• Implementing Access Control, Authentication, and Account Management• Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

**AM (9am-12pm) – Hands On Instructor Led Training       ** PM (1pm-4pm) – Open Lab