From the cash registers at our favorite restaurants to the machinery used inside hospitals to help keep patients comfortable, not to mention computers and mobile devices, technology plays a major role in the lives of nearly every person, regardless of their career field. With progressively more complex networks, new advances being announced each day and more and more companies turning to computers for their business needs, the demand for technology support services and cybersecurity professionals is on the rise.

How to Get Started in Information Technology

At CTAE, we offer two Information Technology programs, Technology Support Services and Applied Cybersecurity. Our Technology Support Services program is a rigorous series of courses involving hands-on application designed to prepare students for positions within the IT field, as well as further education, such as our Applied Cybersecurity program. Upon completing the program, Technology Support Services graduates will earn a CompTIA A+ certification, a necessary qualification for a successful career in IT.

CTAE’s Applied Cybersecurity program combines both lectures and hands-on coaching in the areas of computer hardware, operating systems, networking technologies and design, and cybersecurity, both from a defensive and offensive perspective. This intensive program thoroughly prepares students to complete and pass three nationally-recognized CompTIA certifications: A+, Network+ and Security+.

Careers for Technology Support Services and Applied Cybersecurity Program Graduates
One of the most exciting aspects of a career in cybersecurity or IT services is that the need for experts in this field spans across every industry. From healthcare to retail and even food services, nearly every establishment or place of employment in the country uses computers to complete and manage transactions. This means they need a professional with the knowledge and skills required to ensure their business’ devices are performing correctly—that’s where you come in.

A certificate in cybersecurity can help you secure a job as a data security analyst, systems security administrator, information systems security manager, network security administrator and much more.

Choosing the Right Program

If you’re ready to kick start your career as an Information Technology specialist, applications for CTAE’s January and March 2016 Technology Support Services program are due by October 15, 2015. For the July 2016 offering of the program, applications are due by April 21, 2016.

To enroll for the March 2016 Applied Cybersecurity program, applications are due by October 15, 2015, and by April 21, 2016 for the August 2016 program.

Applications will be accepted until the classes fill for all offerings of both programs.

Still looking for the right fit for your career dreams? CTAE offers over 20 career training programs, including 18 “Career In A Year” Programs,” which can be completed in less than a year! Click through our program offerings to find the one for you and get on the road to a brighter tomorrow.