Information Technology

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the Information Technology (IT) sector are projected to grow by 12% through 2028, with the demand being driven by the increasing need for cloud computing, data storage and information security.  Median annual salaries in IT range from about $54,000 for support specialists; $83,000 for network administrators; and $107,000 for software developers. 

Industry-recognized credentials play a significant role in the IT sector in terms of helping job candidates stand out. Credential prep courses offered by Peirce are organized by the following credentialing organizations.

Amazon Web Services
Axelos
Cisco 
CompTIA 
Linux Professional Institute 
Microsoft
Oracle 
VMWare 

Click here for credential prep courses in information security/cybersecurity.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services Certified Developer - Associate Training Course 
This online course prepares students to earn certification as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Developer - Associate. Candidates for this certification have at least one year of hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS. Amazon recommends candidates have in-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language, the ability to identify and define requirements for an AWS-based application, experience with deploying hybrid systems with on-premises and AWS components, and the ability to provide best practices for building secure and reliable applications on the AWS platform.

COST:  $101
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Amazon Web Services Solution Architect (Associate) Training Course 
This online course prepares students to earn certification as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solution Architect - Associate. Candidates for this certification one or more years of hands-on experience designing available, cost efficient, fault tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS. Amazon recommends candidates have an in-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language, the ability to identify and define requirements for an AWS-based application, experience with deploying hybrid systems with on-premises and AWS components, and the ability to provide best practices for building secure and reliable applications on the AWS platform. 

COST:  $169
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Amazon Web Services Solution Architect (Professional) Training Course 
This online course prepares students to earn certification as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solution Architect – Professional. Candidates for this certification have one or more years of hands-on experience operating AWS-based applications. Amazon recommends candidates have experience provisioning, operating and maintaining systems running on AWS, the ability to identify and gather requirements to define a solution to be built and operated on AWS, and the ability to provide AWS operations and deployment guidance and best practices throughout the lifecycle of a project.

COST:  $229
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Axelos

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL v4) Operational Support and Analysis (Intermediate) Training Course 
This online course prepares students to earn Axelos Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL v4) Operational Support and Analysis (Intermediate) certification. Candidates for this certification are typically already working as an IT professional, including but not limited to Configuration Manager, Applications Support or Database Administrator. Candidates are working within an organization that has adopted and adapted Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).

COST:  $399
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Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL v4) Foundation Certificate in IT Management Training Course 
This online course prepares students to earn the Axelos Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL v4) Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management. Candidates for this certification are already working within an organization that has adopted and adapted Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). This may include but is not limited to, IT professionals, business managers, and business process owners. It is recommended that candidates have an understanding of the ITIL framework and how it may be used within an organization.

COST:  $322
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Projects in Controlled Environments 2 (PRINCE 2) Foundation Training Course 
This online course prepares students for the Axelos Projects in Controlled Environments 2 (PRINCE 2) Foundation exam. Candidates for the PRINCE 2 Foundation exam are both new and experienced project staff, consultants, contract staff, operating team managers and support staff operating in a PRINCE 2 environment.

COST:  $203
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Cisco

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Practice Test
This practice test prepares student for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam. Candidates for the CCNA exam are typically looking to prepare for challenges in the field of information technology and are often existing Cisco professionals.

COST:  $110
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CompTIA

A+ Core Exam 1 Training Course 
CompTIA’s A+ certification requires candidates to pass two certification exams. This course prepares students for the first exam, Core 1 (220-1001). Candidates for the A+ Core 1 exam are typically vendor-neutral, entry-level IT professionals with 9-to-12 months of experience. The exam covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization, and cloud computing and network troubleshooting.

EARN CREDIT: Peirce College awards 3 credits for CompTIA A+ certification. 

COST:  $322
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A+ Core Exam 2 Training Course  
CompTIA’s A+ certification requires candidates to pass two certification exams. This course prepares students for the second exam, Core 2 (220-1002). Candidates for the A+ Core 2 exam are typically vendor-neutral, entry-level IT professionals with 12 months of experience. The exam covers operating systems, security, software trouble-shooting and operational procedures. 

EARN CREDIT: Peirce College awards 3 credits for CompTIA A+ certification. 

COST: $229
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Server+ Training Course 
This online course prepares students to earn CompTIA Server+ certification. Candidates for the Server+ (2015) certification exam should have at least 18 months of hands-on experience installing, configuring, diagnosing, and troubleshooting. In addition, candidates are encouraged to have at least one other IT certification, such as CompTIA A+ or Network+ (however, these certifications are not required).

COST: $288
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Network+ Training Course 
This online course prepares students to earn CompTIA Network+ certification. Candidates for the CompTIA Network+ exam have a CompTIA A+ certification and at least 9 months of networking experience. The exam covers networking concepts, infrastructure, network operations, network security and network troubleshooting and tools. 

EARN CREDIT: Peirce College awards 3 credits for CompTIA Network+ certification. 

COST: $433
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Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) Courses
These online training courses prepare students for the Linux Professional Institute’s Certification 2 (LPIC-2) exams. To earn LPIC-2 certification, candidates must possess LPIC-1 certification and pass both the 201 and 202 exams. 

Advanced Level Linux Professional (LPIC-2) Exam 1 Training Course 
COST: $229 
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Advanced Level Linux Professional (LPIC-2) Exam 2 Training Course 
COST: $135
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Microsoft 

Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure (MCSE) Training Course  
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure exam. Candidates for this exam are IT professionals working with the Windows Server 2012. This exam is part one of a series of two exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise scaled, highly virtualized environment.

COST: $203
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Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure (MCSE) Training Course  
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure exam. Candidates for this exam are IT professionals working with Windows Server 2012. This exam is part two of a series of two exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement, and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise scaled, highly virtualized environment.

COST: $322
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Developing Microsoft SQL Databases (MCSE) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s Developing SQL Server Databases exam. Candidates for this exam are primarily database professionals who build and implement databases across organizations and who ensure high levels of data availability. Microsoft recommends having experience with creating database files, data types, and tables; planning, creating, and optimizing indexes; ensuring data integrity; implementing views, stored procedures, and functions; and managing transactions and locks. 

COST: $288
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Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server (MCSE) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server exam.  Candidates for this exam are business intelligence (BI) developers who focus on creating BI solutions that require implementing multi-dimensional data models, implementing and maintaining OLAP cubes, and creating information displays used in business decision-making.

COST: $365
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Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server (MCSE) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server exam. Candidates for this exam are business intelligence (BI) architects, who are responsible for the overall design of a BI infrastructure and how it relates to other data systems.

COST: $229
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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (MCSA) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases exam.  Candidates for the exam are typically database professionals who perform installation, maintenance, and configuration tasks as their primary areas of responsibility. 

COST: $322
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Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (MCSA) Training Course  
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016 exam.  Candidates for this exam are interested in learning Windows Server 2016, Nano Server, Data Deduplication, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Storage Spaces Direct and Failover Clustering solutions. 

COST: $433
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Installing and Configuring Windows 10 (MSCA) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s Installing and Configuring Windows 10 exam. Candidates for this exam are interested in learning Windows Server 2016, Nano Server, Data Deduplication, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Storage Spaces Direct, and Failover Clustering solutions.   

COST: $203
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Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 (MCSA) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 exam – a key step to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert. Earning this certification qualifies candidates for a position as a computer network specialist or a network of computer systems administrator. 

COST: $322
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Networking with Windows Server 2016 (MCSA) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s Networking with Windows Server 2016 exam – a key step to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert. This certification qualifies candidates for a position as a computer network specialist or network systems administrator.

COST: $365
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Querying Microsoft SQL Servers 2012/2014 (MCSA) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s Querying SQL Server 2012/2014 exam. 
Candidates for this exam are typically SQL database administrators, system engineers, and developers with two or more years of experience. 

COST: $229
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Identity with Windows Servers 2016 (MCSA) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s MCSA Windows Server 2016 exam – a key step to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert. This certification qualifies candidates for a position as a computer network specialist or network systems administrator.

COST: $399
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Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Servers 2012/2014 (MCSA) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s Microsoft Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 exam. Candidates for this exam are primarily ETL and data warehouse developers who create Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. Microsoft recommends having experience responsibilities in data cleansing, and Extract Transform Load and data warehouse implementation.

COST: $288
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Developing ASP.NETMVC Web Applications (MCSD) Training Course 
This course prepares students for Microsoft’s Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications exam.  Candidates for this exam are professional developers who use Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 and ASP.NET to design and develop web solutions. Candidates should have a minimum of three to five years of experience developing Microsoft ASP.NET MVC-based solutions and knowledge of Microsoft Azure Web Apps.

COST: $339
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Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (MCSD) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s for the Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 exam. Candidates for this exam have one or more years programming experience, as well as a minimum of one to two years of developing with HTML.

COST: $288
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Programming in C# (MCSD) Training Course 
This course prepares students for Microsoft’s Programming in C# exam. Candidates for this exam are developers with one or more years of experience programming the essential business/application logic for a variety of application types and hardware/software platforms using C#.

COST: $169
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Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure (MC Azure Developer Associate) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s Azure Administrator exam. Candidates for this exam are Azure Developers who design and build cloud solutions, such as applications and services, and participate in all phases of development, from solution design and deployment to testing and maintenance. Microsoft recommends that candidates are proficient in developing apps and services by using Azure tools and technologies. Candidates should have at least one year of experience developing scalable solutions through all phases of software development and be skilled in at least one cloud-supported programming language.

COST: $475
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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (MC Azure Fundamentals) Training Course 
This course prepares students for the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam. The exam is intended for candidates with non-technical backgrounds, such as those involved in selling or purchasing cloud based solutions and services or who have some involvement with cloud based solutions and services, as well as those with a technical background who have a need to validate their foundational level knowledge around cloud services. Technical IT experience is not required however some general IT knowledge or experience would be beneficial.

COST: $365
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Windows 10 (MCA) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s Windows 10 certification. Candidates for this exam are administrators who deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment. This exam is part of the requirements for Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate.

COST: $169
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Excel 2013 (MOS) Training Course 
This course prepares students for Microsoft’s Excel 2010 certification exam. Candidates for this exam should be familiar with and know how to use at least 80% of the features and capabilities of Microsoft Office Excel 2010. Microsoft recommends candidates are able to use Microsoft Office Excel 2010 to create and edit professional-looking spreadsheets for a variety of purposes and situations.

COST: $263
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Excel 2013 Expert Parts 1 and 2 (MOS) Training Course 
This course prepares students for Microsoft’s Excel 2013 exam. Candidates for this exam should have a fundamental understanding of the Excel environment and the ability to complete tasks independently. Microsoft recommends candidates know and can demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of Excel 2013.

COST: $263
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PowerPoint 2013 (MOS) Training Course
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s PowerPoint 2013 exam. Candidates for this exam should have a fundamental understanding of the PowerPoint environment and the ability to complete tasks independently. Microsoft recommends candidates know and can demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of PowerPoint 2013.

COST: $169
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Word 2013 (MOS) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for Microsoft’s Word 2013 exam. Candidates for this exam should have a fundamental understanding of the Word environment and the ability to complete tasks independently. Microsoft recommends candidates know and can demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of Word 2013. 

COST: $203
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Oracle

Java SE 8 Programmer I (OCA) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for the Java SE 8 Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) exam. Candidates for this exam have a technical background and want to improve, or may be new to, object-orientated programming and Java. Candidates who earn their OCA are in a great position to earn the Oracle Certified Professional certification (OCP).

COST: $203
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Java SE 8 Programmer II (OCP) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for Oracle’s Java SE 8 Programmer II exam. Candidates for this exam have a technical background and want to improve programming skills, or may be new to, object-oriented programming and Java. Java SE 8 Programmer II significantly changes the way Java Programmers write code. Earning a Java SE 8 certification gives you the tools to make the most of the new features within Java SE 8.

COST: $203
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Oracle Database 11g Administration I (OCA) Training Course 

COST: $288
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Oracle Database 11g Administration II (OCA) Training Course 

COST: $288
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Oracle Database 12c Administration (OCA) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for the Oracle Database 12c: Administration (OCA) exam. Candidates for this exam are database administrators, database designers, support engineers, technical administrators, and data warehouse administrators with working knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL packages, and basic knowledge of Linux operating system. 

COST: $288
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Oracle Database 12c RAC and Grid Infrastructure Administration (OCE) Training Course 
This online course prepares students for the Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Database 12c: RAC and Grid Infrastructure Administration exam. Candidates for this exam are database production systems administrators and database administrators. Oracle recommends candidates are IT pros with 12-to-18 months of experience using RAC and Grid Infrastructure.

COST: $263
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VM Ware

VMWare Certified Professional 6 Network Virtualization v6.2 (VCP6-NV) Training Course  
This online course prepares students for the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV) certification exam. Candidates for this exam are typically infrastructure personnel for networking, datacenter, and cloud Administrators, as well as virtualization specialists who have a strong understanding of the relationship between physical and virtual network infrastructures. Candidates should be capable of installing, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting VMware NSX. To be successful, VMware recommends six months of experience working with NSX implementations.

COST: $263
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