Professional Instructional Courses in Kennesaw, GA

Systems Atlanta offers a variety of professional instructional courses in Kennesaw, GA, for individual learners and corporate groups. Specializing in IT and cyber security, our courses are designed to make learning simpler and more convenient for each student, whether they’re enrolled online or in person. Check our course offerings below, or get in touch with our staff for more detailed information. We can accommodate private groups, as well.

CompTIA

5 Day Instructor-Led Training Course 

 

CompTIA A+ is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. It is about much more than PC repair.

  • Candidates are better prepared to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Technicians understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security.
  • A+ supports the ability to connect users to the data they need to do their jobs regardless of the devices being used.

 

9 Skills That You Master and Validate With A+:

  • Hardware
  • Networking
  • Mobile Devices
  • Windows Operating Systems
  • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
  • Other OS and Technologies
  • Software Troubleshooting
  • Security
  • Operational Procedures

 

Jobs That Use A+ and Their Average Salaries*:

Support Specialist $54,500
Field Service Technician $46,000
Desktop Support Analyst $60,000
Help Desk Tier 2 Support $45,000

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

 

Exam Details:

  • CompTIA A+ 220-901 covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues.
  • CompTIA A+ 220-902 covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux.  It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures.
  • Number of Questions: Maximum of 90 questions per exam.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance based (simulations).
  • Length of Exam: 90 minutes per exam.
  • Passing Score:
    • 220-901=675 (based on a scale of 100-900).
    • 220-902=700 (based on a scale of 100-900).
  • Recommended Experience: 9-12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field.
  • Retirement: July 31, 2019 (this exam series will be replaced by the A+ Core Series exams 220-1001 and 200-1002).

 

Renewal: Your CompTIA A+ certification is good for three years from the day of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification. Like A+ itself, CompTIA A+ ce also carries globally-recognized ISO/ANSI accreditation status.

 

It’s Easy To Renew:
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA A+ certification. Complete CertMaster CE, an online, self-paced CE course, or collect at least 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years, upload them to your certification account, and A+ will automatically renew.

 

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5 Day Instructor-Led Training Course 

CompTIA Network+ helps develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring and managing networks.

Network+ ensures an IT professional has the knowledge and skills to:

  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Support the creation of virtualized networks

5 Skills That You Master and Validate With Network+:

  • Networking Concepts
  • Infrastructure
  • Network Operations
  • Network Security
  • Network Troubleshooting and Tools

Jobs That Use Network + and Their Average Salaries*:

Junior Network Administrator $53,596
Network Field Technician $55,131
Junior System Engineer $59,212
Computer Technician $34,302
Help Desk Technician $41,032
IS Consultant $50,846
Network Field Engineer $62,999
Network Support Specialist $54,335
System Engineer $75,251
Network Analyst $44,411

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

Exam Details:

  • CompTIA N10-007 covers the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Also included are emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies. 
  • Number of Questions: Maximum of 90 questions.
  • Type of Questions:   Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance based (simulations).
  • Length of Exam: 90 minutes.
  • Passing Score: 720 (based on a scale of 100-900).
  • Recommended Experience: CompTIA A+ Certification and At least 9 to 12 months of networking experience.

Renewal: Your CompTIA Network+ certification is good for three years from the day of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification. Like Network+ itself, CompTIA Network+ ce also carries globally-recognized ISO/ANSI accreditation status.

It’s Easy To Renew
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA Network+ certification. Complete CertMaster CE, an online, self-paced CE course, or collect at least 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years, upload them to your certification account, and Network+ will automatically renew.

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5 Day Instructor-Led Training Course 

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.  CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn.

Why Is It Different?

  • No other certification that assesses baseline cybersecurity skills has performance-based questions on the exam. Security+ emphasizes hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider variety of issues.
  • More choose Security+ for DoD 8570 compliance than any other certification.
  • Security+ focuses on the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection.
  • The new Security+ certification covers the Junior IT Auditor/Penetration Tester job role, in addition to the previous job roles for Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, and Security Administrator.

6 Skills That You Master and Validate With Security+:

  • Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Technologies & Tools
  • Risk Management
  • Architechture & Design
  • Cryptography & PKI

Jobs That Use Security + and Their Average Salaries*:

Systems Administrator $60,779
Network Administrator $57,664
Security Administrator $65,404
Junior IT Auditor/Penetration Tester $64,923
Security Specialist $74,816
Security Consultant $83,114
Security Engineer $94,040

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

Exam Details:

  • SY0-501 covers the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
  • Number of Questions: Maximum of 90 questions.
  • Type of Questions:   Multiple choice and performance based (simulations).
  • Length of Exam: 90 minutes.
  • Passing Score: 750 (based on a scale of 100-900).
  • Recommended Experience: CompTIA Network + and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus.

Renewal: Your CompTIA Security+ certification is good for three years from the day of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification. Like Security+ itself, CompTIA Security+ ce also carries globally-recognized ISO/ANSI accreditation status.

It’s Easy To Renew:
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA Security+ certification. Complete CertMaster CE, an online, self-paced CE course, or collect at least 50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years, upload them to your certification account, and Security+ will automatically renew.

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CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an IT workforce certification that applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats. 

Why Is It Different?

  • CySA+ is the only intermediate high-stakes cybersecurity analyst certification with performance-based questions covering security analytics, intrusion detection and response.
  • High-stakes exams are proctored at a Pearson VUE testing center in a highly secure environment. 
  • CySA+ is the most up-to-date security analyst certification that covers advanced persistent threats in a post-2014 cybersecurity environment.

4 Skills That You Master and Validate With CySA+:

  • Threat Management
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Securty Architecture & Tool Sets
  • Cyber-Incident Response

Jobs that Use CySA+ and Their Average Salaries*:

IT Security Analyst $70,490
Vulnerability Analyst $64,490
Threat Intelligence Analyst $81,605
Cybersecurity Analyst $76,339
Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst $82,000
Cybersecurity Specialist $81,000
Security Engineer $94,040

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

Exam Details:

  • CS0-001  verifies that successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to configure and use threat detection tools, perform data analysis and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to an organization, with the end goal of securing and protecting applications and systems within an organization.
  • Number of Questions: Maximum of 85 questions.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple choice and performance based(simulations).
  • Length of Exam: 165 minutes
  • Passing Score: 750 (based on a scale of 100-900)
  • Recommended Experience: Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. While there is no required prerequisite, CySA+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus.

Renewal: Your CompTIA CySA+ certification is good for three years from the date of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification.

It's Easy To Renew:

You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA CySA+ certification. Complete CertMaster CE, an online, self-paced CE course, or collect at least 60 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years and upload them to your certification account, and your CompTIA CySA+ certification will automatically renew.

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5 Day Instructor-Led Training Course

CompTIA Cloud+ validates the skills you need to maintain and optimize cloud infrastructure services.

Why Is It Different?

  • Cloud+ covers the increased diversity of knowledge, skills and abilities required of system administrators to validate what is necessary to perform effectively in data center jobs.
  • CompTIA Cloud+ views cloud-based infrastructure services as an increasingly important piece of an organization’s IT systems.
  • It is the only vendor-neutral, performance-based certification covering more than a specific vendor or a single function like security or networking to help you better realize the return on investment of cloud infrastructure services.

5 Skills That You Master and Validate With Cloud+:

  • Configurations and Deployment
  • Management
  • Maintenance
  • Security
  • Troubleshooting

Jobs that Use Cloud+ and Their Average Salaries*:

System Administrator $63,208
Network Administrator $73,505
Systems Engineer $75,251
Network Engineer $72,946
Cloud Developer $96,594
Cloud Specialist $70,000
Project Manager, Cloud $75,474
Computing Services $55,000
Cloud Engineer $86,842
Manager, Data Center SANs $66,560
Business Analyst, Cloud Computing $83,491

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

Exam Details:

  • CompTIA Cloud+ (CV0-002) reflects an emphasis on incorporating and managing cloud technologies as part of broader systems operations. It assumes a candidate will weave together solutions that meet specific business needs and work in a variety of different industries.  It includes the new technologies to support the changing cloud market as more organizations depend on cloud-based technologies to run mission critical systems, and hybrid and multi-cloud have become the norm.
  • Number of Questions: Maximum of 90 questions.
  • Type of Questions:   Multiple choice questions and performance based (simulations).
  • Length of Exam: 90 minutes.
  • Passing Score: 750 (based on a scale of 100-900).
  • Recommended Experience: 2-3 years in system administration.

Renewal:

Your CompTIA Cloud+ certification is good for three years from the day of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification.

It’s easy to renew
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA Cloud+ certification. Complete CertMaster CE, an online, self-paced CE course, or collect at least 50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years, upload them to your certification account, and Cloud+ will automatically renew.

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NCTA

3 Day Instructor-Led Training Course 

The Certified Cloud Technologist course provides an overview of cloud computing which helps develop a deep understanding of common public cloud technologies and the benefits and trends that push organizations to transition their data to the cloud.  Students will receive multiple points of view, first-hand experience and a foundation in managing industry-leading cloud services like Amazon Web Services, Drupal, WordPress and Google Docs.

 

Who Should Attend:  This course is designed for system administrators or prospective system administrators who have one year of experience working with Windows Server® or other server platforms and who want to develop their evaluation, selection, and implementation skills for cloud services, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions that target businesses of all sizes.

 

6 Skills That You Master and Validate With Certified Cloud Technologist:

  • Cloud Computing Concepts and Benefits
  • Cloud Service Models
  • Cloud Adoption Planning
  • Cloud Service Migration
  • SaaS Solutions
  • PaaS and IaaS Solutions

 

Jobs that Use Certified Cloud Technologist and Their Average Salaries*:

System Administrator $63,208
Network Administrator $73,505
Cloud Specialist $70,000
Project Manager-Cloud $75,474
Computing Services $55,000

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

 

Exam Details:

  • The NCTA-Certified Cloud Technologist exam  (NCT-110) will test a candidates knowledge on evaluating, selecting and implementing cloud services, including SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS for organizations of all sizes.  Candidate experience should include configuring network connectivity, configuring server and client communications, installing server operating systems, using administrative tools, configuring system properties, and configuring network settings.
  • Number of Questions: 32 questions.
  • Type of Questions:   Multiple choice, multiple response and true/false questions
  • Length of Exam: 55 minutes.
  • Passing Score: 20 out of 32 (60%).
  • Recommended Experience: 2-3 years in system administration

 

Renewal:

Your Certified Cloud Technologist certification is good for three years from the day of your exam. You must re-take the most up-to-date version of the exam prior to the three-year period's end to maintain a continuously valid certification.

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5 Day Instructor-Led Training Course 

The Certified CloudOps Specialist (NCO-110) course will help candidates demonstrate the ability to deploy and configure various SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS cloud services; employ automation tools such as Chef and Puppet to manage cloud services; explore data import/export techniques and considerations; and manage security and compliance in the cloud.

Who Should Attend:  This course is designed for system administrators or cloud technologists who wish to further develop their skills for evaluating, deploying, and administering cloud services. This includes evaluating and selecting Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions and deploying applications to the cloud, as well as maintaining, securing, and optimizing cloud solutions to achieve the best Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on Investment (ROI).

 

5 Skills That You Master and Validate With Certified CloudOps Specialist:

  • Cloud Service Implementation.
  • Could Application Deployment and Management.
  • Cloud Website and Web Service Deployment and Management.
  • Virtual machines and Cloud Servers.
  • Security and Compliance.

Jobs that Use Certified CloudOps Specialist and Their Average Salaries*:

System Administrator $63,208
Network Administrator $73,505
CloudOps Specialist $52,598
CloudOps Engineer $107,791

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

Exam Details:

  • The NCTA-Certified CloudOps Specialist exam (NC0-110) is intended for system administrators or cloud technologists who are responsible for advanced-level tasks associated with evaluating, deploying, and administering cloud services. 
  • Number of Questions: 32 questions.
  • Type of Questions:   Multiple choice, multiple response and true/false questions.
  • Length of Exam: 55 minutes.
  • Passing Score: 20 out of 32 (60%).
  • Recommended Experience: Candidates should have a minimum of three to five years of experience evaluating and selecting PaaS solutions and deploying applications to the cloud; and maintaining, securing, and optimizing cloud solutions to achieve optimal total cost of ownership and return on investment.

Renewal:

Your Certified CloudOps Specialist certification is good for three years from the day of your exam. You must re-take the most up-to-date version of the exam prior to the three-year period's end to maintain a continuously valid certification.

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5 Day Instructor-Led Training Course 

To be a cloud architect and a cloud master, candidates must apply techniques and strategies to design secure, scalable, cost-effective cloud solutions, and be able to convince executives to move forward with your recommendations.  In this course, candidates will develop critical  skills in discovering information essential to successfully planning cloud projects, determining requirements, and documenting information and recommendations.  In addition, candidates will apply those concepts to evaluate cloud service providers, and design highly available and scalable solutions that are secure.  Candidates will leave this course able to compare, evaluate, and recommend cloud service providers, design secure and scalable cloud solutions, and give compelling data-backed presentations that will get their recommendations approved.

Who Should Attend:  This course is designed for system administrators who wish to plan, design, and implement cloud services for their organizations.  This includes the ability to understand cloud solution features, capabilities, and components offered by cloud service providers at a deep level so as to design cloud and hybrid solutions for application deployment and infrastructure scenarios.  Cloud architects must also evaluate and plan for the appropriate compute, network, and security components to build a solution that meets the needs of their organization.  In addition, they must secure, monitor, and optimize those solutions.

 

6 Skills That You Master and Validate With Certified Cloud Architect:

  • Cloud Implementation Preparation.
  • Organizational Requirements and Cloud Service Options.
  • Feature and Component Selection.
  • Cloud Service Licensing.
  • Cloud Scalability.
  • Cloud Service Continuity, Security and Recovery.

Jobs that Use Certified Cloud Architect and Their Average Salaries*:

Cloud Architect $139,443

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

Exam Details:

  • The NCTA-Certified Cloud Architect exam (NCA-110) is intended for system administrators or cloud technologists who are tasked with planning for, designing, and implementing cloud services for their organizations.
  • Number of Questions: 25 questions.
  • Type of Questions:   Multiple choice, multiple response and true/false questions.
  • Length of Exam: 55 minutes.
  • Passing Score: 15 out of 25 (60%).
  • Recommended Experience: Candidates should have  experience with basic client and server deployment, configuration, and use.  They should also be familiar with evaluating, implementing, accessing, administering cloud services, including SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS solutions.

Renewal:

Your Certified Cloud Architect certification is good for three years from the day of your exam. You must re-take the most up-to-date version of the exam prior to the three-year period's end to maintain a continuously valid certification.

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Cisco

5 Day Instructor-Led Training Course 

The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) is a derivative works consisting of ICND1 and ICND2 content in its entirety, but with the content merged into a single course.  CCNAX teaches students how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a WAN, and identifying basic security threats.   The course also covers topics in more depth and teaches students how to perform basic troubleshooting steps in enterprise branch office networks, preparing learners for Cisco CCNA certification.

Who Should Attend: Network administrators, network support engineers, network engineer associates, network specialist, and network analyst.  Please note, this is a very fast-paced course and runs extended hours.

Pre-Requisites:  We recommend but do not require that you have the following knowledge and skills before taking this course:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic knowledge of IP addressing
  • Understand Network Fundamentals
  • Implement Local Area Networks
  • Implement Internet Connectivity
  • Manage Network Devices
  • Secure Network Devices
  • Implement Basic IPv6 Connectivity

8 Skills You Will Master and Validate:

  • Network Fundamentals
  • LAN Switching Fundamentals
  • LAN Switching Technologies
  • Routing Fundamentals
  • Routing Technologies
  • WAN Technologies
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Infrastructure Maintenance

Jobs That Use CCNA and Their Average Salaries*: 

Network Engineer $71,238
Sr. Network Engineer $96,661
Network Administrator $59,960
IT Manager $81,636
Systems Administrator $62,451
IT Director $98,292
Systems Engineer $70,357

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

Exam Details:

  • The 200-125  CCNA Routing and Switching composite exam test a candidates knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPV4 and IPV6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management.
  • Number of Questions: 60-70
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice (single and multiple answer), drag and drop, simulations, simlets, and testlets.
  • Passing Score: 825 out of 1000 possible points.
  • Length of Exam: 90 minutes.

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5 Day Instructor-Led Training Course 

The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) course helps you prepare for the Cisco CCNA® Routing and Switching and CCENT® certifications and for associate-level routing and switching network engineering roles. This course teaches you how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, and gives you the knowledge you need to configure LAN switches and IP routers, as well as manage network devices and identify basic security threats. The course provides a foundational understanding of network Layers 1–3, which underlie core routing and switching plus other advanced technologies.

This course can help you prepare for the CCENT certification. It is also the first of two courses in a series that can help you prepare for the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. The second course in the series is Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND2).

Who Should Attend: Network administrators, network support engineers, network engineer associates, network specialist, and network analyst.

Pre-Requisites:  We recommend but do not require that you have the following knowledge and skills before taking this course:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic knowledge of IP addressing

5 Skills You Will Master and Validate:

  • Network Fundamentals
  • LAN Switching Fundamentals
  • Routing Fundamentals
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Infrastructure Maintenance

Jobs That Use CCNA and Their Average Salaries*: (these job titles assume you have passed both the ICND1 and ICND2 exams)

Network Engineer $71,238
Sr. Network Engineer $96,661
Network Administrator $59,960
IT Manager $81,636
Systems Administrator $62,451
IT Director $98,292
Systems Engineer $70,357

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

Exam Details:

  • The 100-105 ICND1 exam, which leads to the CCENT certification and completes the first half of the requirements for the CCNA Routing and Switching certification.
  • Number of Questions: 45-55.
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice (single and multiple answer), drag and drop, simulations, simlets, and testlets.
  • Passing Score: 800-850 out of 1000 possible points.
  • Length of Exam: 90 minutes.

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5 Day Instructor-Led Training Course 

ICND2 provides network administrators with the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network. Key additions to this latest revision include: understanding of Quality of Service (QoS) elements and their applicability, how virtualized and cloud services will interact and impact enterprise networks, along with an overview of network programmability and the related controller types and tools that are available to support software-defined network architectures.

This course can help you prepare for the CCENT certification. It is also the second of two courses in a series that can help you prepare for the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. The first course in the series is Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1).

Who Should Attend: Network administrators, network support engineers, network engineer associates, network specialist, and network analyst.

Pre-Requisites:  We recommend but do not require that you have the following knowledge and skills before taking this course:

  • Understand Network Fundamentals
  • Implement Local Area Networks
  • Implement Internet Connectivity
  • Manage Network Devices
  • Secure Network Devices
  • Implement Basic IPv6 Connectivity

5 Skills You Will Master and Validate:

  • LAN Switching Technologies
  • Routing Technologies
  • WAN Technologies
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Infrastructure Maintenance

Jobs That Use CCNA and Their Average Salaries*: (these job titles assume you have passed both the ICND1 and ICND2 exams)

Network Engineer $71,238
Sr. Network Engineer $96,661
Network Administrator $59,960
IT Manager $81,636
Systems Administrator $62,451
IT Director $98,292
Systems Engineer $70,357

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

Exam Details:

  • The 200-105 ICND2 exam, which leads to the CCENT certification and completes the second half of the requirements for the CCNA Routing and Switching certification.
  • Number of Questions: 45-55.
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice (single and multiple answer), drag and drop, simulations, simlets, and testlets.
  • Passing Score: 800-850 out of 1000 possible points.
  • Length of Exam: 90 minutes.

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ISACA

CISM

5 Day Instructor-Led Training Course 

The uniquely management-focused CISM certification promotes international security practices and recognizes the individual who manages, designs, and oversees and assesses an enterprise’s information security.

Who Should Attend: Experienced information security managers and those who have information security management responsibilities, including IT consultants, auditors, managers, security policy writers, privacy officers, information security officers, network administrators, security device administrators, and security engineers.

Pre-Requisites: Five years of experience with audit, IT systems, and security of information systems; systems administration experience; familiarity with TCP/IP; and an understanding of UNIX, Linux, and Windows. This advanced course also requires intermediate-level knowledge of the security concepts. 

The CISM designation is awarded to individuals with an interest in security management who meet the following requirements:

  • Successfully pass the exam.
  • Adhere to ISACA's Code of Professional Ethics.
  • Agree to comply with the continuing education policy.
  • Work experience in the field of Information Security.
  • Submit an application for the CISM Certification.

Experience Substitutions: 
The following security-related certifications and information systems management experience can be used to satisfy the indicated amount of information security work experience.

Two Years:

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) in good standing
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in good standing
  • Post-graduate degree in information security or a related field (e.g., business administration, information systems, information assurance)

One Year:

  • One full year of information systems management experience
  • One full year of general security management experience
  • Skill-based security certifications (e.g., SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), CompTIA Security +, Disaster Recovery Institute Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), ESL IT Security Manager)
  • Completion of an information security management program at an institution aligned with the Model Curriculum

4 Skills You Will Master and Validate:

  • Information Security Governance
  • Information Risk Management and Compliance
  • Information Security Program Development and Management
  • Information Security Incident Management

Jobs That Use CISM and Their Average Salaries*:

Information System Security Officer $92,000
Information/ Privacy Risk Consultant $82,000
Information Security Manager $88,881

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

 

Exam Details: 

  • The CISM exam consist of 150 multiple choice questions  that cover the respective job practice areas created from the most recent job
    practice analysis.
  • Length of Exam: 4 hours
  • Registration Process: The current registration window is for exams February 1-May 24, 2019.  Registration ends May 18, 2019.    It is important to verify there is a test site available before registering and paying for the exam. You can verify availability by checking the exam schedule. http://www.isaca.org/examlocations
    To be eligible to schedule the exam within this testing window, you must register and pay for the exam first. Exam fees are nonrefundable and non-transferable. Once you have checked the exam schedule for available dates and times, you can complete your exam registration here.

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4 Day Instructor-Led Training Course 

The CISA designation is a globally recognized certification for IS audit control, assurance and security professionals.

Being CISA-certified showcases your audit experience, skills and knowledge, and demonstrates you are capable to assess vulnerabilities, report on compliance and institute controls within the enterprise.

Who Should Attend: IS/IT consultants, IS/IT audit managers, security managers and non-IT auditors.

Pre-Requisites: Five (5) or more years of experience in IS audit, control, assurance, or security. Waivers are available for a maximum of three years.

The CISA designation is awarded to individuals with an interest in security management who meet the following requirements:

  • Successfully pass the exam.
  • Adhere to ISACA's Code of Professional Ethics.
  • Agree to comply with the continuing education policy.
  • Compliance with the Information Systems Auditing Standards
  • Submit an application for the CISA Certification.

Experience Substitutions: 

  • A maximum of 1 year of information systems experience OR 1 year of non-IS auditing experience can be substituted for 1 year of experience.
  • 60 to 120 completed university semester credit hours (the equivalent of an 2-year or 4-year degree) not limited by the 10-year preceding restriction, can be substituted for 1 or 2 years, respectively, of experience.
  • A bachelor's or master's degree from a university that enforces the ISACA-sponsored Model Curricula can be substituted for 1 year of experience. To view a list of these schools, please visit www.isaca.org/modeluniversities. This option cannot be used if 3 years of experience substitution and educational waiver have already been claimed.
  • A master's degree in information security or information technology from an accredited university can be substituted for 1 year of experience.

Exception: 2 years as a full-time university instructor in a related field (e.g., computer science, accounting, information systems auditing) can be substituted for 1 year of experience.

It is important to note that many individuals choose to take the CISA exam prior to meeting the experience requirements.

5 Skills You Will Master and Validate:

  • Auditing Information Systems
  • Governance and Management of IT
  • Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Implementation
  • Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Service Management
  • Protection of Information Assets

Jobs That Use CISA and Their Average Salaries*:

Internal Auditor $57,390
Public Accounting Auditor $54,989
IS Analyst $67,000
IT Audit Manager $107,165
IT Project Manager $73,487
IT Security Officer $92,000
Network Operation Security Engineer $81,643
Cyber Security Professional $116,000
IT Consultant $83,000
IT Risk and Assurance Manager $125,605
Privacy Officer $112,123
Chief Information Officer $142,609

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

Exam Details: 

  • The CISA exam consist of 150 multiple choice questions  that cover the respective job practice areas created from the most recent job
    practice analysis.
  • Length of Exam: 4 hours
  • Registration Process: The current registration window is for exams February 1-May 24, 2019.  Registration ends May 18, 2019.    It is important to verify there is a test site available before registering and paying for the exam. You can verify availability by checking the exam schedule. http://www.isaca.org/examlocations
    To be eligible to schedule the exam within this testing window, you must register and pay for the exam first. Exam fees are nonrefundable and non-transferable. Once you have checked the exam schedule for available dates and times, you can complete your exam registration here.

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PMI

4 Day Instructor-Led Training Course

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Certifications are the project management credential of choice across a vast array of industries and companies.  You can find PMPs leading projects in nearly every country and, unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain, the PMP® is truly global. As a PMP, you can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location.

Employers benefit as well. When more than one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meeting original goals. (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.)

Who Should Attend: Associate project managers, project managers, IT project managers, project coordinators, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, product managers, program managers, project sponsors, and project team members who meet the following requirements:

  • Perform their duties under general supervision and are responsible for all aspects of the project for the life of the project.
  • Lead and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources.
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and experience to appropriately apply a methodology to projects that have reasonably well-defined project requirements and deliverables.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent).
  • 7,500 hours leading and directing projects.
  • 35 hours of project management education.

OR

  • Four-year degree.
  • 4,500 hours leading and directing projects.
  • 35 hours of project management education.

Jobs That Use PMP and Their Average Salaries*:

Project Manager (Unspecified Type/General) $87,018
Project Manager Information Technology (IT) $94,858
Senior Project Manager (IT) $114,129

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

Exam Details:

  • The PMP exam is comprised of 200 multiple-choice questions.  Of the 200 questions, 25 are considered pre-test questions.   Pretest questions do not affect the score and are used in examinations as an effective and legitimate way to test the validity of future examination questions. All questions are randomly placed throughout the examination.
  • Length of Exam: 4 hours
  • Registration Process: To register for a PMP exam, you must apply first at www.pmi.org

PMP Exam Blueprint (From the PMP Examination Content Outline):

Domain % of Questions
Initiation 13%
Planning 24%
Executing 31%
Monitoring and Controlling 25%
Closing 7%
Total 100%

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EC-Council

This course will significantly benefit security officers, auditors, security professionals, site administrators, and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure.

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ISC2

5 Day Instructor-Led Training Course 

Earning the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) proves you have what it takes to effectively design, implement and manage a best-in-class cybersecurity program. With a CISSP, you validate your expertise and become an (ISC)² member, unlocking a broad array of exclusive resources, educational tools, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

Who Should Attend: This course is intended for experienced IT security-related practitioners, auditors, consultants and investigators.

Pre-Requisites: Systems administration experience, familiarization with TCP/IP, and an understanding of UNIX, Linux, and Windows. 

8 Skills You Will Master and Validate:

  • Security and Risk Management
  • Asset Security
  • Security Engineering
  • Communications and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security

Jobs That Use CISSP and Their Average Salaries*:

Chief Information Security Officer $155,758
Chief Information Officer $162,188
Director of Security $113,412
IT Director/Manager $130,421
Security Systems Engineer $98,577
Security Analyst $97,644
Security Manager $91,431
Security Auditor $83,524
Security Architect $130,000
Security Consultant $77,746
Network Architect $138,708

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

Exam Details:

  • (ISC)2 requires exam candidates to have a minimum of five years of relevant work experience in two or more of the ten domains, four years of work experience with an applicable college degree, or a credential from the (ISC)2-approved list. 
  • The CISSP certification requires successfully passing the CISSP exam (administered by (ISC)2) and having met the experience requirements.
  • Number of Questions:  Minimum of 100, Maximum of 150
  • Length of Exam: 3 Hours

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5 Day Instructor-Led Training Course 

The (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) is a terrific entry-level information security certification, and it is the ideal precursor for the much sought after Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).  The course will provide students with in-depth coverage on the skills and concepts in the seven domains of system security including Access Controls, Incident Response and more.

Who Should Attend: This course is intended for Systems Analyst and Engineers, Security Engineers as well as Database Analysts and other IT professionals who have a minimum of one year full-time experience in one of the domains covered in the SSCP CBK.

Pre-Requisites: Systems administration experience, familiarization with TCP/IP, and an understanding of UNIX, Linux, and Windows. 

7 Skills You Will Master and Validate:

  • Access Controls
  • Security Operations and Administration
  • Risk Identification, Monitoring and Recovery
  • Incident Response and Recovery
  • Cryptography
  • Networks and Communications Security
  • Systems and Application Security

Jobs That Use SSCP and Their Average Salaries*:

System Security Certified Practitioner $73,000
Information Security Analyst $63,443
Cyber Security Analyst $69,571
Information Security Specialist $81,275
Security Consultant $75,876
Information Security Engineer $86,702

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

Exam Details:

  • (ISC)2 requires exam candidates to have a minimum of one year of relevant work experience in at least one of the seven domains of the SSCP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).
  • The SSCP certification requires successfully passing the SSCP exam (administered by (ISC)2) and having met the experience requirements.
  • Number of Questions:  125
  • Length of Exam: 3 Hours

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5 Day Instructor-Led Training Course 

The (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) course provides a thorough understanding of the information security risks and mitigation strategies critical to data security in the cloud.  This course covers the six domains of the CCSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), and prepares students to pass the CCSP exam and become a Certified Cloud Security Professional.

Who Should Attend:  This course is intended for students who can show that they have attained the advanced knowledge and technical skills required to design, manage and secure data, applications and infrastructure in the cloud and employing the accepted best practices, policies and procedures.

Pre-Requisites: This course is intended for IT professionals that have a minimum of five years’ paid work experience in the industry with three of those years being in information security and at least one year in one of the six CCSP domains.

6 Skills You Will Master and Validate:

  • Architectural Concepts and Designs Requirements
  • Cloud Data Security
  • Cloud Platform and Data Security
  • Cloud Application Security
  • Operations
  • Legal and Compliance

Jobs That Use CCSP and Their Average Salaries*:

Cloud Information Security Specialist $65,000
Information Security Engineer, Cloud Specialist $88,000
Cyber Security Specialist $51,000
Information Security Network Specialist $52,000
Sr. Information Security Specialist $74,000

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

Exam Details:

  • (ISC)2 requires exam candidates to have a minimum of five years of paid work experience in the information technology field and at least three years of experience in information security. One year of the experience must be in one or more of the six domains of the CCSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).
  • The CCSP certification requires successfully passing the CCSP exam (administered by (ISC)2) and having met the experience requirements.
  • Number of Questions:  125
  • Passing Score: 700 out of 1,000 points
  • Length of Exam: 4 Hours

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5 Day Instructor-Led Training Course

The (ISC)2 Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) course provides students with in-depth coverage on the skills and concepts of the eight domains of software security.  This includes Software Concepts, Requirements, Design, Implementation, Testing, Lifecycle Management and more.

Who Should Attend:  This course is intended for Software Developers, Engineers, Architects, Penetration Testers and other IT professionals.

Pre-Requisites: This course is intended for IT professionals that have a minimum of four years’ paid work experience in full-time Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) in one or more of the eight domains covered in the CSSLP exam.

8 Skills You Will Master and Validate:

  • Secure Software Concepts
  • Secure Software Requirements
  • Secure Software Design
  • Secure Software Implementation/Programming
  • Secure Software Testing
  • Software Lifecycle Management
  • Software Deployment, Operations and Maintenance
  • Supply Chain and Software Acquisition

 Jobs That Use CSSLP and Their Average Salaries*:

Software Program Manager $103,690
Application Security Specialist $62,392
Quality Assurance Tester $78,287
Software Procurement Analyst $59,688
Software Developer $90,060
Software Engineer $84,000
Software Architect $129,211

*Salary data is an average estimate only and is not guaranteed by SAI.

Exam Details:

  • (ISC)2 requires exam candidates to have a minimum of four years of paid work experience in the software development lifecycle (SDLC) process in at least one of the eight domains of the CSSLP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).
  • The CSSLP certification requires successfully passing the CSSLP exam (administered by (ISC)2) and having met the experience requirements.
  • Number of Questions:  175
  • Passing Score: 700 out of 1,000 points
  • Length of Exam: 4 Hours

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Training Methods

SAI TrainingClassroom-Based Training (ILT) : This is the most traditional method of training we offer. Register your personnel to attend our in-person, open enrollment classes in our Metro Atlanta training facility. Need to train eight or more students? Ask about private classes. All courses include all essential training materials. Optional exam vouchers and testing are available on the final day for most courses.

Live Online-Based Training (ILT): Our “Live Online” format offers virtual training opportunities. Students can attend live classes in real time, from any location, using video and audio streaming technology. For some courses, students may sit for exams remotely. Exam vouchers are available for purchase for testing at Pearson VUE testing facilities in different areas.

On-Site Corporate/Government Training: Systems Atlanta’s staff will conduct private training sessions in any suitable classroom environment provided by your organization or we will obtain classroom space as part of our “full-package” solution, anywhere in the world. Reach out to our staff to discuss the details and options available to meet your training and certification needs.

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