A recent article in IT World shows that IT hiring continues to rise. Overall, IT employment grew 3.4% in 2011 and 1.5% in 2010. This is great news for anyone looking to get into it the IT field, or for those who are already in and are looking for a new position. I wanted to outline a few key classes that you can start out with here at Babbage Simmel to keep you on track.
ICND1 and ICND2 are great core classes for those new to the networking field.
ICND1 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices part 1
In this comprehensive five-day, instructor-led Authorized Cisco course, you will develop a practical understanding of the operation of modern TCP/IP networks built with Cisco hardware. Learn the commands and techniques used to troubleshoot host connections, interact with Cisco switches and routers, backup and restore configuration files, and manage network equipment. The ICND1 training course is your starting point for Cisco certifications, preparing you for Exam 640-822 ICND1 certification.
4/2/12-4/6/12 and 5/7/12-5/11/12
ICND2 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices part 2
This hands-on Authorized Cisco five-day, instructor led course builds on the foundation provided by CCNA1 (Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1), providing a technical foundation for the rest of the Authorized Cisco curriculum. Whether your goal is to familiarize yourself with Cisco technology or to become a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert, CCNA1 and CCNA2 are the place to start.
This course delivers essential information needed to pass the CCNA certification exams, and includes comprehensive hands-on reinforcement to ensure that you add skills as well as knowledge. If you are new to Cisco, CCNA2 prepares you for the tasks you will face on the job. This course prepares you for Cisco Exam 640-816 ICND2.
5/14/12-5/18/12 and 7/16/12-7/20/12
For more seasoned IT pros we have some advanced classes that are sure to bulk up your resume.
M-6294 Planning and Managing Windows 7 desktop Deployments and Environments
This course is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in specializing in desktop and application deployments and managing desktop environments for large organizations. People attending this training could be support technicians or currently in deployment roles and are looking at taking the next step in their career or enhancing their skills in the areas of planning and deploying desktops.
M-10175 Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
This course provides existing .NET developers with practical information and labs that enables them to build solutions on the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 platform.
4/9/12-4/13/12 and 5/21/12-5/25/12
M-10135 Configuring, Managing, and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
This five-day, instructor-led course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 messaging environment. This course does not require previous Exchange Server experience, but does require that students have significant experience in managing Windows Server and Active Directory services or Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). This course will teach you how to configure Exchange Server 2010, as well as provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help you optimize your Exchange server deployment.
4/2/12-4/6/12 and 5/14/12-5/18/12
You can view the entire article on IT growth here, and make sure to get a seat in one of the upcoming classes mentioned above!