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IT Infrastructure Program Summary


The New Horizons IT Infrastructure Program is an all-encompassing training program prepares you for employment in the growing IT field as an IT Support Specialist. This program includes hands-on instruction, eLearning, labs, exam preparation, online resources, resume and interviewing assistance.

The goal of this career training program is to prepare you for positions such as Security Support, Network Administrator, Desktop Administrator, IT Specialist, LAN Administrator, and Network Specialist. You may supervise other network support and client server specialists and plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures.

IT Infrastructure Program Details


The IT Infrastructure Program Details

CompTIA IT Fundamentals+

CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification

CompTIA IT Fundamentals focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including:

  • Using features and functions of common operating systems and establishing network connectivity
  • Identifying common software applications and their purpose
  • Using security and web browsing best practices

CompTIA A+

CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today's core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today's digital world. It is the only industry recognized credential with performance-based items to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks in the moment. It is trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in end point management and technical support roles. CompTIA A+ is regularly re-invented by IT experts to ensure that it validates core skills and abilities demanded in the workplace.

This course provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful A+ technician. It will help you prepare to take the CompTIA A+ Core Series certification examinations in order to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional.

  • Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals
  • Configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS and administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and scripting
  • Support basic IT infrastructure and networking
  • Configure and support PC, mobile and IoT device hardware
  • Implement basic data backup and recovery methods and apply data storage and management best practices

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Network+ Certification

This course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present the fundamental skills and concepts that you will need to use on the job in any type of networking career. 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

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ Certification

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just identify them. 

Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

June 2020 Online Program Forming Now | Ask for Additional Start Dates

Course Start End
CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ 6/15/20 9:00 AM 6/19/20 5:00 PM
CompTIA A+ - Part 1 7/13/20 9:00 AM 7/17/20 5:00 PM
CompTIA A+ - Part 2 7/20/20 9:00 AM 7/24/20 5:00 PM
CompTIA Network+ 8/10/20 9:00 AM 7/31/20 5:00 PM
CompTIA Security+ 7/20/20 9:00 AM 8/14/20 5:00 PM

July 2020 Evening Program at Knoxville Campus | Eligible for Veterans Benefits Funding

Evening classes run Monday through Friday 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM at the Knoxville campus.

Course Start End
CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ 7/13/20 5:30 PM 8/3/20 10:00 PM
CompTIA A+ - Part 1 8/4/20 5:30 PM 8/25/20 10:00 PM
CompTIA A+ - Part 2 8/26/20 5:30 PM 9/17/20 10:00 PM
CompTIA Network+ 9/21/20 5:30 PM 10/12/20 10:00 PM
CompTIA Security+ 10/13/20 5:30 PM 11/3/20 10:00 PM

August 2020 Online Program Forming Now | Ask for Additional Start Dates

Course Start End
CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ 8/17/20 9:00 AM 8/21/20 5:00 PM
CompTIA A+ - Part 1 9/21/20 9:00 AM 9/25/20 5:00 PM
CompTIA A+ - Part 2 9/28/20 9:00 AM 10/2/20 5:00 PM
CompTIA Network+ 10/12/20 9:00 AM 10/16/20 5:00 PM
CompTIA Security+ 10/26/20 9:00 AM 10/20/20 5:00 PM

Program Info

Full-time Length: 4 Months
Clock Hours: 290

Tuition: $11,000
Optional Cert Exam Fees: $1215

Graduation/Placement Rate
     Knoxville: N/A / N/A

Career Opportunities

     Security Support
     Network Administrator
     Desktop Administrator
     LAN Administrator
     Network Specialist
     IT Specialist

Certifications Available

     CompTIA IT Fundamentals+
     CompTIA A+
     CompTIA Network+
     CompTIA Security+

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Find Funding for Your Training

We will help you navigate through the variety of funding sources available, which include programs for:

  • Veterans Post 9/11 GI Bill® Chapter 33
  • Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Chapter 31
  • Income Sharing Agreement (ISA) Funding
  • Student Loans
  • Training Grants through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Funding
  • Incumbent Worker Training

Depending on your individual situation, there are different funding options available for New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol) students. Your Career Consultant can help you identify the best options for you.


Veteran Funding Options

The GI Bill® provides a number of education benefits for service members and veterans. New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol) provides a variety of training programs that qualify for these benefits. This means you can get started on a new career path with little to no out of pocket expenses. For more information about GI Bill® funding, please contact a New Horizons Career Consultant at 865-691-1515.


Income Sharing Agreement (ISA) Funding

In partnership with TradeUp, fund your training with an Income Sharing Agreement (ISA). TradeUp finances your education while you train for a new career. Instead of loans, use an ISA which means you don’t pay it back until you land a job! Maximum Cap, fixed payment period and no credit checks or co-signers. What is an ISA?

You can apply online for funding through TradeUp.


Student Loans

Private student loans are available to fund your training and future career. New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol) recommends consulting with your banking institution or financial advisor to help figure out the best student loan option for you. You can also apply online at Paramount Capital Group for a student loan.


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Funding

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides job training benefits for adults, dislocated workers and youth to help gain skills necessary to obtain and maintain employment. To qualify, you must be approved by your local workforce development agency. For more information about WIOA funding please visit http://www.doleta.gov/programs/factsht/wialaw.cfm.


Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Funding

The TAA program was designed to help workers who lost their previous job due to foreign outsourcing. The TAA program includes job training benefits that may be used at New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol). You must be approved by the local workforce development agency to receive this type of funding. For more information please visit http://www.doleta.gov/tradeact.

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Job Placement at New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol)

Our caring and experienced Career Services Department is dedicated to helping you achieve your growth goals with job placement assistance as soon as you graduate from the program! We take pride in making sure that our graduates step into the workforce prepared and well-equipped to succeed.

We have 40+ years of local relationships with the top employers and staffing firms in the local market and will put those relationship to work for you.

WHY NEW HORIZONS?

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4 MONTHS VS.
2-4 YEARS

Training programs can be completed in less than one year and are tailored to industry demands giving our students a powerful advantage.

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MILITARY FRIENDLY

Our military team consists of veterans who are experienced and highly qualified to help you achieve maximum success in our IT classes for veterans.

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FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES

We offer both day and night programs to fit your schedule, emphasizing our friendly IT class structure.

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JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE

Our Career Services department gives job placement assistance providing our graduates with opportunities at top organizations, including Fortune 500 companies.

Do Certifications Really Matter???

"The person with the certification is the one that is going to get hired.”

Robert Blanchard, Director of Support Services
Aspen Skiing Services Co.

 

Employers require IT certifications

72% of employers require IT certifications for certain job openings.

67% of employers use certifications to measure a candidate’s willingness to work hard and meet a goal.

Employers use certifications to select best candidates

 

Certifications confirm subject matter expertise

60% of employers use certifications to confirm subject matter expertise.

Source: CompTIA HR Perception of IT Training and Certification Study: 2015

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