Cisco Associate (CCNA +1)
Microtrain’s Cisco WAN Administrator (CCNA plus one) program allows students to take advantage of Microtrain’s extensive Cisco training and position themselves better in the employment market. This program combines Cisco’s CCNA certification training with one additional class from our Cisco curriculum. Students can choose from CCNA-Voice, CCNA- Security, or one of our CCNP classes (Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks (ISCW), Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks (ONT), Routing (BSCI), Switching (BCMSN). Whichever elective is chosen, the student will be prepared for a career managing Cisco networks and will have the credentials it takes to succeed in this in-demand field.
CCNA - Routing and Switching
As Enterprises migrate toward controller-based architectures, the role and skills required of a core network engineer are evolving and more vital than ever. To prepare for this network transition, the CCNA Routing and Switching certification will ...Read more
CCNA - Security
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Understand core security technologies. Develop a security infrastructure. Recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks. Mitigate security threats.Read more
CCNA - Voice (ICOMM v8.0)
Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives: Describe the components of a Cisco Unified Communications solution and identify call signaling and media stream flows. Provide an overview of administrator ...Read more
CCNP - Cisco Certified Networking Professional
The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP®) Program The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP®) program equips individuals with the ability to plan, implement, verify, and troubleshoot local- and wide-area enterprise networks, as well a...Read more
CCNP Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Plan and document the most commonly performed maintenance functions in complex enterprise networks Develop a troubleshooting process to identify and resolve problems in complex...Read more
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Use advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalable and secure Cisco ISR routers connected to LANs and WANs Configure secure routing solutions to support branch of...Read more
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Plan, configure and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using Cisco's Campus Enterprise Architecture Securely integrate VLANs, WLANs, voice and ...Read more
A Cisco Success Story
I attended a resume writing seminar & conducted mock phone interviews with a Microtrain career counselor. These two activities gave me a leg up on distinguishing myself from all the other people looking for work. Since the career counselor's at Microtrain had a track record of getting people hired, their insight and positive past experiences helped me tremendously in getting hired with a Cisco Voice Systems Integrator in the Chicago area. I was hired as a Cisco Voice Tech Engineer with a starting salary of $65,000 / year with a Cisco voice systems reseller located in the Chicagoland area. Microtrain was very instramental in making this a reality. From expediting my WIA grant, to providing excellent hands-on training from knowledgable instructors I was able to achieve becoming certified with my CCNP. Microtrain's career services was the final catalyst in connecting me with this company by communicating with them on my behalf and with me in setting up the interview. One week later and I was hired. No joke. Thanks Microtrain!
Student Employment Success - Project/Process Manager
My Career Services Manager was very friendly and helpful and had excellent follow-up. She seemed to really care how things were going and kept me moving in the right direction. The resources available in job search were great and the visibility that there were jobs out there looking for my skillset was promising. Additionally, the training, as well as having an updated resume stating the Microtrain course work I had taken made me feel more confident and marketable as I looked for employment. It showed that I was dedicated and took project management and process management seriously.
Scott Wilson - Team Bradley
Employer Partner Feedback
Dawn has been a pleasure to work with. She is diligent in her efforts to give MicroTrain’s students the best opportunities to connect and network with various companies and players in the job market. The curriculums and certification programs are in line with today’s current IT needs. It’s good to see that they evolve with what employers are most seeking out there. I would recommend to any employer that hires skilled IT workers that they look into MicroTrain’s career services department as a potential source of candidates. The business of hiring can be quite costly, and Dawn and her staff provide a free service to outside companies. This value-add for MicroTrain’s students aligns with their mission in both training and job assistance to set up a win/win scenario for all involved.
Benefit of Career Services
The biggest benefit of my time at Microtrain during this time was meeting Dawn Mondo. I attended a job fair held at the Lombard location but not a lot came of it. I accepted a position with from an outside company as a contractor, only to have the offer fall apart. I contacted Dawn and explained that the new position I had fallen through and that I had exhausted my unemployment benefits. Dawn stepped up and started calling her contacts and almost immediately found a new contractor. I was offered a position which resulted in the job where I’m working. This was a huge benefit. I cannot describe the help that career service has been to me. I had cast myself into an academic mold by staying at my former employer for far too long a period. I believe that when the contract position that I am working at ends I will be viewed in a new light. I have taken a number of classes through Microtrain and I like their hands-on approach. The feature of the employment services just adds to the benefit. If someone asks me to recommend a training center, Microtrain is always at the top of my list.
Recently Employed at Comcast
It means a lot to have a relationship with my Career Service Manger, and Elliott Esparza has been great to work with. We went over my resume, completed mock interviews, he kept me informed about positions that fit my skill set, gave me motivational advice...what else can I say, he has been great! I wouldn't have been able to get this job without his help! Working with Elliot definitely helped to open up more job opportunities and also gave me a fresh perspective on how I can improve my interviewing skills while I still was looking for work. If you want the best technical training, MicroTrain is definitely the school to attend. They have so much to offer their students: career services, resume workshops, hiring events, knowledgeable instructors, mock interviewing - their critical path tool is also an excellent resource. MicroTrain staff, instructors, and career services definitely go out of their way to ensure the success of their students.
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