Students working on computers

Computer and Information Technology (CIT) Certification Training

In today's competitive job market, more individuals are seeking additional training and certifications to distinguish themselves from their peers. At the same time, businesses are realizing the value of certification: A better-trained employee can be more productive, deliver projects faster with limited downtime, require less external support, and help to improve customer satisfaction.

Those who succeed in certification are validated and empowered as highly capable professionals in their fields. For business decision makers, the the benefits of certification are even more tangible. Training and certification yield lower operating costs, better return on investment, and more efficient, credible teams. And that's something they're willing to pay for.

College of DuPage houses two areas of professional certification training: Cisco Networking Academy and CompTIA Academy:

  • The Cisco Networking Academy teaches students to design, build and maintain computer networks. These hands-on training courses qualify students to pursue a number of industry-standard certifications, such as CCNA, CCNP and CCNA Security.
  • The CompTIA Academy offers a wide variety of certification training programs designed to meet the needs of Information Technology educators and learning professionals, including A+, Network+, Security+, CTP+ and Project+.

Computer Forensic ACE Certification News

A near perfect pass rate of the AccessData Certification Exam was achieved by the class from College of DuPage's inaugural offering of two computer forensic courses. Pictured above are (from left) Adam Little, Jonathan Lennox (seated), Gabriel Gerzevske, Brian Semrau, Assistant Professor Sam Shamsuddin, Jeremy Schuler, Vince Spina (seated) and Clayton Johnsen. (Not pictured are Joshua Weck, Andrew Stout and Kenneth Tomsik.) The courses, offered in conjunction with Lewis University, prepared students to sit for the exam and focused on the Forensic Tool Kit 5.0, evidence acquisition, forensic analysis, data decryption, and how to apply chain of custody rules to evidence. The courses will be offered every fall and spring.

Contact Information

Dr. Felix Davis, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1536
(630) 942-2134

Nazia Naqvi, Program Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1E13
(630) 942-2081

Dan Jacobson, Program Support Specialist

Business and Applied Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034
(630) 942-2592