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Welcome to the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training (PCATT) – the University of Hawaii Community College’s advanced technology training consortium.

 

PCATT offers online delivery for the following courses

To view class descriptions and schedules, please click the links below.
Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Email pcatt@hawaiii.edu for more information.

IT Essentials (Cisco Networking Academy) Online

Imagine building a computer then connecting it securely to a network. This exciting first step could lead to a rewarding IT career. Because a sure way to excel—no matter which area of IT you choose—is to learn the right computer fundamentals. IT Essentials covers this as well as shares the career skills needed for entry-level IT jobs. Plus, you’ll enjoy working with Cisco's Networking Academy’s advanced simulation tools and having multiple hands-on labs to really hone your troubleshooting skills and immediately practice what you learn! Also prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification. No prerequisites or computer knowledge required.


Section - COM2155-002


Programming Essentials in Python Online

How great would it be to write your own computer program? Or design a web or desktop application that millions of people could enjoy? Both are a possibility if you learn how to code in Python. Python is a very versatile, object-oriented programming language used by startups and tech giants, Google, Facebook, Dropbox, and IBM. Python is also recommended for aspiring developers who are interested in pursuing careers in Security, Networking and Internet-of-Things. Cisco calls this the language of IoT.

This course covers the basics of Python language and introduces participants to Object-Oriented Programming. Course content and delivery will be online on Canvas via the Cisco Networking Academy.

Upon the completion of this course with additional self-study, participants will be prepared to take two certification exams.

These certifications come from the Python Institute. PCEP certification is an interim step to the PCAP certification.

Required preparation: No prior knowledge of programming is needed, though you must be an experienced computer user. Must have access to a computer with Internet to access course materials and labs.


Section - COM2135-004


Certified Cisco Networking Associate - CCNA 1 v7 (Introduction to Networks) Online

Begin preparing for a networking career with this introduction to how networks operate. This first course in the 3-course CCNA series introduces architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements – functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers. You’ll even get the chance to build simple local area networks (LANs) yourself. You’ll have a working knowledge of IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, and be able to perform basic configurations for routers and switches.

 

*This is the first course in a 3-course CCNA series designed to prepare participants for entry-level networking jobs.

 

Required prep: Must have access to a computer with Windows as well as Internet access outside of class to complete assignments. Experience with hardware and computer troubleshooting, familiarity with computer terms, experience with Windows operating system.


 


Section - COM2157-002

↑Special COVID Discount Price

Certified Cisco Networking Associate - CCNA2 v7 (Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials) Online

Delve further into the world of networking with the second CCNA course in a 3-course series. This course focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. You’ll perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN.

*This is the second course in a 3-course CCNA series designed to prepare participants for networking technician jobs.

Required prep: Completion of CCNAv7: Introduction to Networks or equivalent knowledge and experience


Section - COM2158-001


Certified Cisco Networking Associate - CCNA3 v7 (Networking, Security and Automation) Online

Large enterprises depend heavily on the smooth operation of their network infrastructures. This is why networking professionals are vital to every organization and those with networking skills can land a great job and set their sights on a rewarding career! This third course in the 3-course CCNA series describes the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting enterprise networks. It covers wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used for secure remote access along with the introduction of software-defined networking, virtualization, and automation concepts that support the digitalization of networks.

*This is the third course in a 3-course series which prepares participants for networking analyst and engineering positions.

Required prep: Completion of CCNAv7: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials or equivalent knowledge and experience


Section - COM2159-002


Programming Essentials in Python Online

How great would it be to write your own computer program? Or design a web or desktop application that millions of people could enjoy? Both are a possibility if you learn how to code in Python. Python is a very versatile, object-oriented programming language used by startups and tech giants, Google, Facebook, Dropbox, and IBM. Python is also recommended for aspiring developers who are interested in pursuing careers in Security, Networking and Internet-of-Things. Cisco calls this the language of IoT.

This course covers the basics of Python language and introduces participants to Object-Oriented Programming. Course content and delivery will be online on Canvas via the Cisco Networking Academy.

Upon the completion of this course with additional self-study, participants will be prepared to take two certification exams.

These certifications come from the Python Institute. PCEP certification is an interim step to the PCAP certification.

Required preparation: No prior knowledge of programming is needed, though you must be an experienced computer user. Must have access to a computer with Internet to access course materials and labs.


Section - COM2135-004

↑Special COVID Discount Price

CCNA CyberOps

Today's organizations are challenged with rapidly detecting cybersecurity breaches and effectively responding to security incidents. Teams of people in Security Operations Centers (SOC’s) keep a vigilant eye on security systems, protecting their organizations by detecting and responding to cybersecurity threats.

The Cisco Certified CyberOps certification prepares candidates to begin a career working with associate-level cybersecurity analysts within security operations centers.

**The new Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification replaces the current CCNA Cyber Ops certification**

Beginning May 29, 2020, Cisco released an updated, consolidated exam, 200-201 CBROPS, this replaces the current 210-250 SECOPS and 210-255 SECFND exams. And new training, Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals (CBROPS) is coming soon

Prep: Networking Essentials/Network+ certification or equivalent knowledge is helpful along with network-related IT experience. 


Section - COM2127-006

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