IT Certifications/Security
IT Certifications/Security

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TTC provides ongoing training for those employed in the Information Technology field.
For information or if you have suggestions for future courses, contact
Cindy McGuckin at 843.574.6707 or


TTC offers the following Information Technology Certifications:


Information Assurance & Reimbursement: DoD 8570.01-M

DoD Directive 8570.01-M Mandates IT Certifications for IA Personnel

The DoD Directive 8570.01-M mandates all government personnel, civilians and contractors working on networks are required to receive industry IT certifications.

Here are some of the IT exams that are supported:

A+ Certification         Cisco Certification       Health Care IT Certification     Networking Certification         Security+ Certification      CISSP               

Interested in ISSEP ( ISC2)?  Let us know.  TTC can set up a course for your business with flexible dates and times customized for your organization. 

Call 843.574.6707.


Meet Your Instructor - Jeff Kirkland

Jeff Kirkland has been an IT instructor with Trident Technical College’s Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development for more than 10 years. He holds certifications in A+ and Network+. He teaches both Microsoft Windows and MAC operating systems. Jeff is also a Microsoft Certified Partner.

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A+ Certification, a testing program sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), certifies the competency of computer service technicians. Major computer hardware and software vendors, distributors, resellers and publications back the program. To become certified, you must pass two exams: A+ Essentials and A+ Practical Application. Call 1.800.77.MICRO to register for exams. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of computers.


This course helps prepare students for the CompTIA A+ 220-801 exam. VA benefits may be used for this course.
Books not included. Books may be purchased at the TTC bookstore.

A+ Essentials

Gain a thorough understanding of the types of questions presented, level of knowledge tested and skills required for the A+ Hardware Systems exams. Topics include diagnosing, upgrading, troubleshooting and repairing microcomputer hardware. This course covers part of the mandatory testing for the A+ Certification. Students should take both A+ Essentials and one of the electives below before taking the A+ Certification examinations.

XIST 600-004



6-10 p.m. $1,299
A+ Practical Application

The A+ Practical Application course is an extension of the knowledge and skills identified in CompTIA A+ Essentials, with more of a hands-on orientation focused on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems. This course covers skills essential to competency in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. Topics covered include hardware security, networking operating systems, modes and flow-through. Prerequisite: A+ Essentials. 

This course helps prepare students for the CompTIA A+ 220-802 exam.  VA benefits may be used for this course.
Books not included. Books may be purchased at the TTC bookstore.

XIST 601-002



6-10 p.m.


* No class 7/3


Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices - Part 1

This course presents important networking fundamentals using Open Systems Interconnecting (OSI) seven-layer model concepts. Terminology and technologies are explained and illustrated using text and graphics animation. The course includes the major components of the personal computer; binary and hexadecimal numbering systems; the components and functions of computer network devices; the functions, operations and primary components of common types of networks; the primary types of network media, including cables and connectors; the functions and operations of LAN and virtual LANs; the functions and operations of the network and transport layers of the IP protocol stack and the major aspects of IP addressing and calculating valid IP subnet addresses.  
This course prepares you for the 640-822 Intro Exam.  A benefits may be used for this course.
Books not included.  Books may be purchased at the TTC bookstore.

XIST 610-

Fall 2014


Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices - Part 2

This course focuses on using Cisco Catalyst switches and routers connected in local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) typically found at small- to medium-sized network sites. Upon completion of this course, you are able to select, connect, configure and troubleshoot various Cisco networking devices. This course includes building a functional configuration to support the specified network operational requirements; using the appropriate show commands to display network operational parameters so that anomalies are detected; using the appropriate debug commands to monitor network operational parameters; understanding how bridging and switching operates; and understanding the purpose and operations of the spanning-tree protocol. Recommended prerequisite: Cisco Network Technologies Introduction.

 This course prepares you to take the Cisco 640-816 Certification Examination.  VA benefits may be used for this course.
Books not included. Books may be purchased at the TTC bookstore.

XIST 611-

Fall 2014



Prepare to take the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam. This course outlines the essential elements of the 10 domains that comprise a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) for information systems security professionals. Learn how to analyze network and telecommunications security systems, applications security systems, operations and physical security. Also, learn how to identify legal issues, regulations and compliance standards relating to information security. Prerequisite: A+, Network+ or Security+.

XIST 631-

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IT Health Care Technician NEW!

Are you an experienced IT professional looking for an opportunity in the health care industry? This course is designed for those looking to enter this quickly growing area of IT and also those that may already be in the field. Learn the skills required to help implement, deploy and support health care IT systems. This course would be an add-on for those students who are already A+ certified.

This course helps prepare students for the CompTIA Healthcare Technician Exam HIT-001.
Books not included. Books may be purchased at the TTC bookstore.


XIST 632-

Fall 2014



Networking+ Certification

This course covers network fundamentals, building a network with OSI, hardware concepts, Ethernet basics, modern Ethernet, non-Ethernet networks, network interface cards, structured cabling, protocols, TCP/IP and network operating systems. Other topics include resources, going large with TCP/IP, TCP/IP and the Internet, remote connectivity, protecting your network, interconnecting network operating systems, and Zen and the art of network support.   
This course helps prepare students for the Network+ Certification N10-005 Exam.   VA benefits may be used for this course.
Books not included.  Books may be purchased at the TTC bookstore.

XIST 602-003
XIST 602-002



6-10 p.m.
6-10 p.m.


Security+ Certification

Prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. This certification exam tests individuals who have networking experience for their mastery of security knowledge. This course covers industry-wide topics including communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attack, and operational and organization security.  Books not included

XIST 603-002



6-10 p.m.



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