Our educational focus is in Information Technology (IT) because, basically, all workplaces either need experts in the field now or will in the near future. We hit the market with two foundational IT certification programs - CompTIA IT Fundamentals and CompTIA A+ - that upon completion will become stand-out-among-the-crowd credentials and resume builders. Everyone from recent high school and college grads to established IT professionals to individuals who don’t work in tech but want to expand their knowledge base will be able to do so from their personal computer and at a price point that will not require a loan. The GetIT courses are administered through the EDlumina Catalog platform, which is educational software that allows students to easily purchase, access and complete courses on their own schedule at at their own convenience.
In terms of IT certifications, CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) is considered the industry’s gold standard among IT security professionals, and CompTIA accreditation is recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a demonstration of the ability to handle all things IT.
IT Fundamentals (ITF+) students will learn and be certified in IT Terminology, Network Foundations, Hardware & Software Basics, Web Applications, and Cybersecurity. The payoff in terms of jobs that ITF+ certification will lead to will primarily be entry-level positions, but those are often salaried roles, are increasingly in demand and can and do lead to bigger opportunities.
ITF+ certificate holders looking for employment are likely to find IT Help Desk positions, Security Analysts, and IT Support Specialist positions in a wide-range of industries.
A+ students will learn and be certified in Networking, Hardware set-up, Software problem solving, Mobile device technical know-how, Cloud computing, Operating system installation, Cybersecurity, and Virtualization. A+ is a bit more advanced than ITF+ and should be taken after ITF+ certification has been achieved.
A+ certificate holders open themselves up for applying to roles in Systems Support, IT Help Desk positions, Network Engineering and as IT Field Technicians across a variety of industries.
GetIT plans to consistently add affordable and valuable courses in the near future and beyond.
We’re particularly excited about Ethical Hacking, as 1. Cybersecurity is needed by most any workplace that uses the Internet, and 2. Learning security by pretending to be a hacker feels like espionage. Check back in February for this offering, which will also be at the low price point of $99.