IT Specialist Certification
The Information Technology Specialist program is a way for candidates to validate foundational IT skills sought after by employers. The IT Specialist program is aimed at individuals who are considering or just beginning a path to a career in information technology.
While meaningful to any job seekers and candidates interested in IT careers, these exams are best suited for ages 14 and up. No Bachelor’s degree or other prerequisites are necessary, other than what is called out in the Objective Domains, which are linked below. These stackable exams are valid from the date they are passed and are a one-time issuance. The target candidate has approximately 150 hours of instruction and hands-on experience with the exam topic.
Candidates for this exam are AI enabled learners and are prepared for the professional use of AI by understanding how AI can be used to solve problems.
Candidates for this exam will be able to identify and describe end solutions that leverage cloud technologies, considerations that span across solutions and the “art of the possible” in utilizing cloud to develop solutions.
Candidates for this exam decompose problems, collect and analyze data, recognize patterns in data, represent data through abstractions, and automate solutions by using algorithmic thinking.
Candidates for this exam are starting their journey in the cybersecurity field. This exam assesses their understanding of key security paradigms, terminology, and mindset. Successful candidates will have a keen awareness of the importance of security and the threats to a business when security procedures are not followed. They are willing to teach others about security concerns. They are developing the investigative and implementation skills necessary to succeed in the field and have an aptitude and desire to learn more.
Candidates for this exam are seeking to prove introductory knowledge of how to responsibly manipulate, analyze, and communicate findings of data analysis.
Candidates for this exam will demonstrate foundational knowledge of how to design and query relational databases, such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle.
Candidates for this exam will demonstrate foundational skills in, and a basic knowledge of, Windows devices and mobility.
Candidates for this exam will demonstrate that they can structure a webpage using HTML elements and create and apply styles using CSS.
Candidates for this exam will demonstrate that they can recognize, write, and debug Java code that will logically solve a problem.
Candidates for this exam will demonstrate foundational networking knowledge and skills, including TCP/IP, networking services, networking topologies, and troubleshooting in wired and wireless environments.
Candidates for this exam will demonstrate foundational security knowledge and skills, including an understanding of core security principles operating system security, network and device security, and secure computing practices.
Candidates for this exam will demonstrate that they can recognize, write, and debug Python code that will logically solve a problem.