IP Communications - Certificate Program
EFSC's IP Communications College Credit Certificate (CCC) program prepares you for entry-level positions that focus on voice, video, and security configurations using Internet protocol (IP).
The program covers topics like IP communication design, network configuration, data protection, and the essential elements of IP communications. The credits you earn in this certificate can also be applied toward Eastern Florida's Network Systems Technology A.S. degree if you decide to pursue further education.
One advantage of starting with the IP Communications CCC is that it provides core training specific to the job, without the need for placement testing or the general education courses required for the A.S. degree.
If you're already employed in the information technology (IT) networking field, adding this certificate to your skill set can enhance your expertise in IP communication systems administration, network design, security methods, and hands-on techniques. It's a great way to supplement and upgrade your existing skills.
IP Communications - Certificate Program
IP Communications Certificate - Course Curriculum
The IP Communications curriculum consists of 10 courses and an internship, totaling 32 credit-hours. These courses cover various techniques and skills related to computer networking, operating systems, security, routing, switching, and IP communication analysis.
To enroll in the program, you'll need to complete two prerequisite courses: CGS 1000 Exploring Digital Technology and CGS 2100 Microcomputer Applications. These courses lay the foundation for your studies in the program.
IP Communications Certificate - Admissions Information
To apply for this certificate program, you'll need to follow EFSC's general admissions process. If you need guidance or have any questions, work with the program advisor as you plan your technology-focused education and career path.
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
At EFSC, tuition is affordable and considered among the lowest in Florida. If you qualify for in-state tuition, the total cost for the IP Communications CCC program will be around $3,330, including tuition and fees. Keep in mind that there may be additional costs for course materials and lab fees.
College Courses You Would Take
In the IP Communications CCC program at Eastern Florida, you'll learn essential skills to prepare you for entry-level positions in IP communication. Here are a few of the courses you'll take:
Discusses RDBMS data modeling, normalization, entity relationship concepts, SQL programming, physical design, concurrency, transactions, locking, administration, and database security.
Summarizes IP communications including VoIP and real-time video. Covers technologies, standards, and trends in the transition from legacy methods to converged IPv4 and IPv6 delivery models.
Provides a broad understanding of network security. Covers assessing security risks and safeguarding data, and helps prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.
Explores networking hardware fundamentals, covering router configurations, routing protocols, and LAN switching. Prepares you for the CCNA and CCENT exams.
Why Study IP Communications at EFSC?
Training That Can Lead to Industry Certifications
Employers are looking for people with skills that can help their organizations stay competitive and maintain network security. At Eastern Florida State College, you can take industry certification exams, including those related to computer/IT fields through CompTIA, as we're an approved testing site!
To assist you in preparing for these exams, the college offers boot camps for computer program students, which also provide the opportunity for free certification testing at an EFSC assessment center.
Build to an Associate and Then a Bachelor's Degree
When you earn a CCC, those credits can be transferred toward a related Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at EFSC. The college offers three IT-related A.S. degrees, which can then smoothly transition into EFSC's Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Computer Information Systems Technology. This program offers five specializations to choose from, including cybersecurity, networking systems, software development, and more.
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