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CERTIFICATION / CREDENTIAL
ONLC is a Microsoft Learning Partner. Live, instructor-led, technical-level classes are taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) using Microsoft official courseware.
Role-based certifications have replaced MTA, MCSA, MCSE and MCSD credentials.
There are Role-based Certfications for Dynamics 365. The new certification model is based on three tiers of expertise: Fundamentals, Associate, and Expert. These credentials replace MTA, MCSA, MCSE and MCSD certifications.
|Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Access|
|Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Excel|
|Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert: Microsoft Excel|
|Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Outlook|
|Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft PowerPoint|
|Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft SharePoint|
Microsoft 365 includes Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security. There are Role-Based Certifications available for Microsoft 365. Advance your skills, get hired, demonstrate clear business impact, and take your career to the next level with certification..
The need for professionals with cloud knowledge and experience grows daily as more and more businesses move their systems to the cloud. Earning any Microsoft Power Platform certification confirms skills and knowledge to help drive business forward in the cloud.
Microsoft's Security portfolio addresses roles within large enterprises in 3 distinct areas: Security Operations, Identity & Access, and Compliance & Risk. Earning a Microsoft Security certification validates skills and knowledge to proactively manage and address enterprise security issues in the cloud, on-premise and across hybrid environments.
Previously, SharePoint Server was part of Microsoft's Productivity track. That certification is retired. Microsoft 365 includes Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security which has elements of SharePoint.
Microsoft did not designate SQL Server 2019 certifications and the previous MCSA, MCSE and MCSD certifications retired January 31, 2021.
SQL Server content is included in role-based certifications on an as-needed basis for certain job roles including those in the Azure Apps & Infrastructure and Data & AI solution areas.
Previously, System Center was part of the MCSE: Mobility track. That certification is retired. Microsoft 365 includes Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security.
Microsoft Teams is part of Microsoft 365. Teams integrates people, content, and tools to engage and be more effective. Microsoft Teams Administrators configure, deploy, and manage Office 365 workloads in an enterprise environment.
Microsoft 365 includes Windows 10 plus Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security.
Microsoft did not designate Windows Server 2019 certifications and the previous MCSA, MCSE and MCSD certifications retired January 31, 2021.
Windows Server content is included in role-based certifications on an as-needed basis for certain job roles including those in the Azure Apps & Infrastructure and Data & AI solution areas.
Adobe Certification: Adobe Certified Associate ( ACA ) certification is available for Animate, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. To view specifics click the desired product from our Adobe page .
There are three (3) Alteryx Designer certifications. They must be achieved in order.
AWS Certification: Learn about Associate Level certifications including AWS Solutions Architect, AWS SysOps Administrator, AWS Developer, AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty and AWS Certified Security - Specialty.
Learn about Autodesk AutoCAD certifications including ACU and ACP - see AutoCAD Certification
Cisco® introduced DevNet which includes Associate, Specialist and Professional level certifications. An Expert credential is expected to follow later. The DevNet certification program includes emerging technical skills such as applications, automation, and infrastructure for the network, Internet of Things (IoT), DevOps, and Webex.
The popular CCNA credential has been consolidated to a single course / single exam.
Citrix certifications are solutions-based and available within three focuses. As a Citrix Certified Associate (CCA), Citrix Certified Professional (CCP) and Citrix Certified Expert (CCE) you can prove that you have the real-world skills and experience required to deliver successful Citrix solutions.
IT Fundamentals+: This certification focuses on essential IT skills and knowledge. It is ideal for those looking to start a career in IT or who work in an allied field that requires a broad understanding of IT, such as a sales role at an IT company. IT Fundamentals can be a stepping stone to more advanced certifications such as CompTIA A+, and, with specialized experience, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.
A+: A+ certified technicians have a broad base of knowledge and competency in core hardware and operating system technologies in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. A+ certification confirms a technician's ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking.
Network+: Validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals—ability to describe the features and functions of networking components and to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate and configure basic network infrastructure.
Cloud+: This vendor-neutral certification validates the skills needed to maintain and optimize cloud infrastructure services.
Server+: This intermediate level certification proves that IT workers know how to implement server-based hardware and software in a data center environment. Jobs that use CompTIA Server+ may include IT Solution Specialists, Software developers, Systems Engineers and authorized service technician for servers.
Security+: Validates knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts.
CySA+: The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst is an intermediate-level security certification that applies behavioral analytics to the IT security market to improve the overall state of IT security.
PenTester+: CompTIA PenTest+ certification is a vendor-neutral credential that verifies competency in the knowledge and skills required to plan and scope an assessment, understand legal and compliance requirements, perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing, analyze data, and effectively report and communicate results.
CASP+: CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) certification is vendor-neutral and proves competency in enterprise security; risk management; incident response; research and analysis; and integration of computing, communications, business disciplines and enterprise-level cybersecurity threats.
Linux+: This certification offers a framework for acquiring working knowledge of Linux for IT professionals working as junior-level system administrators, as well as those working in Web and software development.
Project+: Validates that project managers and team members have the classic project management skills to help them complete projects on time and within budget.
Docker DCA certification verifies foundational Docker skills and it is a solid base upon which IT professionals can advance to other Docker credentials.
Google is expected to release reimagined certifications in 2021 with assessment options for those changes. See Google Workspace
Google Cloud certification in G Suite retired December 31, 2020. Additionally, please note that Google LLC rebranded G Suite to Google Workspace in October 2020.
Certified Business Analysis Professional is an expert in identifying the business needs of an organization in order to determine the best solutions—a role that is increasingly seen as a vital component of any successful project.
ITIL® Foundations: The ITIL Foundation certification training program provides IT professionals and managers with the essential skills needed to deliver customer-centric, cost-justified, and business-driven IT services.
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) by Oracle ensures that an individual has fundamental skills and a strong foundation for supporting Oracle products. This certification is generally a first level credential and may be a prerequisite for advanced level certifications.
CASP+ by CompTIA: The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) certification is vendor-neutral and proves competency in enterprise security; risk management; incident response; research and analysis; and integration of computing, communications, business disciplines and enterprise-level cybersecurity threats.
CySA+ by CompTIA: Cybersecurity Analyst is an intermediate-level security certification that applies behavioral analytics to the IT security market to improve the overall state of IT security.
PenTester+ by CompTIA: PenTest+ certification is a vendor-neutral credential that verifies competency in the knowledge and skills required to plan and scope an assessment, understand legal and compliance requirements, perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing, analyze data, and effectively report and communicate results.
Security+ by CompTIA: Validates knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts.
Certified Network Defender (CND) by EC Council: Core-level certification that focuses on creating Network Administrators who are trained on protecting, detecting and responding to the threats on the network.
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) by EC Council: Teaches knowledge and tools malicious hackers have so you'll know know how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities to better protect systems.
Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) by EC Council: Designed to provide skills to identify an intruder’s footprints and to properly gather the necessary evidence to prosecute in the court of law.
Certified Penetration Testing Professional (CPENT) by EC Council: This advanced-level cybersecurity certification teaches how to build and write effective penetration tests on filtered networks and various technologies.
CISSP by ISC: This certification provides information security professionals with not only an objective measure of competence but a globally recognized standard of achievement. This credential is ideal for mid- and senior-level managers who are working toward or have already attained positions as CISOs, CSOs or Senior Security Engineers.
Microsoft Security: Validates skills and knowledge to proactively manage and address enterprise security issues in the cloud, on-premise and across hybrid environments.
Scrum Master Certified is accredited by SCRUMstudy. A Scrum Master is the facilitator who ensures that the Scrum Team is provided with an environment conducive to completing a project successfully. Having this certification proves you have an in-depth understanding of the Scrum framework as well as the components, roles and processes of Scrum.
Tableau Desktop Specialist is an entry-level certification that's focused on foundational functionality and product comprehension.
Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate by Tableau ensures that an individual has fundamental skills and a strong foundation for using Tableau software. This certification may be a prerequisite for advanced-level Tableau certifications.
Tableau Desktop Certified Professional is focused on advanced functionality and application of visual best practices. You must be a Tableau Desktop Associate (above) before you can become a Tableau Desktop Professional.
Tableau Server Qualified Associate certification is focused on administrative functionality and platform knowledge.
After studying and training, contact the authorized testing provider to take the authorized certification exam(s) Some exams are available online. ONLC does not schedule nor perform certification exams at our centers.
List of authorized testing providers by topic
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