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Prepare for certification exams at Eastern Florida's IT Boot Camps

EFSC students and alumni can get ready for industry certification exams in a variety of computer/IT related fields and qualify to take the exam for free. Review the information below to see if you qualify and register.

Eligibility and Sign Up: Current and former EFSC students who have successfully completed, with a grade of “A” or “B” a prerequisite computer course for the boot camp of interest, and who have the recommendation from the instructor who taught the course can qualify for the a boot camp with no cost for the training. To sign up or ask questions about a camp, contact the instructor listed below with each camp.

What is a boot camp? Each camp is a series of two to four sessions, with each session lasting four hours, that are designed to provide participants test preparation for a popular CompTIA industry certification exam. These sessions focus on targeted areas of study, and hands-on, real-world practice exams. Successful completion of this camp qualifies the participant for a free voucher to take the industry certification exam at EFSC, a substantial savings. Boot camp instructors assist with the online and on-campus by appointment options for the CompTIA certification testing following the boot camp.

When and where are the camps? Boot camps are offered during EFSC's Fall, Spring and Summer terms, with the schedule posted below. For additional information and general questions, call 321-433-5363 and ask about Boot Camps.

CompTIA A+ Core 1 (1001)

Visit the CompTIA A+ website for additional information on the benefits of this certification.
Pre-requisite EFSC Course: CET 1176 - Computer Maintenance and Repair
Camp Dates & Times (both sessions are required): 9 AM - 1 PM, Sat., Jan. 15, 2022 & Sat., Jan. 29, 2022
Location: Cocoa Campus, Building 25, Room 114
Instructor Contact for Eligibility & Registration: Robert Simms, 321-433-7469, simmsr@easternflorida.edu

CompTIA A+ Core 2 (1002 - this course required in addition to 1001 to earn A+ certification)

Pre-requisite: Successfully pass the Core 1 Post-Course Exam. EFSC's industry certification exam expert works with Core 1 Boot Camp participants to schedule this exam using a free voucher at the EFSC Testing Center before the August 14, 2021 Core 2 Boot Camp begins.
Camp Dates & Times (both sessions are required): 9 AM - 1 PM, Sat., Feb. 12, 2022 & Sat., Feb. 26, 2022
Location: Cocoa Campus, Building 25, Room 114
Instructor Contact for Eligibility & Registration: Robert Simms, 321-433-7469, simmsr@easternflorida.edu

CompTIA Network+

Visit the CompTIA Network+ website for additional information on the benefits of this certification
Pre-requisite EFSC Course: CTSC 1134 - Network+
Camp Dates & Times (both sessions are required): 9 AM to 1 PM, Fri., Nov. 5, 2021 & Fri., Dec. 3, 2021
Location:
Cocoa Campus, Building 25, Room 114
Email Instructor for Eligibility & Registration: Dan Mondshein, 321-433-5059, mondsheind@easternflorida.edu

CompTIA Security+

Visit the CompTIA Security+ website for additional information on the benefits of this certification.
Pre-requisite EFSC Course: CTSC 2120 - Network Security Fundamentals
Camp Dates & Times (all three sessions per term are required):  9 AM - 1 PM, Fri., Dec. 10, 2021; Sat., Dec. 11, 2021 & Tue., Dec. 14, 2021
Location: Cocoa Campus, Building 25, Room 114
Email instructor for Eligibility & Registration: John Combs, 321-433-5044, combsj@easternflorida.edu

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+): Offered live online via Microsoft Teams

The CySa+ boot camp’s objective is to prepare students to pass the CySa+ (CS0-002) certification. The boot camp covers cybersecurity concepts required for the CySa and provides virtual labs through CompTia and a study guide. A pre-exam will identify areas in which students need additional instruction and guidance during the boot camp. Visit the CompTIA CySA+ website for additional information on the benefits of this certification.
Pre-requisite EFSC Course: CETC 2890 - Cybersecurity
Camp Dates & Times (all four online sessions are required): 10 AM - Noon, Sat., Feb. 5, 2022, Sat., March 5, 2022, Sat., April 2, 2022 & Sat., May 7, 2022
Email Instructor for Eligibility & Registration: Nicole Dyess, dyessn@easternflorida.edu, 321-433-5158