Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data and is often associated within the context of a business. The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks. Discover the programs and classes that we offer below.

CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate
This fast-paced course is a preparation tool for Cisco CCNA certification exam. Successful completion of this course will provide participants with an understanding of: Operation of IP Data Networks, LAN Switching Technologies, IP Addressing IP Routing Technologies, IP Services, Network Device security, troubleshooting and WAN Technologies. Those who complete the course will be eligible to sit for the Cisco CCNA exam. Prerequisite: Must have Network+ certification. Contact us at 708-974-5735 or ccce@morainevalley.edu.

Cisco CCNA (CS4-111)
This course covers installing, configuring and maintaining a Cisco IP telephony solution. The emphasis is on Cisco CallManager, the call routing and signaling component for the Cisco IP telephony solution. The lab practice will instruct students on the installation and configuration of Cisco CallManager; configuration  gateways, gatekeepers and switches;  and build route plans to place intra-and inter-cluster Cisco IP phone calls. Additional topics include the installation of the Cisco unified messaging system.

CISSP+ Review for Recertification
This course, taught by CISSP Certified instructors, covers the 10 information systems security domains that pertain to the Common Body of Knowledge and includes hands-on training for firewalls, VPNs, PKI, and encryption. Upon completion, students will be eligible to sit for the CISSP exam. According to labor market data from Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, the average wage  is $40 per hour, $86,300 yearly  with 32 percent growth expected by 2020. Contact us at 708-974-5735 or ccce@morainevalley.edu.

CISSP Review (SE3-100)
This course will cover the 10 information systems security domains that pertain to the Common Body of knowledge. This course will be taught by CISSP Certified instructors and includes the following hands-on training: firewalls, VPNs, PKI, and encryption. Prerequisites: CCNA, MCSA or an in-depth understanding of PC operations, network operations and basic database management.  Who should attend: IT professionals, database managers, help desk support personnel, network administrators, network engineers, chief information officers, directors of IT security, chief information security officers, LAN/WAN engineers web design professionals, and responsible persons as a data custodian.

EMC ISM (CS4-115)
Principles and Concepts of information storage technology Provides required technology foundation for making informed decisions in an increasingly complex IT environment Store, manage, and protect data in classic, virtualized and cloud environments.

EMC CIS (CS4-116)
Principles and Concepts of  Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure Technologies provides required technology foundation for Cloud Infrastructure and Services. Enables IT professionals to make an informed decision on migration to cloud deployment, service models, infrastructure and migration considerations.

EMC DS/BDA (CS4-117)
Principles and Concepts of  Data Science and Big Data Analytics Provides required technology foundation for big data and the practice of analytics enables IT professionals to participate effectively in big data and other analytics projects hands-on practitioners approach to analyzing big data.

Linux Certification
This course is an introduction to the Linux operating system. It is intended to prepare the students for the CompTIA Linux+ certification. The Red Hat distribution of Linux will be used in this course. According to labor market data, candidate job roles include junior Linux administrator, junior network administrator, systems administrator, Linux database administrator and web administrator. Upon completion, students will be eligible to sit for the CompTIA Linux+ exam. Contact us at 708-974-5735 or ccce@morainevalley.edu.

Programming Web and Mobile Apps (CS4-110)
Moraine Valley Community College is partnering with CodeAbode, an educational division of the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago (NMHM Chicago). The museum and CodeAbode serve and bridge physical and virtual communities interested in learning about health, medicine and technology, through museum exhibits, app development, coding courses, and academic and community collaborations. In this program, students learn a coding curriculum critically designed to meet the needs of the current and technical job market. The average annual salary is $62,500. The expected growth rate is 20 percent through 2022. Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED. Must be proficient in using a keyboard and mouse, plus know how to properly power up and shut down a computer. Must also have experience using Windows and a basic knowledge of computer hardware and software.

Security+ Exam Prep
This course covers the five cross-discipline skills: general security concepts, communication security, infrastructure security, basics of cryptography, and operational/organizational security and is open to anyone that wants to understand basic IT security concepts and has A+ and N+ certification. Upon completion, students will be eligible to sit for the CompTIA Security+ exam. Contact us at 708-974-5735 or ccce@morainevalley.edu.

Security + (SE3-150)
This course covers the five cross-discipline skills: General Security Concepts, Communication Security, Infrastructure Security. Basics of Cryptography and Operational/Organizational Security. Prerequisite: A+ and N+ certification.

VMWare VCP ICM (CS4-118)
This course provides instruction and labs, including installing the VMware ESXi Server, creating virtualized switches and storage, creating and managing virtual  machines, establishing access controls and performing resource monitoring. There are also lectures and labs on VMotion, Distributed Resource Scheduling, and  High Availability. Virtualization  architecture, its applications, and best practices also will be discussed.

VMWare VCP O&S (CS$-119)
This course is a continuation of the ICM course and provides instruction and labs covering advanced topics in optimizing and scaling a VMware ESXi Server, creating virtualized distributed switches and optimized storage, creating and managing virtual machine CPU and memory, establishing access controls and performing resource monitoring.  There are also lectures and labs on Resource Management, Clustering, and High Availability topics. Virtualization  architecture, its applications, and best practices also will be discussed.

Other courses offered include: A+/Network+ Recertification, A+ Review for Recertification and Network+ Review for Recertification