Earn an IT certification. Secure an IT job!

IT certifications are the launchpad for your career in IT. See what it takes to be successful in IT and how earning a CompTIA certification from Urban Technology Academy can help you get started.

Which Certification is right for you

CompTIA Career Pathway

CompTIA certifications align with IT infrastructure and cybersecurity career paths, with each added certification representing a deepening of your expertise.

A+

CompTIA A+ is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles.

Security+

CompTIA Security+ validates the skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

Linux+

CompTIA Linux+ certification validates the skills required of a system administrator supporting Linux systems.

Cloud+

CompTIA Cloud+ validates the expertise needed to maintain and optimize cloud infrastructure services.

Network+

CompTIA Network+ verifies you have the knowledge in networking central to careers in IT infrastructure.

Server+

CompTIA Server+ ensures you have the skills to work in today’s data centers, server rooms or cloud environments.

Project+

CompTIA Project+ validates that you have the skills required to work as an entry-level project management professional.

IT Fundamentals+

CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ demonstrates your readiness for the digital workplace, covering networking essentials.

Become an expert

Work-Based Learning (WBL) gives students the opportunity to learn a variety of skills by expanding the walls of classroom learning to include the community. By narrowing the gap between theory and practice, Work-Based Learning creates meaning for students.

In a work-based learning program, classroom instruction is linked to workplace skills through placements outside of the school that allow students to experience first-hand what adults do in jobs.

Internships

An internship is a period of work experience offered by an organization for a limited period of time. They are typically undertaken by students looking to gain relevant skills and experience in a particular field.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study (classroom work and reading).

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing is a work experience option where students learn about a job by walking through the work day as a shadow to a competent worker. The experience is a temporary, unpaid exposure to the workplace.

Mentoring

Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor must have a certain area of expertise.

Learn by Doing

Work-Based Learning

“Work-based learning (WBL) is an educational strategy that provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop their employability.”

 

Build your portfolio

Information Technology Career Pathway

Career pathways are an integrated collection of programs and services intended to develop students’ core academic, technical and employability skills; provide them with continuous education, training; and place them in high-demand, high-opportunity jobs.

Achieve your goals

Start a career in information technology

Information Technology (IT) continues to change the way we live, play, and do business, so it should come as no surprise that IT is this year’s fastest growing career field, and will continue to be for years to come.


Lessons learned from my Internship!

Punctuality in all aspects, be the eager beaver intern, adopt new skills, research your targets, cultivate a strong social media presence, connect with people at your career-level, and find out what makes good things tick.

FAQ

Urban Technology Academy Inc.

Urban Technology Academy Inc. (UTA) is a career and technical education center (CTE) that will provide technology certifications and Work Based Learning (WBL) programs to youth and adults in Indiana. UTA will prepare high school, postsecondary and adult students for careers in IT.

What do I need to do to enroll into classes at UTA?

Contact Urban Technology Academy

How Long does it take before I earn a certification?

The length of time depends on your readiness to learn the material and pass an exam that demonstrates your knowledge of the material.

How Much Does the Certification Cost Cover?

The cost covers Training and the Certification Exam

How Long Does a Certification Last?

Most CompTIA certifications are good for 3 years from the date you pass your certification exam. ​Through our Continuing Education program, you can easily renew your certification and extend it for additional 3-year periods.

How Much Can You Make with CompTIA A+?

IT offers countless paths to fulfilling jobs and rewarding pay – you determine the direction and, ultimately, how much money you can earn with CompTIA A+. IT/Desktop Support Specialist Entry $47,000 – $57,000

What is the process for getting a job while I work on a certification?

UTA will provide you with an instructor for the certification and a counselor to help you earn a work-based learning opportunity (wbl). WBL opportunities include: apprenticeship, internship, job shadow and mentorship.

Search for Jobs in Information Technology

When you enter a job title or keyword in the search box, you will link directly to job listings on the CareerOneStop website.  The site is updated daily with job opportunities.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 13% growth in computer support jobs over the next 10 years.

“My primary job is to repair computer systems and networks. Obtaining A+ and Network+ certifications exposed me to easily recognizing — and thus repairing and troubleshooting — problems.” Tony Carmichael, USAF Veteran

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