British Columbia Institute of Technology(BCIT) is offering a joint program in patnership with University of British Columbia(UBC). The program name is Network Administration and Security Professional (NASP).
The very impressive (for me amazing) thing of the program is that they are covering 10 certifications in just 10 months. Here are the certs:
CompTIA A+ Core Hardware Certification exam;
CompTIA A+ Operating system Technologies Certification exam;
CompTIA Network+ Certification exam;
CompTIA Security+ Certification exam;
Microsoft Exam 70-270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Exam 70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment;
Microsoft Exam 70-291: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure;
Microsoft Exam 70-299: Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network; and
The Linux Professional Institute Junior Level Administration (LPIC -1 exam); and
The Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Administration (LPIC-2) Certification exams.
I have few questions regarding this program.
Do u think: 1. Student will be able to write/pass these 10 certs in 10 months? 2. After geting these 10 certs on CV, job chances will be higher than before? 3. These 10 certs are in-demand IT certification in general and in particular to the Canadian market?
• Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform (SCJP2)
• IBM Certified Professional for Object Oriented Analysis and Design with UML
• IBM Certified System Administrator for WebSphere Application Server v5.0
• Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®)
I think that would be a lot of work if you're starting from ground-zero and building yourself up to that point. (Though, I imagine it *is* quite possible, but I'd question the usefulness if one were starting from no knowledge, as it would seme to me that it's just a paper cert then.) Still, I think for someone who has some base knowledge in at least some of these areas that it would be entirely possible to achieve these certificates in a 10 month period.
It's an interesting concept, to say the least.
Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!