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IT Training Courseware

It can be difficult to find reliable material structured in a way that matches your curriculum needs. At Ascend Education, we provide all of the coursework and materials to get your students started on their IT journey – enabling you to focus on teaching and mentoring your students.

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Course Features

State of the art videos

Your students will have access to engaging videos designed to educate with the most current content available in IT training. This format enhances their learning experience and retention, providing the best possible preparation for taking certification exams and entering the workspace.

12 Month Access

All students who use Ascend Education courseware receive access for 12 months. In this way, after they finish your class, your students can continue to prepare for certification or reinforce key concepts and learning. Those students who wish to seriously pursue the subject matter and a career in IT particularly benefit from extended access.

Virtual Labs

Virtual labs run software on real computers. Through our courseware, each of your students will gain access to complete software and hardware resources that help them more fully engage in experiential learning and discovery. They will be able to increase their learning and understand important concepts  through a virtual hands-on approach.

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the final exam, students are able to generate a certificate of completion that they can either print, share, or store as a file for future use. 

Textbook Quality Content

Written by industry experts, our course content is designed to replace your textbook. With an easy-to-follow structure for your class, it also includes practice quizzes and final exams saving you countless hours from having to prepare them and grade them yourself.

Instructor Slides

Instructors receive access to a downloadable slide deck that provides a basic structure for lectures and coordinates with the other material in the course. Teachers can use the slides as they are or make whatever adjustments they need to match up with their planned lecture.

Assessments

Students will have access to practice quizzes and a final exam. Practice quiz questions are found throughout the course and will help students know which areas they are understanding well, and which areas they may need to work on before taking their final exam. Our practice questions are also helpful preparation for students who plan on taking a certification exam.

Easy-To-Use LMS Including Integration

Each course is built on our professionally designed Learning Management System (LMS). Courses can fully integrate with popular LMS’s like Canvas, Blackboard, D2L and others, making it easy to track your students’ progress. All course materials are intragable using deep linking integration.

Our courses include the most up-to-date curriculum and content available. Contact us today for more information on our IT courses.

Testimonials

“The CySA course material from Ascend has improved our cybersecurity courses significantly. Students have been impressed by the clean interface, and impressive video content. The integrated hands-on labs excelled their work in the classroom. As an instructor, the content integration in our LMS was a lifesaver. It saved time and effort in regards to maintaining grades. The staff at Ascend Education are prompt, courteous and responsive to any questions or concerns we had throughout the semester. Overall, I would highly recommend Ascend course materials.”
“Ascend Education has helped prepare my students for success with their CompTIA Security+ exams after only one quarter! The detailed labs and content that mirrors the objectives of the exam makes Ascend’s access a fantastic tool for success. The implementing policy server’s lab has even helped my students gain attention from a local company and helped give them internship opportunities. I cannot thank Ascend enough, as an instructor their organization has been more of a family to me than a business. They understand that I value my students’ success and collectively help make it the most important part of what we do.”

Not a Professor?

Ascend Education is available to students and IT professionals looking to hone their skills at all levels. Whether you are seeking to get your first certification, looking for material to train your team, or simply looking to boost your resume, Ascend Education has a variety of courses available to help you take the next step in your IT journey. Click here for information on our IT training.

Our Courses

Ascend Education delivers superior quality video instruction, virtual labs, written lessons, practice questions and a final exam to instructors and students. We pride ourselves on having the most current materials on the market today.  Most of Ascend Education’s courses map to an industry certification. Our course library offers all the training students need to get started on an IT journey. Instructors and professionals can have access to and choose from courses for CompTIA, CISCO, Microsoft, Axelos, Amazon, and more.

A+

As an industry standard, an A+ certification shows that students demonstrate the knowledge and skills of computer hardware and operating systems. Certifications denote that an individual is a competent IT professional. The certification provides a plethora of job opportunities that include technical support specialist, field service technician, associate network engineer, data support technician, desktop support administrator, and many more.

Network+

This certification is a mid-level industry-standard certification and covers both wired and wireless networks. It is a sought-after certification because it shows consultants have a strong grasp of networking concepts. The certification sets students up for more advanced concepts later on. Students should have the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot, configure, and manage company networks. Professionals with this certification can enter the IT workforce as a network field technician or a junior network administrator. Network+ is an authorized DoD 8570 baseline certification.

Security+

Similar to Network+, this is another industry standard. It is the first certification an IT professional should earn when entering the IT security workforce. Security+ covers basic technical skills in risk assessment and management, forensics, security controls, and more. The student’s goal is to learn core knowledge required by any cybersecurity role. Those with this certification enter the IT workforce with the skills needed for a system administrator or junior penetration tester.

Cloud+

This course is focused on incorporating and managing cloud technologies as part of network operations. Cloud+ is a mid-level certification for professionals who have established cloud technologies careers with at least two to three years of experience with IT networking, storage, or data center technology. Cloud+ ensures students have the knowledge and skills to maintain and optimize cloud infrastructure services effectively and efficiently in data center jobs. This certification spans a wide variety of IT sectors.

Linux+

The Linux+ certification ensures the professional has the foundational skills required by large-scale industries, such as the healthcare and financial industries along with government agencies and others, using a Linux operating system. Those holding this certification can be expected to find work performing day-to-day Linux maintenance tasks and installing and configuring Linux workstations while effectively and efficiently assisting users.

Server+

This is an entry-level certification that covers administration, storage, security, troubleshooting, and more. Server+ never expires, making it perfect for those going into an IT profession. Certified consultants can expect to find a career as a systems administrator, network administrator, or security administrator.

CySA+ (Cybersecurity)

A CompTIA CySA+ certification is for seasoned professionals and students with security or related experience. Holding its value across a variety of job professions within the cybersecurity industry, it is also one of the DoD 8570 baseline certifications. This only increases its validity in the field. Students learn to find network patterns and behaviors. Students who complete this course and pass their exams will be prepared for careers as threat intelligence analysts, application security analysts, and compliance analysts.

PenTest+

With this certification, students will be able to assess current penetration testing as well as perform vulnerability assessments. They will have the skills necessary to determine the resiliency of the network to ward off attacks. Some of the job titles for these professionals include vulnerability tester, penetration tester, vulnerability assessment analyst, and network security operations, amongst others.

CASP+

The CompTIA CASP+ certification is an advanced-level hands-on, performance-based certification. This enables professionals to identify and implement policies and frameworks. The person with this certification will know about risk management, research and collaboration, and integration of enterprise security. Positions associated with this certification include security architect, security engineer, technical lead analyst, and application security engineer.

Project+

This certification enables students to coordinate and manage IT projects. Students will learn how to manage the life cycle of a project as well as ensure communication, manage resources, and maintain documentation. Project managers and business analysts benefit from this certification.

Windows Server 2019

Our Windows Server 2019 courses will include Intro to Windows Server 2019 Administration, Advanced Networking with Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2019 Active Directory and Group Policy and Securing Windows Server 2019. These courses cover similar concepts to the Windows Server 2016 70-740, 70-741, 70-742 and 70-744 exams, respectively.

Windows 10

In this course, students will learn how to deploy Windows, manage devices and data, configure storage and connectivity, and maintain Windows. This course maps to the Microsoft MD-100: Windows 10 exam. 

Windows 10 - Managing Modern Desktops

In this course, students will learn how to deploy and upgrade operating systems, manage policies and profiles, manage and protect devices, and manage apps and data. This course maps to the Microsoft MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops exam.

Azure Fundamentals

Students will learn how to describe cloud concepts; core Azure services; core solutions and management tools on Azure; general security and network security features; identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features; and Azure cost management and Service Level Agreements (SLAs). This course maps to the Microsoft AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam. Coming December 2021.

AWS Associate Level Solutions Architect

The AWS Solutions Architect course is designed to instruct students in architectural design principles to help customers of an organization find solutions on AWS technologies. A professional with an AWS Solutions Architect certification has proven the ability to demonstrate how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies. Students who complete this course will be able to provide implementation guidance to an organization based on best practices learned.

AWS Cloud Practitioner 2019

Completing the AWS Cloud Practitioner course is a step toward achieving associate-level or specialty AWS certifications. This course will help students define what the AWS Cloud is and the basic global infrastructure. Students who complete this course will be able to describe basic AWS Cloud architecture principles, basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform, and the AWS Cloud value proposition. This course curriculum offers instructors the tools they need to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud.

Virtualization

The Ascend Education Virtualization course is extremely popular in IT programs at colleges and Universities all over the country. It is a true “Introduction” to virtualization, with modules covering core virtualization subjects including Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, AWS, Azure, and Cloud. No matter what virtualization technology your IT program focuses on, the Ascend Education Virtualization courseware is the perfect place to begin, giving students a true survey of virtualization.

Cisco CCNA

The Cisco CCNA is an extremely popular network certification. This course prepares students with knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability. The CCNA is recognized as a DoD 8570 baseline certification.

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Who We are

About Ascend Education

Here at Ascend Education, our goal is to bring instructors and students the most up to date IT materials and training available on the market today. We use the feedback we get from clients along with years of combined experience to continue improving resources, coursework, and materials. This ensures that IT students and professionals are on top of their game and are ready to enter or continue their journey in the IT world.

With our hands-on approach, IT students, and professionals can get a real-time feel for the IT profession. This enables them to gain the knowledge they are seeking and the confidence needed to know they will be successful in the workplace.

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