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Among the certifications available for computer professionals, A+ is probably the one cited most often as a starting point for careers in information technology (IT).

More than 260,000 people have received A+ certification, viewing it as a way to find jobs as computer service technicians or to gain enough skills to move on to further training.

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Launch your Career in Computers with College of Marin

The field computer technology offers plenty of opportunity, especially for the Bay Area. But how can you start or change career — and fast?

Not every career needs years to launch. In the IT field, an education is important — but there are some starter certifications that will help you jump-start your career. A handful of entry-level positions in the burgeoning field simply require a certification.

Starting with CIS 120 IT Essentials at College of Marin is a fast way to get into computer technology. After the class, you will be ready for CompTIA A+ certification, valuable for landing a number of positions.

The Spring CIS 120 class is on Mondays, 6:10-9pm, at Indian Valley Campus in Novato. Space is limited and classes during fall were full, so register early.

CLICK HERE to learn more about CompTIA Certification at College of Marin.

VIEW MORE Computer Information System career education opportunities at College of Marin.

What’s the Cost of Starting your Career in Computers?

College of Marin is an excellent value to begin or advance your career in computer technology. The Computer Information Systems (CIS) department offers numerous certificates, as well as an associate degree.

College of Marin classes are open to all and cost only $46 per unit for California residents, the lowest college tuition nationally! Financial aid and student support services are available to those who qualify. Classes are typically a fraction of the price of private schools.

You can take CIS 120 at College of Marin, which prepares you for CompTIA A+ Certification for less than $250. The course is semester long and allows you to attend in the evenings, conveniently after work. Compare this with other certification prep training, such as AcademyX. which charges $2,495 for a 5-day course — that’s over 90% savings!

Computer Information Systems Dept.

  • Nicole Cook, Cisco Instructor (415) 457-8811 x7610

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