IT Specialist Certification

Industry Recognition


The following organizations have officially recognized the IT Specialist program as a quality program that meets industry standards:
SAS

SAS

SAS, a world leader in analytics, has endorsed the Certiport Databases, Data Analytics, and AI exams in the IT Specialist program. SAS believes that IT Specialist certifications help expose learners to these important career roles and support foundational skill development and validation. As a world leader in analytics, SAS is passionate about empowering communities through education and believes innovative, creative minds can change the world. The SAS Academic Program supports educators and students by delivering technology and resources for teaching and learning at no cost to schools. SAS Skill Builder for Students provides free online analytics courses and guided certification pathways to make learning and certification exam preparation easy.

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CertNexus

CertNexus

CertNexus is a vendor-neutral certification body, providing emerging technology certifications and micro-credentials for business, data, developer, IT, and security professionals. CertNexus’ mission is to assist closing the emerging tech global skills gap while providing individuals with a path towards rewarding careers in Cybersecurity, Data Science, Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning. Successful CertNexus certification candidates come from representative organizations such as Ahold Delhaize, Barclays, Canon, Cisco, Ingram, Intel, Kaspersky, Optum, Starbucks, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, Verizon, Xerox, Zappos, and universities spanning over fifty countries.

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Career.io

Career.io

As the world’s first end-to-end job search and career platform, Career.io’s mission is to equip professionals with the comprehensive resources and expert support they need to thrive in their careers from entry-level to retirement. Whether you’re looking for do-it-yourself platforms to create the perfect application or expert guidance to navigate your next professional move, Career.io offers personalized services and recommendations to ensure that your career goals are never out of reach.

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Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy’s mission to empower all people with career possibilities includes aligning our Skills for All Cybersecurity Learning Pathway to the Certiport Information Technology (IT) Specialist Cybersecurity Certification. Developed with Cisco expertise and Certiport’s leadership in certification development, learners can earn the certification and signal their readiness for roles such as cybersecurity technician, junior cybersecurity analyst, and help desk support. We offer courses, labs, simulations, and practice tests that prepare learners for the certification exam. Prospective learners who are ready should visit www.skillsforall.com, set up an account, and get started on their learning journeys.

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ISTE

ISTE

The ISTE Seal of Alignment program recognizes edtech products for their alignment to the ISTE Standards. When you see the seal, you'll know the resource or tool provides a high-quality, standards-aligned learning experience that enhances students' digital age skills.

Resources and products designed with the ISTE Standards in mind are choosing to demonstrate their commitment to support critical digital age learning skills and knowledge. Regardless of a solution’s intended grade level, purpose or content area, by addressing the ISTE Standards and earning a Seal of Alignment, a solution is shown to consciously, purposefully and meaningfully support best practices for digital age teaching and learning.

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Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research has endorsed and recognised IT Specialist certifications making them the first choice for secondary schools in Austria. These certifications will also feature as part of teacher education in the future.

The following IT Specialist certification are included: Databases, HTML & CSS, HTML5 Application Development, Networking, Network Security, Python

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Business Professionals of America (BPA)

Business Professionals of America (BPA)

Business Professionals of America (BPA) is the premier intra-curricular CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) dedicated to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills. BPA offers its members robust programs in finance, business administration, information technology, media arts/design, marketing, and more related career fields. BPA provides a global experience to over 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters across the United States, China, Puerto Rico, and other countries.

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MICE K12

MICE K12

MICE K12 is a leader in information technology (IT) career technical education (CTE) program design, curriculum development, and educator training. MICE K12’s mission is to provide engaging resources, including a custom learning management system, that are standards/competency based and certification aligned. MICE K12’s unique approach is closing the gap between education and industry by providing in-depth instruction and solutions for computer science/programming, cybersecurity, and many other areas of IT.

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Pearson

Pearson

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company with 24,000 employees across 70 countries worldwide. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalised learning. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

Pearson offers academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence. Our unique insight and world-class expertise come from our long history of working closely with teachers, employers, learners, researchers, authors and thought leaders.

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