(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 23, 2015
MAHWAH, NJ – A new CompTIA A+ Certification & Computer Camp at Ramapo College offers high school students the opportunity to prepare for certification this summer. This international, vendor neutral certification is the first step in becoming an IT professional and may be achieved at the high school level. Students who are interested in learning how computers work but are not interested in pursuing certification are also welcome.
Information Sessions are scheduled on Wednesday, March 25, 7-8 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 1-2 p.m., and on Tuesday, June 9, 7-8 p.m. in the Anisfield School of Business, Room ASB-522 on the Ramapo College campus. Pre-registration is requested online at www.ramapo.edu/cipl/comptiacamp or call 201-684-7370. The program runs August 3-7, 2015 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
“We have had requests from parents to launch this summer program intended for the serious student with sincere interest who brings some existing IT knowledge and experience,” said Rosa Diaz-Mulryan, Ramapo College assistant vice president for innovative and professional learning. “Knowledge and experience installing hardware, software and drivers are very helpful in order to keep pace in this accelerated IT class. Experience connecting to Wi-Fi sites and pairing Bluetooth devices are also helpful.”
During the program, high school students gain the skills and knowledge necessary to install, upgrade, repair, configure, optimize, troubleshoot and perform preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware and operating systems in a home or business setting. Networking and data security are also covered. Students are also prepared for two exams that make up the A+ certification: 220-801 and 220-802. Following program completion, students may opt to purchase exam vouchers online and take the certification exams at a local testing center. Every student also receives a backpack with a manual and a computer technician toolkit to take home and continue their practice.
To learn more about the CompTIA A+ Certification & Computer Camp, please sign up for an Information Session at: www.ramapo.edu/cipl/comptiacamp, or call the Ramapo College Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at 201-684-7370.
About Ramapo College
Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.
Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.
Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels. Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.
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