Industry-Developed Tech Certifications
NCBCE has partnered with the NC Department of Public Instruction and industry leaders to curate a list of online curriculum for credentials and certifications developed by tech companies. Through this partnership, students in NC K-12 high schools can receive scholarships to take the certification tests. Please reach out to NCBCEAdmin@nc.gov for more information.
The App Development with Swift Certified User credential is for individuals who have a working knowledge of Swift, and who may have successfully completed the Associate level certification in Swift previously.
Apple C/O Certiport/Pearson
CCNA certification proves you have what it takes to navigate the ever-changing landscape of IT. CCNA exam covers networking fundamentals, IP services, security fundamentals, automation, and programmability.
Start your journey to earn the CCNP Enterprise certification. The course broadens your architectural understanding and deepens your implementation skills required by enterprise networks.
Develop software skills needed to become a vital part of today's IT teams. You’ll learn the best practices of modern software development practices, DevOps, and how to securely interact with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to automate existing manual processes with only a few lines of code.
The CompTIA A+ credential is an industry-standard for aspiring IT support professionals. CompTIA is trusted by employers around the globe, and the A+ credential validates that IT professionals can perform critical tasks by thinking on their feet.
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) is an advanced-level cybersecurity certification for security architects and senior security engineers charged with leading and improving an enterprise’s cybersecurity readiness.
CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) certification is for instructors who want to verify they have attained a standard of excellence in the training field. CTT+ validates the knowledge and use of tools and techniques necessary for successfully teaching in today’s learning environments.
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an IT workforce certification that applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats through continuous security monitoring.
The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to complete tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including: using features and functions of common operating systems and establishing network connectivity, identifying common software applications and their purpose, and using security and web browsing best practices.
CompTIA Network+ validates the technical skills needed to securely establish, maintain, and troubleshoot the essential networks that businesses rely on. CompTIA is trusted by employers around the globe. The Network+ credential prepares individuals to support networks on any platform, providing individuals with a vendor-neutral certification that is useful regardless of product type.
CompTIA PenTest+ is for cybersecurity professionals tasked with penetration testing and vulnerability management. CompTIA is trusted by employers around the globe. PenTest+ assesses the most up-to-date penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and management skills necessary to determine the resiliency of a network against attacks.
CompTIA Server+ ensures pros have the skills to work in data centers or cloud environments. CompTIA is trusted by employers around the globe. The Server+ is a global certification that validates the hands-on skills of IT professionals who install, manage, and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premise and hybrid environments.
The Associate Android Developer Certification, and Android Basics in Kotlin training needed to complete the credential, provides you with the essential steps of developing, testing, and debugging Android apps in Kotlin, and is designed for people with no prior programming experience.
The Google Cloud Digital Leader certification validates the knowledge and skills of individuals who want to understand the purpose and application of Google Cloud products. Individuals who complete this exam receive a digital badge and certificate.
This program will introduce you to the world of data analytics through a hands-on curriculum developed by Google. You'll learn in-demand data analytics skills using spreadsheets, SQL, Tableau, R, and more.
This program will introduce you to the foundational concepts of what it takes to build a successful career in project management, gain an understanding of what it's like to be a project manager, and learn about the project lifecycle and common project management approaches.
This certification validates the skills and techniques required to provide exceptional customer service and support in both support center and call center environments. It ensures individuals understand how to assess customer needs while exceeding their expectations.
The AI Foundations Learning Plan and Badge is great for high school students but is designed for all learners. It provides individuals with an introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the foundational concepts behind this technology.
Agile Explorer badge earners have a foundational understanding of the Agile values, principles, and practices that help change culture and behaviors in the way that people work. These individuals can initiate an Agile conversation with team members and colleagues and can apply the Agile method to the operations and programs work that they do in a family, academic, or work environment.
Badge earners demonstrate a foundational understanding of cybersecurity concepts, objectives, and practices. This includes cyber threat groups, types of attacks, social engineering, case studies, overall security strategies, cryptography, and common approaches that organizations take to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber-attacks.
The Explore Emerging Tech Learning Plan and Badge is great for high school students but is designed for all learners. If you’re curious about tech, but not sure where to focus, this learning plan provides individuals with an introduction to six emerging technologies and the foundational concepts behind each one.
Students develop proficiency in performing maintenance tasks on the command line, installing, and configuring a computer running Linux, and configuring basic networking, using virtual machines running Linux.
Linux Professional Institute
If you’re a student, business user, or beginning technical professional, this certification can accelerate your progress and give your career a boost, as you use your Microsoft Power Platform skills to improve your team’s productivity. No experience is necessary to train for it—just basic familiarity with computer technology, data analytics, cloud computing, and the internet.
This course and credential introduces experienced Java Standard Edition (Java SE) developers to the world of Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE).
Introduction to Containers, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift® Container Platform (DO180) introduces students to building and managing containers for deployment on a Kubernetes cluster.
This credential validates an individual’s knowledge and skills in SAS 9.4 programming.
CS101 will introduce you to the field of computer science and the fundamentals of computer programming. This course is specifically designed for individuals and students with no prior programming experience and uses Java to demonstrate fundamental topics.
Students who successfully complete the App Development with Swift Associate exam demonstrate knowledge of the impact of computing and apps on society, economies, and cultures while exploring iOS app development.
Apple C/O Certiport/Pearson
The VCTA - Application Modernization certification validates a candidate's awareness of the VMware Tanzu Portfolio and the candidate's ability to understand and explain application modernization with the VMware Tanzu Portfolio.
The VMware Certified Technical Associate - Cloud Management and Automation coursework and credential provides individuals with a basic understanding of virtualization and cloud concepts.
The VCTA-DCV certification validates an individual’s basic understanding of virtualization and vSphere concepts.
The VMware Certified Technical Associate – End-User Computing (VCTA-EUC) certification teaches and evaluates an individual’s entry-level knowledge of end-user computing and endpoint management concepts.
The VCTA-NV certification holder can identify use cases and business needs for the VMware NSX platform, understand NSX terminology and perform navigation of NSX graphical user interface(s).
The VMware Certified Technical Associate (VCTA) - Security certification validates an individual's understanding of VMware's security solutions and the individual’s ability to provide entry-level support for the security features of VMware products, including NSX-T Data Center, Workspace ONE, and VMware Carbon Black Cloud.