Industry Recognized Credentials for Information Support Services & Networking

Essential Safety IRC(s)

All programs must (1) prepare students to take and (2) provide an opportunity to achieve Essential Safety credentials to all students in the program. The essential Safety Credential(s) must be recognized state-wide, if not nationally as valuable and should be most applicable to specific program area. For this Program area, students (1) prepare students to take and (2) provide an opportunity to achieve at least one of the listed Essential Safety credentials.
CertificationCertifying Organization
OSHA 10 Computer OccupationsOSHA

Essential Industry IRC(s)

All programs must (1) prepare students to take and (2) provide an opportunity to achieve at least one of the listed Essential Program Credentials.
  1. The certification must have high-value currency in the market, which can be gained through various processes including transparency initiatives, general awareness, endorsements and validations, regulations, hiring policies and practices, and/or procedures that can be used to translate the credential into academic credit.
  2. Must lead to improved hiring outcomes and/or increased earnings for students who attain the credential.
  3. Credentials required for employment in program field must be included.
For this Program area, students must (1) prepare students to take and (2) provide an opportunity to achieve earn at least one of the listed Essential Program credentials.
CertificationCertifying Organization
CompTIA Network+Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Server+Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Cloud+Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA A+Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Security+Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

Supplemental IRC(s)

Programs may choose to differentiate and expand upon their program by offering additional credentials. Credentials listed as Supplemental/Specialized may include:  

  • Credentials that are endorsed by local or regional industry associations or workforce boards
  • Must be attainable for students in the program who master the competencies outlined in the relevant Career Technical Education Framework such as an advanced/stacked credential above the essentials
  • May be equipment, tool, software or process specific if valued by industry.
CertificationCertifying OrganizationPostsecondary
Certified Network Computer TechnicianETA InternationalX
Certified Network Systems TechnicianETA InternationalX
Apple Certified Support Professional 10.14"Apple Computer, Inc."X
Network Technology AssociateCertified Internet Web ProfessionalsX
Web Foundations AssociateCertified Internet Web ProfessionalsX
Certified Wireless Network ExpertCertified Wireless Network ProfessionalX
Certified Wireless TechnicianCertified Wireless Network ProfessionalX
Certified Wireless Analysis ProfessionalCertified Wireless Network ProfessionalX
Certified Wireless SpecialistCertified Wireless Network ProfessionalX
Certified Wireless Technology SpecialistCertified Wireless Network ProfessionalX
Certified Wireless Network AdministratorCertified Wireless Network ProfessionalX
Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional Certification"Cisco Systems, Inc."X
CCIE Enterprise Wireless Certification"Cisco Systems, Inc."X
CCNP Service Provider Certification"Cisco Systems, Inc."X
CCIE Service Provider"Cisco Systems, Inc."X
CCT Data Center"Cisco Systems, Inc."X
CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure Certification"Cisco Systems, Inc."X
Professional Cloud Security Manager CertificationCloud Credential CouncilX
Nokia Service Routing ArchitectNokiaX
Nokia Network Routing Specialist INokiaX
Nokia Network Routing Specialist IINokiaX
Oracle Data Integrator 12c EssentialsOracle CorporationX
Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System AdministrationOracle CorporationX
Oracle VM 3.0 for x86 Certified Implementation Specialist CertificationOracle CorporationX
Broadband-Voice over Internet Protocol ETA InternationalX
Electronic Security Networking TechnicianETA InternationalX
Platform Engineer Specialist - Isilon 3.0 Dell CorporationX
Certified Network DefenderEC-CouncilX
Licensed Penetration TesterEC-CouncilX
EC-Council Certified Security AnalystEC-CouncilX
Wireless Networking TechnicianETA InternationalX
Fiber Optics Technician - Outside PlantETA InternationalX
GIAC Information Security FundamentalsGlobal Information Assurance CertificationX
GIAC Reverse Engineering MalwareGlobal Information Assurance CertificationX
GIAC Certified Incident HandlerGlobal Information Assurance CertificationX
GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless NetworksGlobal Information Assurance CertificationX
GIAC Security Leadership CertificationGlobal Information Assurance CertificationX
GIAC Certified Intrusion AnalystGlobal Information Assurance CertificationX
Associate Cloud EngineerGoogle Inc.X
HP OneView 1.20Hewlett Packard Certification and LearningX
Aruba Certified ClearPass Expert (ACCX)Hewlett Packard Certification and LearningX
IBM Certified Associate - Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus V8.1IBM CorporationX
IBM Certified Specialist - InfoSphere Optim for Distributed Systems FundamentalsIBM CorporationX
IBM Certified Associate - Tivoli Monitoring V6.3IBM CorporationX
Certified Information Security ManagerInformation Systems Audit and Control AssociationX
Certification Authorization Professional"International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc."X
JNCIA-Junos certificationJuniper NetworksX
Juniper Networks Certified Certified Data Center Design ExpertJuniper NetworksX
Linux Network Professional Certification - Level 2Linux Professional InstituteX
Linux Enterprise Professional Certification - Level 3Linux Professional InstituteX
Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Field Service Functional Consultant AssociateMicrosoft CorporationX
Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Customer Service Functional Consultant AssociateMicrosoft CorporationX
Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Design Specialist Certification"Network Appliance, Inc."X
Certified Data Management Administrator"Network Appliance, Inc."X
Certified Network ProfessionalNetwork Professional AssociationX