PC Age wishes to help students interested in studying IT. PC AGE is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and is a Federal Title IV eligible institute. In 1991, Zafar Khizer and his wife Arifa Khizer created PC AGE. Zafar Khizer has a Master’s degree in Computer and Information Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Some of the seventeen books he has authored have been utilized in university and college curriculums.
PC AGE was one of the first career institutes in New Jersey to offer IT certification training to employed and all ready working adults. The school holds a copyrighted scientifically validated Computer Aptitude Test, which helps the students pinpoint their strengths. PC AGE was honored to receive 43 semester college credits recommendations in 2005, for its Internetwork Engineering program from the American Council on Education (ACE). In 2008, the Program Review Team from Thomas Edison State College (TESC) also evaluated and then recommended 43 semester credits for the PC Age Internetwork Engineering courses. In 1999, 2011, 2012, and 2013 the school was awarded the Inc.500/5000 fastest growing company in the United States.
PC Age Career Institute - Main Campus
2815 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306
PC Age Career Institute - Metropark Campus
120 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830
PC Age Career Institute - Parsippany Campus
1259 Route 46 East
Building 4C 2nd Floor Parsippany, NJ 07054
PC Age Career Institute - Passaic Campus
625 Main Ave, 4th Floor
Passaic, NJ 07055
School Website: http://pcage.edu
Once you are ready to graduate from PC Age, the career center is ready to place you in the job of your dreams. The skills in order to obtain this job that are offered are resume writing, job search strategies for success, and professional imaging tips. The school also stresses the career preparation in each class offered. Each class has a companion course that seeks to:
- To ready students for a technical interview by asking and explaining possible questions that will additionally prepare the soon to be graduates for related and upcoming Microsoft, CompTIA, and Cisco certification exams.
- To ensure that PC Age students are prepared to do the job successfully by working on real world projects and exploring all possible job scenarios and situations.
The school offers a career-training workshop, where students will learn to move from the classroom to the workplace. This workshop will cover resume and cover letter writing, job searching for success, and interview skills.
Admissions Process and Financial Aid
The school has an interactive contact form for prospective students. Once a student completes the application form, a school representative will contact the student. An interview, campus tour, and question session will be scheduled. The school believes that certifications are more valuable than degrees in IT, so these goals will be considered for the student’s personal needs. Once the student moves ahead with admission, he or she can meet with a financial aid officer to determine the possible aid needs.
The school accepts most federal aid, such as the Pell Grant. It also accepts the Training Grants for Unemployed Works assistance. This is money for laid off workers given by the Workplace Investment Act and the New Jersey Workforce Development Partnership. You must meet with a counselor to see if you meet the program criteria.
Lastly, PC Age is a Department of Veterans Affairs approved institution. The site has linked the GI Bill Comparison tool, so that those who meet the military criteria for assistance can determine their Post-9/11 Bill benefits.
The CompTIA A+ certiﬁcation indicates that a PC Age student has the latest skills needed and desired by computer support professionals. It is a nationally and internationally recognized certiﬁcation honored by the most prestigious hardware and software vendors, distributors, and resellers. A+ certiﬁcation shows a technician’s ability to successfully complete jobs such as an installation, conﬁguration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance, and basic networking. Security, safety and environmental issues, and communication and professionalism are also intensively covered in the PC Age program, as well as in the examination.
This program offers other certification opportunities such as:
- CompTIA Security+Certification-CompTIA Security+ Certification reflects the student's knowledge and application of the security field knowledge through two years on-the-job and in-the-field networking security experience. The program includes relevant and timely industry-wide topics that may include such fields as communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attack, and operational and organizational security. Security+ is considered an elective or prerequisite to the advanced security certifications.
- CompTIA Linux+Certification-CompTIA’s Linux+ is a certification curriculum that gives to the students what PC Age calls a 3-in-1 path: the student will be Linux+ certified, the technician will also receive the LPI (Linux Professional Institute) Level 1 (LPIC-1), and the Novell SUSE Desktop Support Technician designations.
Ricoh, CompuCom, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, and Novell desire these different certifications from their employees.
Passing the MCSA program and exam means the PC Age student has the talent to analyze the varied requirements for information systems solutions, and the knowledge to design and apply infrastructures that are based on the Windows Server System software, and Windows Desktop operating system.
The best way for a student to show their expert skills and talents on either Windows 7 or Windows Server 2012 is by passing and obtaining the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credential. This student could then become a
Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Systems Engineer, Computer/Network Support Specialist, or a Windows Migration Specialist once he or she completes the program and certification.
The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) designation means a person has the talents to correctly install, manage, and diagnose a tiny enterprise branch network, including all of the important and necessary basic network security.
If you finish the CCENT Program, you will show desired talents needed for entry-level network support positions such as, but not limited to, networking fundamentals, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. The CCENT is the initial step towards the CCNA.
The CCNA network associate certification shows the person can input, configure, operate, and fix medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to Wide Area Network (WAN), a remote site.
This PC Age program will look at and teach the basics of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and also performance-based skills.
The VMWare Program is an established and highly esteemed certification that shows the student has data center virtualization expertise and the knowledge to successfully install, deploy, scale and manage all VMware vSphere environments.
Some career choices for these graduates will be: Virtualization Engineer, Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, Virtualization Implementation Engineer, Data Center Administrator, Senior Systems Administrator, or a Network Administrator Team Lead.