PC AGE wishes to help students interested in studying IT. PC AGE is accredited by the the Council on Occupational Education (COE). PC AGE was one of the first career institutes in New Jersey to offer IT certification training to employed and all ready working adults.
2815 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Metropark Campus (Branch Campus)
120 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830
Parsippany Campus (Learning Site)
1259 Route 46 East
Building 4C 2nd Floor
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Clifton Campus (Learning Site)
600 Getty Avenue 3rd Fl
Clifton, NJ 07011
Are you ready for a new and exciting career as an IT professional? Enroll at PCAGE and become an IT professional in under 12 months. Federal Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. No prior computer experience necessary to enroll.
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 approved for Veterans training.
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.
CompTIA Nework Network+ - It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that recognizes a technician’s ability to describe the features and functions of networking components and to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services.
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
The MCSA credential verifies the ability to analyze the business requirements for information systems solutions, and ability to design and implement infrastructures based on Windows Desktop operating system and Windows Server System software.
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.
Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security.
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
The Cisco CCNA network associate certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a Wide Area Network (WAN.)
The CySA certification helps advance IT security practitioners within an enterprise. It certifies analytical thinking and includes threat management, vulnerability management, intrusion detection and response, and the use of enterprise-level security tools to monitor and respond to incidents. CySA has a skills-based approach to security whereas Security+ is the foundational knowledge of security.
CEH Certification (Optional Advanced Course)
CEH focuses on security threats, attack vectors, and practical demonstration of the hacking techniques, methodologies, tools, tricks, and security measures. Provides in-depth exposure to practical situations on the workday of a penetration tester. It presents practical scenarios to test the strengths of an enterprise security.
PC AGE has an articulation agreement creating a college degree pathway with Thomas Edison State University (TESU), a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Successful PC AGE graduates of the Internetwork Engineering program will be awarded 30 credits toward TESU’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Applied Computer Studies. TESU has one of the most flexible transfer credit policies in the country, so PC AGE graduates may also be able to apply credit earned at other regionally accredited colleges and universities toward this degree.
"I still can't believe it!"
"I want to thank all of you for your help. You somehow turned a college drop out into an IT professional and in just a remarkable two months, I got the job I wanted providing support to [organization]. I went into the interview feeling the job was too big for me, but before I left the interviewer actually told me I was the front runner for the position. I couldn't believe it and I couldn't have done it without PC AGE. Thank you so much."
- PC AGE Graduate
NEWS & Open House Events
6 Tech Trends Worth Watching in 2019
1. Machine learning
True artificial intelligence is still a few years away from reality, but many applications including smartphone apps, websites, and smart devices will increasingly turn to machine learning to save time and automate at least some of their operations. Examples of this include the increasing adoption of chatbots and the fact that nearly every middle or upper-class household now has a virtual assistive device like Alexa or Cortana.
2. Augmented reality
Virtual reality has not yet found many applications outside gaming and a few other specialized uses, but augmented reality is finding its way into many corporate training rooms and even college and public education as a way to help students and employees learn new skills or improve ones that need more practice. Virtual teachers have a few advantages over live ones—they don’t mind endless repetition, and their patience never runs out. Also, applications can be purchased once and used year after year, unlike live teachers.
3. Edge computing
As cloud computing becomes more centralized, it can become both slower and more risky for users—two drawbacks that edge computing seeks to remedy. Edge computing is still a cloud version of computing, but uses local resources that can be faster and more secure, all at the same time.
4. Using blockchain for security
The encryption developed by blockchain managers to keep users from stealing each others’ information is now in the process of being put to use to provide superior security for companies and organizations that need to protect users’ security and their own proprietary information. While this process has not been painless or mess-free so far, it is expected to improve and maybe even come together in 2019.
5. Low-code development
Because so much of software development code is repetitive in nature, developers have become more adept at simply putting existing blocks of code together with a little bit of new code to create the programs they want. It is becoming more and more possible to build websites, apps and software without knowing a great deal about how to code.
6. Progressive web apps
Progressive web apps combine mobile and browser technologies so that users get the best of both worlds and the best possible user experience. In addition to ease of use, PWAs offer the ability to get notifications from a site and even the ability to work offline in some cases. In 2019, the line between traditional websites and apps will continue to blur as users seek integrated solutions to marketing and offering content online.
The IT field continues to advance rapidly due to competition—every company wants to be the first to develop new technology and see it adopted by the marketplace. PC AGE trains IT personnel in the exciting field of Networking and Cybersecurity.
• Preparation for industry certifications - CompTIA A+ ®, Network+, Security+ ®, Linux+, CASP, Microsoft MCSA ®, Cisco CCENT & CCNA ®, and CySA. Call for details on our new Cybersecurity program!
• Transfer 30 semester credits towards a Degree - from our partner colleges (Thomas Edison State University and University of Phoenix).
• Job Placement Assistance - every step of the way.
We are here to help with career planning advice. Please call us at 888-PCAGE-60 (888-722-4360), email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by any of our campuses for a no-obligation assessment or for more information and class schedules.
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