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Alternative to Formal Apprenticeship Program

Alternative to Formal Apprenticeship Program

**Special Pricing** for Veterans!!!

For some people the formal Apprenticeship program may not be the most convenient or preferred way to go about certifying for an IT career.

There are a few drawbacks to the formal Apprenticeship program, which this alternative offering hopes to address. The candidate may:

  • not have approved sponsorship funding
  • prefer to study at their own pace
  • wish to have more freedom and flexibility in selecting courses/certifications
  • want to have more autonomy over their career direction
  • prefer a less reporting-heavy approach to studying
  • desire less monitoring and oversight
  • need to earn standard wages, rather than the artificially reduced "Apprenticeship" wages expected of the Apprenticeship program
  • want to be in the more secure and settled environment of a full-time job, without fear of being removed from the program if stringent requirements are not constantly met

Sponsorship Funding

Apprentices in the formal program need to find funding sources. Since their wages will be artificially reduced at the start of the program, and increases are fully dependent on success in certifications, this alternative program serves to alleviate this difficulty.

This program offers significantly-reduced costs of training which calculate as a fraction of the cost of the Apprenticeship program.

Study at Own Pace

Students in this program are autonomous. This means that students can select the courses they want, on dates that suit them, and can put the next class off until they are ready to sit it. This format also reduces pressure on the student to hurry and sit the exam(s), thus increasing the chances of exam success.

More Freedom and Flexibility

In this program, students are offered a selection of appropriate courses, customized to the direction they wish to pursue.

If they decide to switch directions, NC-Expert can easily, and with no fuss, provide an alternative selection, based on the student's current position and career goal.

No outside entity needs to be consulted, no additional application forms need be completed, and no reports need be submitted. We can work with you, one-on-one, to determine a plan to suit your revised needs at the least cost to you.

No Oversight / Monitoring

Unlike the formal Apprenticeship Program, which is both monitoring and oversight-heavy, and wherein the Apprentice is responsible to meet all continuing requirements in order to maintain eligibility to remain enrolled, this alternative program has no such requirements.

This gives the student a great deal more freedom and autonomy.

However, we don't leave you to struggle alone. Even after class is over, while you are studying for your exams, our team is available to help if you get stuck on a concept.

Sample Curriculum

The following are some of the specialization tracks and certifications that can be earned while enrolled in this program. Note that the end result is different from the formal Apprenticeship program, because it can be undertaken without the headache of lower wages and increased monitoring and reporting.

The certifications gained from our programs are all professional, industry-recognized designations.

Following completion of the Foundations certifications, we offer the following specialization tracks:

  • Routing & Switching
  • Wireless
  • Security / Cyber Security
  • Collaboration
  • Network Design

In addition, the program can be freely and fully customized, with additional/alternative certification training, as desired. Talk to us about what you want to achieve.

Starting Point:Specialization Options:    
FoundationsRouting & SwitchingWirelessSecurityCollaborationDesign
CertNexus CyberSAFECisco ICND2CWNP CWNACertNexus CFRCisco CICDCisco DESGN
CompTIA A+Cisco ROUTECWNP CWSPEC-Council CNDCisco CIVNDCisco ROUTE
CompTIA N+Cisco SWITCHCWNP CWDPCisco IINSCisco CIPTV1Cisco SWITCH
Cisco CCENT (ICND1)Cisco TSHOOTCWNP CWAPCompTIA S+Cisco CIPTV2Cisco ARCH
Cisco BGPCisco WiFUNDEC-Council CEHCisco CTCOLLAB
Cisco MPLSCisco WiDESIGNCompTIA LInux+Cisco CAPPS
Cisco CCIE R&S1Cisco WiDEPLOYCisco SecFnd
Cisco CCIE R&S2Cisco WiSECURECisco SecOps
Cisco WiTSHOOTCisco SENSS
CCIE Wireless1Cisco SITCS
CCIE Wireless2Cisco SISAS
Cisco SIMOS

Pricing

With this program format, we are able to offer you HIGHLY competitive pricing which is specially designed for Veterans.

In order to provide you with this significantly-reduced pricing, we will need to see official proof that you are a US Military Veteran. If you do not have official proof, you can easily obtain it by submitting a copy of your DD form 214. (All separating military personnel will have received one of these.) If you did not receive one upon discharge, or have lost yours, you can apply/reapply here

We can also arrange a private, interest-free, monthly payment plan to help you budget - this can also be extended to an employer who is either paying the training fees on behalf of, or sharing the costs with, the employee.

Contact us today to see what we can do for you!

 

"With the knowledge I gained from NC-Expert training, I scored highly on my exam. The information I learned will be very useful in helping design and support the wireless networks used by my customers. I will be back for my next class!"

Jeff T

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"This was one of the best trainings I have taken.
I like the way the course was structured and how engaging the labs were."

Paul P

"I took an online course. It was as effective as being in the classroom.
Outstanding class!" 

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