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Why Choose NC-Expert?

Why Choose NC-Expert for IT Apprenticeship Training?

NC-Expert is an established and proven leader in cutting edge IT training

As our instructors, we recruit only the highest talent in the market and have years of experience designing, deploying, and managing some of the largest IT environments on the globe.

NC-Expert’s relationships within the IT industry extend from senior executives from the largest vendors in the industry through to training many Fortune 50 sized companies’ IT engineering staff. We have a long tradition of business, technical, communication, and written work spanning many decades.


Who/What is NC-Expert?

The company is a privately-held C-corporation based in Pleasanton, California. It was established in 2011 and its services and courses are delivered globally. The corporate name is NetCertExpert, Inc., with the legal dba of NC-Expert.

NC-Expert is an established, authorized learning partner of Cisco, CWNP, EC-Council, CompTIA, and other vendors. The company can be found under either or both company names, as an authorized learning partner through the websites of each of the vendors we represent. In addition, we also provide authorized (ISC)2 training through strategic relationships. This is a vast difference from many other companies that use on-staff instructors to write non-authorized (aka "gray training") versions of the certification training classes.

What Does NC-Expert Offer?

Our apprenticeship programs were created to ensure participants would gain the latest-and-greatest training from the certification vendor. Unwittingly selecting a provider that presents their own version of training classes creates a situation where the apprentice may be receiving substandard or even incorrect training!

As a strategic partner to 'brand-name' vendors we are not only providing their most current authorized and endorsed content, but we are often the company that develops and writes the content for those same vendors - either under our own name or that of one of our partners. In addition to this, our executives have maintained longstanding relationships with the executives at these vendors, and many of their internal engineers who create the very products represented in the training. We are a long-standing, trusted partner of these vendors and are often the "go-to" partner to train these vendors' own engineering and sales staff on their going-to-market products. We could say that, with our programs, the apprentice is learning "directly from the source".

Our classes are taught by seasoned instructors. We choose the instructors who are at the top of their careers. Most of our instructors have achieved numerous expert designations in multiple fields. We do not use instructors that are at the same level as those graduating from the apprenticeship programs. Typically, our instructors have 10-20 years, not only in the field, but as top-level engineers responsible for very large enterprise environments. Several have designed some of the largest networking environments in the industry!

All of our classes are provided with live, real-time instruction. We offer both an in-person attendance option as well as a virtual attendance option. Most people, because of travel costs, elect to attend virtually and are able to utilize our state of the art delivery platform, which allows live, full interaction with the instructor and other students. Our students are not left to learn new technologies on their own, with second-rate self-study videos. They will always have the ability to ask questions and be taught by someone that has first-hand knowledge of the topic.

...and, as an added confirmation of our authenticity, our Apprenticeship Programs are Department of Labor-approved!

How Can NC-Expert Help Me?

Additional webinar events are offered on topics that are typically trickier to learn, and leverage the same cutting-edge virtual attendance platform. These webinars allow the apprentice to pack in even more training at no additional cost.

In addition, we extend our practice of group mentoring to our apprentices. This helps to prevent the apprentice from getting into a situation, while learning, where they get stuck without having someone to explain the topic. We know, from years of experience, that no one comprehends every topic, and our programs give the apprentice extra help on those topics that are proving more difficult to grasp.

We also know the certification process itself is a daunting task so we also offer advice and/or workshops on test-taking techniques and study habits to aid in this aspect as well.

We do not run dedicated classes for apprentices only. We mix the apprentices from the apprenticeship programs with our regular student body that consists of established engineers already working in companies in the same positions the apprentice may be seeking. This allows us to provide our apprentices another invaluable aid at the start of their career: networking opportunities.

"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

"Without doubt, this class has been an excellent use of my time!"

"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!" 

"It was great! The instructor was really knowledgeable and professional."

Tri D

"I wouldn't trust anyone else to train me!"