What is the IT Specialist Certification Program?
The IT Specialist Certification Program allows you to validate entry-level IT skills sought after by employers. The IT Specialist program is aimed at candidates who are considering or just beginning a path to a career in information technology. You can certify your knowledge in a broad range of IT topics, including software development, database administration, networking and security, mobility and device management, and coding. The IT Specialist certifications replaced the Microsoft Technology Associate exams.
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There are 15 technology certifications available as part of the Certiport IT Specialist exams program.
IT Specialist: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Candidates for this exam are AI enabled learners and are prepared for the professional use of AI by understanding how AI can be used to solve problems.
IT Specialist: CLOUD COMPUTING
Candidates for this exam will be able to identify and describe end solutions that leverage cloud technologies. These considerations span solutions and the "art of the possible" in utilizing the cloud to develop solutions.
IT Specialist: COMPUTATIONAL THINKING
Candidates for this exam decompose problems, collect and analyze data, recognize patterns in data, represent data through abstractions, and automate solutions using algorithmic thinking.
IT Specialist: CYBERSECURITY
Candidates for this exam are starting their journey in the cybersecurity field. This exam assesses their understanding of crucial security paradigms, terminology, and mindset. Successful candidates will be keenly aware of the importance of security and the threats to a business when security procedures are not followed. They are willing to teach others about security concerns. They are developing the investigative and implementation skills necessary to succeed in the field and have an aptitude and desire to learn more.
IT Specialist: DATA ANALYTICS
Candidates for this exam seek to prove introductory knowledge of how to responsibly manipulate, analyze, and communicate data analysis findings.
IT Specialist: DATABASES
Candidates for this exam will demonstrate foundational knowledge of how to design and query relational databases, such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle.
IT Specialist: DEVICE CONFIGURATION AND MANAGEMENT
Candidates for this exam will demonstrate foundational skills in, and a basic knowledge of, Windows devices and mobility.
IT Specialist: SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Candidates for this exam will demonstrate core software development skills, including object-oriented programming, web applications, and databases. Candidates are expected to have some experience with C# and ANSI SQL.
IT Specialist: NETWORKING
Candidates for this exam will demonstrate foundational networking knowledge and skills, including TCP/IP, networking services, networking topologies, and troubleshooting in wired and wireless environments.
IT Specialist: NETWORK SECURITY
Candidates for this exam will demonstrate foundational security knowledge and skills, including an understanding of core security principles operating system security, network and device security, and secure computing practices.
IT Specialist: JAVA
Candidates for this exam will demonstrate that they can recognize, write, and debug Java code that will logically solve a problem.
IT Specialist: PYTHON
Candidates for this exam will demonstrate that they can recognize, write, and debug Python code that will logically solve a problem.
IT Specialist: HTML & CSS
Candidates for this exam will demonstrate that they can structure a webpage using HTML elements and create and apply styles using CSS.
IT Specialist: HTML5 APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
Cost of Certification vouchers
You are required to have a voucher for each exam attempt. You can purchase your voucher from Certiport or us. Single-take voucher price is $99 + proctor fee, or a Voucher with a retake is $114 + proctor fee. If purchased through Get Certified America!, the proctor fee is discounted for the first exam attempt. Our price is $124 for a single take voucher (proctor fee included) or $139 for a voucher with retake (proctor fee included). To schedule your exam, click SCHEDULE NOW.
If you have already purchased your voucher from Certiport, you will need to pay the $35 proctor fee for your exam attempt. The student/military proctor fee is $25 for each exam attempt.
All exams are administered from your home or office, remotely. You can use a PC, Mac, or Chromebook. No software is installed on your computer.
Flexible dates and times are available.