I.T. Basics 

Core Concepts/Foundation Skills Certificate Program
Keyboarding, Computer Concepts, Windows for the Desktop and Internet Fundamentals and Networking Fundamentals provide the knowledge and skills needed to become computer literate in a Windows based operating system environment. Additionally, these courses (or equivalent experience) are prerequisites for all courses offered through the IT Training Institute at Cuyahoga Community College.

Why Certify?
With the growing demand for skills and greater competition in the workforce, there has never been a better time to obtain your certifications. Certifications are credentials achieved through testing to validate knowledge within a specific IT function. Certifications are recognized throughout the industry as the standard for validating knowledge and skill sets and help individuals demonstrate a proven level of expertise. 74% of IT managers say certification is an important factor in considering an employee for a position or promotion. The benefits of IT certification are numerous, and include higher pay, improved marketability, increased knowledge and confidence and greater respect from management and colleagues. Change is the only constant in the IT field. Getting certified and keeping your skills current is the key to continued professional success!

Learn More:
Information on Foundation Skills Certification Program course offerings, dates, times and cost. Customized training is available.

Program Prerequisite(s): None

Requirements for Completion:

  • Keyboarding on the PC
  • Computer Concepts
  • Windows for the Desktop
  • Internet Fundamentals
  • Network Fundamentals

Our I.T. Basics course offerings include:

How to reach us

Toni Paoletta
Executive Director

Linda Dyczkiewycz
Program Manager

Andrew Dyczkiewycz
Test Administrator

Clarissa White
Test Administrator


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IC3: Internet and Computing Core Certification

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