Title

Integrating IT Certification into an Information System Course

Author First name, Last name, Institution

A. Al-Rawi
A. Lansari
F. Bouslama

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

2006 2nd International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to study the integration of IT certification goals into a course in Information Systems (IS). A popular IT certificate (CompTIA A+) goals are examined then mapped into the IT hardware and system software course. The A+ certificate objectives are studied from several view points, including lab requirement, faculty certification needs, certificate completion time, and certification exam requirements. IT hardware and software textbooks are also reviewed to select the best textbook that covers both course and certification objectives. Finally, a course syllabus is developed to combine course topics with certification objectives. The syllabus shows all course assessments and makes passing the certification exam a requirement for course completion. Integrating IT certification in computing curricula gives an edge to IS programs as students are looking to increase their skills and thus potential for employment.

Publisher

IEEE

First Page

459

Last Page

464

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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