Ask a Recruiter: A+ Certification and Microsoft Certified IT Professional
Question: I’m searching for computer training (A+ Network Certification and Microsoft Certified IT Professional). How can I get trained? Will I be able to use an ITG (Individual Training Grant)? Please help!! – “Networking” My Way to a Job, a Workforce1 Career Blog Reader
Answer: Several free and low-cost training options exist in New York for A+ Certification and Microsoft Certified IT Professional. Here are a some options:
- BNAI ZION Foundation at the Cooper Union
- Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center (BEOC), through the State University of New York
- The School of Cooperative Technical Education
- CUNY – Hostos Community College
- NYC Department of Education Office of Adult and Continuing Education
- Per Scholas
- Monroe College
For the second part of your question: can you use Individual Training Grants (ITGs) to pay for training that leads to A+ Certification or to becoming a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: The answer is currently “no.” But with the free and low-cost options listed above, this shouldn’t stop you!
You can always find the latest information on Individual Training Grants (ITGs) on the NYC Training Guide , including what occupations are included in the ITG program and details on accessing ITGs.
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