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Enrol in the Information Technology Professional or the Certified Professional Developer programs offered by DUT, backed by international certification.

Now, more than ever, you simply can't afford to settle for anything less than Africa's most comprehensive, industry-responsive IT certification for school-leavers.

The DUT IT Career Program is vastly superior to any other school-leaver IT certification programs currently available in Africa.

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The course is designed to produce an IT professional or developer who is highly certified in respect of international vendor certifications (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (Server Infrastructure) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (Web applications)). The course offers solid Microsoft certification as a foundation, while also providing specialist training on Microsoft Technologies and exposure to Open Source technologies so as to ensure a well-rounded IT Professional.

Graduates of DUT’s IT Career Program will be highly certified and marketable, possessing skills that are currently in high demand. The total focus of this course is on two imperatives:

  1. Ensure the students are fully competent on the technologies they are exposed to.
  2. Certify the students on internationally recognised and respected qualifications.

Course Overview: The DUT IT Career Program is Africa's most comprehensive IT certification for school-leavers. Choose between Network Engineering or Programming specializations in this intense and challenging journey to an exciting career as an IT Professional.

Course Duration: 2 Years

Prerequisites:A Matric Certificate. Before attending this course, students should have a solid knowledge of basic computer concepts and should have had experience in the use of PC applications and Windows Operating Systems.

Certification Title: IT Professional (ITP)

NQF Certification: National Certificate - Information Technology (Systems Support)



YEAR ONE


Module


International Certification


Description


International Certification


Exam Code


Duration


(Days)


IT Fundamentals


Comptia Strata +


FC0-U41



15


Hardware & Software
Support


Comptia A+


CompTIA A+ 220-801



15


CompTIA A+ 220-802


Networking Essentials


Comptia Network+


N10-005



15


Security Essentials


Comptia Security +


SY0-301



15


JK0-018    


Linux


Comptia Linux +


LX0-101 and LX0-102



15



Exam Preparation:


5



Total days:


80



YEAR TWO


Module


International Certification


Description


International Certification


Exam Code


Duration


(Days)


Installing and
Configuring Windows Server 2012


MCSA:


Windows Server 2012


 


410



15


Administering Windows
Server 2012


411



15


Configuring Advanced
Windows Server 2012 Services


412



15


Designing and
Implementing a Server Infrastructure


MCSE:


Server Infrastructure


413



15


Implementing an Advanced
Server Infrastructure


414



15



Exam Preparation:


5



Total days:


80

Certification Title: Certified Professional Developer (CPD)

NQF Qualification: National Certificate - Information Technology (Systems Development)



YEAR ONE


Module


International Certification


Description


International Certification


Exam Code


Duration


(Days)


Java Development with
NetBeans


Oracle Certified
Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer



1Z0-803 Java SE 7 Programmer I



25


 Software
Development


 


MTA (Microsoft
Technology Associate): Development


Exam 98-361: Software
Development Fundamentals



15


Exam 98-363: Web
Development Fundamentals



15


 Database
Development


MTA (Microsoft
Technology Associate): Databases


Exam 98-364: Database
Fundamentals



15


Systems Analysis and
Design


 


 



5



Exam Preparation:


5



Total days:


80



YEAR TWO


Module


International Certification


Description


International Certification


Exam Code


Duration


(Days)


Programming in HTML5
with JavaScript and CSS3


MCSD:


Web Applications


 


480



25


Developing ASP.NET 4.5
MVC Web Applications


486



25


Developing Windows Azure
and Web Services


487



25



Exam Preparation


5



Total days:


80

Take your career to a new level

Here’s what they have to say about the opportunities that certifications have made possible.

"They’ve allowed me, a person with just a GED education, the ability to move out of a blue collar job into the professional, white collar field with limitless opportunity and a six figure salary since I was 35 (going on my tenth year of that). I have only been bound by the number of hours in a day as to how far I can go." - Jason Zandri, a systems engineer from Connecticut.

"Certifications have helped me move up from technical engineer back in ’99 to being a managing partner for a company of 28 highly skilled consultants nowadays." - Peter De Tender, an infrastructure architect from Belgium
"Certification has the ability to completely change one's career and also change one's life. Back in 1999, I was basically a burger flipper. I went off and decided to study my MCSE, got my MCSE, got into the IT industry and haven't looked back since." - Andy McMurray, IT pro evangelical from Australia.

"The job market today is insane: I get job offers every day. It's a great market for developers. It's even better if you have your certification because that gives you that one little edge you have against somebody that doesn't if you're going for the same job." - Teresa Berger, a developer from Texas.

"Certification changed my life… It seems to have taken my career to a whole new level. They do a good job of making it relevant and going across the board with various skills needed to perform your job." - Jim Finder, senior systems engineer from Florida
"My life has many more possibilities with my certifications attached to my resume… If you’re on the cusp of the IT envelope and want a way to stand out of the crowd, I would definitely recommend earning as many Microsoft Certifications as possible." - Curt McNamee, an Active Directory engineer from Washington.

Feed the passion, reap the rewards

Listening to what these folks have to say, you realize that getting more job opportunities and higher pay isn’t all that’s driving them.

"And I did it all because I wanted to, not because I had to." - Jason Zandri.

"The gain is amazing. I hunger for knowledge and that level of access to the product team and the product internals is appealing." - Michael Blumenthal, an IT consultant from Chicago.

"The certification is more than a credential for your employer or potential employer to measure you by. It is your own measuring stick as the only person you really need to best is yourself. Learn the technology, study the material and pass the exams and you will have as much opportunity to do the next greatest thing that you get in your path." - Jason Zandri.

The experts concur: more opportunities, more pay on the horizon

The experts agree that opportunities in IT are only growing, and more opportunities translate into higher pay. Certifications place you in a position to take advantage of them.

Eighty-six percent of IT hiring managers consider IT certification a medium to high priority when hiring for IT positions. (CompTIA, Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification, Jan 2011).

Forecast through 2018: IT employment is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, and job prospects should be excellent. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, March 2011).

IT professionals gain an average 9 percent salary increase immediately after receiving certification, and 29 percent over the long term, versus peers who are not certified. (CompTIA, Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification, Jan 2011)
And here's some great news addressing Microsoft Certifications in particular: MCSE and MCITP are among the top ten highest-paying IT certifications. (Global Knowledge, IT Skills and Salary Survey, Jan 2012.