Computer Technology Certifications

Why Get Certifications?

Certifications will help you verify and learn the skills needed to find a job in IT. "Overall, professionals who had earned an IT or project management certification during the last five years earned an average of $5,242 more than their counterparts," states the 2010 IT Skills and Salary Report, published by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. Basic certifications can give you a foundation to build upon, and can still give a pay increase. Certification also increases your potential for career advancement. Overall, certification shows employers that you are serious and dedicated to your career and it provides a pay boost for certified employees.

The Testing Center is located on campus in building D. This center provides much more than just ACT and CLEP testing, however! The center offers CISCO, CompTIA, and Microsoft exams. Students can register to take the aforementioned certification exams right here on the BPCC campus.

Prior Learning

Many of our CIT courses will help prepare you for national certifications. Some certifications count for course credit. Please see the Prior Learning Assessment Matrix for further information.

The Registrar will allow up to twenty-one (21) hours that may be awarded to students for prior learning, which includes credits through challenge exams, certifications, CLEP, and DSST.

Listed below are the certification exams offered and an estimated cost for each exam:

CIS Certification Exams

Certification Exam Course exam is mapped to Exam Fee
IT Fundamentals CIS 100 $70
Configuring Windows Devices (70-698)

Installing and Configuring Windows 10 (70-697)
CIS 114 $330 ($165 for each exam)
Microsoft Office Word 2013 (77-418) CIS 205 $115 (includes voucher, retake voucher and all delivery fees)
Microsoft Office Excel 2013 (77-420) CIS 207 $115 (includes voucher, retake voucher and all delivery fees. includes $25 retake)
Microsoft Office Access 2013 (77-424) CIS 209 $115 (includes voucher, retake voucher and all delivery fees)
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 (77-422) CIS 210 $115 (includes voucher, retake voucher and all delivery fees)
Cloud Essentials CIS 250 $70

CIT Certification Exams

Certification Exam Course exam is mapped to Exam Fee
Network+ CIT 101 $145
A+ CIT 112 $188 (2 exams)
CIW JavaScript Specialist CIT 149 $150
SCJA Java CIT 151 $245
Microsoft 70-410 CIT 170 $83
ICND1 * CIT 121 AND 122 $150
ICND2 or CCNA * CIT 221 AND 222 $150 each
ISC 2/CISSP CIT 224 $599
Security+ CIT 225 $203
Linux+ Part 1 and 2 CIT 272 $314 (includes parts 1 and 2)
ACE CIT 280 $0
Project+ CIT 282 $145
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Additional Certification Exams

Certification Exam Exam Fee
Cloud+ $145
Mobility+ $145
Server+ $245
CSA+ $203

All prices are subject to change at any time. All prices are academic discounted prices.

To purchase a voucher for one of the CompTIA exams at the academic discounted price, you will need to visit this web sitePDF Fileand create an account using your BPCC email address. An email will be sent by CompTIA with instructions on registering your voucher, once you have completed the purchase.

To purchase a voucher for any of the non-CompTIA listed exams at the academic discounted price, you will need to complete the following:

  1. Fill out the Certification Voucher Purchase FormPDF Fileand take it to the Business office on the first floor in Building F to purchase your voucher.
  2. You will receive a receipt when you purchase your exam voucher. Take this receipt to Lynn Brown in BPCC’s Testing Center, D-203. If BPCC Testing Center is closed, take your receipt to Continuing Education (D-134). Mrs. Brown will place the order for your voucher. She will send you the voucher and registration instructions once the voucher arrives. When you are ready to take your exam, you will need to take the Certification Release FormPDF Filewith you.

There will be a delivery fee ($15 BPCC Student, $25 Non-BPCC Student) for anyone who purchases a voucher from an outside source. This fee must be paid before you will be allowed to take your exam.

Vouchers will be ordered on the 15th of every month.

If you miss an order date deadline, your voucher will not be ordered until the next deadline listed in the schedule. Vouchers usually take between 2-3 weeks to arrive, once the order is placed.

Please contact Paul Spivey if you have any questions. He may be contacted at