- Continuing Education
- IT Professionals
At University of Phoenix, we offer a range of certificate programs, degrees and individual courses to serve you throughout your IT career. Find out which path is right for you.
Our IT certificate programs can help you gain the knowledge needed to sit for industry-recognized certification exams. You will also earn college credit that will count toward a degree, if you decide to pursue one.
Our certificates include A+ Fundamentals, Cisco® Networking Fundamentals, Health Care Information Technology and Network+ Technologies. Find out more in the Courses tab.
Our Application Delivery Networking® (ADN) certificate can help you develop skills in this emerging area of expertise.
Our wide variety of individual online courses are available to help you expand your IT skills.
To develop a broader foundational knowledge in IT, we offer degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Learn more about our online degree programs.
Ready to get started? Call an Enrollment Advisor at 866.484.1815.
Why earn a University of Phoenix certificate?
Our credit-bearing IT certificate programs are designed for both seasoned and aspiring IT professionals who want to develop or reinforce their knowledge of technology concepts and practices. They also cover the body of knowledge needed to sit for IT industry certification exams. They can also help you:
- Demonstrate commitment to your profession.
- Set yourself apart in the job market.
- Show proof of your expertise.
- Earn recognition within your organization.
Our noncredit certificate program in Application Delivery Networking can help IT professionals get up to speed with this rapidly growing field within the industry.
Our for-credit individual courses can help IT professionals expand their skills and knowledge in a specific area to enhance on-the-job performance.
Let us help you enhance your IT career — call an Enrollment Advisor today at 866.484.1815.
Explore the wide variety of our online offerings.
A+ Fundamentals Certificate
Get the tools to better understand how to repair and troubleshoot computers from the inside out.
Cisco® Networking Fundamentals Certificate
Acquire the knowledge to install, configure and operate local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) environments as well as routing and switching implementations and management.
Health Care Technology Certificate
Get a better understanding of how to implement, deploy and support health care IT systems in U.S. clinical settings.
Network+ Technologies Certificate
Get a better understanding of how computer networks are built, used, protected and maintained.
Application Delivery Networking (ADN) Certificate
This five-course program is the first of its kind and can help you fill the current IT skills gap.
To help enhance your performance or brush up on your knowledge of a specific technology, we offer a wide range of individual courses.
Popular courses include:
- CIS 290 Personal Computer Hardware Support
- CIT 245 Local Area Networking Fundamentals
- VCT 300 Image Editing
- CIS 292 Personal Computer OS Support
To get started, please call an Enrollment Advisor at 866.484.1815.
- IT Certifications
Why get an IT certification?
Certificates v. certifications
Employers do seek out certified IT professionals but generally prefer those who also possess a college degree. When deciding to pursue a certain industry certification, we suggest that aspiring or active IT professionals should weigh the cost and time commitments it will require against the ultimate financial or career enhancements it will return. University of Phoenix does not offer certification.
See below to find out which University of Phoenix programs can help you pursue specific IT certifications.
As a member of the CompTIA® Authorized Partner Program (CAPP), we offer:
- Our A+ Fundamentals Certificate, which is aligned with CompTIA A+® certification.
- Our Network+ Technologies Certificate, which is aligned with the body of knowledge required for CompTIA Network+® certification.
- Our Health Care Technology Certificate, which is aligned with CompTIA HIT+® certification.
Our Cisco Networking Fundamentals Certificate covers the body of knowledge needed for the Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) exam.
Our noncredit Application Delivery Networking (ADN) certificate coursework is aligned with the foundational body of knowledge required for F5® certification. This program also awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Ready to take the first step toward earning a for-credit or noncredit certificate? Call an advisor at 866.484.1815.
What is the difference between a certificate and a certification?
A certificate program typically indicates completion of a series of courses with a specific focus. Certificate programs are open to both newcomers and experienced professionals, and the end result demonstrates knowledge of content upon program completion. Certification, however, includes an experience and education component, and requires passing an exam. It frequently awards a practitioner with post-nominal letters that are placed after his or her name (CISSP, CCNP, MCSA). In addition, certification often requires recertification, which requires a certified individual to stay current in their field through continuing education. University of Phoenix does not offer certification.
Why would I choose a course over a certificate?
A certificate program is generally aligned to the body of knowledge needed for a type of industry certification and reflects a larger scope of information. Courses, however, offer a deeper understanding of a very specific topic, which is ideal for helping you enhance your day-to-day job performance.
What is CompTIA?
CompTIA is an internationally recognized IT industry association that creates vendor-neutral certifications — with the help of experts and industry leaders — that measure foundational skills.
What is Cisco?
Cisco Systems is a worldwide leader in networking, known for its expertise in routing and switching. Its IT certifications help network engineers of all levels gain industry recognition of skills and knowledge.
How do I get certified?
For more information on earning an IT certification, please check with the organization that issues the specific certification. Currently, University of Phoenix offers certificates, which support the following organizations:
How do I maintain my certification?
Check with the regulating organizations above for their corresponding certifications and requirements for how to maintain them.
Still have questions? Call an Enrollment Advisor for assistance and advice at 866.484.1815.
For more information about each of these programs, including on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who completed the program and other important information, please visit:
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While many of our courses and programs are widely available, you may find some that are not offered in certain locations or formats.
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Cisco is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries.
Network+ is a registered trademark of CompTIA Properties, LLC.
Application Delivery Network is a registered trademark of EdgeCast Networks, Inc.
CompTIA is a registered trademark of Computing Technology Industry Association, Inc.
F5® is a registered trademark of F5 Networks, Inc.
Associate, bachelor's and master's courses are academic, for-credit courses. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student's choice. Individual courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Most certificate programs are credit-bearing, and many are eligible for federal financial aid for students who qualify. Please note that the A+ Fundamentals, CCNA and Network+ Technologies certificate programs are not eligible for federal financial aid. The Application Delivery Networking Certificate Program (noncredit) is not credit bearing and not eligible for financial aid. Students completing the noncredit Application Delivery Networking Certificate Program will receive a letter of completion.
While widely available, not all courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor. More information about admissions requirements can be found in the Academic Catalog.