Testing Center Certifications

Southern State understands that employers are looking for employees who are up-to-date with current technologies. Make your personal brand stand out in a crowded job market by validating your skills—and building your confidence—with professional certifications of in-demand skills that make you marketable to employers.

Certiport

Southern State is a Certiport Authorized Test Center and offers Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) testing. We are currently offering:

Microsoft Office Specialist on Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, and 2016

MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2016

Southern State teaches toward this certification in the OFIT 1130 – Word Processing course.

MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2016

Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 2218 – Excel course.

MOS: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016

Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 2217 – PowerPoint course.

MOS: Microsoft Office Outlook 2016

Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 2216 – Outlook course.

MOS: Microsoft Office Access 2016

Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 2213 – Access course.

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Microsoft Office Specialist certification is now available to members of the community. Register for your test at certiport.com and Contact the Testing Center to schedule your appointment.

Pearson VUE

Southern State is a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center. We provide on-site, on-demand testing for certification and professional licensure exams. Pearson VUE offers testing for hundreds of certifications and qualifications including (but not limited to):

  • Adobe
  • C++ Institute
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • CompTIA Testing (see below)
  • And many more!
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CompTIA Testing

CompTIA A+ Certification

The CompTIA A+ Certification is the starting point for a career in IT. The exam covers maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers.

Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 1150 – Operating Systems and CSCI 2246 – PC Troubleshooting & Repair courses.

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CompTIA Network+ Certification

The exam covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management and security. Candidate job roles include network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.

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CompTIA Security+ Certification

The exam covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. Access control, identity management and cryptography are important topics on the exam, as well as selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities. Candidate job roles include Security Engineer, Security Consultant, Network Administrator, IA Technician or IA Manager.

Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CYBR 2210 – CompTIA Security + course.

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GED Testing

The Testing Center offers a convenient online GED certification for adult learners. The exam lets the candidate work independently and, by completing a section early, the candidate can move onto the next section without having to wait.

Register for your test at ged.com.

Earning high school credentials and developing basic technology skills are cornerstones for success in today’s world and Southern State wishes to support the enterprising individuals looking to achieve these goals. Southern State’s Adult Opportunity Center offers GED preparation classes to assist a candidate in getting ready for the exam. Participants in the AOC’s program receive discount vouchers to take the online GED exam.

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American Medical Technologists Testing

Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification and Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) certification are now offered at the Testing Center. Upon completion of the Southern State Medical Assisting program or Phlebotomy Technician program, students can take their certification test conveniently located at our on-campus Testing Center.

Register for your test at pearsonvue.com/amt.

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Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy identifies and develops the skills people and businesses need to thrive in a changing economy.

Employers worldwide recognize the quality of the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum in preparing students for networking IT jobs. More than 1 million students participate each year, and 1.2 million students obtained new jobs between 2005 and 2013.

Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 2233 – CISCO Introduction to Networks & CSCI 2236 – CISCO Routing and Switching Essentials courses.

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Adobe

Workplace demand for digital media skills using Adobe's video, graphic and web design software is on the rise. Expand your career opportunities and demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communication tools by enrolling in an Adobe Certification Course at SSCC! We are currently offering:

Adobe Photoshop CC 2015

Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 1165 – Adobe Photoshop Digital Imaging course.

Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015

Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 1147 – Adobe Dreamweaver Web Design course.

Adobe Animate CC 2015

Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 1146 – Adobe Animate Animation Software course.

Adobe Premiere CC 2015

Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 2268 – Adobe Premiere Video Editing course.

Adobe Illustrator CC 2015

Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 2220 – Adobe Illustrator Vector Graphics course.

Adobe InDesign CC 2015

Southern State teaches toward this certification in the CSCI 1130 – Adobe InDesign Electronic Publishing course.

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Ohio Assessments for Educators

The OAE: Initial Licensure program is designed for candidates who are seeking initialOhio educator licensure OR who are adding a new licensure area. The tests included in the program assess content-area and professional (pedagogical) knowledge.

Register for your test at pearsonvue.com/oae.

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Contact / Schedule a Test

Please complete and submit this form or contact the Testing Center Proctor, Nicholas Daulton, to schedule a test or if you have any questions.