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Computer Information Systems

Resources and Software Discounts


  • VMware IT Academy

  • Cisco Networking Academy

    • As a Cisco Networking Academy, Cabrillo teaches technology skills and career building to students using the Networking Academy Curriculum and tools, in order to improve career and economic opportunities.

    • Netacad Courses Offered

      • Partner: PCAP - Programming Essentials in Python

      • CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switching

      • CCNA R&S: Routing and Switching Essentials

      • CCNA R&S: Introduction to Networks

      • Partner: NDG Linux Essentials

      • CCNA R&S: Scaling Networks

      • CCNA R&S: Connecting Networks

      • IoT Fundamentals

  • Palo Alto Networks Academy

  • IT Networking and CyberSecurity Pathway

  • BayICT Tech talks


    • Bay Area Cyber League coordinates Summer CyberCamps and Fall & Spring Cybersecurity Competitions for high school and community college students in the greater Bay Area region.


    • Western Academy Support and Training Center (WASTC) has been serving Cisco Networking Academy Programs in Arizona, California, Nevada, and beyond.


Software Discounts

As a college student you are eligible to participate in several discount programs. Student discounts are often 80-90% off retail pricing. Software may be available in several versions or subscriptions. Be sure to verify the version you purchase meets the requirements of your class.

Industry Certification

Our courses prepare students for the following industry certification exams:

  • CompTIA A+

  • CompTIA Network+

  • CompTIA Security+

  • CompTIA Linux+

  • Linux Professional Institute Certification 1 (LPIC-1)

  • Linux Professional Institute Certification 1- 2 (LPIC-2)

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

  • CCNA Security

  • Microsoft 70-680, 70-411, 70-412, and 70-412

  • Certified Ethical Hacker

Google IT Support Certs

  • Google IT Support Certificate course is available to Cabrillo students in our Canvas platform. This is the same course offered for a fee on Coursera. The course compliments what we teach in CIS 71, 81 and 75. And it is a good review and prep for the CompTIA A+ exam.

  • There are 5 courses with 6 weeks of modules in each course. Suggested completion time is 5 to 8 months. Certification Discounts available.

The California Community College ICT-Digital Media Sector has partnered with Genuine Genius Technologies to provide a way for students to save money on the high cost of IT certification exams.

Community College students can save 15-50% off the cost of IT Certification Exams by purchasing discounted exam vouchers through the California Community College XVoucher website

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Professional / Industry Associations