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 Cert

    • 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. The Canvas course is open ended, so they can take as long as you need/want.

    • To request access to the Google IT Support Certificate, please complete this form

  • Certification Discounts

    • 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


Professional / Industry Associations