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Why Choose Us

Ascend Education has something for every type of IT learner. Written text isn’t the only way for students to gain knowledge, which is why we have added video content, labs, and assessment questions to help students engage in discovery and apply what they learn. Our instructor testimonials show how much Ascend has been able to make life easier for the professionals teaching IT.

Prepare Students for Their Exams

The expert written text lessons have everything a student needs to study for their final or certification exam. Practice assessment questions have been added to give students confidence in the areas they are proficient in, and awareness of where they need to improve. Give these quizzes as assignments or use them for a midterm or final.

Prepare Students for the Workforce

Watch as your students get a feel for their future job with a hands-on approach through The courseware’s virtual labs. The labs run on real hardware preparing the students with real-life scenarios and situations that also include both software and hardware resources. This firsthand experience will ensure that your students are well-prepared for their final exams and a future career in the IT field.

Increase Learning Absorption

A great benefit of utilizing Ascend Education for IT educational purposes is the captivating training videos. These state-of-the-art videos contain the most prevailing information from their field and are designed entirely with the IT student in mind. Studies have shown that short, engaging videos significantly increase the amount of information a student can absorb. Ascend has applied this principle to all of its video material.  

Make Your Life Easier

Ascend Education strives to provide  IT educators with the most up-to-date materials and training information available on the market today. Our goal is to ensure that you can pass this valuable information onto each one of your students, which is why we have added a downloadable instructor slide deck to our courses to provide structure to your lectures. The layout of each course is highly intuitive and navigable, and gradebook integration makes it easy for you to track students’ progress

Who We Are

Ascend Education has set out to make the lives of instructors and students easier with a complete courseware solution. Ascend Education offers some of the most all-inclusive and current content available in the IT industry today. Our experience in the industry has  familiarized us with the struggles that many professors encounter while trying to find the right curriculum. 

It can seem like a daunting task when searching for reliable materials and coursework. It is important to find resources that will keep students engaged and learning while ensuring that they are completely prepared for their final exams, and their future in the field of IT. Ascend has positioned itself to deliver that solution for instructors and students.

What We Do

Ascend delivers a complete courseware solution for IT instructors and their students. Text instruction, video lessons, virtual labs, quizzes, and a final exam make the life of an instructor easier, freeing them up to focus on their students. All of our content is delivered in a comprehensive format through our LMS, designed by our expert instructional design team. 

Deep-link integration with gradebook and content means that students and instructors never have to leave their home environment. A downloadable slide deck that instructors can add to, change, or take away from works as a lecture outline for those who need a helpful lecture outline solution. Comprehensive student, instructor and technical support help bridge the gap with any questions or issues.

Our Courses

Ascend Education delivers superior quality video instruction, virtual labs, written lessons, practice questions and a final exam to instructors and students. We pride ourselves on having the most current materials on the market today.  Most of Ascend Education’s courses map to an industry certification. Our course library offers all the training students need to get started on an IT journey. Instructors and professionals can have access to and choose from courses for CompTIA, CISCO, Microsoft, Axelos, Amazon, and more.

A+

As an industry standard, an A+ certification shows that students demonstrate the knowledge and skills of computer hardware and operating systems. Certifications denote that an individual is a competent IT professional. The certification provides a plethora of job opportunities that include technical support specialist, field service technician, associate network engineer, data support technician, desktop support administrator, and many more.

Network+

This certification is a mid-level industry-standard certification and covers both wired and wireless networks. It is a sought-after certification because it shows consultants have a strong grasp of networking concepts. The certification sets students up for more advanced concepts later on. Students should have the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot, configure, and manage company networks. Professionals with this certification can enter the IT workforce as a network field technician or a junior network administrator. Network+ is an authorized DoD 8570 baseline certification.

Security+

Similar to Network+, this is another industry standard. It is the first certification an IT professional should earn when entering the IT security workforce. Security+ covers basic technical skills in risk assessment and management, forensics, security controls, and more. The student’s goal is to learn core knowledge required by any cybersecurity role. Those with this certification enter the IT workforce with the skills needed for a system administrator or junior penetration tester.

Cloud+

This course is focused on incorporating and managing cloud technologies as part of network operations. Cloud+ is a mid-level certification for professionals who have established cloud technologies careers with at least two to three years of experience with IT networking, storage, or data center technology. Cloud+ ensures students have the knowledge and skills to maintain and optimize cloud infrastructure services effectively and efficiently in data center jobs. This certification spans a wide variety of IT sectors.

Linux+

The Linux+ certification ensures the professional has the foundational skills required by large-scale industries, such as the healthcare and financial industries along with government agencies and others, using a Linux operating system. Those holding this certification can be expected to find work performing day-to-day Linux maintenance tasks and installing and configuring Linux workstations while effectively and efficiently assisting users.

Server+

This is an entry-level certification that covers administration, storage, security, troubleshooting, and more. Server+ never expires, making it perfect for those going into an IT profession. Certified consultants can expect to find a career as a systems administrator, network administrator, or security administrator.

CySA+ (Cybersecurity)

A CompTIA CySA+ certification is for seasoned professionals and students with security or related experience. Holding its value across a variety of job professions within the cybersecurity industry, it is also one of the DoD 8570 baseline certifications. This only increases its validity in the field. Students learn to find network patterns and behaviors. Students who complete this course and pass their exams will be prepared for careers as threat intelligence analysts, application security analysts, and compliance analysts.

PenTest+

With this certification, students will be able to assess current penetration testing as well as perform vulnerability assessments. They will have the skills necessary to determine the resiliency of the network to ward off attacks. Some of the job titles for these professionals include vulnerability tester, penetration tester, vulnerability assessment analyst, and network security operations, amongst others.

CASP+

The CompTIA CASP+ certification is an advanced-level hands-on, performance-based certification. This enables professionals to identify and implement policies and frameworks. The person with this certification will know about risk management, research and collaboration, and integration of enterprise security. Positions associated with this certification include security architect, security engineer, technical lead analyst, and application security engineer.

Project+

This certification enables students to coordinate and manage IT projects. Students will learn how to manage the life cycle of a project as well as ensure communication, manage resources, and maintain documentation. Project managers and business analysts benefit from this certification.

Windows Server 2019

Our Windows Server 2019 courses will include Intro to Windows Server 2019 Administration, Advanced Networking with Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2019 Active Directory and Group Policy and Securing Windows Server 2019. These courses cover similar concepts to the Windows Server 2016 70-740, 70-741, 70-742 and 70-744 exams, respectively.

Windows 10

In this course, students will learn how to deploy Windows, manage devices and data, configure storage and connectivity, and maintain Windows. This course maps to the Microsoft MD-100: Windows 10 exam. 

Windows 10 - Managing Modern Desktops

In this course, students will learn how to deploy and upgrade operating systems, manage policies and profiles, manage and protect devices, and manage apps and data. This course maps to the Microsoft MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops exam.

Azure Fundamentals

Students will learn how to describe cloud concepts; core Azure services; core solutions and management tools on Azure; general security and network security features; identity, governance, privacy, and compliance features; and Azure cost management and Service Level Agreements (SLAs). This course maps to the Microsoft AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam. Coming December 2021.

AWS Associate Level Solutions Architect

The AWS Solutions Architect course is designed to instruct students in architectural design principles to help customers of an organization find solutions on AWS technologies. A professional with an AWS Solutions Architect certification has proven the ability to demonstrate how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies. Students who complete this course will be able to provide implementation guidance to an organization based on best practices learned.

AWS Cloud Practitioner 2019

Completing the AWS Cloud Practitioner course is a step toward achieving associate-level or specialty AWS certifications. This course will help students define what the AWS Cloud is and the basic global infrastructure. Students who complete this course will be able to describe basic AWS Cloud architecture principles, basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform, and the AWS Cloud value proposition. This course curriculum offers instructors the tools they need to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud.

Virtualization

The Ascend Education Virtualization course is extremely popular in IT programs at colleges and Universities all over the country. It is a true “Introduction” to virtualization, with modules covering core virtualization subjects including Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, AWS, Azure, and Cloud. No matter what virtualization technology your IT program focuses on, the Ascend Education Virtualization courseware is the perfect place to begin, giving students a true survey of virtualization.

Cisco CCNA

The Cisco CCNA is an extremely popular network certification. This course prepares students with knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability. The CCNA is recognized as a DoD 8570 baseline certification.

Course Features

State of the art videos

Your students will have access to engaging videos designed to educate with the most current content available in IT training. This format enhances their learning experience and retention, providing the best possible preparation for taking certification exams and entering the workspace.

12 Month Access

All students who use Ascend Education courseware receive access for 12 months. In this way, after they finish your class, your students can continue to prepare for certification or reinforce key concepts and learning. Those students who wish to seriously pursue the subject matter and a career in IT particularly benefit from extended access.

Virtual Labs

Virtual labs run software on real computers. Through our courseware, each of your students will gain access to complete software and hardware resources that help them more fully engage in experiential learning and discovery. They will be able to increase their learning and understand important concepts  through a virtual hands-on approach.

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the final exam, students are able to generate a certificate of completion that they can either print, share, or store as a file for future use. 

Textbook Quality Content

Written by industry experts, our course content is designed to replace your textbook. With an easy-to-follow structure for your class, it also includes practice quizzes and final exams saving you countless hours from having to prepare them and grade them yourself.

Instructor Slides

Instructors receive access to a downloadable slide deck that provides a basic structure for lectures and coordinates with the other material in the course. Teachers can use the slides as they are or make whatever adjustments they need to match up with their planned lecture.

Assessments

Students will have access to practice quizzes and a final exam. Practice quiz questions are found throughout the course and will help students know which areas they are understanding well, and which areas they may need to work on before taking their final exam. Our practice questions are also helpful preparation for students who plan on taking a certification exam.

Easy-To-Use LMS Including Integration

Each course is built on our professionally designed Learning Management System (LMS). Courses can fully integrate with popular LMS’s like Canvas, Blackboard, D2L and others, making it easy to track your students’ progress. All course materials are intragable using deep linking integration.

Our courses include the most up-to-date curriculum and content available. Contact us today for more information on our IT courses.

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Our number one priority is to make your job as an instructor easier. If you aren’t completely satisfied with your experience using our course-ware, our support team is available to assist you with whatever it takes to help you and your students reach your goals.

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