IT Certifications

Whether you’re just starting out in the field or looking to enhance your career, you don’t have to wait until you’ve completed a degree to get the IT skills you need. In addition to the knowledge you’ll gain, each of our certificate programs is aligned to one or more tech certifications.  You can earn certificates while working toward your degree with no additional time or tuition, or choose a stand-alone program. 

Below, you’ll find the certification alignment for each of our programs.  As a student, you may also qualify for discounts on some of the exams. Be sure to ask the test provider.

Database Administration Certificate

  • Database Administration Certificate
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (Database)

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

  • Oracle
    • Business Intelligence Applications Certified Implementation Specialist
    • Hyperion Data Relationship Management Certified Implementation Specialist
    • IT Architecture Essentials
  • SAS
    • Certified Base Programmer
    • Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS Regression and Modeling

Information Assurance & Security Certificate

  • CompTIA Security+
  • (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®)
  • Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA®)
  • CompTIA Network+®
  • CompTIA Mobility +™

Advanced Cyber Security Certificate

  • (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®)
  • (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®)

Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

  • ISACA® Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®)

Desktop Support Certificate

  • CompTIA A+

Health Care IT Certificate

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician™

Cisco Networking Certificate

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • CompTIA Security+®

Network Support Certificate

  • Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA)
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • EMC Information Storage Associate v2 (EMCISA)
  • EMC Cloud Infrastructure & Services Associate (EMCCIS)

Advanced Networking Certificate

  • Cisco® Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (Networking)
  • CompTIA (Cloud+)
  • Amazon AWS Certification

Multimedia Development Certificate

  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)
    • Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign®
    • Video Communication Using Adobe Premiere®
    • Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop®
    • Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver®

Programming Certificate

  • C++ Institute Certified Associate Programmer
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (Database)

Web Administration Certificate

  • CIW® Certifications
    • Internet Business Associate
    • Network Technology Associate
    • Site Development Associate
    • Web Foundations Associate

Advanced Multimedia Development Certificate

  • Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)
    • Acrobat
    • Dreamweaver
    • InDesign®
    • Photoshop®
  • Autodesk® 3ds Max® Certified User

Advanced Software Developer Certificate

  • C++ Institute Certified Professional Programmer
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (Programming in C#)
  • Oracle Certified Associate (Java® OCA Programmer)
  • Oracle Certified Professional (Java® OCP Programmer)

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit phoenix.edu/programs/continuing-education/certificate-programs.

All noncredit certificate programs are not credit-bearing and are not eligible for financial aid. All for-credit certificate programs are credit-bearing, and many are eligible for federal financial aid for students who qualify. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) cannot be converted into academic credit.

Adobe is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Inc.

ADNR is a registered trademark of EdgeCast Networks, Inc.

Cisco and CCNA are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. CompTIA is a registered trademark of Computing Technology Industry Association, Inc.

A+ is a registered trademark of the Computing Technology Industry Association, Inc.

ISACA and CISA are service marks of Center for Interviewer Standards and Assessment, Ltd

CWNA is a registered trademark of Planet3 Wireless, Inc.

CIW is a registered trademark of Certification Partners LLC.

Network+ is a registered trademark of Comp TIA properties LLC.

ITILR Information Technology Infrastructure Library is a registered trademark of AXELOS Limited.

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates.

Microsoft and SharePoint are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Project Management Institute, PMI and PMP are registered trademarks of Project Management Institute.

AutodeskR 3ds MaxR is a registered trademark of Autodesk Inc.

CIWR is a registered trademark of Certification Partners, LLC.

SAS is a registered trademark of SAS Institute, Inc.

VMware is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc.

Amazon is a trademark of Amazon.com or its affiliates.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

The University’s Central Administration is located at 1625 W. Fountainhead Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85282. Online Campus: 3157 E. Elwood St., Phoenix, AZ 85034.

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