Helpful Links - Computer Studies

Certification Preparation

Android ATC

Android™ ATC provides online exams for its courses through its partners and Pearson VUE testing center. ATC has its main objective to spread learning of Android development applications worldwide. They provide comprehensive and integrated IT certificates and courses for Android at different level of trainees. 


Browse Apple's Training and Certification site to find testing centers and courses. Find the right materials to practice with in preparation for your exam as well as get downloadable documents to help with your training. 

CompTIA Certification

CompTIA is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology industry. Through professional certifications, educational programs, research, networking events, philanthropy and public policy advocacy, CompTIA is dedicated to helping advance the IT industry. 


Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. Get hands on training and certification information as well as industry updates and software downloads. 


Microsoft offers a wide range of online certification programs designed to take your IT skills—and your career—to the next level. A Microsoft Certification validates your expertise in a Microsoft technology. You’ll have access to community resources and tools that allow you to exchange ideas with peers, increase your knowledge and skills, and broaden your career opportunities


Oracle’s industry-leading cloud-based and on-premises solutions give customers complete deployment flexibility and unmatched benefits including application integration, advanced security, high availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership


Job Boards, Trends and Higher Learning

Cisco Jobs

Search through Cisco's job boards and get connected with employers to land your dream job. Jobs links are broken into categories making it easier to find and apply to exactly what you are looking for. 

Codecademy is an education company. But not one in the way you might think. We're committed to building the best learning experience inside and out, making Codecademy the best place for our team to learn, teach, and create the online learning experience of the future. 

Computer Jobs

As the leading IT employment website, provides access to IT positions across the globe whilst maintaining its strong US audience.


As the largest enterprise media brand covering the entire breadth of technology, Computerworld ensures that senior technology — and the entire ecosystem of tech influencers and stakeholders — create and execute on business-changing strategies.

Dice is organizing the world’s talent by providing specialized insights and relevant connections tailored to specific professions and industries. Some of the industries they service are Technology, security-Clearance, 


The Petri IT Knowledgebase has served as one of the world’s leading content and community resources for IT professionals and system administrators for more than 15 years. First launched in 1999, the Petri IT Knowledgebase has always been focused on serving the needs of IT professionals by providing information to help them solve problems, do their jobs more effectively, and to advance their careers.

Udemy IT/Software and Udemy Office

We’re the world’s online learning marketplace, where 10 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and much, much more. Both links above will guide you to Udemy's pages in IT/Software and Office Productivity. There you can navigate through courses to help re-fresh your skills or learn a new language or software to boost your resume. 

Women in Computer Science 

Our purpose is to provide an in-depth overview of the field – including education – that stays up-to-date with its constant fluctuations. We intend to be the point of introduction for the next generation of programmers, engineers and developers, as well as a go-to resource for current professionals.


Associations and Organizations

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) serves more than 75,000 computing professionals in more than 100 countries, with special interest groups (SIGs) on topics ranging from computer architecture to e-commerce. SIGs often sponsor conferences and produce e-newsletters.

Association for Information Systems (AIS)
The Association for Information Systems (AIS) serves society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. AIS is the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide. 

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
With local chapters everywhere from Birmingham to Milwaukee, The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) helps IT executives, academics and students expand their industry knowledge and connect with peers.

Association of Software Professionals (ASP)
For software developers creating products for use on a "try-before-you-buy" basis, Association of Software Professionals (ASP) offers members-only newsgroups, help with development and marketing, and ways to connect with shareware brethren.

Association for Women in Computing (AWC)
Association for Women in Computing (AWC) emphasizes professional growth through networking and career-oriented events, all in an effort to advance the role of women in computing. Local chapters offer guest speakers, technical and motivational seminars, and educational programs

Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)
With a national conference and 40 chapters, BDPA (originally Black Data Processing Associates) brings together African Americans working in information technology for networking and professional development

Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
With more than 100,000 members, the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society offers conferences, tutorials, journals and others services to its worldwide membership. It is the world's largest organization for computer professionals.

Internet Society
The Internet Society is a cause-driven organization. Because of our compelling cause, a growing number of Chapters and members have chosen to join the Internet Society to share our mission and to promote the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people.  

Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.

International Web Association (IWA)
Founded in 1996, International Web Association (IWA) is the creator of the industry's first guidelines for ethical and professional standards, Web certification and education programs, specialized employment services and technical assistance to individuals and businesses.

Society for Technical Communication (STC)
The Society for Technical Communication (STC) provides a haven for the technical writers, documentation specialists, information architects, interactive designers and technical writers who work in a field now known as technical communication, serving them with conferences, competitions, and assorted SIGs.

Women in Technology (WIT)
Based in Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Women in Technology (WIT) brings women together for networking, business referrals and an acclaimed, twice a year mentoring program


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