George Mason Offers Microsoft Certified Training

Posted: December 7, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings

George Mason has been designated a Microsoft Approved Academic Training Provider and now offers a Microsoft-certified training program in Windows 2000 at the Prince William Campus. The training is presented through the School of Information Technology and Engineering’s Train to Technology program, an information technology training program designed to address the demands for qualified professionals in the high-tech industry in Northern Virginia.

“There are thousands of information technology jobs unfilled in Northern Virginia, many of these in companies using Microsoft software systems,” says Eugene Norris, director of professional development programs for the School of Information Technology and Engineering. “With such demand, salaries are consequently quite high for those who can skillfully handle this new and complex operating system.”

The program is designed for individuals working in a Microsoft-based network environment as network administrators or systems engineers who wish to become Microsoft Certified Software Engineers. No prior experience is required. The seven-month, 360-hour program provides the preparation necessary to take seven MCSE exams. Classes are held in the evenings and on weekends, and the cost of the program is $7,500, which includes texts and materials.

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