ESC-20 offers a range of technical training resources to help ensure Districts are rapidly growing with the demands of the technology industry. Technical training includes Customized Technical Training, Professional Development through online training platforms and training labs. In addition, we have an onsite Testing Center to take your certification tests.
ESC-20 offers customized technical training you select for delivery at your location. ESC-20 Infrastructure and Network Services staff provides technical training to meet each district’s individual needs. Training can be provided at In-services to meet professional development requirements.
This one-day training will guide your IT staff through educational best practices
and G Suite Admin console skills and techniques. The bootcamp includes a series
of training lessons, hands-on exercises, real-world education examples, and
knowledge checks to prepare attendees for life as a school G Suite administrator.
A brief test will be given at the end of the day to assess your new found skills.
ESC-20 offers computer-based online technical training in cooperation with LearnKey, StormWind and CBT Nuggets for students and District personnel. One-year access to comprehensive video-based and live trainings in courses such as cyber-security, networking, leadership & management, database technologies, programming and much more. Many of these trainings prepare an individual for certification in their desired field.
CBT Nuggets offers more than 200 online IT courses on a large variety of topics, including networking, security, virtualization, and the cloud — from trusted vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft, and Google. CBT Nuggets training is delivered via streaming video, you can train anytime, anywhere, and on a variety of devices — making it a convenient option for those who are pressed for time or space.
NOTE: District will receive two (2) courses from the CBT Nuggets course library as part of their netVision20 Premier Membership if this option is chosen.
LearnKey Employability Program with K-12 Bundle
The LearnKey Employability program is a highly specialized job readiness and employment opportunity program with a very special benefit. We provide each student with the tools and skills necessary to improve their employment for career placement.
An online career and employability program for Technical Support Specialist Help Desk, Cyber Security Professional, Programming Developer or Systems Administrator. Also included is a full range of computer-based online training for students and personnel.
Through online instruction, one year of access to comprehensive video-based, online instruction is provided to students and staff at the high school and all feeding schools (elementary, middle and junior high).
NOTE: Microsoft Office Suite, IC3 and Adobe trainings are not available to students.
Access to Ultimate All-Access license for virtual, live training in 2-hour format covering a myriad of technical training topics (AWS, Cisco, CompTIA, CyberSecurity, ITIL, Linux Red Hat, Microsoft, Project Management and Real-World VMware). Access is for the full year. If not used in 30 days, selection will be relinquished and provided to another district to ensure optimal cost effectiveness.
NOTE: Any NEW course launched within the active term will automatically be included, upon launch. Includes all applicable resources (labs, books, practice exams, mentoring support, etc.) for each course. Does not include “Authorized” VMware courses. If more than two seats are needed, call for deeper discounts.
Students can receive certification as a specialist in one, any, or all of the top industry technologies.
You can now purchase Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) and
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) curriculum, practice tests and exam vouchers for students through
ESC-20 testing center.
Districts who are netVision20 premier members and bring students onsite for testing will be provided
snacks and drinks as well as a post pep talk from one of ESC-20’s Technology Program Managers to
discuss the technology field and encourage students to continue working on certifications for greater
The Microsoft Office Specialist Program provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge
through our new project-based testing, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to
appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office.
This guarantees that every certified user has demonstrated the ability to command the full features
and functionality of Microsoft Office, preparing them for future academic or workforce opportunities.
The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is an entry-level credential that validates
fundamental technology skills and knowledge among students who are pursuing a career in technology.
MTA addresses a wide range of critical technology concepts with exams that are designed to assess
and validate core technical concepts in three primary areas: Developer, Database, and IT Professional.
ACA certification offers students a foundation for success by validating their digital skills, and offering
an instructor the ability to assess your student’s progress, engagement, and involvement.
The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is an entry-level credential that validates fundamental technology skills and knowledge among students who are pursuing a career in technology. MTA addresses a wide range of critical technology concepts with exams that are designed to assess and validate core technical concepts in three primary areas: Developer, Database, and IT Professional.
ACA certification offers students a foundation for success by validating their digital skills, and offering an instructor the ability to assess your student’s progress, engagement, and involvement.
The purpose of the Technology Director Academy (TDA) is to provide a higher level of educational
technology information for educators who wish to become, or already are, district-level technology
or IT directors. This training will help develop IT leadership skills, specifically designed to help lead
technology at a district level and understand their roles and responsibilities. Taught by current IT
director level professionals, this training helps participants stay up-to-date on the key issues and
trends in the industry and prepares them to meet the challenges facing educational technology now
and in the future.
Participants will attend four (4) face-to-face sessions throughout the year. Each session will cover four
(4) major topics to include: Agreements and Contracts, Budgeting, Capacity Planning, Communications,
Connectivity, Cyber Security, Evaluating Technologies, Grants, Managing Staff, Request for Proposal,
Selecting Staff, Social Media, Technology Planning, Technology Terminology, Troubleshooting Tips &
Tricks and Website Activities.
Proposed Technology Director Academy
Computer training laboratory facilities outfitted with laptops and/or computers. Wireless access and printing capabilities are available. The instructor station connects to multiple overhead projection screens. It features microphone, speakers, document camera, DVD player, Air Media collaboration software and distance learning capabilities. Contact Mary Neitzel to inquire about Technology Lab Rental.
The ESC-20 facility has the following amenities:
It is centrally located just minutes from…
A Certiport and Pearson Vue Testing Center is located on the same campus for those wishing to test following the completion of training.
The Testing Center provides high quality testing services to students and professionals with exceptional customer service in a secure environment that supports academic and professional success. Credit cards, purchase orders and/or vouchers can be used for payment. Exam fees vary depending on the test. Administrative fee is FREE for netVision20 Premier Members.
Register for your educator exams
To make an appointment or get more information, please contact the Testing Center office by phone at 210-370-5715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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