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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.

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  • 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
    CBT Nuggets LogoCBT 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
    LearnKey LogoThe 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.

     

    StormWind
    StormWind LogoAccess 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 career opportunities.

    Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

    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.

    Microsoft Technology Associate

    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.

    Adobe Certified Associate

    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.

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    Microsoft Technology Associate

    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.

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    Adobe Certified Associate

    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.

    Adobe Certified Associate
  • 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: Cypress Computer Lab

    • Audio/Visual Equipment
    • Wireless Internet
    • Refrigerator, Freezer, and Microwave
    • Complimentary Coffee
    • Vending Machines
    • Videoconference/Teleconference
      (fee required)
    • Catering Contact List Available
    • Copy Service (fee required)
    • Free ParkingContonwood Computer Lab

     

    It is centrally located just minutes from…

    • Alamo
    • Riverwalk (Downtown)
    • Alamo Quarry Market
    • Area Attractions (Museums, Shopping, Malls, Theme Parks, etc.)
    • Dining
    • Hotels

     

    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.

    To make an appointment or get more information, please contact the Testing Center office by phone at 210-370-5715 or email testingcenter@esc20.net.

     

     

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    The testing center is located in the Frederick E. Maples, Jr. Conference Center Building on the second floor. For directions and a locator map, see Maps.
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Contacts

Jennifer Smith
Technology Services Liaison
(210) 370-5324
Contact Jennifer Smith

Ashley Beard
Testing Center Administrator
(210) 370-5715
Contact Ashley Beard

Harriett Jackson
Component Director
(210) 370-5673
Contact Harriett Jackson

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