For Military

Military Services

transitioning military skills into civilian careers


Approximately 30% of IT Career Lab students are military veterans.
In partnership with National Able Network, IT Career Lab offers flexible training in a multi-certification path for all active duty military personnel, veterans and military families and is post-9/11 GI Bill certified.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification validates technical expertise with various Microsoft products and can be characterized by a variety of functions like Desktop, Server, Developer, and Database.
Systems Administrator
Network Administrator
Network Operations Analyst
Technical Support Specialist
Network Technician

Salary Range:
$35,000 – $45,000

Certification Exam:
Week 5

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician

The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security.
Help Desk Technician
Network Analyst
– Network Auditor
Network Technician

Salary Range:
$35,000 – $45,000

Certification Exam:
Week 9

Cisco Certified Network Associate

The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification program helps network engineers maximize investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer’s network.
Network Technician
Network Operations Engineer
Support Engineer

Salary Range:
$35,000 – $50,000

Certification Exam:
Week 16

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IT Career Lab Student Achievement

Tamar West
Tamar West had plenty of experience in Information Technology, having worked in the U.S. Navy as an information technician. Her goal was to successful transfer her military skills to a civilian career. After being laid off from a career in healthcare administration, she now saw an opportunity, but first she needed to update her technology skills. Tamar came to National Able Network where she learned about IT Career Lab and was blown away by how effectively her instructors conveyed so much complex information to her so quickly!

Tamar went on to earn her Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certifications, and she is now back in the IT profession working as a Software Technician!

Wenceslao Garcia
After earning his Bachelor’s Degree, U.S. Navy veteran Wenceslao Garcia needed assistance in finding a career in a struggling economy. He came to National Able Network for job search assistance and began working with the Veterans Forward program. Wenceslao soon learned about IT Career Lab. He was intrigued by the growing Information Technology industry in Chicago and decided to enroll! After a few weeks, Wenceslao earned his Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification!