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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 365: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate (MDAA)

The Microsoft 365: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate (MDAA) certification validates the understanding of technology challenges in an enterprise level organization and the ability to provide solutions for desktop and device management.

  • Systems Administrator
  • Desktop Administrator
  • Network Operations Analyst
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Technician

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

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
  • System Engineer

IT Infrastructure Library Foundation Level Certification (ITIL 4)

The ITIL certification is a globally recognized IT service management certification. ITIL 4 Foundation enables candidates to look at IT service management through an end-to-end operation model for the creation, delivery, and continual improvement of tech-enabled products.

  • Help Desk Technician
  • Help Desk Manager
  • Technology Analyst

Microsoft Office Specialist In Microsoft Excel

The Microsoft Office Specialist in Microsoft Excel certification validates that students have a fundamental understanding of Excel and the skills to successfully perform operations with formulas and functions, in addition to managing data.

  • Database Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Associate Project Manager



Microsoft Office Specialist Access Certification

The Microsoft Office Specialist Access certification compliments the knowledge students earn within the data analytics training program. The certification itself validates the ability to create custom, browser-based database applications including tasks such as query, form, and report creation.



Microsoft Certified Power BI Data Analyst Associate

The Power BI Data Analyst Associate certification validates the ability to create and optimize data visualization techniques. It ensures that students, creatively engage with data, configure dashboards, implement artificial intelligence methods when appropriate, and more.


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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!