California Technical Academy

mrtonmrton Member Posts: 13 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hello everyone! Longtime lurker here and I finally get decided to register. Anyway, my first post will be a question regarding CTA, does any of you guys currently enrolled in California Technical Academy specifically in temecula? and if you are, any thoughts regarding their programs? I am deciding if this a right training for me.

I am interested with one of their program called Information Technology Computer Systems Engineer (MCSE) which includes:
CompTIA A+ (Tech)
MCTS Technical Specialist/Client Admin – Configuring and Administering Microsoft Windows Client O.S
Pre-requisite — Sys. Admin. – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 12
Pre-requisite — Sys. Admin. – Administering Windows Server 12
MCSA Systems Administrator/Solutions Associate – Configuring Advanced Windows Server 12 Services
Pre-requisite — Sys. Eng. – Designing and Implement a Server Infrastructure 12
MCSE Systems Engineer/Solutions Expert – – Implementing Advanced Server Infrastructure <-- This one can replace with CASP or CCNA

This program is 15 months long training and will cost me $14,430 or they will just take 8 months from my GI Bill. If you guys have any experience with their programs kindly let me know. Thanks!!

Comments

  • dmoore44dmoore44 Member Posts: 646
    I don't attend CTA, but I would advise you not to burn 8 months of your GI Bill benefit on a school that's only going to get you a handful of certs.

    If you've been out of the service for less than 5 years, check out the SANS Immersion Academy: https://www.sans.org/cybertalent/immersion-academy
    Or, if you've got little interest in going the SANS route, check out Syracuse University's Institute for Veteran's and Military Families: https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/our-programs/ - there are a couple of programs that might interest you like Onward to Opportunity or VetNet.
    Graduated Carnegie Mellon University MSIT: Information Security & Assurance Currently Reading Books on TensorFlow
  • supafish9supafish9 Member Posts: 34 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I'll second the SANS academy - it's been a great program so far, and not having to pay for these certs is am amazing deal. Looks like you're trying to go down the Windows/Microsoft path. Were you working on MS systems in your rate/field or is it something that just interests you?
  • mrtonmrton Member Posts: 13 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I already check the SANS Immersion Academy and I did not met the requirements, additionally, their current academies is in St. Louis, MO. I will definitely check the VetNet and Onward to Opportunity. Thanks!
  • mrtonmrton Member Posts: 13 ■■□□□□□□□□
    supafish9 wrote: »
    I'll second the SANS academy - it's been a great program so far, and not having to pay for these certs is am amazing deal. Looks like you're trying to go down the Windows/Microsoft path. Were you working on MS systems in your rate/field or is it something that just interests you?

    Not a fan of MS cert, it is part of the program that is why I mentioned it. To answer your question yes I do have little experience in MS, I've been tasked out to reimage some of our laptops. But other than that that is my only experience in MS. Thanks for the reply.
  • Bjcheung77Bjcheung77 Member Posts: 89 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Do you have an associates or a bachelors degree? If you don't, then I suggest getting some certs along the way to a BS at WGU.
    The certs/exams are included in the tuition, and tuition is about $3000/6 month term. If you finish the degree, it may take 2 terms.
    That is a degree and industry recognized certs for $6000/year. I would think that would be more useful than CTA's certs.
    If it was for myself, I would want a better recognized school, that's also cheaper/easier/faster to get to my current goals.
  • Boats97Boats97 Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    mrton,

    While researching CTA I came across this post.

    I am also interested in attending CTA in Temecula using the post 911 G.I. Bill. I am not sure if you decided to attend the school, but could I contact you with few questions? 

    Thanks 
  • mrtonmrton Member Posts: 13 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Boats97 said:
    mrton,

    While researching CTA I came across this post.

    I am also interested in attending CTA in Temecula using the post 911 G.I. Bill. I am not sure if you decided to attend the school, but could I contact you with few questions? 

    Thanks 

    I did not attend the school because I pursued my undergraduate. Go ahead message me if you have questions regarding CTA.
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