Kaplan Continuing Education Adds Five New Online Microsoft Certification Programs

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Microsoft Certified Professional Certificate Programs offer career IT training in advanced fields like systems engineering, systems administration and information technology.

Kaplan University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies announced its new name: Kaplan Continuing Education (KCE), as well as the launch of five new online Microsoft certification programs designed for Career IT training and to help you reach new levels of your career.

"We are excited to offer these new Kaplan Continuing Education programs for professionals seeking to enhance their skills and marketability," said Ron Trautman, Vice President and General Manager of Kaplan Continuing Education. "The goal of our programs is to help professionals with advanced career training to accelerate their careers in fast-paced industries like those associated with the Internet and software technology."

KCE Career IT training is available 24/7 from any computer, anywhere in the world and includes:

The Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) Certificate program, which is designed to teach System Engineers and Analysts how to plan, implement, maintain and support information systems. The curriculum will include seven courses, including Managing and Maintaining a Win 2003 Server, and Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP.

The Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) Certificate program, which includes a three-course curriculum, is geared toward network and systems administrators who plan to work or currently work with Microsoft Windows Server 2003. The courses are designed to teach technical proficiency and expertise in Microsoft Systems environments.

The Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) Certificate program, which offers three certification paths: Web Developer, Windows Developer or Enterprise Applications. This coursework is designed to prepare professional developers to assist in building technical infrastructure for organizations.

The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Certificate program, which is designed to teach students to support Microsoft Windows, Web applications or distributed applications that use the.NET Framework 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 development. This program also offers three certification options: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications, .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications or .NET Framework 2.0 Distributed Applications. The MCTS coursework is geared toward helping students become proficient in troubleshooting and debugging Microsoft applications.

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certificate, which is geared towards helping professionals prepare for the CISSP examination. This program consists of courses such as Enterprise Security Architecture; Telecommunications, Networks and Internet Security; and Information Security and Risk Management

With more than 70 years of innovative education experience, KCE programs empower professionals to take their career to the next level by giving them a real-world education with the flexibility to achieve advanced career training on their own terms, in their own time. Typically, programs can be completed in nine to 12 months.

Enrollment in the online Microsoft certification programs begins immediately. For more information on Kaplan Continuing Education, visit http://www.kaplan.edu/ku/schools/continuinged.

About Kaplan Continuing Education (KCE):
Kaplan Continuing Education (KCE) provides advanced career training and coursework focused on improving academic success for online students in various categories, focusing on Business and Finance, Healthcare and Information Technology.

Kaplan University, based in Davenport, Iowa, is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The University offers more than 100 academic programs and currently serves more than 38,000 online and on-ground students, with support centers in Fort Lauderdale, Chicago and Phoenix. To learn more, visit http://www.kaplanuniversitynews.com.

About Kaplan Higher Education
Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education, which serves more than 75,000 students through 70 campus-based schools across the United States and in Europe. It also has online programs through Kaplan Virtual Education and Concord Law School of Kaplan University. Kaplan Higher Education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from high school diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a Juris Doctor degree. Kaplan Higher Education is part of Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).
For more information, visit http://www.kaplan.com.


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