Auburn Education Center will offer free computer training

AUBURN – Central Maine Community College’s Workforce and Career Development Center is expected to offer a free IT Support Specialist including CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ and A+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ courses .

The three training courses are offered in addition to the current Comp TIA A+ course. All four courses will offer rolling admissions (rolling application review and flexible acceptance), starting Monday, July 11, and running for one year. Classes will be offered in person from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays or from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, according to a press release from the center.

Students who successfully complete the 150-hour, 13-week IT Support Specialist course (IT Fundamentals+ and A+) will gain both theoretical and practical IT support skills Comp TIA Fundamentals+, A+, concepts and computer (information technology) terminology, operating Windows systems, infrastructure, software troubleshooting, applications and software, networking, software development, hardware and network troubleshooting, databases, and security.

CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ both last for 60 hours. Security+ is the first security certification a candidate must obtain. It establishes the foundational knowledge required in any cybersecurity role and provides a stepping stone to mid-level cybersecurity jobs. Training includes assessing hybrid environment security and recommending solutions, learning governance, risk and compliance principles, and identifying, analyzing and responding to security events.

Network+ offers training for the corresponding CompTIA certification. Course material covers networking fundamentals, implementations, operations, security, and troubleshooting. It also covers network configuration and management. Learners will be prepared to achieve the internationally recognized CompTIA Network+ certification, which also carries a digital badge. Starting salaries trending at $40,500. For more information or to register, visit

Comp TIA A+ training is a 10-week course that prepares students for Core 1 and Core 2 exams and includes configuration for Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome, OS, Android, and iOS operating systems. For more information or to register, go to

These free courses are made possible by the Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan and the Harold Alfond Foundation. Entrants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma, GED or HiSet, and be a US citizen and/or licensed to work in Maine.

For more information, contact the Center for Career and Workforce Development at Central Maine Community College at [email protected] or 207-755-5280.

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