Cyber Security Career Training and IT Certification Courses in Colorado Springs
Cyber Security Career Training
Start or advance your Cyber Security Career today! Choose from multiple IT training programs, beginner to advanced, and get qualified for the Cyber Security career you want!
IT Certification Courses
Need a single course or IT certification quick? CompTIA, Cisco, Cyber Security, Project Management and more instructor-led IT training!
Cyber Security Courses
Training and IT certification for in-demand, high paying Cyber Security jobs!
Finding The Keys To Success
Everybody Has a Story - How Will You Write Yours?
Success has a unique meaning to everyone and, while the path to success won’t always be easy, with LeaderQuest IT career training and student services, it will always be clearly defined.
After receiving a dreaded layoff notice, Richard went to his local workforce center and began his IT career journey. Read his story to find out how LeaderQuest helped him attain in-demand skills and get a new, great-paying IT job fast!Read More ›
From March of 1991 to March of 2012, Matthew Rardon worked his way up the military ladder, starting his military career in the United States Air Force as an Airman Basic and retiring as a Major. Follow Matt's story about his transition from the military to a rewarding civilian IT career!Read More ›
Colorado Springs, CO - Lester had a wife and 3 young children upon retirement from the US Army and quickly realized his pension alone wasn’t going to cut it. Read our short, true story about how Lester succeeded to quickly complete his IT career training and secure employment to continue on to be the success he is today!Read More ›
Meet some of the top IT training expert instructors at LeaderQuest
Steve Nardini, MCT
Senior Technical Instructor
Steve has been in the IT training industry for over 15 years. The past 13 years he has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Steve has mixed his classroom experiences with many IT consulting projects and therefore brings real-world experience to the classroom. The work that he does as an independent consultant deploying Windows-based networks and applications provides a complete learning environment for his students.
In April, 2015, Steve Nardini received the Cisco Instructor Excellence Award for achieving a 4.8 or above annual average score in all Customer Satisfaction MTM surveys!
MARCIA L. INGINO, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA IIBA-CBAP
Project Management (PM), Business Analysis (BA), & Agile Instructor
Marcia has more than 16 years of technical and IT training and development experience in corporate and educational environments. Her consulting background in the Fortune 500 includes technical engineering and IT training experience, progressive management skills in multiple industries, and international training facilitations. Marcia is a dynamic, passionate, and dedicated instructor who enjoys contributing to the professional development and success of those who attend her courses.
Lead CompTIA Technical Instructor
Jim is an experienced IT training instructor holding certifications in CompTIA, Linux, CIW, ITIL, Microsoft and more! He spent 22 years in the United States Air Force, living in South Korea, Germany, and Turkey and participating in several deployments to the Middle East. In every assignment, Jim was quickly tasked to train other staff and get them up-to-speed quickly in their duties and responsibilities. During this time, he trained over 1200 people, from new hires to civilians to seasoned military personnel. His natural curiosity for tech led to him being recognized as the go-to person for all IT-related issues, both privately and professionally.
With Jim’s unique combination of industry and IT training experience, he is a top LeaderQuest trainer for CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+. Jim has achieved many personal and team outstanding performance awards and assists many charitable organizations, including the Special Olympics of Mississippi!
John Brown, MCT, MCSA
Microsoft Certified Trainer
In his 40+ years of experience, John has worked in almost every aspect of IT, including operations, programming, database management, desktop support, server support, network design, network support, security, technical training, and management. He started with rack-mounted minicomputers while serving in the US Coast Guard and moved on to mainframes in college. This was followed by years of planning, installing and supporting desktop computers, networks, and servers, starting with the original IBM PC running DOS 1.0.
John’s IT certifications include MCSA Server 2003, MCSA Server 2008, MCSA Windows 7, CompTIA Certified A+, Network+, Security+, Project+, Server+, and ITIL.
For the last 8 years, he has applied this extensive experience to his true passion of teaching Microsoft and CompTIA subjects. Students often let us know how happy they are with his vast knowledge, experience, and dedication. LeaderQuest expects our instructors to go the extra mile and John has exceeded this expectation on many occasions!
Michael Rushing has 28+ years of IT experience as a Systems Developer in mainframe and server based environments. He has also filled both Oracle and Sybase Database Administrators roles. Michael has worked for notable companies including EDS, Vought Aerospace, and MCI. He has been the Technical Lead on most of the IT teams he has served on. Michael has also performed as a Data Analyst, Technical Writer, Technical Training Program Developer and Presenter, and as a mentor to others starting in IT.
Michael holds several certifications including A+, Network+, Security+, ITIL Foundation, Six Sigma White Belt, Oracle 10G OCP (Oracle Certified Professional), SAP BW, and Essbase Developer. He has also been trained in CMMI Agile Business methodologies.
With a “home computer” that closely matches up with an Oracle / SUN SPARC T5-8 Server, IT is his true passion. Michael’s other interests include scuba diving (Senior Dive Master rating), Architecture (practicing registered Architect), nature photography, rifle and bow hunting, and applied and theoretical physics.