IT Career Training Programs
Start or advance your IT Career today! Choose from multiple training programs, beginner to advanced, that match in-demand tech jobs.
Need a single course or IT certification quick? Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, Cyber Security, Project Management and more instructor-led courses!
On-Demand IT Training
Take official Microsoft courses on your own schedule and at your own pace in a live, real-time lab environment.
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Finding The Keys To Success
Everybody Has a Story - How Will You Write Yours?
Success has a unique meaning to each individual and, while the path to success won’t always be easy, with LeaderQuest career training and student services, it will always be clearly defined.
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 ›
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 - In 2012, Christopher Branch was preparing to transition from active duty in the US Air Force to civilian life. As he approached his separation date, he began looking into job opportunities and soon faced the tough reality that he needed to solidify and quantify his education and IT skills.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 as a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Steve has mixed his classroom experiences with many IT consulting projects and therefore brings real-world experience to the classroom. He believes that the work that he does as an independent consultant deploying Windows-based networks and applications, provides a more 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 training and development experience in both corporate and educational environments. Her consulting background in the Fortune 500 includes technical engineering and IT 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 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 and deployment, Jim was quickly tasked to train other personnel and get them up-to-speed, as quickly as possible, in their duties and responsibilities. During this time, he trained over 1200 personnel, 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 training experience, he is a top LeaderQuest trainer for CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+. Jim has achieved numerous individual and team outstanding performance awards and assists numerous 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 numerous occasions!
Michael Rushing has 28+ years of IT experience as a Systems Developer in mainframe and server based environments as well as filling both Oracle and Sybase Database Administrators roles. Michael has worked for notable companies including EDS, Vought Aerospace, and MCI and 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 hold several certifications including A+, Network+, Security+, ITIL Foundation, Six Sigma White Belt, Oracle 10G OCP (Oracle Certified Professional), SAP BW, and Essbase Developer certified. 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 additional interests include scuba diving (Senior Dive Master rating), Architecture (practicing registered Architect), nature photography, rifle and bow hunting, and applied and theoretical physics.