10 Powerful Reasons to Choose LeaderQuest for Your IT Training

10 Powerful Reasons to Choose LeaderQuest for Your IT Training

When it comes to IT training, we know we’re not the only player in the game. That’s why we have crafted our programs to offer more value than any of our competitors. More than anything, our commitment to getting you hired is the best asset we can possibly offer. So if you’re looking to change jobs or move into a new role, let us know! We’d love to help you take the next step in your career.

What makes us so special? Read on to learn about what makes LeaderQuest’s IT programs best in class.

1. Live, Expert-led IT Training

At LeaderQuest, we never use pre-recorded seminars. Our knowledgeable instructors are right there with you in the classroom, and ready to answer questions or go over difficult topics a second time. This includes our IT classes online, which are always led by a live expert. Don’t leave your information technology education in the hands of a recording, train with us!

2. Available Fully Online or in the Classroom

We have campuses in Colorado Springs, Dallas, the Denver Tech Center, Jacksonville, and San Antonio, each fully equipped with a computer lab for study and practice, a testing center (see #4), and a place to meet with your Instructor Mentor. But we know that during this pandemic, it’s just not practical to meet in person or visit us on campus. That’s why we also offer all of our courses in an online-only format, and make our Instructor Mentors available through online meetings. Whatever way works best for you, we’re ready to help you get trained and certified!

3. Post IT Training Career Services

Not only will we train you and help you pass your exam, but we’ll help you work on your resume, contact employers and GET HIRED! Each LeaderQuest campus has a Career Services team including a dedicated Employment Development Manager (EDM) that is solely focused on preparing and positioning our graduates with our employer partners in the community. It’s our mission to make sure every LeaderQuest alum finds their place in the IT industry.

We’re deeply committed to finding employment for each of our graduates. Your EDM is your personal employment advocate, and they have many tools they can use to help you find the perfect position. Though LeaderQuest is not a placement agency and can’t guarantee a job, the IT market is thriving and certified individuals are in high demand. Read on to learn more about how your EDM can help.

4. On-Site Testing with Vouchers Included

As an accredited Pearson VUE testing facility, we can proctor exams for our students right on our campuses. Take the test somewhere you’re comfortable, with people you know, instead of going to a brand new facility for testing. Certification exams are included in the cost of your training, which can be as much as $600 per exam!

5. Instructor Mentors Help You Excel

If you study at LeaderQuest, you’ll get the benefit of studying with an Instructor Mentor, an on-campus resource for one on one coaching and tutoring. Each Instructor Mentor is an experienced, certified, technical trainer who is scheduled to teach only half of the time. The rest of their time is spent supporting students and helping to prepare them for exams.

This role represents LeaderQuest’s commitment to helping students at every step of their IT training journey. While some students excel at their exams without any aid, we recognized that others needed a stronger support system. Our classes give students all the knowledge they need to pass their exams, but some students may need to study more to feel confident while taking the test.

6. Earn College Credit with ACE CREDIT Recommendation

When you take one of the 14 approved courses at LeaderQuest, you could be eligible for college credit. So if you’re considering getting a full bachelor’s degree or going back for some extra training, you could have a head start. ACE CREDIT recommendation means you could get trained with an entry-level certification, start a job in IT, and still have college credit if you decide to go back to school to specialize.

7. Not a Boot Camp

LeaderQuest doesn’t try to force its students through a 4-day course and then have them “test out” that Friday. Depending on the certification, our IT education programs may take anywhere from 2-3 weeks. We aim for 90% or better knowledge retention so that you can use your certification with confidence. Following the completion of each course, you will have continued access to your course-ware, lab environment, and exam/study prep test materials. The LeaderQuest Learning Guarantee ensures that if you don’t pass your certification exam, you can continue to sit in on lessons until you’re ready to take—and pass—your exam.

8. Funding Experts

Not sure how to pay for training? Our career training consultants are funding experts! We can help Veterans gain access to the benefits they’ve earned. We can also help non-veterans secure alternative funding sources that meet their needs. Your training through us is eligible for funding through state grants because we’re a state-approved career school. We’re also VA approved to offer training to veterans and active duty military members through Chapter 31 and Chapter 33 GI Bill®. If you don’t qualify for outside funding, we can help you apply for a loan from Climb Credit.

9. Day or Night Classes

We know it can be hard to take time away from your job to get IT training. That’s why we offer night classes and online courses that make it easy to earn the IT certifications you need to advance your career. Many of our students achieve meaningful employment before finishing their program and choose to finish out their program via our night classes. All of our courses are led by a live, expert instructor, and are never pre-recorded.

10. Build a Career with Continued Education

Helping career changers get their start is a big part of what we do at LeaderQuest, but it doesn’t end there. With programs like Computer User Support Specialist, we can help you start a career in IT and get some experience under your belt. When you’re ready for the next step, we offer training in powerful mid-level and advanced IT certifications that can help you land a promotion and advance your career into new areas.

We offer Cyber Security programs like Information Security Analyst and Cyber Security Specialist that are designed to help you advance your career into cyber security with confidence. These programs are designed to help graduates qualify for roles like Information Security Specialist, Information Systems Security Manager, Data Security Analyst, Information Security Auditor, and more.

If you’re interested in Networking and Infrastructure, our Network Administrator program is a great next step and will help you earn your CCNA certification. You’ll be qualified for roles such as System Engineer, Technical Support Engineer, Network Administrator, Network Support Technician and more.

Finally, for those interested in becoming a Project Manager, we offer PMP certification training through our Senior Technology Project Manager program.

We’re ready to help you advance your career into whatever specialty suits your skills and interest!

Start or Advance Your IT Career Today!

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to set yourself on the IT training path to career success.

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Get Hired in IT with LeaderQuest’s Career Services

Get Hired in IT with LeaderQuest’s Career Services

At LeaderQuest, our primary mission is to teach our students everything they need to know to get certified and excel in their current or desired position. To that end, we hire expert instructors with years of industry experience in cyber security and information technology to teach our classes. Our training will give you the skills and IT certifications to make you an attractive candidate for the kind of jobs you’re looking for. But we don’t stop there. We also provide an Employment Development Manager at each of our campuses, whose only job is to help connect our graduates with amazing jobs.

Get to Know Your Friendly, Local Employment Development Manager (EDM)

At LeaderQuest, we’re deeply committed to finding employment for each of our graduates. Your EDM is your personal employment advocate, and they have many tools they can use to help you find the perfect position. Though LeaderQuest is not a placement agency and can’t guarantee a job, the IT market is thriving and certified individuals are in high demand. Read on to learn more about how your EDM can help.

Discover the Ideal Career Path
If you’re not sure where in information technology you’d like to land, talk to your EDM! They can help you plot out a career path and choose the certifications that will help you get there. They can also advise you on which certification exams to take first to help you qualify as quickly as possible. Connecting the dots is much easier when you have a little help!

Learn Inside Tips on Resumes, Cover Letters, and Applications
Our EDMs are experts when it comes to making a convincing case for why a company should want to hire you. They can help you write stellar cover letters, resumes that stand out, and know online applications inside and out. They can offer the inside perspective on what employers are really looking for and how they think when assessing candidates. You may think your resume is perfect, but a resume custom tailored to the job you want is the most powerful one of all.

Optimize Your Job Search
Are you wasting time with inefficient searching techniques? Our EDMs are seeking jobs for our graduates day in and day out, and they know all the secrets to find the right jobs and do it quickly. They can help you put your time in the right places and increase efficiency. By focusing your job search correctly, you’ll save time and energy and get the interviews you’ve been seeking.

Advance Your Networking Skills
When it comes to networking, nobody knows how to do it better than our EDMs. If you haven’t been able to make deep, powerful connections at networking events, your EDM can help. Your network is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal when it comes to getting hired. Your EDM can help you identify connections you already have and look for places to make new connections.

Hone Your Interviewing Skills
When you walk in the door and shake hands, nothing beats confidence. Whether you want to try a mock interview or you just want to go over the basics, your EDM can help you gain confidence in your interviewing skills. Our EDMs are experienced interview coaches, and they can help you polish your skills until you outshine every other candidate. They know what hiring managers are looking for and can help you practice the kind of questions you’ll be asked.

Benefit from your EDM’s Connections
Each EDM has strong contacts with employers in the community and wants to help you get hired! IT employers in the community often come to us looking for candidates. Our EDMs help line up our graduates with these companies so they can get the interview. EDMs are also familiar with top IT employers in the area, and form relationships with the hiring managers there. This is their number one job: helping our graduates get considered for the roles they really want.

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EDMs are here to help you with everything we’ve mentioned above! If you want to gain access to this powerful employment advocate, enroll with us for IT certification training! Your instructors will impart the knowledge that employers are seeking, and your EDM will help to make you look like an amazing candidate that local employers are eager to hire. Start your new career and get hired in IT today!

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