UAH PD Solutions updates exam preps

Professional Development Solutions in the College of Professional Studies at The University of Alabama in Huntsville is revising several of its exam preps in preparation for newly released certification exam versions and updates. Among these are the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) PMP® certification, CompTIA’s Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), Security+, and Network+ certifications, and (ISC)2’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®) certifications.

The PMP® exam officially updated on March 26, 2018 to reflect changes found in the new edition of the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK®). Professional Development Solutions currently offers three types of PMP® exam preps: a five-day classroom bootcamp, an online, on-demand bootcamp, and a platinum bootcamp, which blends online and classroom learning into one course. Professional Development Solutions has already implemented these changes into the curriculum of the classroom and platinum versions. The updated online PMP® bootcamp has an anticipated release date of August 15, 2018.

CompTIA Authorized Academy

As a CompTIA Academy Partner, UAH Professional Development Solutions offers participants the option to pay a single fee for course registration including a discounted exam voucher from PearsonVue.

CompTIA releases new versions of its cybersecurity certification exams every three years, with older versions typically retiring six to nine months after the new exam version is released. The Security+ SY0-501 was released in October 2017 with the SY0-401 scheduled to retire on July 31, 2018. Classroom versions of Professional Development Solutions’ Security+ Certification Exam Prep have already updated to the SY0-501. The online Security+ Certification Exam Prep course will teach the SY0-401 through June 2018 and is anticipated to update in early fall.

CompTIA released the Network+ N10-007 exam on March 1, 2018 with the N10-006 version scheduled to retire on August 31, 2018. Professional Development Solutions’ will begin teaching the N10-007 exam during its classroom Network+ Certification Exam Prep during August 2018. Additionally, Professional Development Solutions is proud to announce it will be launching an online Network+ Certification Exam Prep in Fall 2018, which will also teach the N10-007 exam version.

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Complete Your Exam at UAH

After you complete your exam prep, schedule your certification exam at UAH Testing and Certification Services. For a full listing of available exams, visit CPS.uah.edu/TaCS or call 256.824.6373.

The CASP® CAS-003 was released on April 2, 2018 with the CAS-002 expected to retire on October 2, 2018. Professional Development Solutions will continue teaching the CAS-002 through 2018 with plans to implement the CAS-003 in the 2019 CASP® curriculum. To meet the demands of CompTIA’s changing certifications, Professional Development Solutions will also begin implementing the use of hands-on practical labs into the curriculum of its Security+, Network+, and CASP exam preps to better prepare participants for the exam.

(ISC)2  released a new CISSP® exam on April 15, 2018 to reflect updates to the exam domains. Both the summer and fall CISSP® Exam Bootcamp will prepare students to pass the updated exam. (ISC)2  plans to implement a similar update to its CAP® Exam Prep on October 15, 2018. Participants who want to take the exam prior to October 15 are encouraged to complete Professional Development Solutions’ September 2018 CAP® Exam Prep. An updated version of the CAP® Exam Prep will be released in Spring 2019.

For more information on exam preps and other courses, please contact Professional Development Solutions at 256-824-4430 or PDSolutions@uah.edu.