FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Over 300 students will be
tested on CompTIA A+ and Network+, Microsoft 2003 Server, Cisco CCNA, Linux or
Certiport IC3 certifications.
The students scoring the highest on each exam will receive awards from
various companies or scholarship money from UVSC. Sponsors of this event include Utah State
Office of Education, LearnKey, Certiport, Novell, HP, IM Flash and
Craig Lindstrom, Director of Information Systems at Brigham Young University (BYU), will give the keynote presentation. He will talk about the future of Information Technology and what high school students can do to prepare.
Schools attending this year’s challenge include Carbon High School, Provo High School, Emery High School, Jordan ATC, Jordan High School, Uintah Basin ATC, Juan Diego High School, South West ATC, Woods Cross High School, Layton High School, Wasatch High School, Riverton High School, Box Elder High School, American Fork High School, Grantsville High School, Tooele High School, Cottonwood High School, and Bridgerland ATC.
LearnKey is providing the industry-based testing questions. Each certification test ranges from 30-45 minutes and students are allowed to take up to two exams. “Learnkey is known for preparing learners to take high-level IT certification exams and has made questions available for these students to better judge their preparation for the jobs available in the IT industry. Students doing well on these exams will know they are on their way to being able to pass the actual industry certification. It’s also a way for the students and teachers to close the school year with measured and tested accomplishments for the hard work they’ve put in,“ says Jamie Franzman, VP Sales and Marketing of LearnKey.
LearnKey, Inc. produces state-of-the-art learning courses that are delivered straight from your desktop or laptop with over 300 current courses in Information Technology, Office Productivity, Personal Productivity, Database Technology, Graphic Design, Vocational Training and K12 Curriculum. For more information about LearnKey, please visit www.learnkey.com.