Course Offerings

Onward to Opportunity in Partnership with Veterans Career Transition Program (O2O-VCTP) is a no-cost industry-focused and validated career skills program that connects transitioning service members and active duty military spouses to high-demand careers in Customer Excellence, Information Technology, and Business Management. Training is designed to meet the needs of private sector partners to help bridge the gap between the military-connect population and skills the employers are seeking.

All in-person installation candidates begin O2O-VCTP by completing an introductory professional development course, Onward to Your Career!, then move on to complete the courses in their selected learning pathways. Distance learners will have the opportunity to learn more about professional development offerings once they begin the online cohort.

Career TrackIndustry
Specialization
Course
Pathway
Industry
Certification?
Certification
Exam
Prerequisites
Course
Content
Provider
Recommended
Career Level
 
Customer Service ExcellenceCustomer Service Excellence Customer Service Excellence NoNoneSkillsoftIntermediate
Customer Service ExcellenceCall Center ProfessionalCall Center FundamentalsNoNoneSkillsoftBeginner
Information TechnologyEntry Level IT TechnicianCompTIA A+YesRecommended:
1. 18-24 months IT experience.
2. 6-12 months hands-on experience in the lab or field

See CompTIA for complete details
SkillsoftBeginner
Information TechnologyLinuxCompTIA Linux+YesRecommended:
Prior certification in CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and 12 months of Linux admin experience

See CompTIA for complete details.
SkillsoftIntermediate
Information TechnologyInformation SecurityCompTIA Security+YesRecommended:
CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus

See CompTIA for complete details.
SkillsoftBeginner
Information TechnologyInformation SecuritySystems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)YesRequired:
1. Minimum 1 year of cumulative paid full-time work experience in one or more of the 7 domains of the SSCP CBK

***Without required experience: you may sit for the exam and become an Associate of (ISC)² until you have gained the required experience.

See (ISC)² for complete details.
SkillsoftIntermediate
Information TechnologyInformation SecurityInformation Systems Security Certified Professional (CISSP)YesRequired:
1. Minimum 5 years cumulative paid full-time work experience in two or more of the 8 domains of the (ISC)² CISSP CBK®.
2. Candidates may receive a one year experience waiver with a 4-year college degree, or regional equivalent or additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list, thus requiring four years of direct full-time professional security work experience in 2 or more of the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK.
3. Six years overall to earn experience to become a CISSP.

***Without required experience: student can become an Associate of (ISC)² by successfully passing the CISSP exam.
See (ISC)² for complete details.
SkillsoftAdvanced
Information TechnologyCyber SecurityGlobal Information Assurance Certification
GIAC - Three Course option
YesThe GSEC, GCIH and GIAC elective certifications are delivered as part of the SANS Institute's CyberTalent VetSuccess Immersion Academy. Interested participants may inquire through IVMF and are required to complete the full application process with SANS to be considered for enrollment in an Academy. Participants must be able to attend the boot camp in person at the Academy location. See the SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy website for Information about prerequisites, application process and certifications.SANS Institute VetSuccess AcademyIntermediate
Information TechnologyCyber SecurityCertified Ethical HackerYesRequired:
1. Two years of information security experience.
2. Must provide contact for supervisor/boss and letter confirming certifications received from issuing institution.

See EC-Council for complete details.
SkillsoftIntermediate
Information TechnologyNetworkingCompTIA Network+YesRecommended:
1. CompTIA A+ Certification.
2. Nine months of networking experience

See CompTIA for complete details.
SkillsoftBeginner
Information TechnologyNetworkingCisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)YesNone

See Cisco for complete details.
SkillsoftBeginner
Information TechnologyNetworkingCisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)YesNone

See Cisco for complete details.
SkillsoftIntermediate
Information TechnologyProgramming/DevelopmentJava (SE7 Certification)YesRequired:
1. For Java SE 7 Programmer, the OCA level is a now a prerequisite to OCP, Java SE 7 Programmer.
2. For Java SE7 Programmer II exam, must complete Java SE 7 Programmer I first.

See Oracle for complete details.
SkillsoftIntermediate
Information TechnologyProgramming/DevelopmentJava (SE8 Certification)YesRequired:
For Java SE8 Programmer II exam (1Z0-809), must posses Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE8 Programmer I certification.

See Oracle for complete details.
SkillsoftIntermediate
Information TechnologyCloud ServicesCompTIA Cloud+YesRecommended:
24 to 36 months of work experience in networking, storage or IT data center administration.
Familiarity with any major hypervisor technologies for server virtualization.

See CompTIA for complete details.
SkillsoftIntermediate
Information TechnologyServer SystemsCompTIA Server+YesRecommended:
6-12 months hands-on experience in lab or field

See CompTIA for complete details.
SkillsoftBeginner
Information TechnologyDatabase ManagementInformation Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)YesNone

See ITIL for complete details.
SkillsoftIntermediate
Information TechnologyDatabase ManagementOracle 11G Database YesNone

See Oracle for complete details.
SkillsoftIntermediate
Information TechnologyDatabase ManagementOracle 12c Database YesNone

See Oracle for complete details.
SkillsoftIntermediate
Business ManagementProject ManagementProject Management Professional (PMP)YesRequired:
1. Secondary degree & 7,500 hours PM experience OR Four year degree.
2. 4,500 hours PM experience.
3. 35 educational hours.

See PMI for complete details.
SkillsoftAdvanced
Business ManagementProject ManagementCertified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)YesRequired:
1. Secondary degree & 1,500 hours PM experience OR 23 educational hours.

See PMI for complete details.
SkillsoftBeginner
Business ManagementSix SigmaSix Sigma (Green Belt)YesRecommended:
Three years of full time, paid work experience in one or more areas of the Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge
SkillsoftIntermediate
Business ManagementHuman ResourcesaPHRYesA high school diploma or global equivalent.

See HRCI for complete details.
SkillsoftBeginner
Business ManagementHuman ResourcesPHRYesRequired:
• A minimum of 1 year of experience in a professional-level HR position with a Master's degree or higher, OR
• A minimum of 2 years of experience in a professional-level HR position with a Bachelor's degree, OR
• A minimum of 4 years of experience in a professional-level HR position with less than a Bachelor's degree.

See HRCI for complete details.
SkillsoftIntermediate
Business ManagementHuman ResourcesSPHRYesRequired:
• A minimum of 4 years of experience in a professional-level HR position with a Master’s degree or higher, OR
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in a professional-level HR position with a Bachelor’s degree, OR
• A minimum of 7 years of experience in a professional-level HR position with less than a Bachelor's degree


See HRCI for complete details.
SkillsoftAdvanced
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“I began with the Project Management course and obtained my PMP shortly after. Within two months of obtaining my certification I got a new job as a Senior IT Project Manager - a nice bump in responsibility and salary. I would not have been qualified for the position without my certification.”
- O2O-VCTP Distance Learning Graduate

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