2401 Utah Ave. S.,
Seattle, Washington 98134

The Association for Women in Computing, Puget Sound Chapter (AWC-PS) hosts IT Certifications that Matter with an amazing panel of specialists Wednesday, November 18, at 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Mezza Café, 3rd floor, Starbuck’s Center

What IT certifications do employers recruit, screen and hire for? What skills do students gain from the various certification curriculums and training programs? Where do I go to get certified and how much does it cost? Can I get reimbursed and are there special programs for unemployed workers to obtain a certification or get retrained?

Attend AWC’s moderated panel - covering 7 key IT certification areas - discussed from the perspectives of the “accreditation certifiers” as well as hiring managers who value the skills and require the certification. Learn about state or local programs to help pay for training and available tax deductions.

IT Security: Steve Hailey - Edmonds Community College, Digital Forensics and Information Security
Ravila Helen White – Information Security Strategist, Business Model Inc.

Cisco/Networking: Scott Gillins, Cisco Engineering
Robin Borough, EVP, Omnikron Systems Inc.

Microsoft: Johnson II, Joseph, Microsoft

ITIL: Robin Borough, EVP, Omnikron Systems Inc.
Product Management/AIPMM
Mara Krieps, President, Product Management Consortium

Project Management/PMI certifications: Dennis Fehrenbach, PMP and Naomi Carroll, PMI Certification
Suzanne Cooley, Volt Technical Recruiting

ICCP (Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals): Eva Smith, Edmonds Community College

State programs and financial aid available to unemployed workers: Employment Security Communications

5:00pm-6:00pm: Registration, networking and dinner
6:00pm-8:00pm: Facilitated Panel Discussion and Q&A
8:00pm-9:00pm: Networking

The Association for Women in Computing (AWC) is a national, nonprofit, professional organization for individuals with an interest in information technology. The purpose of the Puget Sound Chapter is to promote awareness of issues affecting women in the computing industry, further the professional development and advancement of women in computing, and encourage women to enter computing as a career.

Official Website: http://www.awcps.org

Added by pollyln1948 on September 19, 2009

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