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The mission of CyberTex is to provide individuals with workplace skills that qualify them for initial employment in the
workforce and/or career advancement after employment in medical, healthcare, information technology, and business fields.

When you want them to know you have skills

If you’re looking for a broad-based education, where you learn a little about a lot of different subjects, college is the way to go. But if you know that you want to specialize in one specific area, with the goal of getting a job in that field once you complete your training, certification provides definite advantages over college.

If you’re working in the IT industry, for instance, employers will first and foremost want to know that you have the skills necessary to do a job, be it programming in a certain language or securing a network. Knowing theory and having a degree shows an aptitude for learning, but IT is more about the doing. Certification is a direct measure of your ability to do – it’s contingent on the mastery of skills you’ll need to excel in a specific job.

Certification also creates a universal measure of acquiring skills. A university in the United States can be very different from one in Europe, Africa, or Asia, and potential employers and clients may not be aware of how certain schools measure up. But certification provides a gold standard that’s the same everywhere.

When our students get Microsoft certification, they must demonstrate expert-level knowledge of a particular aspect of Microsoft products and software, often focused on one of four categories: server, desktop, database, or developer. They then pass a standardized exam authorized by Microsoft at a satellite testing location. In other words, the preparation we give students prepares them for a universal Microsoft certification that comes, in part, from Microsoft itself.

And when you pursue certification instead of a degree, all of your focus goes to the field of study you want to pursue. Taking college courses means that some of your time, money, and energy goes to mastering content you may never use in your career. Certification allows you to concentrate on what you want to learn, rather than what you have to learn.

If you want to know more about our IT certification programs—including the Network Engineer program that wraps six related certification programs into one 38 week-program (, contact us to see how to apply and when you can start.

Network Engineering for Fort Hood personnel

Killeen Campus

This article is from Matthew Zarling, direcotor of Cybertex Institute of Technology’s Killeen campus. 

About one in four students at our Killeen campus are Fort Hood personnel. Those from Fort Hood who are in our Network Engineer program are there for one of two reasons—they’re either looking to move into a network engineering role as part of their military service, or they’re thinking about making a jump to a career in computers once they leave the military.

In both cases, soldiers are coming to us and taking the initiative to learn more about this growing field. Our admission advisors are well familiar with those who enroll from Fort Hood, and are there guide them through the enrollment process.

Students from Fort Hood find Cybertex to be a good fit because of our flexible scheduling. Our students can either take classes from 5:30 to 9:30 pm, ideal for those who work day shifts, or 9 am to 1 pm for those who work evenings or nights. The entire certification program, covering Security+, A+, MCSA, and other areas critical to network engineering, takes just nine months to complete.

When it comes time to take the certification exams from Microsoft and CompTIA, which military review boards and job recruiters will look for when candidates are applying for network engineering jobs, we make that easy as well. Students can take the certification exams right on our campus, located just five minutes from the main Fort Hood entrance.

If you’ve thought about a future in network engineering—be in for new opportunities while you’re still in uniform or after you move on to the next phase of your life—Cybertex Institute of Technology’s Killeen Campus can provide you the training you need, on your schedule.