Certification Exams

The Value of Certification

Skills have become the global currency of the 21st century economies!

In a world where competition for jobs, pay increases, and academic success continues to increase, certifications offer hope because they are a credible, third-party assessment of one’s skill and knowledge for a given subject.

Some of the key benefits of certification include:

  • Validation of knowledge
  • Increased marketability
  • Increased earning power
  • Enhanced academic performance
  • Improved reputation
  • Enhanced credibility
  • Increased confidence
  • Respect from peers

[Source: Certiport]

We are proud to be able to proctor certification exams and we offer many classes that prepare for certification exams.

Exam Proctoring

We are a Certiport Authorized Testing Center (CATC) and can proctor many exams, including:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)*
  • Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)
  • Information Technology Specialist (ITS)*
  • IC3
  • And more!

*MOS and ITS exams are free for ACC students and employees

Schedule an Exam

In support of increased safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering online exam proctoring. You will log in to a Zoom meeting and complete your exam via a virtual machine. Instructions will be provided by email after your confirmed sign-up.

Click the button below to schedule an exam.

Schedule Exam 


If you need accommodations for your exam, you will need to apply for approval from Certiport first and we will need to schedule your exam separately, not through the link above. To take a certification exam with accommodations, follow these steps:

  1. Apply for accommodations directly with Certiport as outlined at certiport.com/disabilities.
  2. Once you receive the confirmation of your approved accommodations, forward the confirmation email to this address certiport@access.alamancecc.edu.
  3. Next, schedule a time by clicking on the bottom below.

Schedule Exam with Accommodations

Course-Certification Mapping

Many of our courses prepare students for highly recognized certification in the Information Technology industry.

The below courses are curriculum courses, meaning they count for college credit and you must enroll in an academic program (Associates Degree, Diploma, or Certificate) in order to take the class.

If you are interested in non-credit courses that do not require academic program enrollment, our Continuing Education programs offer technology focuses training courses.

Note: Voucher sales for Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams ended on June 30, 2021. If you have a voucher purchased before then, you can redeem it for an exam through June 30, 2022. Our mapping below will be updated soon to reflect alignment with Microsoft’s new exams.

Course Certification Equivalent Notes
CTI-120 MTA 98-366: Networking Fundamentals and MTA 98-367: Security Fundamentals


CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+

CTS-120 CompTIA A+ Take both courses to prepare for the A+ Exam
CTS-220 CompTIA A+
CTS-130 MOS: Excel Expert  
DBA-110 MTA Database Fundamentals  
NET-125 CCNA Take all three courses to prepare for the CCNA

CCNA Certifications earned prior to 2020 will only map to NET-125 and NET-126

NOS-110 CompTIA A+ Certification or MTA 98-349 Windows Operating System Fundamentals  
NOS-120 CompTIA Linux+ or LPIC-1 Take both courses to prepare for the Linux+
NOS-220 CompTIA Linux+ or LPIC-2
NOS-130 MTA 98-349: Windows Operating System Fundamentals  
NOS-230 MTA 98-365: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals


MCSA 70-410: Installing and configuring Windows Server


MCSA 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012


CompTIA Server+

SEC-110 CompTIA Security+


MTA 98-367: Security Fundamentals


TestOut Security Pro7



If you would like to enroll in any of our courses or learn more about our certification exam services, contact the Information Technology department at 336-506-4261 or email Debra McCusker from our Directory.