NPA Pillars of Career Growth - Training & Testing

The Network Professional Association supports IT/Network professionals through the NPA Pillars of Professionalism, Ethics, and Career Growth. Within the Career Growth Pillar, Training & Testing is a major supporting pillar and can expand your career opportunities. NPA Career Center Training & Testing page offers resources that can help you reach your goals.

This list of training and testing organizations are recommended by fellow IT/Network professions. All training listed on this page can be applied to the Certified Network Professional™ (CNP) program.

The Network Professional Association has partnered with MindEdge Learning to offer their full suite of online self-paced education classes to our community of IT professionals. Coursework covers both IT and professional growth in a variety IT and business spaces. This NPA education benefit is open to all. Students may earn Certificates of Completion, and some courses are designed for certification exam prep. Additionally, select courses may apply to CNP Continuing Education requirements. NPA Members receive a 10% discount on all courses.

NPA Members enjoy this benefit from MindEdge Learning, collect your discount code on your NPA Member Page.

Certification Crazy

Certification Crazy - your Certification Starting Point. Certification cannot replace on-the-job experience, but it can augment it - and in today's competative job marketplace, every little advantage counts. So if you're thinking of getting certified, save time and money and start your certification journey with us.

  • Apple
  • CIW
  • CompTia
  • Linux
  • Microsoft
  • Novell
  • Oracle
  • InfoSec
  • Business
Chappell University Looking for custom online or onsite courses? Bring Laura Chappell to your team in person or onsite. Laura Chappell is the Founder of Protocol Analysis Institute, Inc., Wireshark University, and Chappell University, and the creator of the WCNA Certification program.

  • Wireshark 101 Course Set
  • Network Forensics with Wireshark Course Set
  • Troubleshooting with Wireshark Course Set
Global Knowledge - North America Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. Global Knowledge delivers training via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.

  • Agile and Scrum
  • Blockchain
  • Business Analysis
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • DevOps
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • IT Service Management
  • Networking and Wireless
  • Project Management
  • Apple
  • Avaya
  • AWS
  • Cisco
  • Citrix
  • CompTIA
  • ITIL
  • Juniper
  • Microsoft
  • Mirantis
  • Nutanix
  • Red Hat
  • ServiceNow
  • Veeam
  • VMware
Global Knowledge - EMEA and APAC

  • AWS Courses
  • Cisco Courses
  • Citrix Courses
  • CompTIA Courses
  • ITIL Courses
  • Microsoft Courses
  • Red Hat Courses
  • VMware Courses
  • Google Cloud
  • IAPP Courses
  • IBM Courses
  • Juniper Courses
  • Microsoft Courses
  • Prince2 Courses
  • VMware Courses
  • Cloud Computing Courses
  • Cybersecurity Courses
  • IT Management Courses
  • Best Practices Courses
APMG International

APMG International is a global accreditation organization with The world's best portfolio of professional certifications and business solutions. Become a distinguished professional or enhance your organization. Committed to ensuring excellent standards and collaborating closely with Government and industry leaders - we provide an ensemble of the best available certifications and business solutions. Certification helps you to cultivate the skills and knowledge required to be recognized by employers as a highly competent professional.

  • Accelerating Collaboration Everywhere® Facilitator
  • Active Qualified Human Resource Organization (AQRO®) Stress-Free Efficiency
  • Analytics Translation
  • APMP® - Bid & Proposal Management
  • Business Relationship Management (BRM)
  • Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP®)
  • Certified Business Relationship Manager (CBRM®)
  •® Foundations
  • Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC™)
  • Chain of Responsibility (CoR) Lead Auditor
  • Data Science with Python
  • Enterprise Big Data Certification (EBDC)
  • Experience Design XD Practitioner
  • Facilitation
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers (FNFM)
  • Financial Management for the Development Professional (FMD Pro)
  • Institute of Leadership & Management
  • Lean Green Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • OBASHI® - Business and IT Management
  • Organizational Behavior Management (OBM)
  • PuMP® Certification
  • Sourcing Governance
  • Strategy Implementation Professional (SIP)
  • The Process Communication Model® (PCM)
  • The Professional Services (PS) Professional®
  • Agile Change Agent
  • Certified Local Change Agent (CLCA)
  • CHAMPS2® - Business Change
  • Change Management
  • Managing Benefits™
  • CDCAT® - Cyber Defence Capability Assessment Tool
  • CDCAT® Classic Assessment
  • CDCAT® Insurance Services
  • CIISEC - Information and Cyber Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Dark Web
  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • IT-Security Foundation
  • NCSC Certified Training
  • NIST 800-53 Specialist
  • NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • ASL®2 Certification
  • BiSL® (Business Information Services Library
  • BiSL® Next - Business Information Management
  • Change Analyst
  • COBIT® 5 - IT Governance Framework
  • Computerworld University (CWU) Business IT Certification
  • Configuration Management DataBase (CMDB)
  • DASA DevOps
  • FitSM®
  • General Data Protection Regulation GDPR Awareness
  • IAITAM - IT Asset Management Certifications
  • ISACA Certifications
  • ISACA COBIT 2019
  • ISACA Cybersecurity certifications
  • ISO/IEC 20000
  • ITWNET – Digital Transformation Certificatio
  • Lean IT Association (LITA
  • Problem Analyst
  • Service Level Analyst
  • Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
  • The Service Automation Framework (SAF)
  • Agile Digital Services (AgileDS™)
  • Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®)
  • Agile Project Management (AgilePM®
  • AgileBA (Agile Business Analyst) (AgileBA®)
  • Better Business Cases™
  • Business Case Development for Infrastructure
  • CP3P The APMG Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Certification Program
  • Digital Assurance® Business Owner
  • Earned Value
  • End Point Assessment - Associate Project Manager Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Forest Garden Certification (FGC)
  • Global Agile Assurance®
  • Global Gateway Assurance®
  • Half Double Certification
  • House of PMO Essential
  • Praxis Framework™
  • Program Management for Development Professionals (Program DPro)
  • Project Management for Development Professionals (Project DPro
  • Project Management for Sustainable Development (PM4SD™)
  • Project Planning and Control™ (PPC)
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • WISP® (Working in Small Projects)
Prince2 Training

PRINCE2® Certification Courses Prince2training is a globally renowned name and a respected training provider with expert instructors for providing flexible learning environments for delegates. We are renowned for providing the perfect solution to manage projects within your organisation efficiently.

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School is launching several comprehensive, digital skills boot camps. Gain real-world experience online with live, virtual training from industry experts and build the skill set you need to enter the digital workforce in less than a year.

  • Cybersecurity Boot Camp
Pearson VUE

At Pearson VUE your certification exam is the start of something great. With a seamless testing experience, you’re one step closer to delivering on the promise of your profession. Get started today.

Welcome to Find relevant code samples. Get answers to your questions on Microsoft Q&A. Discover .NET API documentation with our .NET API Browser. Find infrastructure guidance on Azure Architecture Center. Immerse yourself in online learning with Microsoft Learn

LinkedIn Learning

Grow your skills and advance your career with LinkedIn Learning. Learn Business, Creative & Tech Skills With Online Video Tutorials. Online Courses for Creative, Technology, Business Skills


Six Sigma Global Institute (SSGI) is an online training and certification provider that offers professional development certifications in the areas of process improvement and project management. All SSGI certification programs include comprehensive online training courses developed by Dr. Barry Shore, Prof. Emeritus from the University of New Hampshire.


We prepare for industry recognized Docker, Kubernetes & OpenStack Certification.

  • Docker Certified Associate (DCA)
  • Certified OpenStack Administrator
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
  • Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)
  • Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) 

Earn your degree online, on-demand, and on your terms. Capella is reshaping higher education to put you in control. See how our programs and learning formats fit the way you live.

  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Information Technology
Management Concepts

How critical it is to remain competitive as a member of the government workforce. Management Concepts provides the most up-to-date, applicable training that aligns with the requirements of certifying bodies across the public sector. Train & maintain a variety of civilian and DoD certifications. 

  • DoD Financial Management Certification
  • Agile Acquisition
  • Business Acumen
  • Construction, Architecture, and Engineering Services
  • Contracting Team Lead
  • IT Acquisition
  • Leadership for Contracting Professionals
  • Program Protection — Cyber
  • Services Acquisition

Whether you're looking to deepen your knowledge base or seeking a new skillset, earning a certificate from Management Concepts will give you the edge needed to excel

  • Acquisition & Contracting
  • Agile
  • Analytics
  • Business Analysis & Requirements Management
  • Federal Financial Management
  • Grants Management
  • Human Capital
  • Human Resources
  • Hybrid Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Professional Skills
  • Project Management
  • Program Management Supervision
San Diego State University

SDSU Global Campus - Dedicated to training for the top cybersecurity certifications in the world. Cybersecurity Bootcamp. Cybersecurity eBooks. Cyber Simulation Labs. Ed2Go.

  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • AWS Certified CLoud Practitioner
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Ec-Council CIND - Certified Network Defender
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Ec-Council CISA - Certified SOCl Analyst
  • Ec-Council CIEH - Certified Ethical Hacker
  • (ISC)2 SSCP - Sytems Security Certified Practitioner

Simplilearn is the world's #1 online bootcamp and one of the world's leading certification training providers. We partner with companies and individuals to address their unique needs, providing training and coaching that helps working professionals achieve their career goals.

  • Post Graduate
  • Master's
  • Certifications
  • Boot Camps

  • Scrum
  • ITIL®
  • AWS
  • PMP
  • Lean Sxz Sigma
  • TOGAF®
  • CBAP®
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Azure
Cloud Academy

Cloud Academy. Learn. Practice. Master. Become a subject-matter expert, get certified, and accelerate your career by building hands-on skills in live cloud environments — at no additional cost.

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Machine Learning
  • Certifications
  • DevOps
  • Security
  • Containers
  • Programming

ûdemy courses & certificate programs. Whether you want to learn or to share what you know, you've come to the right place. As a global destination for online learning, we connect people through knowledge. We help organizations of all types and sizes prepare for the path ahead — wherever it leads. Our curated collection of business and technical courses help companies, governments, and nonprofits go further by placing learning at the center of their strategies.

  • Ethical Hacking
  • AWS
  • Cisco CCNP, CCNA
  • Linux
  • CompTIA
  • Azure
  • Kubernetes
  • Salesforce
  • Oracle SQL
  • Blockchain
  • Google Cloud

eCornell Certificate Programs. As Cornell University's online learning platform, eCornell delivers online professional certificate programs to individuals and organizations around the world. The certificate programs are personally developed by Cornell faculty with expertise in a wide range of topics, including leadership and management, marketing and technology, human resources, healthcare, hospitality and more. Explore 120+ online programs for professional development.

  • Technology Certificate Programs
  • Python Programming
  • JavaScript Programming
  • Machine Learning
  • Web Design and Development
  • Cybersecurity
  • User Experience Design
  • Product Management Certificate Programs
  • Technology Leadership Certificate
  • Blockchain Essentials
  • Digital Transformation
  • FinTech
  • Business Management in STEM Certificate
  • 5G Strategy
  • Leadership Certificate Programs
  • Leadership Agility Certificate
  • Executive Women in Leadership
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Law

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