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MyComputerCareer Now Nationaly Accredited Through ACCET

Posted by Bruce Ackerman on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 recently gained academic accreditation through ACCET, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. This is a significant milestone in the growth and development of the institution.

ACCET Accredited Accreditation is important to any school but particularly so, to private schools like MyComputerCareer. It certifies to the public that the institution meets or exceeds reasonable standards of academic excellence, ethics and value, and delivers on its promises. Every aspect of the institution is thoroughly examined from its financial structure and pricing to admissions policies; advertising claims to academic performance and job placement results. Interestingly, accreditation standards for private schools are significantly higher than for public colleges and universities. Accreditation is also a prerequisite for federal loans and loan guarantees like those offered through Title IV and the GI Bill.

Accreditation board members from ACCET consisting of representatives from peer institutions visited the MyComputerCareer campuses earlier this year to evaluate the school against the rigorous professional standards set by the Council. ACCET is recognized by the US Department of Education as an official accrediting body. On September 1, 2011, was officially awarded the long sought-for accreditation. 

“This has been a personal goal of mine and of our school ever since we opened our doors in 2008,” said Tony Galati, the school’s founder and President. “We have continually sought to improve our programs and practices to deliver the highest quality experience and best results for our students. For us, that means successful transition into the IT (Information Technology) profession. This [accreditation] just validates our efforts.”

“We’re extremely excited about the options this will open up for our students," Mr. Galati said. “It means the outstanding career opportunities offered in the computer industry and the lifestyle that represents will be open to more students—whether they’re fresh out of high school, changing careers at mid-life, or already in IT and upgrading their skills. That’s what it’s all about.”

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Corporate HQ: 5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27606 PH: 866.606.6922

Tags: MyCC News, Success Stories Opens New IT Training Center in Houston

Posted by Bruce Ackerman on Thu, Jul 29, 2010

MyComputerCareer Houston TX CampusThe Houston Texas campus for is now open! Enrollment for the first certification training classes began on Monday, July 26. The campus is located at 5177 Richmond Ave. It's on the first floor of the "Chase" building near the Galleria in Suite 110. Classes are expected to begin in late August.

"We're very excited about this opening," said Tony Galati, CEO and Founder of "It's a reflection of our confidence in the IT marketplace and in our ability to successfully attract new students and help them transition into high-paying careers in the computer industry." is unique among IT certification schools, broad-based technical schools, and other degree programs in computer science in that it specializes in the special needs of career changers. Students earn up to 10 certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA in three to eight months. The school also offers extensive Career Services support that features an exclusive lifetime commitment to help the career changer not only obtain computer industry employment, but to advance in his/her career over the long term. Graduates are prepared technically, to work in a wide variety of IT jobs from Desktop Support to large scale Network Administration.

The Houston center is the third campus for There are also schools in Dallas and Raleigh, NC. Two additional training centers are planned to open later this year or early in 2011; one in Charlotte, NC and one in St. Louis, MO.


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Corporate HQ: 5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27606 PH: 866.606.6922

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IT Jobs Increasing Despite Slow Economy, IT Crossing Says

Posted by Bruce Ackerman on Mon, Jul 12, 2010

IT jobs grow faster in Dallas & other 2nd-tier cities According to Information Technology Crossing, an IT job board that aggregates job postings from numerous major sources from across the Web and across the country (U.S.), demand for IT personnel continues to rise. In a recent press release, the company cited 89,000 new job listings in just the last seven days. "With companies in all sectors increasingly using...more advanced software applications...there will always be a good demand for systems administrators," the article said.

The article also indicates that the lion's share of the IT job growth is coming in areas outside the so-called Tier-One cities like New York, Washington DC, or Silicon Valley. Instead, the best markets for new graduates are in locales not typically thought of as technology hubs--cities like Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia and other "second-tier" locations.

That's more good news for students of with computer training centers in Raleigh, NC as well as Dallas and Houston, TX where IT job growth is significantly outpacing the economy as a whole and other major metropolitan areas.

My Computer Career

Corporate HQ: 5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27606 PH: 866.606.6922

Tags: MyCC News, IT jobs, IT Industry News

MyComputerCareer Students Poised to Prosper with Windows 7

Posted by Bruce Ackerman on Fri, May 28, 2010

According to a new study published by Dimensional Research, more than half of companies surveyed have solid plans to move to Microsoft Windows 7 by the end of 2010. Perhaps even more significantly, 87% of the 900 respondents said they had plans to eventually convert to Windows 7. By contrast, less than half of those surveyed had plans to ever deploy Windows Vista at a similar point in its release. Microsoft is also reporting that sales of the new operating system which stood at about 60 million copies in January has now topped 90 million outpacing any of its predecessors.

"This is very good news for Windows 7," says Diane Hagglund, a research analyst for Dimensional. "Concerns about performance and reliability have dropped significantly since the release of Windows 7."

It's also great news for students, graduates and others who have or will earn the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) for Windows 7 credential because they will be well armed to help employers and perspective employers make this transition over the next few years.  It's fair to say that the MCTS is and will continue to be an important, sought-after certification that will contribute to job and income security in the foreseeable future. specializes in I.T. training for career changers--those entering the industry from other fields of endeavor. The school added the Windows 7 certification to it's core curriculum last fall. The MCTS:Win7 is a key certification in the I.T. ProBasic Career Starter Program along with the MCDST/XP certification (also essential to supporting the Windows 7 transition), the A+ certification and the MCP. In addition to the technical training, offers lifetime Career Services support to help place students in their first and subsequent jobs in the industry.

My Computer Career

Corporate HQ: 5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27606 PH: 866.606.6922

Tags: Certifications, MyCC News

IT jobs expand 2 consecutive quarters

Posted by Bruce Ackerman on Fri, May 21, 2010

The US economy added new IT jobs--26,000 of them--in Q1 of 2010. According to a recent article in Information Week, the rise follows a similar uptick in Q4 of 2009 and marks the first time in two years that the IT industry has seen a net increase in jobs during two consecuteive quarters. Overall, the article says, IT employment is up by almost 100,000 jobs since it hit rock bottom in the first quarter of 2009.

In addition to the rising tide of full-time hires, employers say they're looking for the most cost-effective ways to acquire specific skills through a combination of new hires, contractors, and software or infrastructure services like cloud-based applications. That's good news for new I.T. professionals like students and graduates of who are entering the market with specific, in-demand certifications rather than the more general education provided by a two or four-year degree program from a college or university.

For more information about career opportunities in the computer field, call TOLL FREE at 866-606-6922 (MYCC) or take the FREE Career Evaluation at

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Corporate HQ: 5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27606 PH: 866.606.6922

Tags: MyCC News, IT jobs, Computer Careers