CERTs for the Electronics Technician

As you may know I started my journey in Electronics through Ham Radio in the mid 90’s.  Then about 15 years ago I went through a trade school learning more about basic electronics.  After I was working for some time, I earned a BS in Computer and Information Science.  A lot of jobs/vocations prefer that a person continue their education, if it doesn’t help with promotion it can help with job security.  Most of all it helps stay current in today’s/tomorrow’s technology and keep our skills up.  Below are a few CERTs I have started or would like to have.  Most of these CERTs and courses are either low cost or free.

The Great Courses http://www.thegreatcourses.com/

Math and Science

Understanding Modern Electronics http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/understanding-modern-electronics.html

Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics (could do a CLEP as a cert to prove knowledge) http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/high-school/mastering-the-fundamentals-of-mathematics.html

Algebra I http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/mathematics/algebra-i.html

Algebra II http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/mathematics/algebra-ii.html (Set) (CLEP)

Geometry: An Interactive Journey to Mastery http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/mathematics/geometry-an-interactive-journey-to-mastery.html

Mathematics describing the Real World: Precalculus and Trigonometry http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/mathematics/mathematics-describing-the-real-world-precalculus-and-trigonometry.html (CLEP)

Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/mathematics/change-and-motion-calculus-made-clear-2nd-edition.html

Understanding Calculus: Problems, Solutions, and Tips http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/mathematics/understanding-calculus-problems-solutions-and-tips.html

Understanding Calculus II: Problems, Solutions, and Tips http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/mathematics/understanding-calculus-ii-problems-solutions-and-tips.html (CLEP)

Chemistry http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/mathematics/high-school-level-chemistry-2nd-edition.html (CLEP)

Physics in Your Life http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/physics-in-your-life.html

Communication

Building a Better Vocabulary http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/literature-language/building-a-better-vocabulary.html

Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer’s Craft http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/literature-language/building-great-sentences-exploring-the-writer-s-craft.html

Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/literature-language/art-of-teaching-best-practices-from-a-master-educator.html

 

Coursera

 Programming for Everybody (Python) https://www.coursera.org/course/pythonlearn

Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems: Part1 (there are more!) https://www.coursera.org/course/androidpart1

Digital Signal Processing https://www.coursera.org/course/dsp

 

The Elements of Computing Systems www.nand2tetris.org


ETA Certs www.eta-i.org

Associate Electronics Technician:

http://www.eta-i.org/electronics.html#EM

http://www.eta-i.org/comps/CETa_comps.pdf

GROL w/ CET = Jurneyman Wireless Communication Cert

http://www.eta-i.org/fcc_licenses.html

Motorola – M Core Technician and GTR 8000 Repeater Site Technician

http://www.eta-i.org/motorola.html

Commercial Audio Technician

http://www.eta-i.org/additional_certifications.html#CAT

http://www.eta-i.org/comps/CAT_comps.pdf

Mobile Communications and Electronics Installer

Avionics

Senior and Master Designation: Master – Associate CET, more than 6 years of experience and 6 other CERTs

http://www.eta-i.org/senior_master.html#CETma

 

Also would like to do Net+ and Security+

Maybe even move on to some Cisco certs

 

Other Free Courses:

https://www.coursera.org/

https://www.edx.org/

https://www.udacity.com/

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

 

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