Are you ready to launch an IT career?

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Get certified as quickly as 6 weeks

The Shift_Up IT Career FastTrack helps smart, driven, and self-directed adults land new careers in IT. Start now and become an IT support specialist:

- $45,800 average entry-level salary¹
- 340,500 U.S. job openings

Choose your full-time or part-time study commitment, get learning, and complete in 6-20 weeks!

Upcoming start dates:
- Anytime (1:1 Mentored Learning)

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Expert-Designed Curriculum

Learn from the best. Train with curriculum designed by Google, preparing you for the CompTIA A+ Certification, the industry-standard credential. Labs, demos, and more.

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Self-Paced with
Expert 1:1 Support

Support to fit your schedule. Combine the best of self-paced flexibility with the structure, support, and community from expert 1:1 mentorship and peer study groups.

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Self-Paced with
Expert 1:1 Support

Support to fit your schedule. Combine the best of self-paced flexibility with the structure, support, and community from expert 1:1 mentorship and peer study groups.

03.

Job Prep and Employer Network

We'll prepare you not just for your exam, but also for your new career. Job prep and leadership training is part of the deal—along with job placement help for graduates.

What You'll Learn

Everything you need to pass the CompTIA A+ industry exam, and more

Meet Your Coaches

Robert Martin is the Director of Network Engineering at Achievement First, a national network of public charter schools. Rob has 14+ years experience in I.T. as well as experience teaching I.T. training courses.

Bridgett Wiggins is a Windows Remote Engineer with six years experience in I.T. support roles.

Testimonials

See what people are saying
"Shift_Up has been an invaluable resource for me in launching my tech career. Between the coaching, job network, and certificate programs, it has everything you'll need."

Khari Walker

New role: PC Technician
Previous role: Warehouse Team Lead

"Shift_Up has given my life a new, purposeful direction. My mentors are professionals, yet so open and enthusiastic."

Maureen Laneski

Current Shift_Up Student

"A great introduction to the world of IT. The program walks you through hardware, networking, and software topics with real world experience in an engaging and insightful fashion."

Tim Ferris

Current role: Junior Developer and IT Specialist
Former role: Grocery clerk

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FAQ

Should I apply?

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The IT Career FastTrack is for those 18 and older who are driven, proactive, and ready to start an IT career.

We combine the best of 1:1 , professional mentorship and peer support groups with self-paced online learning—a modern design that keeps prices affordable and saves you time.

If you like learning at your own pace yet value having support, accountability, expert mentors ready to assist, and employer access to help you land a job—our program IS for you.

What does it cost?

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$1495 $1196 for a limited time! This includes your CompTIA A+ exam vouchers ($450 value) and curriculum license ($234 value).

Are there "pay later" or payment plan options available?

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Yes! We keep prices as low as possible, but we understand not everyone can afford upfront tuition at this time.

Payment plans are available. "Pay later" options (where you pay—with a premium—only after you secure a job) are also available on a select basis for those with demonstrated need. If you are interested but can't participate without these options, let us know here.

What is the time commitment?

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10-15 hours per week minimum to complete in 20 weeks, but you may study full-time to complete even faster. The entire program is approximately 120-240 hours depending on your learning speed. If you are doing a full-time commitment, you can finish in as soon as six weeks.

What is the 1:1 mentored learning experience like?

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The FastTrack program uses a "flipped classroom" model that blends the best of flexible, convenient self-paced learning with expert-led 1:1 mentorship and support.

You will learn from videos, readings, and virtual labs at your own pace as homework during the week via online course modules. You'll meet virtually with your 1:1 mentor 1-2x per week for personalized technical and career coaching and also check-in weekly with an assigned Success Coach to ensure you stay on track.

In addition, you can even take advantage of optional weekly tutoring hours and join a peer study group for extra camaraderie and support, if you wish!

Is this a fully online program?

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Yes. You will need your laptop and access to strong (recommended at or above 10 Mbps) internet speed.

What is Shift_Up?

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Shift_Up is the training provider. Shift_Up was founded in 2018 with the mission to strengthen lives through affordable and quality education. We've helped hundreds of adult learners build in-demand digital skills and are proud that over 90% of our students recommend our programs to others.

Still have questions? Email us at hello@shiftup.tech

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¹Source: Salary.com, Help Desk Tier 1 Specialist