LKA is pleased to provide professional training courses in Cyber Security, Information Technology, Project Management and Engineering in order to assist you with your career goals. We believe that professionals must maintain up to date training and knowledge to be effective and relevant in their careers. Our goal is to help in that effort.

Since its inception in 1989, LKA has responded to the needs of government agencies, non-profit organizations, private industry, and individuals, always providing the most effective solutions. LKA's quality service and support is the foundation of our organization. We have been awarded the U.S. Department of Agriculture Minority Contractor of the Year Award, and have been rated one of the "Top 15 Performers" by the U.S. Department of The Treasury.

We offer multi-student and company discounts, and can tailor courses to meet the training needs of any organization. We provide training off-site at your location as well and will provide quotes at your request.

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LKA offers a comprehensive Project Management training curriculum for beginners to power users.

Project Management Courses
  • Project Management Fundamental

    Project Management Fundamental is designed for students interested in entering the field of project management or for current project managers who desire to supplement their experience with formalized education and training. This course covers the subjects that a project manager must know in order to plan, schedule, and control a project. The primary objective of this course is to help project managers to develop the skills and knowledge needed to be able to successfully meet their project objectives on time and on budget.

    Schedule: Sep 26-27

    Time: 9:00-4:00

  • Project Management Prep

    Project Management Prep training goes beyond exam prep

    Schedule: Oct 3-6

    Time: 9:00-4:00

  • Risk Management Fundamentals

    This training course offers a proven method for incorporating risk management processes as integral elements of project management. The course will present different approaches to identify risks, qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze risks and determine their impacts throughout the project life cycle

    Schedule: Sep 29-30

    Time: 9:00-4:00

  • Microsoft Project Introduction

    In this Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016, students will spend time getting comfortable with the Project 2016 user interface, including project views and the ribbon. They will also learn to enter, organize, and link tasks, work with resources, create basic reports, and create projects independently. The course allows time to practice fundamental basic skills essential for efficient use of this program.

    Schedule: Sep 29-30

    Time: 9:00-4:00

  • Agile Project Management

    Agile Project Management course includes agile project management essentials, adopting an agile approach to project management, agile planning which contains project initiating and requirements gathering, and so on.

    Schedule: Sep 29-30

    Time: 9:00-4:00

  • Management for Technical Professionals

    Designed for the first-line project manager or project leader, this workshop covers those subjects the leader must know in order to plan, schedule, and control a project. These subjects include estimating techniques, PERT and Gantt charts, resource allocation, status reporting, etc. All information presented by a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is consistent with PMI’s PMBOK©. A portion of the course is spent on managing the project manager’s time, particularly delegating and managing meetings. Most importantly, students will learn how to deliver projects on time and within budget.

  • Certified Scrum Master Training

    Scrum is the agile development process that allows teams to deliver usable software periodically throughout the life of the project, absorbing change and new requirements as the project proceeds.

    Traditional software project management methods fix requirements in an effort to control time and cost; what we’ve learned after decades of building software is that requirements often need to change based on market conditions or the reality of the emerging system. Scrum allows organizations to shift requirements in a manner that does not disrupt the team. Scrum teams make progress in a series of sprints, or fixed time-boxes of usually one to four weeks. Moreover, delivering products using Scrum relies heavily on the collaboration between the team and the product owner to create the right product for the customer in a lean fashion.

  • Capturing Systems Requirements

    This course prepares the student to properly identify, define and confirm the customer's true requirements when they are needed - prior to the design and development of the system. The key to every project's success, accurately captured requirements are not only essential for meeting stakeholders' expectations, but also to avoid costly delays, added cost for rework, and poor customer relations.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Preparation

    PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is the preeminent professional credential for individuals associated with project management. This course provides students with the training, the materials and the support to prepare for the challenging PMP examination. Completion of this course qualifies as the formal education requirement to sit for the PMP examination. Topic covered include the following:

    • Initiating a Project
    • Planning Your Work
    • Developing Project Schedules, Cost Estimates, and Budgets
    • Planning Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications
    • Analyzing Risks and Planning Risk Response
    • Planning Project Procurement
    • Working the Plan
    • Controlling the Project
    • Closing the Project

    Why Our Course?

    There are four distinct reasons that make our PMP® certification exam prep course unique and the most desirable option in the DC Metro Area:

    The course content is designed specifically to help you pass the PMP® exam, on the first try.

    Our instructors are professionals from industry and academia and have a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter and what it takes to become a certified PMP®

    We appreciate that professionals have diverse work and family time constraints and therefore we offer three course formats to best meet your needs. We also allow some flexibility between options in case of unforeseen time conflicts. For example, if you are enrolled in the weeknight Tuesday/Thursday session and you are not able to make one of the classes (perhaps due to travel conflicts), you may opt to attend the following Saturday session (with instructor approval).

    LKA is a Prometric™ Testing Center and we offer the convenience of taking the test immediately after completing the course

    Course Description:

    This 35 hour course is specifically designed as a comprehensive review to prepare you for the rigorous 200-question PMP® certification exam, as well as the CAPM® exam. The focus is directed at the five project management processes and nine knowledge areas in PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third Edition (PMBOK®).

    The course will begin with a discussion of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), eligibility requirements for PMP®/CAPM® and a brief review of tips to apply for the exam. Emphasis will be placed on the makeup and format of the exam as well as test-taking techniques that will improve the chances of passing (LKA guarantee). Students will learn the components of the PMBOK® and related materials that will be tested with maximal use of study time directed toward passing the exam. With the 1,200 simulation test questions students can focus on the entire exam and its knowledge areas or on weak spots to bolster confidence and increase the chances of passing. The course will end with a discussion on important lessons learned and professional responsibility associated with being a certified individual.

  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

    The Project Management Institute (PMI) recognized the growth of agile project management and introduced the new PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification. This certification will validate a project manager’s experience and mastery of agile principles and processes.

Cybersecurity is an ever present concern in our current society. Keeping vital data out of the wrong hands is critical need for every agency and company. But with this challenge comes opportunity for those trained and certified in combating these threats. LKA offers Cybersecurity training and certification to prepare you for a highly demanded career in Cybersecurity. The following are some of the training we provide. Review them and contact us to register and get started:

Cybersecurity Courses
  • Counterintelligence for IT Professionals

    This course provides counterintelligence, competitive intelligence, and security awareness for cybersecurity professionals in both government and private industry. Students will be provided an overview of the intelligence community and an introduction to counterintelligence. The course identifies threats to national security and private industry interests from foreign collectors, insiders, and various traditional and non-traditional sources. Students are introduced to counterintelligence and law enforcement agencies with cybersecurity or cyber-counterintelligence missions and given tools and techniques for building effective relationships within those communities. The course provides an in depth review of operations security practices to identify threats and vulnerabilities, assess risk, and employ countermeasures. The course helps students understand the requirements for and value of reporting cyber incident information.

  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for Security Professionals

    This 2-day course will introduce you to the world of service orientation and prepare you to identify, define, diagnose, and implement a comprehensive security strategy for a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) initiative. SOA opens up a whole realm of security issues due to its ubiquity, decentralization, distributed, and even federated nature. Students will be exposed to a broad range of service orientation topics and enterprise SOA security subjects, providing a solid foundational understanding of valid and in-valid approaches to designing and implementing SOA security.

  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

    Computer hacking forensic investigation is the process of detecting hacking attacks and properly extracting evidence to report the crime and conduct audits to prevent future attacks. Computer forensics enables the systematic and careful identification of evidence in computer related crime and abuse cases. This may range from tracing the tracks of a hacker through a client’s systems, to tracing the originator of defamatory emails, to recovering signs of fraud. The CHFI course will provide participants the necessary skills to identify an intruder’s footprints and to properly gather the necessary evidence to prosecute in the court of law.

  • EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)

    ECSA is a highly interactive 5-day security class designed to teach Security Professionals the advanced uses of the LPT methodologies, tools and techniques required to perform comprehensive information security tests. Students will learn how to design, secure and test networks to protect your organization from the threats hackers and crackers pose. By teaching the tools and ground breaking techniques for security and penetration testing, this class will help you perform the intensive assessments required to effectively identify and mitigate risks to the security of your infrastructure. As students learn to identify security problems, they also learn how to avoid and eliminate them, with the class providing complete coverage of analysis and network security-testing topics.

  • EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA)

    The ENSA certification looks at the network security in defensive view while the CEH certification program looks at the security in offensive mode. The ENSA program is designed to provide fundamental skills needed to analyze the internal and external security threats against a network, and to develop security policies that will protect an organization’s information.

    Students will learn how to evaluate network and Internet security issues and design, and how to implement successful security policies and firewall strategies. In addition, they will learn how to expose system and network vulnerabilities and defend against them.

  • Network & Packet Analysis

    This course teaches the student the fundamental concepts, methodologies, and tools necessary to analyze network traffic for the purposes of intrusion and threat detection, network defense, and low profile offensive operations.

  • Network Defense

    The offensive side is highlighted during the course to illustrate what attackers can and will do to compromise a network. The defensive side begins with edge security of the public facing interface and focuses on the various methods used for protection. The class progresses inward focusing on network security, host security, intrusion detection and touches on incident response. Tools, techniques and methodology are emphasized in an interactive environment where students will be exposed to various defensive guides and processes.

  • CompTIA® Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

    This course is targeted toward an IT professional that has the technical knowledge and skills required to conceptualize, design, and engineer secure solutions across complex enterprise environments. Students aspiring to CASP certification should have a minimum of 10 years experience including at least five years of hands-on technical security experience.

  • CISSP® - ISSEP® - Information Systems Security Engineering Professional

    Developed in conjunction with the National Security Agency, this ISSEP concentration is the guide for incorporating security into projects, applications, business processes, and all information systems. One of the domains holds specific relevance to U.S. law – however the CISSP-ISSEP credential, in general, is an extremely relevant tool for any security professional. It takes the candidate through some of the best practices and standard methodologies in the world today for risk management, systems security engineering, and certification and accreditation.

  • System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

    SSCP is ideal for those working towards positions such as Network Security Engineers, Security Systems Analysts, or Security Administrators. This is also the perfect course for personnel in many other non-security disciplines that require an understanding of security but do not have information security as a primary part of their job description. This large and growing group includes information systems auditors; application programmers; system, network and database administrators; business unit representatives, and systems analysts.

LKA provides extensive training in Information Technology. Whether your a novice or a seasoned professional, we have courses available to help you start or advance your IT career. Review the courses we offer below and contact us to schedule a class.

Information Technology (IT) Courses
  • CISSP Certification Training

    Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification was designed to recognize mastery of an international standard for information security and understanding of a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). The certification is managed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves as experienced, knowledgeable, and proficient information security practitioners. Certification can enhance a professional's career and provide added credibility. CISSP is an approved certification for certain job classifications identified within DoD Directive 8570.

  • CompTIA Certification Training

    CompTIA is one of the leading providers of vendor-neutral IT certification in the world. Certification is offered in PC support, networking, servers, security and more.

    • CompTIA A+ Certified IT Technician
    • CompTIA Network+
    • CompTIA Healthcare IT
    • CompTIA Security+
    • CompTIA® Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

  • Microsoft Office Training

    LKA offers a comprehensive Microsoft Office training curriculum for beginners to power users. The following are the courses we offer. Call us today to schedule a class.

    • Microsoft® Office Word® 2010: Level 1
    • Microsoft® Office Word® 2010: Level 2
    • Microsoft® Office Word® 2010: Level 3
    • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2010: Level 1
    • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2010: Level 2
    • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2010: Level 3
    • Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2010: Level 1
    • Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2010: Level 2
    • Microsoft® Office Outlook™ 2010: Level 1
    • Microsoft® Office Outlook™ 2010: Level 2

  • Microsoft Windows Training

    LKA offers a comprehensive Windows training curriculum for beginners to power users.

    • Windows System Programming
    • Installing, Maintaining and Troubleshooting Windows 7 Client
    • MCITP: Server Administrator
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
    • MCSA Windows Server 2008 / MCITP Server Administrator
    • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7
    • MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator
    • MCTS Windows 7 Configuration
    • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator

  • System & Network Administration Training

    LKA offers a comprehensive System & Network Administration training curriculum for beginners to power users.

    • CompTIA Network+
    • CompTIA A+ Certified IT Technician

The fundamentals of engineering (FE) exam followed by the professional engineering (PE) exam are required to become a licensed professional engineer. Licensure is the mark of a professional. It demonstrates accomplishment of the high standards of professionalism to which the engineering profession subscribes. Licensure demonstrates that you've accomplished a recognized standard, sets you apart from others in your profession, provides career options and opportunities that might not have been available otherwise, and serves as a protection of public health, safety, and welfare

Licensure is a designation that sets you apart from other engineers, enhances your career potential, and frees you to make important career decisions such as starting your own business or consulting. (Only licensed professionals are allowed to offer their services to the public and sign and seal plans for the public.) Regardless of the career path you choose to take, consider that what is standard and accepted today in the engineering field may not be the same in the future. While today various practice niches have been granted exemption from licensure, these exemptions vary among jurisdictions, and there is no guarantee that these exemptions are permanent. In fact, many jurisdictions are actively working to eliminate some exemptions.

Licensure is a sign of commitment to your profession. Obtaining a professional license enhances your potential for salary increases and promotions. Make your decision today and follow the path to licensure. This path will lead you to higher wages, a wider range of career opportunities, and a higher level of respect and credibility among your engineering peers.

LKA is currently offering the following FE and PE examination preparation courses:

  • FE Exam Preparation
  • PE Exam Preparation