Professional Development
Up Your Tech and Teaching Skills

TestOut’s livestreamed Professional Development courses are loaded with hands-on IT curriculum and taught by engaging and experienced instructors. You’ll increase your mastery of the content and be better prepared to take and pass certification exams while helping your students do the same.

Courses Starting January 2022
Teaching IT Fundamentals
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Building a Cybersecurity Program
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Professional Development that’s Packed with Value and Not Boring
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Get Livestream Instruction from Expert Educators
  • Learn from instructors who have a combined 250+ years teaching IT to students, designing IT courses, and working in the IT industry.
  • Get one-on-one and group support from your instructors
  • Get recordings of all sessions for your review
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Learn Proven Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Hear real-life stories and examples that you can implement
  • Get assignments and printouts to take with you
  • Get up-to-date information on current course and certification requirements
  • Earn CEU Credits
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Master
the Content
  • Take a deep dive into learning the content through live lectures, discussion, and homework, including using TestOut’s hands-on online IT labs
  • Learn how to better utilize TestOut courses in your teaching
  • Get free access to TestOut’s online labs, curriculum, and exam Prep
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Network with
Other Teachers
  • Participate in meaningful discussions and Q&A with fellow teachers from around the country
  • Hear different perspectives
  • Chat and connect to share ideas and resources with instructors teaching the same courses
Meet Your Course Instructors
Ken Sardoni

Ken Sardoni is a passionate IT educator with a distinguished career in higher education and the IT industry. Prior to TestOut, he held executive management IT positions at Oracle and Steton Technology Group. Additionally, he held leadership, curriculum development, and faculty appointments at the University of Denver and the University of Phoenix, where he is currently an adjunct instructor and faculty council member. His current role at TestOut is to guide course development teams as they create TestOut's training products. He combines his extensive experience in tech and education to create products that help students gain skills that they can use to pass industry certification exams and qualify for careers in the IT industry. He holds a master's degree in computer information systems from the University of Denver and a bachelor's degree in computer science from BYU.

Ken Sardoni
Ken Sardoni
TestOut VP of Course Development / Veteran IT Teacher and Administrator
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Johnny Carrera

Johnny Carrera has worked in the IT field for 29 years. He started as a manufacturing engineer for National Instruments and later as a network administrator at a school district in San Antonio, TX. After mentioning to the principle that they should start an IT program, he was thrown into what became a 12-year teaching career at Holmes High School and then six years as a teacher for Rackspace’s Open Cloud Academy. Johnny is known for special passion and charisma that motivates and inspires underprivileged students to get certified and pursue jobs in IT. He consistently had classes with 100% pass rates on in-demand IT certifications as well as numerous students getting hired for high paying IT jobs out of high school. Johnny joined TestOut this year as an Instructional Designer. Watch more about his story here.

Johnny Carrera
Johnny Carrera
TestOut Instructional Designer / Veteran IT Teacher
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Dana Fellows

Dana Fellows has taught IT and computer networking courses to over 1,000 students in both high school and college in the state of Illinois. Always enjoying staying busy, he has maintained a dual career, working as a system administrator along with his teaching career and now working as an Instructional Designer for TestOut. His education highlights include a MS in Instructional Technology, MA in Education Leadership and numerous IT certifications such as MCSE, CompTIA A+, Server+, Network+, and Certified Ethical Hacker. He has received multiple awards over his teaching career, but he feels his biggest rewards of all is seeing his students, current and former, succeed and grow professionally.

Dana Fellows
Dana Fellows
TestOut Instructional Designer / Veteran IT Teacher
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Kelly Keetch

Kelly Keetch is the IT Assessment Manager at TestOut, and for over twenty years has taught at Utah Valley University as adjunct faculty for the Information Systems and Technology department. He has a degree in Computer Science and has worked as a software engineer in web development. Kelly holds numerous IT certifications including CompTIA IT Fundamentals+, A+, Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), CTT+ Classroom Trainer, Linux+, Systems Support Specialist - CSSS, Novell CNA, CNE, Master CNI. He has co-authored numerous IT manuals and was recently published in Certification Magazine.

Kelly Keetch
Kelly Keetch
TestOut IT Assessment Manager / Veteran IT Teacher
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Kent Hansen

Kent Hansen is a seasoned educator and author who got his start teaching IT back in 1990 with WordPerfect 5.1. Since then, he has helped thousands of companies increase their IT knowledge and productivity. He has consulted and held technical certifications for CompTIA, Microsoft, VMware, and Citrix and has built and delivered both certified and custom curriculum solutions. More recently, he built a successful nationwide technical certification program for a large hospital software vendor. Kent loves developing content at TestOut and helping produce our videos. He loves classroom training and helping each student catch the vision and master their skills to help them become a more confident and capable IT professional.

Kent Hansen
Kent Hansen
TestOut Instructional Designer, Professional Corporate IT Trainer
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Ian Palmer

Ian Palmer graduated from Utah Valley University with a B.S. in Information Technology with an emphasis in Network Administration and Cybersecurity.  After spending 10 years working in Software Quality Assurance, he switched departments to work in Product Management.  He spends his free time as an Adjunct Professor in the Information Systems department at UVU, and has taught over 500 students about technology in the workplace.

Ian Palmer
Ian Palmer
TestOut Product Manager / IT Teacher
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Stevie George

Stevie George began working as an internal trainer a few years after her first job at Signetics, a circuits manufacturer. She then worked in various capacities at WordPerfect, Novell, Banta Publishing and Keystone Learning. At TestOut, she initially began assisting with sales prior to being asked to move into a training position to support TestOut customers. She has a passion for working with people and assists hundreds of instructors every year. When she isn’t assisting with training sessions, she is writing documentation, recording videos, and providing insights on how to enhance the experience for users. Stevie has been with TestOut for 20+ years.

Stevie George
Stevie George
Senior TestOut Product Trainer
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Allan Escobar

Allan Escobar holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Linguistics from BYU. His education led him to various experiences in the classroom as a language teacher teaching Spanish at the university level and ESL in adult education programs. He joined the TestOut course development team in 2015 to help with the translation and localization and development of the Office Pro and IT Fundamentals courses. Today, he gets to continue his passion of being with and helping people through training in his current role at TestOut as a Product Trainer meeting with customers across the world.

Allan Escobar
Allan Escobar
TestOut Product Trainer
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Travis Wilde

Travis Wilde is passionate about cybersecurity education and helping schools create amazing programs to help fulfill the growing job demand in this field. He oversees the new growth sales for the Southeast US for TestOut and has helped many states and school districts create and implement cybersecurity programs. Travis enjoys connecting educators with each other and helping provide teachers the necessary resources to be successful in the classroom.

Travis Wilde
Travis Wilde
TestOut Account Executive
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Professional Development Instructor - Johnny Carrera
Johnny Carrera
TestOut Instructional Designer, High School IT Teacher Veteran, Corporate IT Academy Trainer
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Professional Development Instructor - Johnny Carrera
Johnny Carrera
TestOut Instructional Designer, High School IT Teacher Veteran, Corporate IT Academy Trainer
View Bio >
Professional Development Instructor - Johnny Carrera
Johnny Carrera
TestOut Instructional Designer, High School IT Teacher Veteran, Corporate IT Academy Trainer
View Bio >
Professional Development Instructor - Johnny Carrera
Johnny Carrera
TestOut Instructional Designer, High School IT Teacher Veteran, Corporate IT Academy Trainer
View Bio >
Professional Development Instructor - Johnny Carrera
Johnny Carrera
TestOut Instructional Designer, High School IT Teacher Veteran, Corporate IT Academy Trainer
View Bio >
Overwhelmingly Positive Reviews

“I'm a new IT teacher coming from the business/accounting world, and I found the course and content highly effective, very interactive, very useful for any teacher, and with lots of experience shared from all the educators.”

Andres Cano
Miami South Ridge Senior High School

“I tend to get bored with professional development. However, this is one of the better experiences I have had in my 20-year career.”

Jason Riggio
Duval County Public Schools

“I loved everyone sharing their best practices as well as the guide, so you know what to teach on a weekly basis. Awesome! I really enjoyed this course and appreciate all the tips and advice you all shared. This has been one of the best workshops I have attended.”

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