Purdue Global + Google IT Support Certificate


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Program at a Glance

  • Develop IT support skills in troubleshooting and customer care, networking, operating systems, system administration, and security.
  • Acquire the foundational knowledge to prepare for industry certifications.
  • Stack your credits directly into an associate’s or bachelor’s degree while earning your certificate.
  • Complete a culminating project that can be included in your portfolio or shared with employers.
  • Personalize your program by earning a micro-credential in one of 20+ professional focus areas.
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Your Fast Track to Obtaining Job-Ready Skills from Purdue Global and Google

Purdue Global and Google have partnered together and designed certificates for working adults. Get college credit while earning the Google IT Support Certificate plus a Purdue Global micro-credential. You can customize your education with quick and affordable learning paths developed to fit your career goals—whether you’re just starting out or wanting to build your skill set.


Get the instruction and support from faculty that you wouldn’t get in a self-paced online course. Hear from experienced instructors and collaborate with fellow students in the classroom who are pursuing the same career.

Speed to Degree

Your goals are closer than you might think. Earn your Purdue Global and Google Career Certificate in about a year or less, and get on the fast track to your career.


You have a life outside of your education. Take advantage of 100% online classes that fit into your work and life schedules.

Stack Your Credits

You can use what you’ve earned to continue on into a degree. Upon completion of a certificate, you will earn 46 credits, putting you about halfway to an associate’s degree. Your credits can also transfer into a bachelor’s degree.

See Notes and Conditions for important information.

Celebrate the Wins Along the Way

You’ll work hard to earn the credentials you gain from Purdue Global and Google in this coursework. Show off your badges as you earn them on social media profiles like LinkedIn and add valuable skills to your resume. You will receive three during your studies with us.

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What Courses Will I Take and What Skills Will I Develop?

This curriculum is designed together by Google and Purdue Global faculty. You will take IT courses, plus the courses from the micro-credential of your choice, and will develop in-demand, job-ready skills.

IT Support Courses

  • Help Desk Support I
  • Help Desk Support II
  • Help Desk Support III
  • Networking Concepts
  • Network Security Concepts

Course Outcomes

  • Technical Support: Perform day-to-day IT support tasks including computer assembly, wireless networking, program installation, and customer service.
  • Customer Support: Provide end-to-end customer support, ranging from identifying problems to troubleshooting and debugging.
  • System Specifications: Use systems including Linux, Domain Name Systems, Command-Line Interface, and Binary Code.
  • Networking and Security: Demonstrate essential networking and security skills.

Choose the Purdue Global and Google IT Support Certificate That Fits Your Future

The Purdue Global and Google Career Certificate courses cover your foundational skills and understanding of IT support, while the Purdue Global micro-credential gives you industry-specific training. Together, they give you a full picture of how to apply your new skills most effectively. Choose from one of the 20+ financial-aid eligible pathways below and get started on your future.

Download the program brochure to learn more.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Financial aid awards vary depending on individual student eligibility and need.
Note: Tuition total does not account for per-term fees. View full tuition and fee details and total cost of attendance for your program.

Admissions Requirements

You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Career Support: Take the Next Step in Your Career

  • Access to job search resources from Purdue Global’s internal CareerNetwork, including job leads from Google’s Employer Consortium
  • Online interview preparation and resume support available 24/7 through our tools
  • Networking tips and opportunities
  • Save up to 55% off on CompTIA exam vouchers: A+, Security+, Network+, and more
  • Access to employer information sessions, both live and recorded for your job search needs

See Notes and Conditions for important information.

Student Experience

92% of first-year and senior bachelor's-level students rate their Purdue Global experience as “excellent” or “good.”

94% of seniors seeking a bachelor's would “definitely” or “probably” attend Purdue Global again.

Source: National Survey of Student Engagement, September 2021.

Career Opportunities

Gain the job-ready skills and knowledge you need to land in-demand roles. Each Purdue Global micro-credential + Google IT Support Certificate can help prepare you for specialized roles. Below you will find sample career outcomes for some of the micro credentials. For more information on career outcomes, please contact an Admissions Advisor.

Salaries for a computer user support specialist generally range from $40,730 to $68,500.

The salary outcomes for a computer user support specialist can generally range from $40,730 to $68,500, with a median salary of $52,690. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, Wage Information, May 2020. Any labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The salary range is based on national data. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

Already Completed Your Google
IT Support Certificate?

You are already ahead. As a Google IT Support Certificate holder, you will save the time and cost associated with earning the certificate and can focus on completing the remaining courses to earn your Purdue Global and Google Career Certificate or continue on with another Purdue Global program.

See Notes and Conditions for important information.

Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Your Path to Success Begins Here

Connect with an Advisor to explore program requirements, curriculum, credit for prior learning process, and financial aid options.


Credit for Prior Learning: Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.

Average Completion Time: Completion time based on a full-time schedule. Programs will take longer for part-time students to complete.

CompTIA Voucher Offer: Savings applies to exam vouchers for A+, CASP+, Cloud+, Cloud Essentials+, CTT+(cbt), CTT+(vbt), CySA+, ITF+, Linux+, Network+, PenTest+, Project+, Security+ 501, Security+ 601, and Server+ certifications only. Discount varies by product. Cannot be combined with any other promotion or offer.

Employment and Career Advancement: Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment.

Future Programs: The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.