Vendor Training

If you are looking for a training topic from an outside vendor, please complete our vendor training request form below. Penn State employees are eligible for discounted prices from some vendors, so let us handle the details and coordinate vendor-provided training for your group.

Training Vouchers for IT Professionals

ITLD offers Penn State's IT professionals voucher options to receive vendor training at extremely discounted prices. You can find details on how to obtain and redeem these vouchers below.

Learning Tree

Learning Tree vouchers provide significant discounts on instructor-led, hands-on training. They can be used for 3-5 day courses offered at Learning Tree centers or via the web through Learning Tree's AnyWare online training option. Using one of these vouchers, participants will be able to take a 3-5 day course for only $1,666. This rate is drastically reduced, as the already reduced government rate for a 5-day Learning Tree class is roughly $2,833.

To see a full list of Learning Tree courses, visit the Learning Tree training directory. The vouchers may be used for any 3-5 day Learning Tree course.

To use a Penn State voucher, you must contact the Penn State Learning Tree representative Paul Hickman at or at 1-888-834-8105 to register for a course. The representative will provide you with the Penn State voucher number and walk you through the necessary steps to register for the course using the voucher. PLEASE NOTE: Vouchers are not paid for at the time of the request or at the time of the course. After you have completed the course, you will receive an invoice from Learning Tree with further instructions to complete payment. This billing process may take several weeks.

If you have any difficulty contacting Learning Tree or if you have any questions about this process, please contact ITLD directly at or 814-863-9522.

CompTIA Vouchers 

Students, faculty, and staff can now purchase their exam vouchers, training materials, and CertMaster Products at a discounted rate using the CompTIA Academic Marketplace found at In order to take advantage of the sperical pricing, users need to create an account using their .edu email address.  Be aware that there is a limit on how many exams and learning products each learner can purchase within a certain time frame.  Please see the Academic Marketplace for more details.

Please note, the exams below are listed by the exam topic, the exact exam name, and then the discounted exam price:

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals, Exam Voucher Only, $70.00
  • CompTIA A+, Exam Voucher Only, $94.00
  • CompTIA Network+, Exam Voucher Only, $145.00
  • CompTIA Security+, Exam Voucher Only, $203.00
  • CompTIA Server+, Exam Voucher Only, $145.00
  • CompTIA Project+, Exam Voucher Only, $145.00
  • CompTIA Mobility+, Exam Voucher Only, $145.00
  • CompTIA Cloud+, Exam Voucher Only, $145.00

Vendor Training Request Form

Note: If you aren't sure what vendor provides the training you are looking for, leave this field blank.