I have the opportunity to take a course called "Infomation Systems Specialist+" at a local community college starting next month and I am having a really tough time deciding whether or not I should take it. It is a one and a half year course (only 4 hours a day) and costs approximately $20k. Below is a list of all the different modules in the course
Student Success Strategies
Windows 7 Configuration: 70-680
Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration: 70-640
Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration: 70-642
Windows Server 2008 Application Platform Configuration: 70-643
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator: 70-647
Introduction to CISCO Routers
Exchange Server 2010 Configuration: 70-662
SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance: 70-432
SharePoint 2010 Configuration: 70-667
Career Planning and Preparation
8 Week Field Placement
The school claims to have a 100% employment rate for people who successfully complete the course, but my biggest concern is whether or not I'll actually be able to pass the course since I am a complete newbie to any IT stuff.
So, my questions to you all are
1) How difficult would all the stuff I listed be to learn for somebody has zero prior experience? Obviously I wouldn't expect any course worth anything to be EASY but I would at least like to go into it with confidence that as long as I put in the effort and study time I should be able to pass and not end up putting myself in debt for nothing.
2) The school is also offering a lesser course (called Information Systems Administrator) that costs $6k less, only takes a year but doesn't include Security+, Introduction to CISCO Routers, SQL Server 2008 and UNIX/Linux. Might this be a better option for me?
Any help with these questions or advice would be greatly appreciated.