About the Career
Networking specialists are experts who:
- plan, install and upgrade network hardware and software
- manage a network once it’s in place
- configure, troubleshoot and maintain computers attached to a network
Networks move all types of information (from text-based email to live video feeds) within an organization – possibly even around the world.
Networking is the fastest-growing area in the information science field, and the best opportunities are for those with interest and skills in computers and electronics. as graduates advance in their careers, They participate in planning and designing new networks, determining personnel and equipment requirements, and supervising other network support specialists.
Networking professionals work in service industries, insurance and financial services firms, government agencies and with manufacturers. In fact, virtually any company, in any field, with 50 or more employees is likely to have their own network with connections to other external networks (like the Internet).
The explosion in Internet use, the merging of voice and data networks, the demand for increased bandwidth and the integration of networking into all business processes has created an unprecedented demand for networking professionals. This demand will continue to grow as new technologies such as wireless mobile devices are incorporated into new and existing networks.
The Network Systems Management curriculum is designed to prepare students to successfully pass several major industry certification exams while completing the degree.Learn More
Networking is the common factor in distributed processing, online systems, teleprocessing, terminal based systems and real-time systems.Learn More
The LAN Networking Systems Certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills to prepare for occupations in the field of local-area network administration.Learn More
The Networking Specialist Certificate provides the core sequence of courses needed to prepare for the installation, configuration, maintenance and administration of a network infrastructure.Learn More
The certificate in Routing and Networking Configuration is a CCNA level series of routing and networking configuration courses.Learn More
The student will receive course work in basic technical support and customer service concepts, hardware, advanced software training, interpersonal and professional communications, management information systems, and practical experience under close supervision.Learn More
A computer technician is a person who repairs and maintains computers and network servers. The technician's responsibilities may extend to include building or configuring new hardware, installing and updating software packages, and creating and maintaining computer networks.Learn More
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