Desktop and server administrators maintain network hardware and software, monitor networks to ensure availability to all users, and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. They plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures in data centers and with cloud-based services.
The Desktop and Server Administrator program will teach you how to support cloud computing within an organization and how to automate secure cloud environments that support the high availability of business systems and data. Learn server hardware, installation, and management for Windows and Linux environments. Learn to identify security threats and vulnerabilities and how to respond to and recover from security incidents.
You will also train for the ITIL 4 Foundation Certification. ITIL is the most widely accepted approach to running effective IT/digital services and has been adopted by individuals and organizations across the world. ITIL helps define the direction of the service provider with a clear operating model and aligns services to the business strategy and customer needs. ITIL also provides a common language for businesses and professionals using IT-enabled services.
To earn this certificate, students must successfully complete the following courses within a two-year period.
*Additional testing required for certifications.
How to Enroll
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Sample Program Plan and Costs
Take the following courses in this order, starting with A+ IT Technician. Students must successfully complete these courses within a two-year period.
Students can complete this program in two to four months.
Class Delivery Methods
|On-Campus||Traditional. Classes meet on campus.|
|Virtual||100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.|
|Hybrid||Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.|
|Online||100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.|
|CEUs||Class Hours||Course Title||Cost|
A+ IT Technician
Learn to install, remove, upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware while building a computer using MTC's hardware kits in class. An essential course if you are, or want to be, an entry-level computer service technician. Prepare for the latest A+ certifications.
Acquire the fundamental skills and concepts used on the job in any type of networking career. Work with the major networking technologies and systems in use in modern PC-based computer networks as you prepare for the Network+ certification exam.
Through hands-on practice, you will learn server architecture, administration, storage, security, networking, disaster recovery, and troubleshooting while preparing to sit for the CompTIA Server+ certification exam.
Learn about cloud concepts and models, virtualization, infrastructure, resource management, security, and business continuity in the cloud. Acquire the knowledge and best practices required of IT practitioners working in cloud computing environments as you prepare for the Cloud+ CompTIA certification.
Theft and destruction of intellectual property takes place despite the presence of firewalls, encryption, and corporate edicts. Prepare to implement and monitor security on networks, applications, and operating systems, and respond to security breaches, as you also prepare for the Security+ exam. Prerequisites: Basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts, CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications (or equivalent knowledge), and six to nine months' experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended.
ITIL provides a systematic approach for IT service management using ITIL's best practices and components for delivering IT services to customers. This course is outlined to teach ITIL's Foundational principles and dimensions for managing the many services various IT organizations deliver. ITIL Foundation is a global standard for IT service management. It provides IT leaders, practitioners, and support staff with a practical understanding of the key concepts of ITIL. This course prepares the student to take the ITIL 4 Foundation certification exam. Familiarity with information technology terminology and/or IT related work experience is recommended.
Not including fees and equipment