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Program Length

30 weeks / 540 clock hours

Certifications

These certifications can be earned based on student performance.

  • CompTIA Security+
  • CCNA
  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator Associate

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Network Systems Administrator Program

The Network Systems Administrator Program is the foundation for a series of higher certifications at the expert and master level, and focuses on the ability to design and build technology solutions. Learned primary skills include the ability to install, configure and troubleshoot a network. This series of networking courses is designed to provide the skills and certifications necessary for IT pros to effectively meet current network challenges, and emerging technology, head-on.


Network Systems Administrator Program Details

Computer Network and Security

Students will acquire the essential skills and information needed to install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and perform preventive aintenance on PCs, digital devices, and operating systems, evaluate and examine security policies, implement account management security controls.

This course prepares you for the following certifications:

  • CompTIA Security+

Cisco Routing and Switching

Useful for almost any network, and critical if IT experts are currently employed by Cisco-focused tech shops, this course introduces students to the basics of Cisco network administration. Through accredited network administrator courses online, learn how to install, operate, configure and verify IP networks, as well as identify basic security threats. Students will also explore different network topologies, and troubleshoot common networking issues.

This course prepares you for the following certifications:

  • CCNA

Microsoft Cloud

Students will attain knowledge needed to evaluate cloud service’s value; explain IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS; compare public, private, and hybrid cloud models;  nderstand core Azure architectural components; understand Azure security, identity services, and monitoring; manage privacy, compliance, and  data protection; price subscriptions and manage costs.

This course prepares you for the following certifications:

  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Microsoft Desktop Administration

Students will learn how to support and configure Windows 10 desktops in an organizational environment. Students will develop skills that include learning how to install, customize, and update Windows 10 operating systems. Students will learn how to manage storage, files, and devices as well as how to configure network connectivity for Windows 10.

This course prepares you for the following certifications:

  • Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator Associate

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Career Opportunities

After successfully completing one of our programs, you may qualify for the following career opportunities.

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Specialist
  • Systems Administrator

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Network and Computer Systems Administrators is projected to grow 8 percent through to 2024.


Common Job Responsibilities

What can you expect as a network systems expert? It’s your job to maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software and all configurations. You’re also tasked to diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve hardware, software or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when necessary. Finally, it falls under your mandate to plan, coordinate and implement network security measures to protect data, software and hardware, and develop forward-thinking network defense strategies to security critical services.


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