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Computer Networking Technology

Is computer networking a good major?

Prospective students often wonder whether a degree in computer networking is more beneficial for private or government sector jobs. The good news is that graduates can feel secure in having the skills to apply for jobs for both sectors. Both options can provide good growth opportunities.

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Degrees


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The Computer Networking Technology AAS degree is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to gain employment as an information technology professional with a focus on cybersecurity or network administration. Core classes focus on network configuration including routing and switching and operating systems.

Cybersecurity concentration students learn how to secure a network with topics such as cybersecurity operations, network forensics, and penetration testing. Network Administration concentration students learn advanced routing and switching techniques and Windows an Linux server administration.

Students interested in college transfer for Bachelor degrees in Cybersecurity, Network Administration, or Technology Management should see an academic advisor.

Certificates


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The Cybersecurity Specialist certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in cybersecurity and network administration. Students learn to install, support, secure, and troubleshoot network devices such as routers, switches, and servers. In addition, students learn how to configure virtual private networks, firewalls, and intrusion prevention systems. This program helps prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security certifications and provides a strong knowledge base to pursue advanced cybersecurity certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

Short Term Certificates


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The Cisco Networking Specialist certificate is designed for students to install and support medium to large computer networks with an emphasis on configuration of Cisco routers and switches. This program prepares students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.

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This certificate is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to install, troubleshoot and support computers and servers in a small to medium-sized computer network. Students are prepared for the CompTIA A+ Certified IT Technician certification. Successful students will have the skills required to gain employment in entry-level positions in the information technology field.

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This certificate is designed to provide students with the skills required to install, configure, and secure a small to medium-sized network. Emphasis is on cybersecurity technologies and implementation. Students are prepared for the CompTIA Security+ certification. Successful students will have the skills required to gain employment in entry-level positions in the information technology field specializing in cybersecurity.

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The Windows Server Administrator certificate program is designed to prepare students to manage a Windows server and network infrastructure. Students acquire skills in directory services, server configuration, and network services. Students are prepared for server administrator and support positions.

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