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Networking Career Program

With the rate of technological change showing no signs of slowing, network troubles are affecting companies of all sizes, and the right IT networking personnel is more necessary than ever. Want to become a Network Specialist? You need this program! The Networking Career Program covers the intricacies of Windows Operating System and CompTIA. It provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, build, and support elaborate local area networks. It is a known fact that employers depend on certifications to make hiring decisions. According to a 2011 CompTIA research report, 64 percent of IT hiring managers rate certifications as having extremely high or high value in validating the skills and expertise of job candidates.

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Program Overview

This program offers various skills, lectures, practical
labs, discussions and web based learning technologies
that include the following:

What Courses Will I Take?

CompTIA A+ I
- Install and configure computer hardware
- Differences between computer systems components and software

- Perform preventative maintenance on internal computer components

CompTIA A+ II
- Explanation of CompTIA A+ Troubleshooting Model
- Differences between computer hardware and software malfunctions

- Develop an understanding of client operating systems

CompTIA A+ III
- Explain communication methods between computer systems
- Install and configure a SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) network
- Perform preventive maintenance

FOUNDATIONS of NETWORKING
- Introduction to Computer Basics
- Computer Safety
- Basic Troubleshooting Techniques

CLIENT OPERATING SYSTEMS
- Installing and Upgrading to Windows 7
- Configure Hardware, Applications and Network Connectivity
- Monitoring and Maintaining Systems for Windows 7
- Windows Security

WINDOWS DESKTOP SUPPORT I
- Introduction to Desktop Support
- Troubleshooting and Resolving Desktop Application Issues
- Troubleshooting and Resolving Networking Issues

WINDOWS DESKTOP SUPPORT II
- Managing and Maintaining Systems for Windows 7 Client
- Supporting Mobile Users
- Troubleshooting and Resolving Security Issues

Consumer Information

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What Can Certifications Do for Me?

As a holder of certifications, you are bringing quality to the hiring table. Being certified confirms to the employer that you are serious about your career growth. Professional certifications help you stand out from other job candidates by helping validate that you have the skills required to perform the job.

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Certifications

  • CompTIA A+ Certification
  • MCSA Windows 7 Microsoft Solutions Associate Certification

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What Can I Do With My Certifications?

- Computer Technician - Help Desk Specialist
- Technical Specialist - Computer Support Tech
- Desktop Support Tech - Computer User Support Tech
- Network Support Tech    


Upon successful graduation, you will be provided with Career Services that include expert advice on writing resumes and cover letters, managing the interview process, networking for success, and employment strategies.

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“CSI changed my life 180 degrees. I had been working at a radio station for 15 years but I didn’t have a career path. I started looking into computer networking and found that CSI offered the quickest and least expensive way to get training. I went to night school because I worked during the day, finished in eight months, passed all six CompTIA and Microsoft certification exams I took, and almost immediately got a job as a managed systems specialist with the help of CSI’s career services department. They jumpstarted my career and my second life.”

Michael H. CSI Graduate | Networking Program