Get The Skills To Be A Professional Network Specialist

8 Month Networking Career Program

computer networking training
Students learn hands-on in well-equipped Networking Labs

With the rate of technological change showing no signs of slowing down, network troubles are affecting companies of all sizes. It’s more important than ever for businesses to have the right IT Networking professionals on staff.

If you’re a strong problem solver interested in computers and you’re looking to get started in a rewarding career (without spending years in school), a career as a Network Support Specialist could be a great opportunity.

Become a Qualified Networking Professional

The Networking Career Program from CSI provides the hands-on training, practical skills and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding professional IT career. This program includes focus on networking computer systems including implementation, configuration, maintenance and administration of networking equipment, which includes creation of networking servers in both local area and wide area networks (LANs and WANs).

As a Networking student at CSI you can choose from one of three specific certification paths to fit your personal interests and goals.

Regardless of which certification path you choose, as a CSI Networking student you’ll learn in a practical lab environment under the attentive guidance of experienced computer professionals. Each elective incorporates a strong foundation in networking and IT fundamentals, including:

  • Foundations of Networking;
  • Customer Service
  • CompTIA A+I, II & III;
  • Client Operating Systems;
  • Windows Desktop Support I & II; and
  • Professional Development.

Take a look below to explore your certification options.

Certification Electives

CompTIA A+/Microsoft Certification Electives
The CompTIA A+/Microsoft Certified Associate Solutions elective prepares students to sit for the following certification exams:

CompTIA A+ 801/802
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
MCSA 70-680
MCSA 70-685

For full details on the CompTIA A+/Microsoft Certified Associate Solutions Elective, click here.

CompTIA A+/CISCO, CCENT, CCNA Certification Elective
The CompTIA A+/CISCO, CCENT, CCNA Certification elective prepares students to sit for the following certification exams:

CompTIA A+ M 801/802
Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

For full details on the CompTIA/CISCO Elective, click here.

Microsoft/CISCO Certification Elective
The Microsoft/CISCO Certification elective prepares students to sit for the following exams:

MCSA 70-680
MCSA 70-685
CISCO CCENT

For full details on the Microsoft/CISCO Certification Elective, click here.

Not Sure Which Elective Is Right For You? We Can Help!

A knowledgeable CSI Admissions Representative can work with you to explore your interests and help you to uncover which program elective best serves you and your career goals.

Why Get Certified?

Employers often rely on technical certifications when making hiring decisions.

“64% of IT hiring managers rate certifications as having extremely high or high value in validating the skills and expertise of job candidates.”
– CompTIA research report, 2011

Certification exams are paid for by CSI at no cost to you and can increase you career potential.

Career Opportunities: What Can You Do With Your Certifications?

Graduates of this program work in a variety of professional positions, including:

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

Fast & Convenient Blended Learning

As a Networking student you’ll enjoy the flexibility of CSI’s Blended Learning Methodology. Combine classroom and online learning for convenient, efficient education that gives you the skills you need to succeed in a way that fits your lifestyle.

Day & Evening Schedules

At CSI, we believe there should be no barriers to your career education. Our programs are designed to fit the needs of busy, adult learners. Many of our students are raising families and/or continue to work while going to school.

Morning and Evening schedules are available at our Elgin and Gurnee, Illinois campuses. Morning, Afternoon and Evening classes are available at our Chicago location. We’re happy to work with you to help you find a schedule that fits your life.

Get The Support You Need To Start A Successful Career

IT training isn’t about getting a certificate to hang on the wall – it’s about getting a job you love. CSI is dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. Experienced Job Placement professionals are happy to help with things like resume preparation, interview techniques and job searches.

This program is designed to create profound and lasting changes in your career.

Is Becoming A Network Specialist Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in networking and exploring whether this is the career path for you, complete the form on this page to receive more information.

Our friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Representatives are happy to answer any questions and can help with everything from courses to financial aid.

To speak with an Admissions Rep right away, give us a call at 1-888-451-5155.

Consumer Information

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of student who completed the program, and other information, click here.

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