Computer Networking Specialist Courses: CompTIA A+, Microsoft Server, CCNA (Triple Cert)


Receive not only Instructor-Led Training but students can also access on-demand videos Virtual Labs that allows you to test your skills risk-free in a real-world lab environment and answer certification exam practice questions until you’re confident that you are ready to pass the exam.  

CompTIA A+, Microsoft Server, CCNA (Triple Cert A computer network System Specialist certificate program is designed for individuals who desire entry-level positions in computer networking. While enrolled, students have the opportunity to gain the analytical and technical skills for a variety of professional tasks. These tasks include but are not limited to troubleshooting, testing, maintaining, and safeguarding systems of varying sizes and levels of complexity. These programs are open to applicants who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.

This program is lecture and hands-on from day one. This program covers the following three vendors: CompTIA, Microsoft Server 2012 and Cisco CCNA. The CompTIA A+ certification module introduces candidates to fundamental hardware and software disciplines, PC repair, software and operating systems, desktop support, networking, and cybersecurity. Microsoft Server 2012 is part one of a series of three modules mapping directly to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Association (MCSA) certification with lecture and lab that provide students with the skills to implement and configure core services to install and configure servers, configure server roles and features plus gain exposure to virtualization. CCNA exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management.

Employment Outlook and Salary Info

Students who complete the Computer Network System Specialist certificate program can go on to work in various entry-level positions in fields such as database administration, network systems administration and computer support. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of computer support specialists is projected to rise by 12% during the 2014-2024 decade. Employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to rise by 8%, and the employment of database administrators is projected to rise by 11% in the same period (www.bls.gov).

As of May 2015, the mean annual wage of database administrators was $84,250. For network and computer systems administrators, it was $82,200. For computer user support specialists, it was $52,430.

Continuing Education

The attainment of a certificate is adequate preparation for many computer support specialists and entry-level network and database administrators, but a bachelor’s degree is often required for employment as upper-level administrators. Students who complete the network specialist program may be able to apply those credits to the attainment of an associate’s degree in a similar field. In turn, graduates of associate’s degree programs may seek to attain a bachelor’s degree in a field such as a computer science or management information systems.

Computer Network System Specialist certificate programs are available to students looking to enter such positions as computer support specialist or network systems administrator.