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  • Microsoft Certification Training

    Computer and Network Administration Associate's Degree Job Outlook

    Our associate's degree program in Computer and Network Administration focuses on computer networking and support, network security practices, computer architecture, networking principles, and desktop and server operating systems and applications.(1) 

    Call or request information to learn more about our associate's degree in computer and network administration. 

  • What are some possible career options for Computer and Network Administration graduates?

    Our degree program gives you a chance to earn up to five Microsoft certifications and two additional CompTIA certifications as you work through our program.(1) 

    As a graduate, you may qualify for entry-level roles like:(1) 

    • Computer Support Specialist: Provide help and advice to individuals and groups who depend on computer software or equipment to do their jobs.(2) 
    • Technical Support Specialist: Support information technology (IT) employees in their organization.(2) 
    • Help-Desk Technician: Assist non-IT computer users who are having computer problems.(2) 

    What's the career outlook in the Computer and Network Administration field?

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that jobs for computer support specialists will likely grow by 17 percent from 2012 to 2022. Applicants with a strong technical background should have the best job opportunities.(1,2) 

    An associate's degree or post-secondary classes may be needed for some jobs in this field. Some new hires may also enter a company-specific training program that lasts for several months before they begin their regular duties.(1,2) 

    What skills and training can help you prepare for a career in Computer and Network Administration?

    Good listening, problem-solving, and communication skills can help you in this field, along with solid knowledge about how to install, configure, maintain, and support local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), Internet systems, and wireless configurations that use a variety of network operating systems.(2) 

    Certifications may also help you stand out when you're looking to begin your career in this field, especially in standard industry products like Microsoft and CompTIA.(1) 

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    (1) Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates. Additional requirements for licensure and/or certification may apply.
    (2) http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Computer-and-Information-Technology/Computer-support-specialists.htm.

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