Become a Successful Network Administration Professional
Launch a Promising Career in Wireless Technology – A Growing Area of IT
The Associate of Science Degree in Network Administration/Hardware with Wireless Technology is composed of a combination of courses, which provide entry-level skills in such areas as:
- Network Design
- Network Administration
- Network Configuration
Course work emphasizes Windows and A+ training. This program is designed to prepare a graduate for entry-level employment in Network Administration in as little as 18 months.
Main Duties of a Professional Network Administrator
Network Administrators primarily concentrate on the overall health of a company’s network, server deployment, security, and ensuring the network connectivity. Some of the main responsibilities of this position include:
- Installing and configuring new equipment including desktop PCs and servers
- Troubleshooting day-to-day problems and unusual issues with networked equipment
- Evaluating the need for upgrades or replacements of current computer hardware and software solutions
This program is composed of courses designed to provide you with entry- and mid-level skill sets such as: network design, configuration, administration and troubleshooting. The coursework emphasizes Windows 2003, router configuration and A+ training in both hardware and software environments. Students will gain valuable and marketable skills in computer and network hardware and software, which will lead to entry-level career opportunities, such as:
- Network Engineer
- Service Technician
- Network Systems Engineer/Analyst
- Customer Support Engineer
- Network Support Specialist
- Telecom Data Engineer
- A+ Certified Technician / Network
- Support Center Client – Server
- Technology Technician
- Help Desk Analyst
- Network Field Technician
Rising Demand for Network Administrators
The rapid spread of computers and information technology has generated a need for highly trained workers to design and develop new hardware and software systems and to incorporate new technologies. Computer Support Specialists and Systems Administrators are projected to be among the fastest growing occupations over the 2002-2012 period, according the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupation Outlook Handbook.
The Network Administration/Hardware with Wireless Technology program is relevant due to the need for certified system engineers. The FTC program will help prepare students for the Microsoft Certified Program, Microsoft Certified System Administrator, and Microsoft Certified System Engineer. Achieving these industry recognized certifications gives our technicians an edge in the work place.
Industry Recognized Certifications
Your coursework in this program will focus on preparing you to become certified in multiple disciplines that employers search for on resumes. MCSE, MCSA, A+, Network+, and CCNA represent just a few of the certifications you may attain through testing, as a result of the theory and hands-on training received in the classroom. Florida Technical College is a Vue Testing center which gives our students the ability to be tested at our facility.
IT certifications show employers you have the necessary skills to be an asset to them and will give you an competitive edge in today’s IT job market.
Find Out More
Explore if working in the Computer Aided Drafting industry is right for you. Click on the button below or call your nearest FTC campus today to speak with a knowledgeable Florida Technical College Admissions Representative:
- Lakeland: 888-904-1781
- Deland: 888-906-6869
- Orlando: 888-574-2082
- Kissimmee: 888-906-5730
- Pembroke Pines: 888-779-2572
Not all programs are available at all locations.