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Information Technology Programs

Gain Expertise for a Competitive Edge

Information Technology skills include IT Technicians and Network Systems Administrators. IT Technicians install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. They monitor network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. They often test website performance to ensure websites operate correctly and without interruption, and they assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software.
Network systems administrators create and manage computer and information networks. This includes designing and implementing various types of networks—such as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), intranets, and extranets—to facilitate efficient data communication. Additionally, they engage in network modeling, analysis, and planning to optimize network performance.
In addition to network setup and management, network systems administrators play a vital role in ensuring network security. They design security measures for networks and computers to safeguard against potential threats and breaches, and research and recommend hardware and software solutions to enhance network and data communications capabilities.

What Our Students Are Saying

At the time when I was attending [Career Development Solutions], I was running the entire shop at my company and I was new to networking. So being able to learn those skills at Career Development Solutions really enhanced my value added to the company. I was able to solve problems quicker, able to target our purchases a lot better, so I kept our overhead and our operational expenses lower.
Career Development Solutions is so wonderful. I couldn’t have gotten the training done without the online classes, materials, and teachers, who have a lot of experience so they can answer your questions right away.
The Career Development Solutions courses have been great so far and I am looking forward to my next one. They provide us with good examples and great instructors that have a deep understanding of what they are teaching as well as some serious firsthand experience with the course subject matter. It's allowed me to get a better understanding of what I am dealing with here at work on a day-to-day basis.
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    Growing and In-Demand Careers

    • Systems Administrator
    • LAN Specialist & Administrator
    • Information Analyst
    • Information Technology Specialist
    • Systems Engineer
    • Server Systems Administrator
    • Enterprise Administrator
    • Network Coordinator, Specialist, and Manager
  • Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician

    The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credential proves that you have the skills to successfully support end-users and to successfully troubleshoot desktop environments that are running the Microsoft Windows operating system.
     
    Students will be able to support users, troubleshoot desktop applications, and support Windows operation systems.

  • IT Network Support Specialist Certificate Program

    IT Support is needed in every organization. Learn the fundamentals of hardware, software, networking, and security in this program. Bring your attention to detail and troubleshooting skills to an organization today.

    This program offers a rounded education in the IT World. This is an entry-level course that will introduce the student to basic hardware and software with CompTIA A+ and then introduce them to basic networking with CompTIA Network+.

    Students will round out their program with IT Security training. Training will be completed with an introduction to computing within the Cloud.

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server

    The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server certification shows that you have the minimum set of skills needed to hit the ground running, and differentiates you as better able to work with Windows Server in a real-world business context.

    This certification validates a set of primary Windows Server skills that are relevant across multiple solution areas. MCSA: Windows Server certification is a prerequisite for earning an MCSE: Private Cloud.
  • MCSA Microsoft Windows Server Junior Server Administrator

    The Microsoft Windows Server Junior Server Administrator Program at Career Development Solutions is designed to give you in-depth, current skills on network infrastructure using Windows Server.

    Learn to troubleshoot hardware and software problems that may affect network processing and routing operations, analyze immediate network issues, and apply solutions.
  • CompTIA Network+

    CompTIA Network+ validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that recognizes a technician's ability to describe the features and functions of networking components and to install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols, and services.
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing & Switching

    Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching certification demonstrates your ability to deploy, maintain, secure, and operate a medium-sized network using Cisco technologies including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN.

    This curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills.
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

    After achieving your CCNA Routing & Switching certification, you are ready to take the next step and earn your Cisco Certified Network Professional Level (CCNP) in one or more specialty areas, including routing, switching, design, security, wireless, or voice.

    The CCNP Program indicates advanced knowledge of networks and shows that the network professional can install, configure, and troubleshoot local and wide area networks for enterprise organizations with networks from 100 to more than 500 nodes.
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Programs differ by location. Contact us to learn about programs in your area.

Additional Resources

10 Top Soft Skills to Learn in Business Skills Training

If you’re new to IT, it may feel hard to determine which program is right for you. We’ve created an infographic to explain each of the CompTIA programs we offer – read and download the guide here!

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Introduction to IT

Want to start a tech career in IT? We are offering a no-cost 90-minute “Intro to IT” training session taught by a Career Development Solutions CompTIA Authorized Trainer. Get an overview of CompTIA A+, the leading certification for IT Technicians. Plus, review some CompTIA certification exam prep to see if you are ready to start a career in IT.

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