The Information Technology-Network Specialist program will prepare you to administer, install, maintain and troubleshoot data and voice networks.
You will gain a working knowledge of Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), and their interconnectivity to nodes, servers and other end user devices in an enterprise network. Additionally, you will learn hands-on training in network operating systems, user administration, network security, network design and implementing voice over IP (VoIP).
You will also learn how to manage:
- Network Operating Systems (NOS) and client software
- Network security measures
- User accounts
- Network event logs for problem resolution
Madison College's IT-Network Specialist program prepares you to test for:
- Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate)
- Cisco CCNA-Voice
- Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network+ certifications
- CCNA Security
Network Specialist is on a career pathway that includes this associate degree and a technical diploma. Both will prepare you for a good job and with the associate degree, you can transfer to another college to earn your bachelor’s degree. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your own career path.
Students in MATC's IT-Network Specialist program can attend full or part time.
Network Specialist classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
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** note that if starting in Spring term, it may take 5 semesters to complete program