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COMPUTER NETWORKING/ CISCO

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Program graduates work for mid-size to large companies that have extensive computer networks and are responsible for keeping that network up to date and running smoothly. Some work nights and weekends if emergencies or network interruptions occur.

Career Details

Skills

Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Analyzing, testing, and evaluating computer networking systems, which include local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs)
  • Performing maintenance so that networks operate correctly and with few interruptions
  • Analyzing networks’ data to determine network usage, how much disk space is available, and how the server is functioning
  • Setting up the guidelines for installing or testing LANs or WANs
  • Configuring server and network security settings

Career Options

Program graduates work for mid-size to large companies that have extensive computer networks. Some work nights and weekends if emergencies or network interruptions occur.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Information Technology training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the national standard in computer science training and credentialing.

Credentials such as these show that students are ready for positions in computer programming and repair.  

Computer Networking/ Cisco Numbers to Know

$48K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Dependability
Focus
Independence
Integrity
Organizational skills