Computer Support Specialist

Computer Support Specialist

Entry Level

Clinical Practice

2-4 Months

Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Program Details

Mobile-Ready

National Certification Opportunity

All Textbooks & Materials Included

Laptops Available

24/7 Learner Support

Certificate of Completion

Externship Opportunity

As low as

$185/mo

$3,999 total

Program Description

This program prepares students for a role in supporting computer users by installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and managing computers, hardware, wired and wireless networks. Upon completing this course, students will be able to support the IT infrastructure through installing and configuring systems to secure applications, networks, and devices as well as perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques allowing end users to connect to the data they need in order to do their jobs regardless of the devices being used. This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA A+ (Core 1 and Core 2) and CompTIA Network+ Certification exams. Students are eligible for an optional externship with a local employer after successful course completion.

This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA A+ (Core 1 and Core 2) and CompTIA Network+ Certification exams. Students are eligible for an optional externship with a local employer after successful course completion.

Program Objectives

  • Hardware: Identify, use, and connect hardware components and devices
  • Software Troubleshooting: Troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including application security support
  • Networking: Understand types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI, and SOHO
  • Mobile Devices: Install and configure laptops and other mobile devices
  • Other OS and Technologies: Understand the Mac OS, Linux, and mobile OS
  • Networking Concepts: Understand the purpose of a variety of networking concepts and implement them appropriately
  • Infrastructure: Determine the appropriate cabling, device, and storage technologies for a given situation
  • Network Operations: Use best practices to manage the network
  • Network Security: Understand the common network attacks and securing wired and wireless networks
  • Network Troubleshooting: Effectively implement network troubleshooting methodologies

Certification Opportunities

After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.

CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) & Core 2 (220-1002)
CompTIA Network+ N10-007

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

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