Program Type

Training Program

Delivery Method

On Campus

Course Length

Approximately 2 Months

What is a Network Support Specialist?

Network support specialists assist with the design, implementation, and management of linked systems of computers, peripherals, and associated software to maximize efficiency and productivity. They also play an important role in maintaining and securing these networks and provide troubleshooting support. They may work across organizations and industries, including the healthcare field.

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Program Objective

This program provides the design, network configuration, and security training necessary to equip students for a position as a Network Support Specialist within the healthcare field. It also prepares students to function as network specialists and managers at various levels.

A network support specialist is an information technology (IT) professional who designs, implements, and maintains computer networks, as well as provides technical support to users of that network.

A network support specialist completes the routine tasks of maintaining a computer network. They also establish and maintain appropriate security controls across the network, ensure that the appropriate people have access to necessary parts of the network, install software, provide user support, and evaluate network performance.

This program will equip graduates with instruction in operating systems and applications, systems design and analysis, networking theory and solutions, types of networks, network management and control, network and flow optimization, security, configuring, and troubleshooting.

Once you complete this course, you may look for an entry-level position in this field. As you gain experience, you may be able to move up in your role to gain more responsibility or take new roles in the IT field.

In order to enroll, you must Pass a criminal background check. Be at least 17 years of age. Have proof of a GED or high school diploma. Pass the Ability to Benefit Test in lieu of a high school diploma. Pass the employee misconduct registry check (EMR). Pass a drug screening.

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