Network Systems Specialist
This major prepares students to install, configure and support an organizationâ€™s local area network, wide area network, and/or Internet system. Students learn basic and advanced problem-solving skills in computer installation, evaluation, troubleshooting and upgrades of computer hardware, software and operating systems along with the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of network hardware. They learn switching basics, intermediate routing and WAN technologies and are introduced to basic security principles involving networks and operating systems. Students gain skills required for certifications offered by Microsoft, CompTIA and Cisco.