The Network Administration Certificate is designed for individuals who already have acquired at least a minimum level of technical computer skills, either through previous education, training, and/or experience. It is designed to enhance one�s current computer knowledge and skills. Networking Specialists can work in a wide variety of jobs. The work could include purchasing, installing, configuring, administrating, and/or supporting. Some jobs in networking could include help desk support, user training, installing and maintaining local and/or wide area networks. The student should have excellent communications and math skills. For the certificate programs the student is expected to have prior microcomputer and/or networking experience. He/she should exhibit qualities of patience, perseverance, and preciseness and be a logical thinker. The student should enjoy working in a team environment, and be able to work independently. All networking programs emphasize preparation for either the Microsoft Certified System Administration or Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Certification.
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