MCTC's Cisco Network Administrator Certificate is part of the college's Computer Support and Network Administration program. Computer Support and Network Administration provides a comprehensive, industry-focused training on network support and Internet technologies. You will learn how to install, configure, and maintain computer hardware, protocols, operating systems, software and Internet working devices, with special emphasis on developing troubleshooting skills. Instructors with real world experience lead classes and cover key topics such as network administration, client/server installation and support, Web server management, database implementation, and network security. In addition, you will have the chance to work in groups with other class members to learn valuable teamwork and communication skills that reflect the real-world soft-skill requirements. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in various student club activities, technology competitions and industry events. As a student, you will also have the opportunity to participate in valuable learning activities such as internships, student learning experiences and the Information Technology Club. Upon completion of the program, you will have gained strong problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills that will be useful as you enter the workforce. MCTC has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, St. Mary's University, and St. Scholastica for students who wish to pursue a four-year degree. Where You Could Work Help desk centers Technical support Information technology departments in government and industry Network administration Internet service providers IT consulting firms Training centers Technology vendors Software consulting firms Application software developers Web developers
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