Get the Skills to Be a Network and Computer Systems Administrator Certificate and Degree Program
Network and Computer Systems Administration Career Training in as Little as 16 Months*
The Network and Computer Systems Administration Certificate and the Associate of Applied Science in Network and Computer Systems Degree programs at Asher College provide the hands-on training, practical experience, and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding IT career. We’ve designed our programs to work with your schedule — that’s why we offer day, evening, and weekend classes, and certifications that you earn along the way as you progress.
If you’re detail-oriented, technical-minded, and are interested in getting established in a professional IT career, you could be well-suited to succeed as a Network and Computer Systems Administrator.
Becoming a Network and Computer Systems Administrator
When you train as a Network and Computer Systems Administrator, you’ll gain the fundamental skills you need to pursue your new IT career. Upon graduation, you’ll enter the professional world with hands-on training in the following 4 core areas and top it off with additional Cisco networking knowledge.
1. PC Repair and Maintenance
Train in the fundamentals of PC Repair and Maintenance and learn the skills to troubleshoot, diagnose, and fix PC hardware issues. Employers require well-rounded IT personnel who are able to not only deploy a network and fix software issues but who can also make sure that the basic business hardware is running smoothly.
2. PC and Network Security
Learn the essentials of network and cybersecurity. You’ll get trained in the essential principles of network security and risk management. You’ll also be able to perform network threat analysis, configure network systems to secure applications, and understand the policies and regulations around network security.
3. Networking Fundamentals
Learn the fundamentals of network setup, maintenance, and repair. You’ll be able to explain the purpose of a range of networking concepts and implement them appropriately. You’ll also know how to implement proper network policies to ensure stability and business continuity. In addition to other skills, you’ll also get trained in proper cabling and physical network storage techniques.
4. CompTIA Stackable Certifications
The PC Repair and Maintenance course, paired with the Networking Fundamentals course also prepares students for their CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications. Together these two courses in the Infrastructure Specialist pathway will help our students earn their CompTIA IT Operations Specialist credential.
Additionally, earning the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications helps our students break into the CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway by gaining the CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist credential.
5. Operating System Fundamentals
Get the skills to work confidently with the Microsoft Operating System. Once you graduate, you’ll be well versed in the fundamentals and nuances of the Microsoft OS. You’ll learn to perform key tasks such as managing devices, operating system maintenance, configuring user accounts, and installing software.
6. Advanced Networking
These final two technical courses help students develop a comprehensive foundation for designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting modern computer networks, on the scale from small business networks to enterprise networks, with an emphasis in hands-on learning and essential career skills like problem-solving and collaboration in a Cisco Networking environment.
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Security+
- CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist*
- CompTIA IT Operations Specialist*
- Microsoft Operating System
- Cisco CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate
*Successfully passing these certifications will help students with a new designation to showcase the skills they have validated through successfully earning their CompTIA certifications.
No High School Diploma? Asher College Can Help!
Want to enroll in Asher College but don’t have a high school diploma or GED? Earn your high school diploma on our campus so you can gain the credentials you need to enroll at Asher College.
We have an advisory board that helps shape our curriculum. This allows us to alter the curriculum based on recommendations from employers who hire our graduates.
Classes Start Every 2-4 Weeks
Don’t wait around to enroll — our courses begin every 2-4 weeks so you can start your program as soon as you’re ready. Begin your path to a new career quickly with Asher College.
We’re a small college, which makes Asher feel like an extended family. Each instructor and faculty member will get to know you by name and help you along the way.
Asher’s Academy Partnerships
Looking to upgrade your certifications and maximize your earning potential? You’re in luck.
Asher College is proud to partner with many internationally-recognized certifying organizations. We currently offer certifications on behalf of CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, and PearsonVue.
Discover more about these partnerships by visiting our Academy Partnerships page. If you want to specifically learn more about our IT partnerships, then please head over to our CompTIA and Cisco certification pages.
Contact our admissions department today to learn how these certification programs could suit your career goals.
As a graduate of the Network and Computer Systems Administration Program, you may find work in positions including:
- Help Desk
- PC Support Specialist
- Desktop Support Engineer
- Network Support Specialist
- Network Repair Technician
Six General Education Courses:
I couldn't have done it without Asher. The instructors are brilliant. They have no problems answering any questions... I can't convey how grateful I am for Asher College coming into my life.
Get Real-World Experience – PC Repair Clinic
Get first-hand practice and job preparation with our PC clinics. Asher College hosts a PC clinic every week onsite, where free repairs are offered to the community. This gives you a chance to see how you would deal with various situations while on the job. You’ll feel confident and capable when you’re able to successfully make PC repairs by yourself.
Financial Aid: Funding Your Career Training
We offer Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Veteran training benefits. Our Financial Aid administrators and School Certifying Officials will work with you to find the best financial solution to fit your needs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. To learn more, visit our Financial Aid page.
Veterans Education Benefits: Asher College is rated a Gold Level Military Friendly® school. For over 15 years, Viqtory Media’s ranking of Military Friendly® schools has helped veterans take their education into their own hands when choosing which schools afford them the best opportunities. Military Benefits Accepted at Asher College include Chapters 31, 33, and 35. To learn more, visit our Veterans Education benefits page.
Is a Rewarding Career as a Network and Computer Systems Administrator Right for You? Get More Info…
If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Network and Computer Systems Administration and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.
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*Program length when completed in normal time.