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Tech Support Specialist Certificate Program

Tech Support Specialist Career Training in Sacramento in as Little as 6 Months*

The Tech Support Specialist Program at Asher Sacramento provides the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding IT career. Asher Sacramento’s Tech Support Specialist certification program is designed 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 Tech Support Specialist.

  • Jul 5thTech Support Specialist Asher College (Dallas) 9330 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway Dallas TX US 75243 As a Tech Support Specialist, you’ll be the face of the IT department. With the training provided by Asher College, you’ll get the skills to suggest solutions to technical problems, test software compatibility, train users, and install new hardware. College
  • Jul 11thTech Support Specialist Asher College (Las Vegas) W. Charleston Blvd Las Vegas NV USA 89146 As a Tech Support Specialist, you’ll be the face of the IT department. With the training provided by Asher College, you’ll get the skills to suggest solutions to technical problems, test software compatibility, train users, and install new hardware. College
  • Jul 11thTech Support Specialist Asher College (Sacramento) 1215 Howe Ave Suite 101 Sacramento CA US 95825 As a Tech Support Specialist, you’ll be the face of the IT department. With the training provided by Asher College, you’ll get the skills to suggest solutions to technical problems, test software compatibility, train users, and install new hardware. College
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Becoming a Tech Support Specialist

When you train as a Tech Support Specialist with Asher Sacramento, you’ll gain the fundamental skills needed to pursue your new IT career. Upon graduation, you’ll enter the professional world with hands-on training in the following 4 core areas:

1. 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 learn how to decide on 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.

2. Operating System Fundamentals

Get the skills needed 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 key concepts, including Managing Devices, Understanding Operating System Maintenance, Configuring User Accounts, and Installing Software.

3. PC and Network Security

Learn the essentials of PC, network and cybersecurity. You’ll get trained in the essential principles for 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.

4. Linux Operating System

Linux is one of the world’s most popular operating systems for IT infrastructure. You’ll get trained on the fundamentals of the Linux Operating System (OS), including how to use the Linux command line and perform basic maintenance. You’ll also get the skills to install and configure workstations in addition to setting up networking within the OS.

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Get Certified and Start Applying for Your New Career as You Train

Take courses you know will lead to industry-recognized certifications. Asher Sacramento offers you training in courses that give you the chance to get certified by the likes of CompTIA and Microsoft.

Core Certifications

  • CompTIA Network+ or Microsoft Networking Fundamentals
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Linux+ and LPIC-1: System Administrator from the Linux Professional Institute
  • Microsoft Installing and Configuring a Microsoft Operating System

**Pre-Requisites: Due to employer demands the Sacramento program has a pre-requisite of the CompTIA A+ or relevant industry experience signed off by our Director of Career Services.

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Classes Start Every Two Weeks

Don’t wait around to enroll — our courses begin every second week so you can start your program as soon as you’re ready. Begin your path to a new career quickly with Asher Sacramento.

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Market-Driven Education

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.

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Personalized Attention

Asher Sacramento is 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.

Sacramento Career Success Class

Career Service courses and activities are on-going throughout the program at Asher Sacramento.

An instructor works with you one-on-one to teach you about the soft skills that employers look for when hiring. Learn about the communication skills, resume preparation, cover letter writing, and interview tactics that will help prepare you for your new career.

Career Opportunities in Sacramento, California

As a graduate of the Sacramento Tech Support Specialist program, you may start your career applying to work as a:

  • Desktop Support Specialist
  • Tech Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Support
  • Hardware Support
  • Data Center Specialist
  • Computer Support Tech
Get the hands-on training you need to transform your career goals into reality. Asher College's courses were designed in consultation with industry professionals so that you get the core skills employers demand

Here’s what you will learn in the Sacramento Tech Support Specialist program:

Introduction to Networking

NET102 Introduction to Networking

Students will learn to design and implement networks, configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices, use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks, implement network security, standards, and protocols, troubleshoot network problems and identify the benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations, and support the creation of virtualized networks. The associated industry exam is CompTIA N10-007 or Microsoft 98-366 Certification: CompTIA Network + or Microsoft Networking Fundamentals.

Prerequisite(s): PCS111 PC Support Level 2

Windows OS

MOS102 Windows OS

Students will be able to deploy and maintain Windows 10 on a single computer, configure system connectivity, & manage devices and data. The associated industry exam is MD-100, Windows 10. (Microsoft)

Prerequisite(s): NA

Administering Linux

OSL200 Administering Linux

Students will be able to use a Linux operating system to determine and configure System Architecture, manage Linux installation and package management, and install GNU and Unix commands. Students will also spend time managing devices, Linux file systems and Hierarchy Standard. Configuring Shells, Scripting and Data Management are also included in this course along with managing user interfaces, customizing administrative tasks and managing networking and security. The associated industry exam is LX0-004. Certification: CompTIA, Linux+

Prerequisite(s): NA

Network and Operational Security

SEC101 Network and Operational Security

Students will be able to apply cybersecurity risk mitigation concepts to execute appropriate level security responses. They will practice analyzing and differentiating malware, social engineering, wireless and application attacks along with the use and application of cryptography concepts, tools and products. This foundational course also includes procedures to establish host, application and data security along with authentication services, authorization and access control. The associated industry exam is SY0-601. Certification: CompTIA, Security+

Prerequisite(s): NET102 Introduction to Networking

Career Success

CS101 Career Success

Students will be able to maximize their potential by being mindful of how self-talk impacts their habits, attitude, beliefs and expectations. Students also learn strategies to eliminate procrastination and achieve goals. Each student will complete a DISC profile to better understand their preferred communication style, how it relates to their own personal and professional development and how their DiSC style relates to others.

Prerequisite(s): NA

Advanced Career Development

CD201 Advanced Career Development

Students will be able to search for a job within their field of study, conduct themselves professionally in a job interview and provide a resume tailored to each job position applied for. This course is designed for three particular points of views; those looking to change careers, those looking to advance their career and those who are entrepreneurs and want to start their own business. Career Services will put your career goals first, it is time you did as well.

Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed 80% of their program.

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.
Ervin Reed, Associate of Applied Science in Computer Specialist and Networking

Get Real-World Experience – Sacramento PC Repair Clinic

Get first-hand practice and job-preparation with our PC clinics. Asher Sacramento 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 in Sacramento for those who qualify. To learn more, visit our Financial Aid page.

Veterans Education Benefits: Asher Sacramento is rated as a Gold Level Top 10 Military Friendly® schools. 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 Chapter 31, 33, and 35. To learn more, visit our Veterans Education benefits page.

Is a Rewarding Career as a Tech Support Specialist in Sacramento Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Tech Support and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

A helpful Asher College Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have about Asher Sacramento and can help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

For immediate questions, call 1-888-211-8829.

*Program length when completed in normal time.