The length of this course is about 10 months, with an estimated total cost of $4,937.00
Network Systems Administration is the area of information technology which focuses on the server and application infrastructure of a network. This course prepares the student to support servers and applications in the modern network and has two specialty options for students to choose from.
There are seven sections in this course. Four “core” sections map to specific certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, and Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA). By earning these industry standard certifications, students can demonstrate to employers the breadth and depth of their training in fundamental networking principles.
The student chooses between two core specialties: Network infrastructure in the form of the Cisco certification CCNA: Routing and Switching; Server administration in a server specialty focusing on either Linux or Microsoft
Linux is the choice of large organizations: Amazon, Google, NASDAQ, etc. In fact 87% of the world’s computing devices run on the Linux operating system. It’s so important that even Microsoft now offers a Linux certification for interoperations and Windows 10 now comes with Linux baked in.
Microsoft Server Certification (MCSA) has long been the gold standard for students seeking an entry-level position in the field of server and application infrastructure support. It takes three exams to earn your MCSA. Small to medium size businesses depend on Microsoft servers to host their business applications.
Which should you choose? That will depend greatly on your interests and career goals. Meet with the instructor to go over your options.
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