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You are curious about technology and its endless possibilities. You like to challenge yourself to find a solution to a problem. You want to be the go-to desktop or server support guru for technical advice. You are fascinated by cloud computing and how it works. This is a great way to jump into the field of technology because you’ll learn how to support secure servers and network infrastructures using on premise and cloud technologies. Come and join the dynamic and exciting field of technology! CNA – Supporting IT!
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The Computer Network Administrator (CNA) program provides students with the fundamental knowledge and hands-on technical skills required to be successful in today’s information technology world. The CNA program teaches students foundational technology skills, core knowledge areas, and strategies for being successful. Students get specialized training with up-to-date applied technology.
Through the course of the program, you can expect to learn:
The knowledge and skills you'll gain in the Computer Network Administrator program will help you jump into the field of information technology. As our reliance on computers, networking and digital communications increases, so too will the number of job opportunities available to our graduates.
Graduates of this program earn a Computer Network Administrator certificate.
Depending on your career goals, you may also obtain vendor certifications including CompTIA's A+, Network+, Linux+, Microsoft and Cisco after completing the Computer Network Administrator program. This will require additional studying after completing the Computer Network Administrator program.
Note: Vendor certification may provide advanced credit for courses. If you're currently enrolled in the Computer Network Administrator program, you may contact the program for more information: email@example.com.
The CNA program is designed to give you the skills necessary to gain employment upon graduation. Should you wish to pursue additional education you may do so in the Network Engineering Technology (2 year diploma), Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology: Network Management (applied degree) or Bachelor of Technology (degree) programs. Entry into these programs may require an additional year of post-secondary education or bridging courses.
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Gain a solid foundation for an information technology career with solid computer networking and administration skills.
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