Computers are an indispensable part of life today. They are used everywhere, from paying a bill online, to processing volumes of information on the high speed networks of today’s technology-oriented businesses.
To keep technology working smoothly, businesses need trained professionals who are skilled in computer networking and security. If you like technology, and can picture yourself in a computer networking career, you may want to consider the Computer Networking & Security program at Branford Hall.
This program will teach you the essentials of computer maintenance and computer repair. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for an entry-level position in the field of computer networking and security. No prior computer experience or prerequisites are required.
Graduates of this program go on to seek employment in entry-level positions such as computer repair technicians, help desk technicians, desktop support, computer systems administrators, or network technicians.
If this career field sounds like a good fit for you, you may want to read more about the Computer Networking & Security program at Branford Hall.
A Day in the Life
A typical day in the life of a trained professional in Computer Networking and Security involves a range of tasks that will keep you busy!
- Support users in their day-to-day use of computers in the workplace
- Trouble-shoot issues with computer hardware and software
- Take care of preventative maintenance on networked computers
- Install and configure operating systems
- Back up servers regularly
- Work with computer forensics, such as recovering lost data
- Assist with network installation and server maintenance
- Create users and perform administrative functions within the network
- Help keep network security measures up to date and prevent intrusions
Computer Networking and Security as a Career
Read this section to learn more about this field, such as the job outlook for the future and the current salary trends.
Sample Computer Networking and Security Courses
Learn more about the types of courses you will be taking in this exciting program.
Placement Services at Branford Hall
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