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It is a hands on approach to teaching PC/Networking and Computer Hardware/Software. Emphasis is not only placed on the hardware skills of computer systems, but also on the soft skills (written and verbal communications) that business and industry are demanding of their employees.
Design, install, configure and support Microsoft Windows 20XX Server for local, national and global businesses
Upgrade, repair and maintain computer hardware and software
Configure and maintain current operating systems such as Windows Server 20XX, Windows 7 and higher, and Linux
Work within a virtualized system
Secure a networked environment
Complete basic computer forensics investigations
Continue into the Bachelor of Science in Technology (located on the Beebe campus)
Professional work environments ranging from PC consulting firms, large multi-national companies, or small family-owned businesses.
Install and Support Software Applications
The Associate of Applied Science in Computer Systems and Networking Technology degree prepares students to complete nationally recognized professional certifications in the following areas:
MCP Microsoft Certified Professional
Windows 7 and higher operating systems
Windows 20XX Server
Core tests towards the MCSE
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional)
A+, Network+, Linux+, and Security+
CompTIA's (Computing Technology Industry Association) A+ certification is an entry level certification for computer hardware/software, but also in Windows 9X/20XX/XP and customer service.
The Network+ indicates the candidate possesses the knowledge needed to configure and install the TCP/IP client.
Earning the CompTIA Linux+ designation means that the candidate can explain fundamental management of Linux systems from the command line, demonstrate knowledge of user administration, understand file permissions/software configurations and manage local storage devices and network protocols.
The Security+ covers industry-wide topics, including communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, and operational security.
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Based on information from Arkansas Occupational Employment and Wage Survey, July 2013.
$29,850 - $50,240