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Network Administration/Security

Are you interested in an Information Technology career that includes Cisco Technology training and Network Security?

The importance of IT Security for today’s businesses, organizations, and government agencies cannot be overstated. The protection of confidential information from unauthorized access by non-sanctioned individuals is critical to the success and well-being of these entities. It is essential that companies protect themselves with skilled and certified IT Security personnel.

With an Associate Network Administration/Security degree you can work as:

  • Network Security Specialist
  • Security Technician
  • Security Administration
  • Network Security Support
  • Level One Field Technician
  • Computer Technician
  • Network Administrators
  • IT Help Desk
  • Double Agent-Geek Squad
  • Technical Support Analyst
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • Junior Network Technician

Job opportunities can range from database management SQL Server Programming to Network Security.

The Importance of a Quality Network Administration/Security Program

Finding the right Network Administration degree program is an important part of the process to begin your dream Information Technology career. Check out the following points.

  • In addition to preparing for the Cisco Network Security (IINS) certification exam you will also prepare for the Cisco Entry Network Technician (CCENT) and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exams.
  • The West Virginia Junior College Network Administration/Security degree program covers secure network infrastructure understanding core security concepts, managing secure access, VPN encryption, firewalls, intrusion prevention, web and email content security and endpoint security.
  • The Network Administration/Security curriculum also helps the student develop skill sets in WAN Technologies, and router protocols. Configuration of Routers and Switches, using CLI, Virtual LAN, Access-List, and Advanced Router and Switch Configuration.
  • Another benefit of WVJC Network Administration/Security programs is that you can earn your degree and become career ready in months. For example, you can complete your program and earn your college degree in 18 months. There is no need to waste your precious time and money taking classes not related to your Network Security career goals.

Now is the time to combine your potential for success with your love of computers at a college you can trust.

Why Choose WVJC Network Administration/Security Program

In addition to the Network Administration/Security and Information Technology skill sets that you will develop WVJC provides you with experiences designed to enhance your resume and improve your job prospects.

The Network Administration/Security program also includes other areas of instruction that are also very important to success in the technology area.

Today’s employers not only need skilled and certified information technology personnel, they also require those individuals to understand what it means to act and conduct oneself with professionalism.

The WVJC Network Administration/Security curriculum attempts to impress upon students the importance of adopting a solid work ethic and constantly approaching ones’ responsibilities with honesty and integrity.

The curriculum also promotes discussion and an understanding of the vital role customer service plays in the success or failure of businesses.

Customer service is defined as creating and sustaining courteous and empathetic intentions with customers. Network Administration/Security students are taught to optimize customer interactions by being prompt, polite, professional, and to personalize the engagement to the highest degree possible.

All Network Security/Administration students are required to complete an externship near the end of their classroom and interactive lab experiences. This on the job training offers the soon to be graduate an excellent opportunity to apply developed skill sets to a real work environment. This externship experience is an invaluable platform for students to showcase their information technology and security abilities combine with the lessons learned about customer service and customer satisfaction.

WVJC has committed to the philosophy that industry specific certifications are important achievements that boost graduate confidence and foster a sense of accomplishment. Certifications also exhibit to potential employers that the graduate has in fact mastered the essential technology requirements of the position.

Some of the certifications WVJC Network Administration/Security graduates are prepared and qualified to sit for include:

  • Certified CISCO Network Security (IINS)
  • Certified CSICO Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
  • Certified CISCO Network Associate (CCNA)
  • A+ Certified Technician
  • Network + Certified
  • Server + Certified
  • Microsoft Technology Associate Certification

West Virginia Junior College has incorporated CISCO Technology training into its courses and they are designed to prepare students to create and manage network infrastructures. CISCO is the recognized worldwide leader relative to routers, switches, and other information technology infrastructure.

WVJC strives to deliver a comprehensive CISCO learning experience to facilitate student development of IT skills for entry-level Network Security/Administration career opportunities and globally recognized career certifications.

Certified CISCO Network Security (IINS)

WVJC Network Administration/Security students are trained and qualified to sit for the IINS security certification which advances the students skill set toward computer security issues and tasks. Training for this certification focuses on security matters such as core security concerns, managing secure access, firewalls, intrusion prevention, and endpoint security.

Additional training revolves around WAN Technologies, configuration of routers and switches, using CLI and virtual LAN.

Certified Cisco Entry Network Technician: (CCENT)

WVJC students will be trained to sit for the CCENT certification which is the first level exam encompassing CISCO skill sets. Training for this certification focuses on programming CISCO routers utilizing the Command Line Interface (CLI) to manage subnets thereby streamlining and making digital communications more efficient.

Additional training includes managing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers which automatically leases IP addresses and other information for individual work stations.

Certified Cisco Network Associate:(CCNA)

WVJC students will then prepare to sit for the CCNA certification. This more advanced certification will further the student mastery of the CLI which will allow the student to perform and create more complex programming routines utilizing CISCO routers and switches.

Students will also become proficient with the Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) as well as develop higher level security skills including building more complicated firewalls.

Learn More About Our Network/Administration Security Program

West Virginia Junior College has more than 90 years’ experience training and teaching West Virginia residents for local professional opportunities.

If your goal is to become a professional in the Information Technology/Network Security field, then take that first step towards your dream career.

Contact us today because we’re ready to give you the education you’re looking for!

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