Network Administrator Training


Are you interested in computer technology training that includes network and server administration, security, Cisco technology, PC repair, and more?

This unique program highlights how the importance of networking IT security for today’s businesses, organizations, and government agencies cannot be overstated.

The efficient operation of an organization’s networks and 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 professionals.

“I highly recommend WVJC to anyone, they’ve helped me with every step to get into my dream career! They are very supportive and offer help with anything you need! The classes are smaller which helps the teachers get to know you and help you make one on one. Everyone here wants you to succeed and they’ll make sure you do so. If you’re thinking about coming to school here I would say you’re making the right decision!” – Briana McKinzie, WVJC Graduate

The Importance of Network Security Training from WVJC


Finding the right degree program is an important part of the process to begin your dream career in IT. Here are a few things that set our network administrator courses apart from the others:

  • A benefit of WVJC network administrator training 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 just 18 months. There is no need to waste your precious time and money taking classes not related to your career goals.
  • Students will prepare for the A+ Certified Technician*, Cisco Certified Technician (CCT)+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)+^, Network+Certified++ , and Security+ Certified+++^ certification exams.
  • The curriculum also helps the student develop skill sets in WAN Technologies, and routing protocols. It also includes training in the configuration of routers and switches, using CLI, VLAN, Access-List, and Advanced Router and Switch Configuration.
  • The West Virginia Junior College Network Administration/Security degree program covers securing network infrastructure understanding core security concepts, managing secure access, VPN, encryption, firewalls, intrusion prevention, SIEM Technology, and Cloud and Virtualization.

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.
+Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/Included in Tuition/Fees at Morgantown and Bridgeport Campus Only.
++Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/Included in Tuition/Fees Charleston campus only.
+++Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/Included in Tuition/Fees at Morgantown campus only.
^Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense Charleston only.

Applying Your Degree


With our network administrator training, you could fulfill the following roles.

  • Work with Computers
  • Desktop Support
  • IT Help Desk
  • Work with Networks
  • Level One Field Professional
  • Network Administration
  • Network Security Support
  • Security Administration
  • Security Support
  • Technical Support

Career opportunities from our network administrator training can range from management of routers, switches, servers, and workstations to network security.

Why Choose WVJC Network Administrator Courses


Our curriculum attempts to impress upon students the importance of adopting a solid work ethic and constantly approaching ones’ responsibilities with honesty and integrity.

Network Administration/Security degree students are taught to optimize customer interactions by being prompt, polite, professional, and to personalize the engagement to the highest degree possible.

WVJC Externships for Network Security Degrees


All of our 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 invaluable platform to showcase their information technology and network security abilities combined with the lessons learned about customer service and customer satisfaction.

The Variety of Certifications Students in Our Network Administrator Program Can Prepare For


Certifications can help exhibit to potential employers that the graduate has in fact mastered the essential technology requirements of the position. Certain certifications WVJC Network Administration/ Security degree graduates are prepared and qualified to sit for include:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)+^
  • Cisco Certified Technician (CCT)+
  • A+ Certified Technician*
  • Network+ Certified++
  • Server+ Certified**
  • Security+ Certified+++^
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)+++

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.
**Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense.
+Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/Included in Tuition/Fees at Morgantown and Bridgeport Campus Only.
++Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/Included in Tuition/Fees Charleston campus only.
+++Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/Included in Tuition/Fees at Morgantown campus only.
^Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense Charleston only.

CISCO Technology and Our Network Administration Courses


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.

  • Security+ Certified+++^
    • Students are trained and qualified to sit for the Security+ certification which advances the students’ skillset 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 provides baseline skills you need to perform core security functions.
  • Cisco CertifiedTechnician (CCT)+
    • WVJC students will be trained to sit for the CCT certification which is the first level exam encompassing CISCO skillsets. 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 workstations.
  • 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 (VLANs) as well as develop higher level security skills including building more complicated firewalls.
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)+++
    • WVJC students are also prepared to sit for the Microsoft Technology Associate Exam that provides professional based certifications on Microsoft products.
    • Students prepare and sit for the MTA Server Fundamentals exam.

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.
+Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/Included in Tuition/Fees at Morgantown and Bridgeport Campus Only.
++Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/Included in Tuition/Fees Charleston campus only.
+++Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/Included in Tuition/Fees at Morgantown campus only.
^Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense Charleston only.

“Highly recommend it if you’re looking for a small college that has a friendly environment and great teachers and professors.” – Maurice Faulkner, WVJC Student

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