Network Administrator Training

Are you interested in computer training that includes Cisco Technology and Network Security?

This unique program highlights how 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.

“WVJC has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life. The skills and knowledge I received lead me to my current job as a systems administrator. Without WVJC, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
– Ryan Bell, IT Program 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.
  • In addition to preparing for the Cisco Certified Network Associate in Security (CCNA)*+ certification exam you will also prepare for the Cisco Entry Network Technician (CCENT)*, the Cisco Certified Network Associate in routing and switches (CCNA)*++, as well as the A+* certification exams.
  • The curriculum also helps the student develop skillsets in WAN Technologies, and router protocols. Configuration of Routers and Switches, using CLI, Virtual LAN, Access-List, and Advanced Router and Switch Configuration.
  • 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 security, SIEM Technology, Cloud and Virtual Network Topologies, and Anti-Malware/Cisco Advanced Malware Protection.

*Required/Included in Tuition/Fees

+Morgantown and Bridgeport Campus Only 

++Optional at Charleston

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
  • Network Security Support
  • Security Administration
  • Security Support
  • Technical Support

Career opportunities from our network administrator training can range from database management SQL server programming 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 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 Pearson VUE certifications WVJC Network Administration/ Security degree graduates are prepared and qualified to sit for include:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate in Security (CCNA)*+
  • Certified Cisco Entry Network Technician (CCENT)*
  • Certified Cisco Network Associate in routing and switches (CCNA)*++
  • A+ Certified Technician*
  • Network + Certified**
  • Server + Certified**
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)**

*Required/Included in Tuition/Fees

**Optional at own expense

+Morgantown and Bridgeport Campus Only 

++Optional at Charleston

CISCO Technology and Our Network Administrator 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.

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate in Security (CCNA)*+
    • Students are trained and qualified to sit for the IINS 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 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 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 work stations.
  • Certified Cisco Network Associate in Routing and Switches (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.
  • 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.
    • These Microsoft products include the fundamentals for databases (MS SQL Server), Development (Visual Studio) and IT Infrastructure (Windows and Windows Server).

*Required/Included in Tuition/Fees

**Optional at own expense

+Morgantown and Bridgeport Campus Only

++Optional at Charleston

“Deciding to come to WVJC has been one of the best experiences of my life. The first time I was looking at colleges, I didn’t think I was smart enough to work in IT. WVJC has proven me wrong.” – Dawn Riley, Network Administration/Security Student

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