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Why You Should Train for a Computer Networking Career

Why You Should Train for a Computer Networking Job

In a world where technology is growing and changing every day, careers in the information technology (IT) field are becoming increasingly important, with employment expected to grow 12 percent by 20241. Brightwood College offers programs that prepare aspiring network support technicians and computer support technicians to pursue jobs in the IT field.

Technology is at the heart of modern businesses. As businesses evolve, so does the computer technology that powers it. The same creative thinking that goes into technological advancement also goes into repair when those advances fail. Glitches, system failures and hard drive crashes mean that businesses need computer support specialists and technicians to resolve practical issues.

Graduates working in IT need to know how to solve the problems that keep people from doing their jobs and how to keep computer networks and technology running efficiently.

What is computer networking?

Computer networking is a process in which data is routed and exchanged between computers and network servers in order to share information and resources. This allows for joint use of programs, data and information among networks. These resources help improve efficiency and let employees communicate and share assets. For businesses to function, it is essential to keep networks working properly and to protect from hackers and computer viruses.

Where Computer Technicians Work

  • Computer network jobs can be found in a wide range of settings:
  • Professional and technical services industries
  • Computer system design companies
  • Administrative and support services companies
  • Financial, insurance or educational institutions
  • Government agencies
  • Software publishing companies
  • Telecommunications organizations

Training for Computer Networking Jobs

The information technology programs at Brightwood College are designed to help you develop IT skills for network and system administration and computer system support jobs. Training for computer networking jobs through hands-on labs and simulations will give you the skills you need for real-world work.

The Computer Support Technician or Network Support Technician program could help you develop job-relevant skills, equipping you with knowledge about computer hardware, systems and applications, networking, help desk administration and customer service. Successful completion of this program may prepare graduates to take optional certification examinations, such as the CompTia Network+ and the CompTia A+ certifications.

Computer Support Jobs

There are many exciting computer support job options for those with computer support technician diplomas/certificates, including:

  • Computer support specialist or computer support technician
  • Computer technician
  • Desktop support technician
  • Help desk specialist or help desk technician
  • Computer lab coordinator
  • Office systems support specialist
  • Hardware/software installer
  • Computer salesperson

Computer Network and Administration Jobs

Brightwood College also offers a networking associate degree in Network and System Administration and an occupational degree in Computer Network Technology (Maryland locations only).

There are various computer networking jobs you may be able to pursue with a networking degree:

  • Network operations analyst
  • Network systems support
  • Network specialist
  • Network technician
  • Network systems and data communications analyst

Explore our website to learn more about information technology training programs at Brightwood College.

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The College makes no representation, promise or guarantee that completion of this program either assures passage of any certification examination or acceptance by any state board. Prospective and current students, as well as graduates, are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration or licensure requirements in any state in which they seek to become registered, licensed or employed. Brightwood College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

The Computer Network Technology program in Maryland is an occupational degree program.

1https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm