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Network Support Specialist

CompTIA and Cisco CCNA Networking Training and IT Certification

Network Support Specialist

The Network Support Specialist program provides the networking training and IT certifications needed to pursue or advance an IT career in networking. This program targets entry-level CCNA jobs such as Network Support Specialist, Network Technician, Network Administrator, and similar IT job roles.

CompTIA Network+ training develops foundation-level networking skills. The Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA) certification training further develops the skills required to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks and resolve connectivity issues. CompTIA Security+ training covers the anticipation, identification, and prevention of threats and vulnerabilities as well as basic cryptography concepts and so much more.

This networking training program will also prepare students to take and pass the CCNA certification exam, CompTIA Security+, and Network+ certification exams.

Contact LeaderQuest today for more information or a detailed syllabus.

Is This Networking Training for Me?

This program is best suited for entry-level students with little to no prior experience who want live, expert, hands-on networking training with plenty of labs that offer real-world experience. Cisco CCNA certification and CompTIA’s Security+ and Network+ training and networking certifications will confirm your skills and knowledge to current and future employers.

Learn more about Cisco certifications, Cisco CCNA salary ranges, and CCNA Certification benefits!

Read: 3 Solid Reasons You Should Stop Thinking About CCNA Certification & Just Do It.

Course at a Glance

BASE TRAINING PERIOD

20 Days

IT CERTIFICATION

CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA)

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SKILL LEVEL

Entry level with no prerequisites

LIVE INSTRUCTOR

This course is available at any LQ campus

VA APPROVED

This course is eligible for VA tuition benefits

ACE CREDIT

See What You'll Learn

Unit 1: CompTIA Network+

Course Objectives: This course provides network technicians and support staff with the foundation-level skills they need to install, operate, manage, support, and troubleshoot a corporate network.

Prerequisites: A typical student taking the CompTIA Network+ (Exam N10-005) course should have a minimum of nine months or more of professional computer support experience as a PC or help desk technician.

  • Networking experience is helpful but not mandatory
  • A+ certification or equal skills and knowledge are helpful but not mandatory
Unit 2: CompTIA Security+

Course Objectives: After taking this course, students will understand the field of network security and how it relates to other areas of information technology. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare for further study in specialized security fields, or it can serve as a capstone course that gives a general introduction to the field. This course prepares students to pass the current CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

Unit 3: ICND1: Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part I

Course Objectives: This is the first of two CCNA courses. Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1), teaches learners how to install, run, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network. The training includes configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a WAN, and identifying basic security threats.

Prerequisites: This is an intermediate level class with the following prerequisites:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • PC operating system navigation skills
  • Internet usage skills
  • IP addressing knowledge
Unit 4: ICND2: Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part II

Course Objectives: This Cisco training is the second of two required Cisco courses for CCNA certification. Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) v3.0, provides entry-level network administrators, network support, and help desk technicians with the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, run, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network.

ICND2 v3.0 focuses on:

  • Understanding redundant topologies
  • Troubleshooting common network issues
  • Configuring EIGRP and multi-area OSPF in both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Understanding Wide Area Network technologies
  • Becoming familiar with device management and Cisco licensing

Prerequisites:

  • Students must complete ICND 1 or have equivalent education/skills to be eligible for CCNA certification

Since I've been certified, I've gotten a job offer for every IT position I've applied for.

- Marcus Mingo

LeaderQuest Graduate, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council CEH, and CND-Certified

Job Outlook

Individuals who complete ITIL and CompTIA training and certification qualify for the following job roles:

Entry-level CCNA jobs, Network Support Specialist, Network Technician, Network Administrator, and similar roles.

  • Projected job growth rate for Network Administrators is 18% from 2010 – 2020*
  • Median national Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) salary range: $74,000 – $82,000**
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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition
**Median national salary ranges based on job titles and salary information from 0*Net OnLine

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Financing Options

FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS FOR IT AND CYBER SECURITY TRAINING

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult and Dislocated Worker Program:
This program provides government funding for employment and training services. WIOA aids eligible adults and dislocated workers in both finding and qualifying for meaningful employment.

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA):
TAA is a federally funded employment program. It provides benefits to workers who lose their jobs or had their hours reduced as a result of foreign trade. Benefits may include training, job search allowances, relocation allowances, and other reemployment services.

MILITARY EDUCATION BENEFITS

Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Education Program:
The Post 9/11 G.I. Bill is an education benefit program for Active Duty, Selected Reserve, and National Guard service members who served on active duty after September 10, 2001.

Veterans Workforce Investment Program (VWIP):
VWIP provides resources for the training necessary to prepare eligible veterans for meaningful employment within the labor force.

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program:
The VR&E VetSuccess program, also known as Voc-Rehab or Chapter 31, offers disabled vets counseling, training, education and other services needed to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA):
MyCAA provides up to $4,000 (over 2 years) of Financial Assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.

PRIVATE TRAINING LOAN OPTIONS

LeaderQuest has partnered with Climb Credit! Climb Credit offers tuition financing at fixed interest rates starting at 5%. They offer high approvals and low monthly payments. Climb’s online application takes minutes to complete with instant pre-approval. Apply with a qualifying co-borrower for the best rates.

Approved and available funding programs vary by location. Visit www.climbcredit.com/leaderquest for complete details and eligibility requirements.