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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. Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (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 CompTIA Training for Me?

This program is best suited for entry-level students with little to no prior experience who want expert, live, 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 in the article 3 Solid Reasons You Should Stop Thinking About CCNA Certification & Just Do It

Not sure which career path is best for you? Do you want to be qualified for a job and have access to open employment opportunities once you complete your CompTIA training? LeaderQuest career services can help you with that and more!

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Course Prerequisites

While there are no required prerequisites for this program, the following is recommended:

  • A minimum of nine months of professional computer support experience as a PC or help desk technician
  • Networking experience and A+ certification or equal skill and knowledge is helpful

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Course at a Glance

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BASE TRAINING PERIOD

20 Days

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IT CERTIFICATION

CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)
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SKILL LEVEL

Entry level with no prerequisites

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LIVE INSTRUCTOR

This course is available at any LQ campus

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VA APPROVED

This course is eligible for VA tuition benefits

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What You'll Learn

Comptia Courses

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: 

    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.

    Cisco Courses

    Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)

    Course Objectives: This is the first of two CCNA courses. Part 1, 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
    Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)

    Course Objectives: This Cisco training is the second of two required Cisco courses for CCNA certification. Part 2 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.

    Part 2 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 Part 1 or have equivalent education/skills to be eligible for CCNA certification

    Job Outlook

    Potential IT Career Tracks:

    Individuals who complete this CompTIA and Cisco training and certification qualify for the following or related job roles:

    • Network Support Specialist
    • Entry-level CCNA jobs
    • Network Technician
    • Network Administrator

    Projected Job Growth Rate:

    Network Administrators: 18% growth rate from 2010 – 2020*

    EXAMPLE MEDIAN NATIONAL SALARY RANGE:

    Median national Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) salary range: $74,000 – $82,000**

    Network Support Specialist Training - CCNA Network+ Security+

    *Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition

    **Median national salary ranges are based on job titles and salary information from 0*Net OnLine

    Learn In...

    • Nov 2 - Dec 11, 2020
    • Daytime Classes
      Until it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, all of our courses are being delivered in a virtual, online format. The health, well-being, and safety of our students and colleagues is our top priority. We are monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely and adjusting our training offering accordingly
      • Oct 26 - Dec 11, 2020
      • Daytime Classes
        Until it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, all of our courses are being delivered in a virtual, online format. The health, well-being, and safety of our students and colleagues is our top priority. We are monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely and adjusting our training offering accordingly
        • Oct 26 - Dec 11, 2020
        • Daytime Classes
          Until it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, all of our courses are being delivered in a virtual, online format. The health, well-being, and safety of our students and colleagues is our top priority. We are monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely and adjusting our training offering accordingly
          • Oct 26 - Dec 11, 2020
          • Daytime Classes
          • Nov 2 - Dec 11, 2020
          • Daytime Classes
            Until it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, all of our courses are being delivered in a virtual, online format. The health, well-being, and safety of our students and colleagues is our top priority. We are monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely and adjusting our training offering accordingly
            • Nov 2 - Dec 11, 2020
            • Daytime Classes
              Until it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, all of our courses are being delivered in a virtual, online format. The health, well-being, and safety of our students and colleagues is our top priority. We are monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely and adjusting our training offering accordingly

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              Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC):
              VET TEC is a new tuition and housing assistance program designed to help veterans get short term technology training without using their GI Bill® benefits. If you’re a military veteran with at least one day of unexpired GI Bill® entitlement, you may be eligible, subject to approval by LeaderQuest. Learn more about VET TEC and whether this program is right for you.

              Post 9/11 GI Bill® Education Program:
              The Post 9/11 GI 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.

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              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.

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              LeaderQuest IT Impact Scholarship:
              LeaderQuest’s core purpose is to create meaningful outcomes that impact lives. The LeaderQuest IT Impact Scholarship was launched in 2019 to help us further fulfill that mission. Learn more and view application.

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              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.

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