Network Support Specialist
CompTIA and Cisco CCNA Networking Training and IT Certification
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!
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
BASE TRAINING PERIOD
This course is available at any LQ campus
This course is eligible for VA tuition benefits
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.
Unit 2: CompTIA Security+
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
- Students must complete Part 1 or have equivalent education/skills to be eligible for CCNA certification
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**
*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
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- Jul 13 - Aug 21, 2020
- Daytime Classes
MILITARY EDUCATION BENEFITS
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.
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.
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.
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.
PRIVATE TRAINING LOAN OPTIONS
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