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


20 Days


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


Entry level with no prerequisites


This course is available at any LQ campus


This course is eligible for VA tuition benefits


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


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

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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

Learn In...

  • Dec 16 - Jan 10, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm MST
  • Jan 27 - Feb 7, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm MST
  • Feb 24 - Mar 6, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm MST
  • To be announced
  • Dec 16 - Jan 10, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm MST
  • Jan 27 - Feb 7, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm MST
  • Feb 24 - Mar 6, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm MST
  • To be announced
  • Dec 16 - Jan 10, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm CST
  • Jan 27 - Feb 7, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm CST
  • Feb 24 - Mar 6, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm CST
  • To be announced
  • Jan 13 - Jan 24, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm MST
  • Jan 13 - Jan 24, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm MST
  • Jan 13 - Jan 17, 2020
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm MST
  • Dec 16 - Jan 10, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm EST
  • Jan 27 - Feb 7, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm EST
  • Feb 24 - Mar 6, 2020
  • 8:00am – 5:00pm EST
  • To be announced

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

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Financing Options


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.


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.

Scholarship Opportunities

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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