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The Skills You Need For a New Job in Network Technology

Nearly every business in the world needs a reliable and secure network to function. That means people who design, secure, and support networks are always sought after in today’s labor market. The demand for network technology jobs is expected to increase by almost 20% in California over the next decade. 

The key skills for those jobs are what Calbright’s new program in Network Technology provides. It teaches all the skills needed for students to prepare to pass their CompTIA Network+ Certification, the industry standard, and get a job in the field.

Students will learn hands-on, working with enterprise level network components and communications systems as they apply to both local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN). Across two online courses, which can be taken at the student’s own pace and completed in under six months depending on their schedule, students will learn how to:

  • Configure and build a network
  • Manage an existing network
  • Troubleshoot network issues
  • Assess a network’s future needs
  • Secure networks
  • Test systems
  • Install new programs
  • Report and communicate on network activity

Students will learn from instructors who are working full-time in network technology careers. These teachers have up-to-the-minute real-world experience and can provide meaningful mentorship and guidance. 

Calbright’s Career Services program will then help students to develop a personal career action plan and implement it. As they develop their technical skills, students will have expert help:

  • Creating a resume that highlights those skills, 
  • Enhancing their LinkedIn profiles,
  • Finding and navigating career sites,
  • Practice interviewing

They’ll also have opportunities to meet with potential employers on virtual panels.

It’s all designed to help people transition their career into technology, or take their existing careers to the next level.

There are anticipated to be over 3,500 new networking jobs in California. With a certificate in Network Technology, one of them can be yours.

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