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Associate of Applied Science

Computer Networking Technology - Microsoft Option

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My experience with the Baker graduate, having employed quite a few of them, is that they take what they learn and apply it. They’re hard working.
Larry Ramos MultiMedia Foundry

Computer Networking Technology is one of the fastest growing fields today. As a graduate, you will be prepared to sit for qualifying examinations that may lead to certification as a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP). Courses within this program also help prepare you for CompTIA’s A+ and Network+ certifications.

In this program, your studies include:

  • Computer connectivity through local and Internet sites, PC and server maintenance, system troubleshooting, and network security.
  • Information systems theory.
  • Introduction to operating systems, hardware, and networking fundamentals.
  • Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 configuration and administration.
  • Network fundamentals and security.

Career Facts

  • The average annual wage for Network Technicians is $67,800.
  • Employment for Computer Programmers is expected to increase by about 27 percent through 2016, which is much faster than average.
  • Troubleshooting and providing assistance are an important part of the job and require good problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Certifications and practical experience are essential, especially for people without degrees. The best job prospects are for college graduates with relevant skills and experience.
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