Get the Skills to Be a Professional Computer Systems Technician

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Put your analytical, problem solver brain to work and build a rewarding career in the busy IT industry as a Computer Systems Technician

10.5 Month* Hands-On Computer Systems Technician Training Program

Become the backbone of today’s companies with IT training. Combine your people skills with your interest in computer technology to become a successful Computer Systems Technician. You will learn how to problem solve, evaluate network or system performance, and communicate clearly with other administrators and co-workers.

Next Start Date: Aug 19thComputer Systems Technician Intellitec College - Albuquerque Campus 5001 Montgomery Blvd, NE - Suite A24 Albuquerque NM USA 87109

What Does a Computer Systems Technician Do?

A Computer Systems Technician (CST) is responsible for setting up Internet connections, establishing different types of networks like LAN (local area network) or WAN (wide area network) for bigger organizations and connecting them. CSTs are also responsible for establishing and keeping routers and servers functioning and continuing to provide support for the company. They ensure systems are functioning and when systems malfunction, they have to find solutions quickly without paralyzing the other computers and equipment in the network. They may also provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment.

Computer Systems Technician Job Opportunities

  • Information Technology Associate
  • Help Desk Support Specialist
  • PC Support Technician or Specialist
  • Technical Field Support Specialist
  • Network Systems Administrator (junior level)
  • Computer Systems Administrator

  • Network Technician
  • Networking Administrator
  • Mobile Device Specialist
  • Information Security/Assurance Analyst (entry-level)
  • and more!
The school has provided the training and access to certification testing essential to employment in the field.
Lonnie Buthmann, IntelliTec Computer Systems Technician Program Graduate

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Computer Systems Technician Salary Potential

IntelliTec College provides career-training programs for entry-level positions. Salaries vary depending on geographic location, economic conditions, and willingness to relocate. Salaries by occupation and specific location can be found here. National figures for labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy are available here. You can also visit the campus career services department to learn where IntelliTec graduates work and the beginning salaries in their respective careers.

How Is the Job Outlook for the Next 10 Years?

According to the US Department of Labor, job opportunities for qualified applicants with computer and electronics familiarity and good troubleshooting skills will have the best opportunities as employers continue to have difficulty finding qualified technicians to install, maintain, and repair complex new systems.

When Do Computer Systems Technicians Usually Work?

Most workers have full-time work schedules; however, many do not work typical 9-to-5 jobs. Because computer support is important for businesses, many employees must be available 24 hours a day. As a result, working nights or weekends is likely.

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Computer Systems Technician Program

Upon successful completion of this certificate program, the graduate should possess skills and knowledge required for employment as an entry-level Information Technologist, functional in a wide array of technological environments, such as helpdesk technician, computer systems/desktop support technician, and network systems administrator at the junior level, in a variety of operating environments. Students will prepare for and take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals, A+ Certified Technician, Network+ Certified Professional and Security+ Certified Professional exams. Students will also prepare for and take the Microsoft Technology Associate — Server and Linux Essentials certifications.

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Program length: 10.5 Months

Through your course work at IntelliTec College, you will grow many vital skills that will help you thrive in the computer technology field. You will:

  • Take advantage of hands-on IT training in a computer lab from a CompTIA Authorized Academy
  • Receive entry-level IT skills and training to become part of an IT problem-solving department – or work individually for a smaller business
  • Complete courses aligned with industry-recognized certification objectives
  • Receive personalized instruction from qualified instructors centered on your success
  • Prepare to sit for CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA A+ Certified Technician, CompTIA Network+, Certified Professional, CompTIA Security+ Certified Professional, Microsoft Technology Associate – Server, and Linux Essentials exams while also earning your certificate

Computer Systems Technician Program Gainful Employment Disclosures: Colorado Springs | Albuquerque

Here’s what will you learn in the Computer Systems Technician program:

Introduction to IT Fundamentals

CN-100 Introduction to IT Fundamentals

The student will learn the necessary information to identify and explain basic computer components, set up a basic workstation, conduct basic software installation, establish basic network connectivity, identify compatibility issues, and identify/prevent basic security risks.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): None

Computer Systems Hardware

CN-101 Computer Systems Hardware

This course will provide the student with the knowledge to identify hardware compatibility, install, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair, and maintain personal computer systems. Students will develop their ability to understand computer architecture, diagnose faults, install operating systems, network, and maintain PC level security. This course is designed to begin preparing the student for the CompTIA A+ Hardware examination.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): None

Computer Systems Software

CN-102 Computer Systems Software

This course will provide skills required to install, configure, upgrade, and maintain PC workstations, various operating systems, and SOHO networks. Students will utilize troubleshooting techniques and tools to effectively and efficiently resolve PC, OS, and network connectivity issues and implement security practices. Students will also learn the concepts of good customer service and help center documentation, the course is designed to begin preparing the student for the CompTIA A+ Software examination.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): None

Networking Principles

CN-110 Networking Principles

After successful completion of this course, the students should be able to troubleshoot, configure, and manage common network wireless and wired devices, establish basic network design and connectivity, understand and maintain network documentation, identify network limitations and weaknesses, and implement network security, standards, and protocols. The student should have a basic understanding of emerging technologies including unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CN-101 and CN-102, or current CompTIA A+ Certification

Microsoft Server Fundamentals

CN-115 Microsoft Server Fundamentals

This course will provide the student with the foundational knowledge of the Windows Server operating system environment. The student will be exposed to installation and configuration of Windows Server, role and feature management, Active Directory and Storage management, as well as server performance, and system monitoring. This course is designed to begin preparing the student for the MTA Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (98-365) Exam.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CN-110 or current CompTIA Network+ Certification

Linux System Fundamentals

CN-120 Linux System Fundamentals

This course will provide the student with the foundational knowledge of the Linux operating system environment. The student will be exposed to file operations, shell script programming, as well as installation of different Linux operating systems, packages, and applications. The course is designed to begin preparing the student for the LPI Linux Essentials examination.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CN-110 or current CompTIA Network+ Certification

Network Security

CN-125 Network Security

This course will provide the student with the foundational knowledge to understand, design, implement, and maintain security within a network infrastructure. This course teaches the principles of network security through the study of the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability as the foundation for analyzing threats, devising countermeasures, and protecting resources against attack. The course is designed to begin preparing the student for the CompTIA Security+ examination.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CN-101, CN-102 and CN-110 or CompTIA Network + and A+ Certifications

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