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About the College of Westchester

Since 1915, The College of Westchester (CW) has focused on the career success of its students. CW's academic programs are carefully designed to provide the skills and competencies most desired by employers. Our campus environment is highly personal and our culture centers on service to students. CW faculty is selected based on experience, credentials and a caring attitude to bring real world knowledge to the classroom. The College's technologies and web-enhanced learning tools give students anywhere, anytime connectivity to courses, professors, classmates and services. The College of Westchester offers an exceptional experience that can lead to a lifetime of achievement and success.

Locations:  White Plains, NY

Programs:
  • Computer Networking Specialist
  • AAS-Computer Network Administration

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ABCO Technology is an accredited computer training academy that offers diploma programs for individual students, professionals and companies to learn different areas of Information technology and seek gainful employment.

Locations:  Inglewood, CA

Programs:
  • Networking

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Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

 

Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university.

Locations:  Port Saint Lucie, FL Melbourne, FL Lakeland, FL

Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Network Systems and Data Communications

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In today's high-tech marketplace, computers streamline many business transactions, from goods distribution to customer service. Network administrators perform a number of functions including evaluating a business' computer network needs and then designing, installing, and maintaining the network.

A Look at an IT Networking Career

Several career paths are available in information technology (IT) networking. Network designers and engineers evaluate, design, and test networks such as wide area networks (WANs) and local area networks (LANs), as well as a company's Internet and intranet connections. Network administrators install and maintain computer hardware and software, fix technical issues, and gather and analyze data about network performance.

How to Prepare for a Career in IT Networking

Although you can work in IT networking with networking certifications and job experience, most employers require at least an associate's or bachelor's degree and many prefer a master's degree. Coursework for a degree in networking can include:
  • Computer science
  • Database maintenance
  • Management information systems
  • Computer programming
  • Systems design
If you plan to pursue the business side of networking, you might round out your networking degree with coursework in finance, marketing, and accounting.

IT Networking Career Outlook and Salary

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that network administrators should have excellent job opportunities in the coming years, with 286,600 new jobs created between 2008 and 2018. Salary prospects should also be good; in 2008, the median yearly income for network and computer systems administrators was $66,310 with the top 10% earning substantially more.