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The Dallas Information Technology program prepares students to be an IT Professional! Under this program, graduates will learn Network Administration and how to build, troubleshoot and maintain all computer systems. They will also learn to build networks to specifications using Cisco routers and switches. The program also covers the skills required to use OSI and TCP/IP models and protocols and how to Implement IP addressing schemes and IP services using binary numbers.
Courses on how to use IOS with Cisco and Implementation of Security on your network using Cisco Firewall Technologies will also be covered. Students will also learn to install and administer wireless networks, Server Installation and Package Management.
Certifications Included in this Program
Successful graduates of the Information Technology program will be prepared to sit for the following certifications:
- A+ (CompTIA)
- Network+ (CompTIA)
- CCNA (Cisco)
- CCNA Security (Cisco)
- CWNA (Wireless Network Professional)
- Linux+ Server(Linux)
*Exam costs are included in the cost of attendance.
The Demand for Information Technology workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 28 percent from 2010 to 2020.
Graduates of the Information Technology program will possess the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in any number of industry positions such as:
- Network Administrator
- Systems Administrator
- Computer Technician
- Help Desk Professional
* This program is offered as an AAS Degree or Diploma