This field is perfect for people who want to stay on top of current technologies. Individuals who specialize in this area generally have a passion for computers and a knack for problem solving.
If the following qualities describe you, Cisco® Systems Administration or Advanced Cisco® Systems Administration might be good program choices:
* Interested in technology
* Good at solving problems and troubleshooting
* Able to work independently or as part of a team
* Get satisfaction from helping people
What's the job outlook?
As computers become an increasingly vital part of virtually every kind of business, the evolving technologies - and the people who understand them - take on even greater importance. Cisco® routers and switches are the products most widely used to send information from one network to another. As the demand for networked computer systems grows, so does the demand for CCNA®s and CCNP®s, who understand how to configure, maintain, and support Cisco® routers and switches.
What will I do with my education?
Graduates of Heald's Cisco® Systems Administration program pursue CCNA® certification, and then assume a variety of positions, including Help Desk Technician, Field Technician, Network Technician, and Customer Service Technician. Graduates of our Advanced Cisco® Systems Administration program pursue CCNP® certification, and then assume rewarding careers in a variety of positions, including Network Administrator, Level II Support Engineer, Level II Systems Engineer, Network Engineer, or Deployment Engineer.