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 Post subject: Networking Services Technology course question..
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:48 pm 

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Hey guys, I'm going back to college in the spring and I was wondering what you think of this program.. I'm starting off with community college so it's a 2 year program. Here's the list of core courses and what not.. Any input is appreciated! :D

Category: II. Degree Core Requirements
Credits: 45
CDA1005 Networking Essentials 3
CDA2500 Microsoft Windows Server 3
CDA2524 Linux Internet Servers 4
CDA2525 Internetworking with Cisco Routers 3
CGS1100 Microcomputer Skills 4
CGA2260 Computer Hardware and Software Maintenance 3
CIS2321 Data Systems and Management 3
COP1000 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
GEB1011 Introduction to Business 3
MAN2021 Management Principles 3
*OST1140 Computer Keyboarding 4
SLS1331 Personal Business Skills 3

Category: III. Electives
Credits: 6

Electives may be selected from any Business, Computer Technology, Office Systems Technology, Drafting and Design or student internships.

Total Program Credits:

I'm also thinking of getting my A+ Cert. before spring semester starts..

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:13 am 
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I am not sure what your end goal is but I think if you do not have experience with it yet you would benefit with a class on web programming. Learning about html, JavaScript and CSS will help you in many other areas of computing. Taking it a step further and understanding learning how to use a server side language may not be necessary, but so many applications business applications are web based now. It can't hurt to be able to better understand what they are actually doing so you can better explain to people what you expect out of products and what is going wrong when you have trouble.

As far as A+ goes, it is a requirement for some jobs, but not most, what it really does is tells someone looking at your resume that you are serious about being a technician and aren’t just testing this out as a career path. I would say that the same thing goes for N+.

It holds weight on a resume, but experience usually counts for a lot more. Other Certs will end up holding more weight in the future.

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