Computer Networking professionals, with a basic qualification of degree and diploma, are always preferred to those having no degree at all. People with a non-engineering background also venture into the networking jobs. Such candidate is preferred by companies only if they can suffice their requirement which of course require a good knowledge in computer fundamentals. Internet security is a booming technology and computer technicians, educated in this field, are equally preferred. There are several courses and degree programs available for these technicians but they need to make a right selection as far as their individual development is concerned.
Courses offered by universities
Four years degree courses on computer technician education. This degree includes the following subjects:
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Information Systems
- Communications Science
- Telecommunications Management
The courses include:
- Computer Communication Networks
- Broadband and Optical Networks
- Internet Protocols
- Experimental Networking (Lab Class)
- Fundamentals of Wireless Broadband Networks
Certificates valued in this field
In order to attain the certifications mentioned below, the computer networking professionals are expected to clear a length paper exam which consists of multiple choice type questions and then keep on appearing for recertification at a regular interval. To qualify in these certification programs the applicant need to pursue either self study program or attend a certification program.
These are the two top certificates offered to qualified Computer Networking professional
Microsoft MCSE: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer is suitable for:
- Technical support engineers
- Systems engineers
- Systems analysts
- Technical consultants
- Network analysts
Cisco Certification: A three level certification course is offered at Cisco. These levels include associate, professional and expert level. Network professionals are free to enhance their skills by obtaining further certifications on security, wireless and telephone.