Microsoft Network Engineer: Diploma Program Summary

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A Microsoft network engineer diploma program will prepare you for a career installing and maintaining Microsoft networks. Courses for this program include instruction in computer basics like hardware and software, Windows administration, and network essentials. Read on to find out more.
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Why Get a Microsoft Network Engineer Diploma?

As Microsoft machines have an overwhelming share of the computing market, any successful network engineer must be familiar with the specifics of Microsoft network technology. A diploma will ensure that you have the necessary training in this field, and will prepare you for the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification exam, a standard certification for network engineers and a must for some employers.

Job Opportunities

Those who graduate from this diploma program go on to become network administrators, computer systems administrators, or similar occupations. These people set up computer networks and provide support for those networks, including detecting and fixing problems, modifying networks to fit customer demands, and ensuring the security of networks.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), www.bls.gov, employment of computer support specialists, including network engineers, is expected to increase faster than the national average until at least the year 2014. The IT sector is expected to be one of the largest in terms of growth in the coming years.

Salary Information

The BLS reports that network administrators and support specialists earned a median annual income of around $58,000 in 2004.

Diploma Specifics

Courses

In this diploma program, you will typically encounter the following courses:

  • Computer Hardware
  • OS Fundamentals
  • Administration of Microsoft Windows
  • Network Concepts
  • Microsoft Systems Design

Skills You Will Learn

While studying for a Microsoft network engineer diploma, you will learn how to analyze Internet networks and manage network usage and resources, install network hardware and software, and ensure the dependability of network stations and computers.

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