Computer Information Specialist: Career Diploma Description

About this article
Do you wish to provide technical support for computer and network users? Then consider completing a Diploma Program as a Computer Information Specialist. Earning this diploma gives you an opportunity to obtain valuable skills through coursework in software installation, Linux and Macintosh operating systems, and managing databases. Read on to find out more.
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Why Earn a Computer Information Specialist Diploma?

With technology evolving as quickly as it has been in recent years, a Computer Information Specialist Diploma is practically a requirement for obtaining jobs in the IT industry. Students who demonstrate the motivation and self-discipline to complete technical training will have better chances of impressing employers than those without any formal education.

Career Possibilities

Occupational Outlook and Demand for Computer Information Specialists

Job availability for computer information specialists is expected to increase at a promising rate over the next several years.

Salary Information for Computer Information Specialists

Computer support specialists typically earn between $30,980 and $53,010 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics at www.bls.gov.

Degree Specifics

Computer Information Specialist Coursework Requirements

Students in a computer information specialist diploma program take courses that will allow them to become a computer problem-solver or troubleshooter for businesses and industries. In order to be a successful graduate and IT professional, the student of a Computer Information Specialist Diploma program must pass the following types of courses:

  • DOS/Windows Operating Systems
  • Server Maintenance
  • Hardware Diagnostics
  • Networking Concepts
  • Software Installation and Configuration

Computer Information Specialist Skills Learned

Businesses need specialists in the field of computers to perform many computer-related tasks essential to the functioning of their organization. It is therefore essential for students seeking a Computer Information Specialist Diploma to master the following skills:

  • Upgrade software programs per client requests
  • Researches information and provides technical support across a network
  • Provides security over a network system
  • Programming skills
  • Internet skills
  • Web site design skills
  • People skills
  • Communication skills

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
      • MS in Information Technology - Business Intelligence and Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
      • BS in IT - Supply Chain Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BS in IT - IT Management
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Data Analytics)
    Master's
      • M.S. in Computer Science
      • M.S. in Data Science
      • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security (Bridge)
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Information Technology
      • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
      • Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Analytics
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
      • B.S. in Business Analytics
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Cybersecurity
      • M.S. in Business Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • B.A. in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
      • B.S. in Computer Science
      • B.A.S. in Information Systems
      • B.S. in Information Systems Technology - General
      • B.S. in Information Systems Technology - Information Security
      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Syracuse University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters in Data Science
  • Campus and Online Programs
    5. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
      • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Cybersecurity (Campus)
      • BS - Information Technology Bachelors
      • BS - Computer Science
      • BS - Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Bryant & Stratton College

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • AS - IT Networking
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Walden University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Data Science
      • MS in Cybersecurity
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Data Science
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Independence University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Cybersecurity and Networking (BS)
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA: Information Systems
    Master's
      • MS: Information Systems: Technology Management
      • MS: Cyber-Security
      • MS: Information Systems: Information Assurance
      • MS: Information Technology: Network Design & Security
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Information Systems
      • BS: Information Technology: Application and Database Development
      • BS: Information Systems: Database
      • BS: Computer Science Cyber-Security
      • BS: Information Technology: Gaming Design
      • BS: Information Systems: Data Networking
    Associate's
      • AA: Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
      • MS - Data Analytics
      • MS - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
      • Master - Information Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Technology
      • BS - Computer Science
      • BS - Cybersecurity

Featured Schools

Purdue University Global

  • MSM in Information Technology
  • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
  • AASIT: Network Admin

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Grand Canyon University

  • Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Data Analytics)
  • M.S. in Computer Science
  • B.S. in Information Technology

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Regent University

  • M.S. in Cybersecurity
  • M.S. in Business Analytics
  • B.A. in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
  • B.S. in Computer Science

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Syracuse University

  • Masters in Data Science

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Full Sail University

  • MS - Game Design (Campus)
  • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
  • BS - Cybersecurity (Campus)
  • BS - Information Technology Bachelors

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Bryant & Stratton College

  • AS - IT Networking

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Walden University

  • MS in Data Science
  • MS in Cybersecurity
  • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Data Science

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Independence University

  • Cybersecurity and Networking (BS)

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