Computer Support Specialist: Diploma Coursework Description

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If you are interested in becoming a computer consultant or network systems administrator, then a Career Diploma as a Computer Support Specialist may help you get the computer networking job you desire. The curriculum for this diploma program may include courses in computer hardware, network administration, and Windows applications. Read below for more information on this diploma's advantages and requirements.
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Why Earn a Computer Support Specialist Diploma?

In the current corporate workplace, computers have become the predominant tool for all kinds of daily work functions. A Computer Support Specialist Diploma will give the student an advantage in this sort of work environment. In addition, completion of this diploma program will qualify the student for earning various certifications, such as Network+, HTI+, and Novell Certified Network Administrator (CNA).

Career Possibilities

Occupational Outlook and Demand for Computer Support Specialists

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the demand for computer support specialists will be higher than average, ensuring a favorable outlook for job seekers with a Computer Support Specialist Diploma.

Salary Information for Computer Support Specialists

Salary earnings for computer support specialists average $40,430 per year, according to www.bls.gov.

Degree Specifics

Coursework Requirements for Computer Support Specialists

Computer Support Specialists give assistance of a technical nature to individuals who use computers. They will resolve issues and problems. In order to earn a Computer Support Specialist Diploma, students may be required to complete coursework similar to the following list of course topics:

  • Hardware Wiring
  • Networking for Wireless Technology
  • Fundamentals of Microsoft Office Professional
  • Computer Communications
  • Linux/Unix Operating Systems

Skills Learned for Computer Support Specialists

Those who pursue a Computer Support Specialist Diploma must have excellent analytical skills and creative problem-solving skills. Other skills that may be learned from this diploma program include:

  • Solving computer software and hardware problems
  • Installing, configuring, and maintaining network operating systems
  • Developing and managing network database systems
  • People skills
  • Communication skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to learn new technology

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Featured Schools

Full Sail University

  • MS - Game Design (Campus)
  • BS - Information Technology Bachelors (Campus)
  • BS - Computer Science

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Purdue University Global

  • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
  • BS in IT - IT Management
  • AASIT: Network Admin

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Grand Canyon University

  • M.S. in Computer Science
  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Information Technology
  • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
  • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
  • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
  • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration

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Regent University

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

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Liberty University

  • DBA: Information Systems
  • MS: Information Systems: Technology Management
  • BS: Information Systems
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Independence University

  • Cybersecurity and Networking (BS)

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Northcentral University

  • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
  • MBA - Applied Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Computer Science

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