Microsoft Engineering Technology: Career Diploma Programs

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A Microsoft engineering technology program prepares you for a career as a computer support technician, network administrator, or similar positions. Coursework includes instruction in Internet security, network installation and administration, and computer hardware and software. Read on to find out more.
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Why Get a Microsoft Engineering Technology Diploma?

Microsoft technology is used on the majority of the world's computers, and any qualified computer professional must be well versed in it. Employers will expect that job applicants can provide proof of such qualifications, and a diploma is one of the best ways to do so. Graduates will also be prepared for the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer exam, an industry standard that caries weight on resumes and job applications.

Job Opportunities

Those who graduate from a Microsoft Engineering Technology diploma program go on to hold positions as computer support technicians, network administrators, or similar jobs. They work in a wide variety of industries, including business, education, government, and other areas.

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS),, reports that the information technology sector will expand considerably in the near future, creating a number of new positions. As such, the demand for computer support technicians, network administrators, and similar employees will grow faster than the national average until at least the year 2014.

Salary Information

The median annual income for computer support technicians and network administrators in May of 2004 was around $40,000, according to the BLS.

Diploma Specifics


Coursework for a Microsoft engineering technology diploma program typically contains the following:

  • Microsoft Networks
  • Network Security
  • Network Administration
  • Computer Hardware Essentials
  • IT Business Practices

Skills You Will Learn

While studying for a Microsoft engineering technology diploma, you will learn how to install and maintain a computer network using Microsoft technology, successfully administer these networks, provide network security, and install and maintain computer hardware and software.

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