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Information System Specialist

Information System Specialist +

  • 8-week field placement
  • Prepares students for certification in: CompTIA, A+, Network+, Windows Server 2012 and others

Program Objectives: 71 Weeks.


The Information Systems Specialist+ program isdesigned for students wishing to develop specialized network implementation and support skills that meet a recognized level of technical proficiency and expertise with Microsoft desktop and server components.

Students study architecture, planning, implementation, configuration and support of desktop server systems in Local Area and global
Wide Area Network environments. They will develop practical skills through hands on training to design, plan, install, monitor and administer these systems. Graduates may successfully compete for positions such as Network Designer, Network Administrator, Technical Support, Network Engineer or Network Security Specialist.

Module (Hours):

Student Success Strategies (20)
Software Lab: Computer Fundamentals (40)
Software Lab: Software Fundamentals (40)
Network+ (80)
A+ (160)
Security+ (80)
Configuring Windows Devices (80)
Installing and Configuring Windows (80)
Window Server: Level I (80)
Windows Server: Level II (80)
Windows Server: Level III (80)
Windows Server: Level IV (80)
Exchange Server (80)
Introduction to Cisco Routers (160)
UNIX/Linux (80)
Career Planning and Preparation Part I (20)
Career Planning and Preparation Part II (20)

Field Placement 8 Weeks


A student must obtain an overall grade, in each module of at least 70% in order to graduate and receive a diploma. A student must complete all requirements of the Student Success Strategies as well as the Field Placement requirements for this program.


Information Systems Specialists are able to gain employment in a number of positions with a multitude of employers. Some of the jobs available are: systems administrator, security administrator, network operator, systems architect, hardware installation technician and technical support analyst, software installation technician and technical support analyst, system support representative, and technical support supervisor.


The Information Systems Specialist+ program helps students prepare for certification in the following areas: Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Network+ and Security+; Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012; and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Cloud Platform and Infrastructure; (MCSE): Productivity Solutions Expert as well as Cisco CCENT. These certifications are not a graduation requirement.


• Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status
• Grade 10 minimum is required for mature student applicants

NOC CODE: 2281, 2282
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