Networks keep the digital world connected. Learn how networks work and gain employable skills to start your tech career.
Networking technology powers the Internet. Networks make it possible for us to use social media, streaming services like Netflix, ride-hailing services like Uber, online shopping through Amazon, and much more. Put simply, networks are critical for every industry, which is why demand for networking skills keeps rising. A strong foundational knowledge of networks can lead to a successful career in IT.
The Network Technician Career Path prepares you for the entry-level Cisco Certified Support Technician (CCST) Network certification and entry-level roles such as Network Support Technician, Entry-level Help Desk Technician, or IT Support Specialist. You will learn how networks operate, including the devices, media, and protocols that enable network communication. Develop key skills so you can perform basic troubleshooting, using effective methodologies and help desk best practices.
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Although not mandatory, it is recommended to have some basic knowledge about computer hardware and operating systems (Windows, Linux, and mobile) as a foundation for this career path.
Earn a digital badge for successfully completing this pathway to verify your knowledge.
Then you can take the CCST Networking certification exam to earn an industry-recognized certification for your resume.