Get the Skills to Be a Computer Information Specialist Certificate and Degree Program
Computer Information Specialist Career Training in as Little as 44 Weeks*
The Computer Information Specialist Program at Asher College provides the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding IT career. We’ve designed our Computer Information Specialist certification program to work with your schedule — that’s why we offer day, evening and weekend classes, and certifications that you earn along the way as you progress.
If you’re detail-oriented, technical-minded and are interested in getting established in a professional IT career, you could be well-suited to succeed as a Computer Information Specialist.
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Becoming a Computer Information Specialist
When you train as a Computer Information Specialist, you’ll gain the fundamental skills you need to pursue your new IT career. Upon graduation, you’ll enter the professional world with hands-on training in the following 4 core areas:
1. PC Repair and Maintenance
Train in the fundamentals of PC Repair and Maintenance and learn the skills to troubleshoot, diagnose, and fix PC hardware issues. Employers require well-rounded IT personnel who are able to not only deploy a network and fix software issues, but who can also make sure that the basic business hardware is running smoothly.
2. Operating System Fundamentals
Get the skills to work confidently with the Microsoft Operating System. Once you graduate, you’ll be well versed in the fundamentals and nuances of the Microsoft OS. You’ll learn to perform key tasks such as managing devices, operating system maintenance, configuring user accounts, and installing software.
3. Networking Fundamentals
Learn the fundamentals of network setup, maintenance, and repair. You’ll be able to explain the purpose of a range of networking concepts and implement them appropriately. You’ll also know how to implement proper network policies to ensure stability and business continuity. In addition to other skills, you’ll also get trained in proper cabling and physical network storage techniques.
4. PC and Network Security
Learn the essentials of network and cybersecurity. You’ll get trained in the essential principles for network security and risk management. You’ll also be able to perform network threat analysis, configure network systems to secure applications, and understand the policies and regulations around network security.
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- CompTIA A+
- Either CompTIA Network+ or Microsoft MTA Networking Fundamentals
- Microsoft Operating System
- Either CompTIA Security+ or Intro to Coding**
**Certification is not offered for Intro to Coding.
Additional Track 1 Certifications
- CompTIA Linux+
- Linux Professional Institute LPIC 1 – System Administrator
Additional Track 2 Certifications
- Cisco CCENT – Cisco Certified Entry level Network Technician
- Cisco CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate
Customize Your Career Training
Another benefit of the Computer Information Specialist certification program is that you also get to customize your education pathway by choosing between 2 elective tracks.
Elective Track 1 builds keyboarding skills and teaches the basics of VMWare, cloud computing with Microsoft Office 365, and the Linux operating system that can be put towards the Linux+ Certificate from CompTIA and the LPIC 1 from the Linux Professional Institute.
Elective Track 2 adds additional networking skills by teaching you how to interconnect Cisco Networking Devices and Cisco Routing and Switching. These 2 courses can prepare you for the Cisco Certified Entry Level Network Technician (CCENT) and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certifications.
Associate Degree Option Available
Want to take your education to the next level? Take these six additional classes (4 weeks each) and earn your Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Information:
- Critical Thinking
- Business Communication
- Business Math
- Introduction to Business
- Principles of Management
- American Government
- Nevada Constitution (Nevada students only)
By completing an Associate Degree, you’ll demonstrate to employers that you’re ready for supervisory or management responsibilities based on the additional investment that you’ve made in your education. We’re also willing to accept transfer credits from other institutions on a case by case basis.
We have an advisory board that helps shape our curriculum. This allows us to alter the curriculum based on recommendations from employers who hire our graduates.
Classes Start Every Two Weeks
Don’t wait around to enroll — our courses begin every second week so you can start your program as soon as you’re ready. Begin your path to a new career quickly with Asher College.
We’re a small college, which makes Asher feel like an extended family. Each instructor and faculty member will get to know you by name and help you along the way.
Asher’s Academy Partnerships
Looking to upgrade your certifications and maximize your earning potential? You’re in luck.
Asher College is proud to partner with many internationally-recognized certifying organizations. We currently offer certifications on behalf of CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, and Pearson.
Discover more about these partnerships by visiting our Academy Partnerships page. If you want to specifically learn more about our IT partnerships, then please head over to our CompTIA and Cisco certification pages.
Contact our admissions department today to learn how these certification programs could suit your career goals.
As a graduate of the Computer Information Specialist Program, you may find work in positions including as a:
- Computer or Information Technology Services Administrator
- Computer Support Technician
- Network Support Technician
- Windows Server Administrator
- Linux Server Administrator
- Tier 1/Tier 2 Support Technician
|PC Support Level 1 & PC Support Level 2 – Vendor Exams: 220-901 & 220-902 – CompTIA A+ Certification|
|Career Success – Soft skills are more important than ever and this course will help you enhance the skills you have and then develop the ones you need.|
|Introduction to Networking – Vendor Exam: N10-006 – CompTIA Network+ Certification – or Vendor Exam: MTA-98-366 – Microsoft Networking Fundamentals|
|Windows OS – Vendor Exam: 70-698 – Installing and Configuring a Microsoft Operating System|
|Advanced Career Development – Skill development|
|Network and Operational Security – Vendor Exam: SY0-401 – CompTIA Security+ Certification or Intro to Coding (HTML/Programming skill development)|
|Introduction to VMWare – Skill development|
|Cloud Fundamentals – Skill development|
|Typing Fundamentals – Skill development|
|Administering Linux Level & Administering Linux Level 2 – Vendor Exams: LX0-103 & LX0-104 – CompTIA Linux+ Certification & LPIC-1 System Administrator from the Linux Professional Institute|
|Advanced Networking Level 1 – ICND1 Vendor Exam: 100-101 -Cisco Certified Entry Level Network Technician (CCENT)|
|Advanced Networking Level 2 – ICND2 Vendor Exam: 200-101 Cisco Certified Entry Level Network Associate (CCNA when combined with CCENT)|
I couldn't have done it without Asher. The instructors are brilliant. They have no problems answering any questions... I can't convey how grateful I am for Asher College coming into my life.
Get Real-World Experience – PC Repair Clinic
Get first-hand practice and job-preparation with our PC clinics. Asher College hosts a PC clinic every week onsite, where free repairs are offered to the community. This gives you a chance to see how you would deal with various situations while on the job. You’ll feel confident and capable when you’re able to successfully make PC repairs by yourself.
Financial Aid: Funding Your Career Training
We offer Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Veteran training benefits. Our Financial Aid administrators and School Certifying Officials will work with you to find the best financial solution to fit your needs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.To learn more, visit our Financial Aid page.
Veterans Education Benefits: Asher College is rated as Gold Level Top 10 Military Friendly® schools. For over 15 years, Victory Media’s ranking of Military Friendly® schools has helped veterans take their education into their own hands when choosing which schools afford them the best opportunities. Military Benefits Accepted at Asher College include Chapter, 31, 33 and 35. To learn more, visit our Veterans Education benefits page.
Is a Rewarding Career as a Computer Information Specialist Right for You? Get More Info…
If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Computer Information and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.
A helpful Asher College Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.
For immediate questions, call 1-888-211-8829.
*Program length when completed in normal time.