Tech Support Specialist Certificate Program
Tech Support Specialist Career Training in as Little as 25 Weeks*
The Tech Support 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 Tech Support 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 Tech Support Specialist.
- Feb 3rdTech Support Specialist Asher College (Dallas) 9330 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway Dallas TX US 75243
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Becoming a Tech Support Specialist
When you train as a Tech Support Specialist, you’ll gain the fundamental skills needed 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. 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 learn how to decide on 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.
2. Operating System Fundamentals
Get the skills needed 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 key concepts, including Managing Devices, Understanding Operating System Maintenance, Configuring User Accounts, and Installing Software.
3. PC and Network Security
Learn the essentials of PC, 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.
4. Linux Operating System
Linux is one of the world’s most popular operating systems for IT infrastructure. You’ll get trained on the fundamentals of the Linux Operating System (OS), including how to use the Linux command line and perform basic maintenance. You’ll also get the skills to install and configure workstations in addition to setting up networking within the OS.
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Get Certified and Start Applying for Your New Career as You Train
Take courses you know will lead to industry-recognized certifications. Asher College offers you training in courses that give you the chance to get certified by the likes of CompTIA and Microsoft.
- CompTIA Network+ or Microsoft Networking Fundamentals
- CompTIA Security+
- CompTIA Linux+ and LPIC-1: System Administrator from the Linux Professional Institute
- Microsoft Installing and Configuring a Microsoft Operating System
**Pre-Requisites: Due to employer demands this program has a pre-requisite of the CompTIA A+ or relevant industry experience signed off by our Director of Career Services.
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 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.
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.
Career Success Class
Career Service courses and activities are on-going throughout the program at Asher College.
An instructor works with you one-on-one to teach you about the soft skills that employers look for when hiring. Learn about the communication skills, resume preparation, cover letter writing, and interview tactics that will help prepare you for your new career.
As a graduate of the Tech Support Specialist program, you may start your career applying to work as a:
- Desktop Support Specialist
- Tech Support Specialist
- Help Desk Support
- Hardware Support
- Data Center Specialist
- Computer Support Tech
|Introduction to Networking – Vendor Exam: N10-006 – CompTIA Network+ Certification – or Vendor Exam: MTA-98-366 – Microsoft Networking Fundamentals.|
|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.|
|Windows OS – Vendor exam: 70-680 or 70-698 – Installing and Configuring a Microsoft Operating System|
|Administering Linux Level 1 & Level 2 – CompTIA Linux+ Certification –Vendor Exams: LX0-103 & LXO-104|
|Advanced Career Development – Skill development|
|Network & Operational Security – Vendor Exam: SY0-401 CompTIA Security+ Certification|
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 Tech Support Specialist Right for You? Get More Info…
If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Tech Support 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.