• Computer SystemsComputer Systems
     
        The CST class at the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County is designed to train students in the latest computer hardware & software. Students will learn about the various hardware components used in today's computer systems. Software will include Microsoft Windows 7/8, various versions of Linux, & Microsoft Server 2012. Students will also become familiar with Microsoft Office components including Word, Excel, & Outlook. The Computer Systems Technology course is designed so that students obtain the knowledge, skills, and customer service techniques essential in becoming a successful computer support technician. Accurate record keeping and problem solving skills are also stressed. Students will be prepared to take industry certification exams for the CompTIA and Microsoft certifications. It is designed for those who seek entry-level positions in the labor market directly and for those who want advanced training in a post-secondary educational setting.

    CompTIA The CST program is a CompTIA Authorized Academy. The CompTIA Academy Partner Program is designed to provide a pathway for students toward a rewarding, high-growth IT career.
     

    Topics of Study:
     
    Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.
    Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.
    Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when necessary.
    Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware.
    Configure, monitor, and maintain email applications or virus protection software.
    Monitor the performance of computer systems and networks, and coordinate computer network access and use.
    Design, configure, and test computer hardware, networking software and operating system software.
    Monitor network performance to determine whether adjustments need to be made, and determine where changes will need to be made in the future.
    Discuss with users how to solve existing system problems.

    Certifications you can obtain include:
     

    CompTIA A+
    Network+
    Linux+
    Server+
    Security+

    Microsoft Technology Associate

    Post-Secondary Options:
     

    Pennsylvania College of Technology
    Johnson College
    Luzerne County Community College
    University of Scranton
    Champlain College
    Military
    Career Opportunities:
    Network Engineer
    Network and Computer Systems Administrators
    System Administrators
    Helpdesk Operator
    Service Technician
    Computer Security Specialist
    Computer and Digital Forensics


    Co-Op Opportunities:
     

    Employers who have hired our Computer Systems Students Include:
    Staples
    Best Buy
    NEP Telephone
    MetLife
    Siemens


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