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What Is Computer Networking and Is It a Good Career?

Jan 31, 2022 9:08:59 AM

What exactly is computer networking? The term itself is broad because it is used to describe a number of devices and systems in various configurations and sizes.

The industry also includes many different career paths. 

Organizations of all kinds rely on computer networks, from schools and hospitals to businesses and government agencies.

In this post, we’ll explore typical jobs in this field, pros and cons of a career in computer networking, and the latest job outlook and salary information for networking professionals in Canada.

By the end, you’ll know what computer networking is all about and whether it’s a good career choice for you.

Meet Kris: My Review of Herzing’s Computer Networking Tech Program

Dec 23, 2021 9:26:56 AM

When Kris Wattie was finishing high school, he didn’t really know what he wanted to do with his life.

He did know that he enjoyed gaming. He got very involved in the gaming community, and a game server owner gave him a chance to start learning about the administration aspect.

That inspired him to pursue a career in network administration. But first he needed some quality training.

Kris looked around for a course that reflected his learning style. He wanted a program that would let him explore one topic fully before moving on to the next.

He found it in the Computer Networking Technology program at Herzing College.

Kris successfully completed the program—and landed a job as an IT administrator at Novotech!

We caught up with him recently to get his take on the course, the staff, and his experiences during training.

Here’s his story.

What Does a Network Technician Actually Do? Job Description & Salary

Apr 16, 2021 11:01:26 AM

Want a career that involves installing, optimizing, and repairing a company's computer network, while helping users with technical issues?

That's the network technician job description in a nutshell.

Essentially, this role is about ensuring all the parts of a computer network (hardware, software, servers, printers, individual workstations, etc.) run smoothly and efficiently.

But what does that mean in terms of tasks? What exactly would you be doing each day?

In this post, we walk you through some typical network technician duties and responsibilities.

We also outline the key skills you need to get hired, the salary you can expect, and how to get started with training.

Get a snapshot of life at work and see if becoming a network technician is right for you.

4 Peripheral Issues You'll Face After Networking School (+ Troubleshooting Tips)

Nov 1, 2017 9:41:07 AM

What kinds of computer peripherals will you need to install and troubleshoot after networking school? What exactly is a peripheral?

3 Entry-Level Careers in Computer Networking: Options for New Grads

Jul 25, 2017 12:00:20 PM

A diploma in computer networking can open up several different IT careers paths, each with its own advantages, challenges, and particular application of the skills learned in training. 

If you're considering entering the field of computer network management, you are likely looking ahead to which employment pathway best suits your personality, goals, and specific areas of interest.

Do you enjoy troubleshooting and find you're good at helping others resolve hardware and software issues? Are you particularly fascinated by new advances in network security? Or perhaps you're drawn to laying out, cabling, and configuring local area networks?

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