Helpdesk, Security, Network Tech Apprenticeship Program - MedCerts

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IT 5500A

IT Helpdesk, Security & Network Technician

Apprenticeship Program

This extensive apprenticeship training will lay the foundation for a career in the advanced IT fields of security and network administration.

NOTE: This program requires active employer participation, and thus is not available to all who seek it.

51  Weeks
Program Length
Certifications
$40,000
Avg. Starting Salary*
Comp TIA
Issuing Authority

This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: AR, LA, ND, NV, PA, RI, WI

Please review our State Restriction page to view what restrictions there may be in your state/region of residence or employment and ensure you are eligible for enrollment. These restrictions may not apply to students taking programs through an employer, academic or government-sponsored model - including MyCAA and Army, Air Force or Coast Guard Credentialing Assistance. To determine eligibility, please confirm with your sponsor or review our military spouse MyCAA-approved or Military Credentialing Assistance-approved programs.

Interested in Creating an Apprenticeship Program at Your Healthcare Organization?

As a registered apprenticeship intermediary with the Department of Labor, we handle the heavy lifting, certification training and apprenticeship paperwork.

IT Helpdesk, Security, & Network Technician Training Online

Healthcare Organization Costs

Employers can pay for the training, use tuition reimbursement funds, or utilize apprenticeship government funding to possibly cover both the training cost and wages.

Monthly Payment Options Starting At $379 Grants Available to Help With

Apprentice participants are promoted to full employees and regular pay rates when they complete their programs.

Training Costs $6,500 At Time of Student Enrollment

MedCerts handles all intermediary responsibilities, paperwork and administrative tasks so the organization doesn't have to.

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The pricing listed above for a monthly payment plan is an estimate for the cost of an 12-month payment plan including down payment. Final pricing is given at time of purchase and may vary from both pricing examples above.

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What Does a IT Helpdesk, Security & Network Technician Do?

Students could build a career as an IT Specialist, Tech Support Administrator, Network Installer, Security Consultant or Network Administrator through MedCerts' comprehensive training. Regular job duties include implementing and monitoring security on networks, applications and operating systems, and responding quickly and effectively to security breaches.

9,156
Entry Level Jobs in the US
IT Helpdesk, Security & Network Technicians will see available jobs grow 8.2% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
IT 5500A
IT Helpdesk, Security & Network Technician Apprenticeships

MedCerts IT Helpdesk, Security, & Network Technician apprenticeship program is perfect for the individual looking to join the information technology industry and learn networking and administrative skills in Windows-based TCP/IP networks, as well as build familiarity with a variety of operating systems, including OS X, Unix or Linux.

The A+ Comprehensive course provides training focused on the fundamentals of computer technology, networking and security. Plus, you’ll learn about cutting-edge technologies such as cloud computing and virtualization. Through the Security+ and Network+ courses in this program, you’ll be prepared for a successful, lifelong career in IT.

The Security+ course provides you the opportunity to further your career in IT by acquiring a foundational knowledge of security topics; prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification examination; or use Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.

Learning Network+ means you have the knowledge needed to use and maintain a wide range of networking technologies and validates your proficiency in networking administration and support.

When your program is complete, you’ll be prepared to sit for the A+, Security+ and Network + certification exams, which MedCerts covers the registration costs for. These exams are developed and accredited through CompTIA. Successfully passing these exams will open doors to career opportunities like: Security Architect, Security Engineer, Security Consultant/Specialist, Information Assurance Technician, Security Administrator, Systems Administration, IT System Administrator, Application Systems Administrator and more.

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  1. Manage and troubleshoot a basic network infrastructure, using common ports and networking protocols
  2. Install and manage wired and wireless networks, adhering to standards and using modern testing tools
  3. Assess security risks and identify potential threats to hardware, software, and physical location
  4. Conduct risk mitigation for systems, hardware and peripherals
IT5500 A

Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment

MedCerts-Covered Materials*

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. Competency assessments
  3. National Certification exam fee

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center & Career Coaches

*The cost of all materials needed for this program are covered by MedCerts. They are not included in the tuition costs and the student is not liable for any costs or fees related to the above materials.

Required Courses
IT 2012A

Apprenticeship A+ Comprehensive

96 hours
Length
17 Weeks
Duration

A+ Comprehensive is a complete and thorough review of all A+ learning objectives. In this module, students receive a blended learning approach that combines Security, Networking, Operating Systems, IT Operations, Troubleshooting, and Technical Support into one singular course. Students gain the necessary competencies of an entry-level IT professional. This course provides training focused on the fundamentals of computer technology, networking and security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism now required of all entry-level IT professionals. This course focusses on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be utilized to resolve problems. Students gain critical hands-on experience through a comprehensive series of Performance Based Exam Prep Simulations. These simulations are a mixture of Operating System and Application Training Demonstrations, Interactive Graphic Windows Exercises, Interactive Command-Line Windows Exercises, and Interactive Configuration and Identification Exercises. The simulations are blended into the training, to provide reinforcement of topics, as well as to provide the critical “hands-on” learning experience necessary to gain competency.

    • Understand the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and IT security
    • Understand operating system (OS) functionality and troubleshooting methodology
    • Identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components
    • Know how to perform proper computer safety procedures and best practices
    • Install, configure, upgrade and maintain PC workstations, the Windows OS, and SOHO networks
IT 2013A

Apprenticeship Network +

96 hours
Length
17 Weeks
Duration

Network + builds on existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present fundamental skills and concepts that students will use on the job in any type of networking career. This course is designed to provide network technicians with the foundation-level skills they need to install, operate, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a corporate network. This course will help prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 certification exam. CompTIA recommends students have CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent experience prior to attempting the N10-007 exam. As in the A+ Comprehensive course, students gain critical hands-on experience through a series of Performance Based Exam Prep Simulations. These simulations are a mixture of Operating System and Application Training Demonstrations, Interactive Graphic Windows Exercises, Interactive Command-Line Windows Exercises, and Interactive Configuration and Identification Exercises. The simulations are blended into the training, to provide reinforcement of topics, as well as to provide the critical “hands-on” learning experience necessary to gain competency.

    • Manage and troubleshoot a basic network infrastructure, using common ports and networking protocols
    • Understand and apply networking technologies and basic network design principles
    • Install, configure and differentiate between common network devices
    • Install and manage wired and wireless networks, adhering to standards and using modern testing tools
    • Identify and troubleshoot performance and connectivity issues
IT 5011A

Apprenticeship Security+

96 hours
Length
17 Weeks
Duration

Security+ is the primary course students will need in order to gain the skills and knowledge required to gain Security+ Certification. This course is targeted toward the information technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks and familiarity with other operating systems, such as Mac OS X, Unix, or Linux, and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring a foundational knowledge of security topics. In this course, students will build on knowledge and experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as they acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare for further study in specialized security fields. Course Prepares Student for CompTIA Exam: SYO-601

    • Assess security risks and identify potential threats to hardware, software, and physical location
    • Conduct risk mitigation for systems, hardware and peripherals
    • Implement best practices and procedures for host and OS hardening
    • Utilize best models for authentication, identity management, and access control
    • Implement disaster recovery procedures and security contingency plans
Code Course Duration
IT 2012A 17 Weeks
IT 2013A 17 Weeks
IT 5011A 17 Weeks
Total Program Duration 51 Weeks

IT Helpdesk, Security & Network Technician

Job Opportunities

Career Potential

Network Administrator

$39,000 – $79,000*
Estimated Salary

Security Administrator

$30,000 – $79,000*
Estimated Salary

Security Engineer

$57,000 – $130,000*
Estimated Salary

Disclaimers

  1. This program requires active employer participation, and thus is not available to all who seek it.
  2. This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin
  3. While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate prerequisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.