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Career Scenarios

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MATC Information Technology Career Scenario Videos

IT Programmer / Analyst

This two-year program meets the specific skills and knowledge requirements of technical and professional jobs within the Information Technology field for an entry-level programmer/analyst. It is designed to meet entry-level educational needs of most segments of the IT field which utilize mainframe computers in conjunction with web-based server applications.

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IT Web Analyst / Programmer

This two-year program meets the specific skills and knowledge requirements of technical and professional jobs within the Information Technology field for an entry-level web analyst/programmer. It is designed to meet entry-level educational needs of most segments of the IT field which utilize a variety of computers. Training blends general educational development and required IT technical skills.

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IT Network Specialist

The Information Technology–Network Specialist Program is a two-year program that prepares qualified individuals to design, install, maintain, manage and enhance computer networks. The Network Specialist has a working knowledge of Local Area Networks, their application within Wide Area Networks, and Wide Area Networks and their interconnectivity to nodes, servers and other end user devices. The specialist is also familiar with the Internet, web server management and its connectivity to LANs and WANs. Responsibilities for software include: managing system and client software, webpage integration and creation, network security measures, user accounting and monitoring network event logs for problem resolution.

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IT Network Security Specialist

The Information Technology–Network Security Specialist Program is a two-year program that provides comprehensive instruction in those aspects of computing systems and networks that have an important impact on data confidentiality and assurance. Emphasis is placed on vigilant security awareness throughout the curriculum. The program introduces the student to computer network threats and the appropriate incident response, to include defenses, countermeasures, and computer forensics. Students are exposed to scenarios reflecting the legal and ethical issues associated with information security. Extensive hands-on labs build practical experience in configuring a variety of network operating systems, firewalls, virtual private networks (VPN), packet filters, and host intrusion detection systems (HIDS) to maximize information security in the network.

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Computer Systems Administration Specialist Video Coming Soon!

Learn the skills to obtain key industry certifications such as the A+ and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) while working towards a two-year degree as a Computer Systems Administration Specialist. Challenge yourself to learn the technologies valued by area employers including Microsoft Windows system administration for both client and server systems. Learn the fundamentals of data networking, operating systems support and systems integration to prepare for your information technology career. Understand the role of other network operating systems such as Novell Netware and Unix. A guided on-the-job internship with an area employer helps students find the jobs they desire. Use the core program courses coupled with additional training and job experience to obtain the valued Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

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Last Modified: August 11, 2009