The Computer Information Systems department at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) combines education and technology to produce global thinkers that meet the needs and challenges of the new digital economy.
ASUMH offers the A+ Computer Technician program to help individuals prepare for the CompTIA A+ industry-recognized certification and entry-level computer career opportunities. Earning an A+ industry certification confirms a technician's ability to demonstrate various computer hardware and software skills such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, repairing, preventive maintenance, mobility, and security. The CompTIA A+ certification is an international, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software vendors, distributors, and resellers.
ASUMH also offers the Cisco Networking Academy as a stand-alone program for individuals interested in learning networking skills and preparing for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) industry certification exam. The Cisco Networking Academy curriculum delivers a comprehensive learning experience to help students develop the foundational information and communication technology (ICT) skills needed to design, build, and manage networks, along with career skills such as problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and team work. Students complete hands-on learning activities working with Cisco’s state-of-the-art equipment and network simulations to develop practical skills that will help them fill a growing need for computing and networking professionals around the world. The program can also serve as the cornerstone of a two-year degree in networking.
With advances in technology, the demand for skilled network and computer support professionals continues to grow. Attaining an industry certification is a valuable credential to help start or enhance a career in the IT field. By combining the Computer Information Systems – Networking Specialist degree along with an industry-recognized certification, students can increase their employment potential.
For more information on ASUMH's Computer Information Systems degrees and courses, call (870) 508-6100 or Shawn Dennis at (870) 508-6174. Students interested in enrolling this fall should contact the university as soon as possible to begin the admission process.
Pictured from left: Justin Turner, CompTIA Network+ certification; and Shawn Dennis, ASUMH CIS instructor. Not pictured: Alexandra Fowler, CompTIA A+ certification; and Chris Hall, Cisco CCENT certification.
July 22, 2016 09:45:00 AM