Computer Networking & Information Systems Security

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Our Computer Networking & Information Systems Security program prepares students to work protecting computers and networks against unauthorized access or modification. You’ll learn how to prevent the denial of service to authorized users, as well as the support, design, implementation, and administration of new computer networks and maintenance of existing systems.

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Potential Careers

Computer Systems Analyst
Computer Systems Analyst Pay

In the state of Washington, the median wage for computer systems analysts is $42.53 an hour or $88,500 per year.

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This is not a guarantee of a certain wage.

Computer Systems Analyst Growth Outlook

It's predicted that the number of computer system analyst jobs in Washington will grow by 27% between 2010 and 2020.

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Computer Systems Analyst Job Duties

Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.

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Computer Systems Analyst Tuition & Fees

Estimated tuition and fees for our Computer Networking & Information Systems Security Degree — the recommended degree for this career path — are $10,636.04.

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Network Support Specialist
Computer Network Support Specialist Pay

In the state of Washington, the median wage for computer network support specialists is $29.81 an hour or $62,200 per year.

Full details are available at careerinfonet.org.

This is not a guarantee of a certain wage.

Computer Network Support Specialist Growth Outlook

It's predicted that the number of computer system analyst jobs in Washington will grow by 26% between 2010 and 2020.

Full details are available at careerinfonet.org.

This is not a guarantee of employment.

Computer Network Support Specialist Job Duties

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

Full details are available at careerinfonet.org.

This is not a guarantee of employment.

Computer Network Support Specialist Tuition & Fees

Estimated tuition and fees for our Computer Networking & Information Systems Security Degree — the recommended degree for this career path — are $10,636.04.

Visit the tuition and fees page for full details.

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Meet the Instructors

Kelly Hollowell, instructor in Clover Park Technical College's CNISS program
Kelly Hollowell

Kelly has a degree in Computer Science and has had over 21 industry and IT certifications. Kelly has taught at CPTC for ten years, and in 2011 he was awarded an honorary membership into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He was also awarded the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence in Teaching Award and the Puget Sound Energy Distinguished Faculty Award.

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Donald Souza, instructor in Clover Park Technical College's CNISS program
Donald Souza

Don brings with him over 22 years of experience in the Network and Computer Security industry. Don has an associate’s degree in Electronic Technology and maintains certifications in A+, MCP, 2008 Server Administration and ITAA Information Security Awareness as well as multiple FEMA certifications. He has been with the CNISS program since its inception.

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Ray Robinson, instructor in Clover Park Technical College's CNISS program
Ray Robinson

Ray graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Business Administration, and he studied Computer Network Technology at CPTC. He's owned several technology businesses, and he has 33 years of experience working with computers. He has certificates in A+, Network+, Server+, Security+, Linux+, Novel, Microsoft MCP and MCSA.

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Degrees & Certificates

Our Computer Networking & Information System Security Program offers a degree — with both an AAT and an AAS-T option — along with four specialty certificates. Click the links to find out which one is right for you!