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ADVANCED MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

A+ certified technicians perform computer repair, software and operating systems, network administration, information security, cloud computing, and troubleshooting of both desktops and mobile devices.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Advanced Microsoft Certified Solutions are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Familiarity with the basics of desktops, laptops, and mobile devices
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of software, networking, and security
  • Familiarity with PC hardware, peripherals, and network components
  • Knowledge of different types of data storage devices and backup media
  • Ability to follow and implement proper computer safety procedures and best practices
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to setup and manage popular operating systems
  • Ability to install and configure input devices, e.g., keyboards, mice, bio-metric scanners and touch screens
  • Knowledge of a variety of troubleshooting techniques to fix system errors and connectivity issue

Career Options

Program graduates go on to work in a wide variety of fields in information technology such as in-home support specialist, desktop support technician, and help desk technician.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete one of Job Corps' basic Information Technology career technical training program.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record.
  • Have a positive behavior record with no major incidents in the past 90 days.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Information Technology training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the national standard in computer science training and credentialing.

Credentials such as these show that students are ready for positions in computer programming and repair.  

Advanced Microsoft Certified Solutions Numbers to Know

$59K

National average earning potential for this career

18+

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Focus
Physical strength
Steady hands and fingers
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Organizational skills
Physical strength
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Independence
Integrity
Attention to detail
Concentration
Dependability
Integrity
Listening skills
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Dependability
Integrity
Professionalism


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