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Network Administration/ CISCO


Buchanan High School

Career Opportunities Include:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Systems Analyst

GRADES: 11-12

Class Description

The CISCO Academy is an alliance between CISCO Systems, Academy curriculum sponsors, private institutions, education, business, government, and communities. This program trains students to build and maintain network systems and prepares them for the demands and opportunities of the information economy. Students who successfully complete this program and their Certified CISCO Network Academy (CCNA) certification will be on their way to a high tech career in network administration.

Content Areas


Career Outlook

Network or computer systems administrators design, install and support an organization's LAN (local area network), WAN (wide-area network), network segment, the Internet, or intranet system. They provide day-to-day on-site administrative support for software users in a variety of work environments, including professional offices, small businesses, government, and large corporations. They maintain network hardware and software, analyze problems, and monitor the network to ensure its availability to system users.

Employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

Median annual earnings of network and computer systems administrators were $75,790 in 2014.

Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook: