Lab – Search NOC Certifications and Jobs (Answers) Lab – Search NOC Certifications and Jobs (Answers)

In this lab, you will use the Internet, a newspaper, or magazines to gather information about network operating system certifications and jobs that require these certifications.

Web sites such as Monster.com, Indeed.com, Simplyhired.com, or Linkedin.com can be used.

a. Use the Internet to research three different network operating system certifications. Based on your research, complete the table below.

Company Network Operating System(s) covered Certification(s) title Courses/Training required for Certification
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 3 Required exams
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Use the Internet, a newspaper, or a magazine to find at least two network jobs available in your area. Describe the network jobs and the required certifications needed for the position.

Networking and Support Specialist – This position is responsible for providing technical services to the employees and customers of a medium-sized computer company. This position provides support to Help Desk staff in the areas of desktop configuration, networking, VPN configuration and network troubleshooting. CompTIA A+ and Microsoft MCSA certification is required.

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c. Which job would you prefer? List reasons for your selection.

The Networking and Support Specialist. I am currently working toward my A+ certification and expect to continue my training with Microsoft products.

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