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What characteristics and skills do I need to work in this field?

Working in the network systems management field requires professionals to be excellent communicators, as well as have a strong interest in technical details. It requires strong analytical skills and technical understanding of networked data, voice and images, as well as an understanding of how to strategically apply this knowledge to the networks of any business.

Where can I work?

Individuals in this field can work in varied settings, including corporations, non-profit agencies, colleges and universities, and government agencies.

What does Trident Technical College offer?

With a focus on local and wide area networks, Trident Technical College’s Network Systems Management department teaches 32 classes supporting the Network Systems Management Associate Degree and nine certificate programs.

Associate Degree

Network Systems Management



Cisco Certified Network Associate

CompTIA Systems Specialist


Enterprise Network Administrator

Linux Systems Administration

Network Security

Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Workforce Training Programs

CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA Security+ Certification

Linux+ Certification

Network+ Certification


Important Links

Center for Cybersecurity

Cloud Computing NSF Grant

Free tuition for all programs thru Spring '24