How to Become a Computer Support Specialist
Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent
Get Formal Training through an Accredited Institution
While formal training is not always required, it can be helpful in seeking employment in this field and preparing for Certification. CompTIA Network+ Certification programs are typically available at the Certificate level with programs available on-campus or online. Courses typically cover topics like computer network fundamentals, network security and management, and network troubleshooting.
Although not always required, many employers prefer applicants with certification. It shows them you have the knowledge to perform well in a role as a Computer Support Specialist and have mastered national technology standards. USCI’s Certification Program includes the preparation and cost of for the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam (Exam N10-007) offered through Pearson Vue.
Many employers will offer on-the job training, however the employee must prove mastery of standards for computer support.