CAT Network Systems Administrator Program


  • How do you get accepted to be a Network Assistant?

    Acceptance to the CAT Network Systems Administrator program is based on several criteria: Students must successfully complete the assigned coursework through the Microsoft IT Academy before the end of their sophomore year. Successful completion of this online coursework will prove that they are a responsible self-motivated student who can complete a difficult task with a minimum of guidance. Students must Continue Reading...

  • How often do students have to stay after school or come in during their time off?

    With the responsibilities of a Network Assistant come certain requirements. One of these is that sometimes students have to sacrifice their time off to come in to school and help the network administrator with network problems or infrastructure upgrades. Off time such as breaks and Pro-Ed days are usually the only times the network can afford to be down because Continue Reading...

  • How will this help students after high school?

    The things students learn during their time in the network room with stay with them forever. Being a network assistant is not like belonging to an interest club that so many students join only to put on their resume. When students become a network assistant, they are here to learn and here to help. If a network assistant fails to Continue Reading...

  • What do students learn?

    Students learn the fundamentals of networking and the intricacies of hardware and how it all ties in to programming. By the end of their CAT career a network assistant will have a wealth of knowledge not only about servers but about code and the various solutions that have been employed in CAT. Students will also leave with a marketable skill Continue Reading...

  • What does it mean to be a Network Assistant?

    Being part of the Network Operations team means two things: creative problem solving and the willingness to learn, the latter of which is far more important. Creative problem solving in the network room, as students will quickly learn, is a vital asset and a skill that once developed, becomes an IT Swiss Army Knife. Not only will this knowledge apply Continue Reading...

  • What exactly are the responsibilities of a CAT Network Assistant?

    When a student starts out in the Network Assistant program, they will have one job and that is to soak up as much information as they can and to ask questions of the network administrator¬†and the senior assistants. However, as time progresses students are handed more and more responsibilities and are expected to do them without much hand holding. This Continue Reading...

  • What previous knowledge must students have to have?

    The required previous knowledge boils down to knowing your way around an OS with a certain degree of competency and knowing the basics of computer hardware and programming, the rest students learn here....

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