A Network Systems Technician is a network professional who is expected to obtain knowledge of computer network basic concepts, which are applicable to the various specialty areas of the computer industry. The NST must be familiar with the following: Computer Network Terminology, Network Administration, Wide Area Networks and Devices Used to Extend Networks, Network Architectures, Computer Network Topologies and Classifications, Network Services, Network Operations, Network Standards, Troubleshooting LAN/WAN Test Equipment, Network Server and Workstation Computer System Hardware, Network Operating Systems, and Disaster and Security Planning for Networks.
If you hold a valid CompTIA Network+ (ce) certification, then you are eligible for a rollover to an ETA Network Systems Technician certification! To apply, you will need to send a copy of your Network+ (ce) certificate to ETA via fax (765) 653-4287 or email. You may also attach when filling out the online form. Network + rollovers are $100. Lifetime CompTIA Network+ certifications are not eligible for rollover.
If you hold a Standalone NST and later complete the Associate CET (CETa), then you are eligible to upgrade to a Journeyman CET! To apply for the Journeyman CET, you must have two or more years of combined work and electronics training. To upgrade, please fill out the Journeyman CET upgrade form. Journeyman upgrades are $50.
ETA is proud to partner with eITprep to offer an online study resource for this ETA certification – only $59.95! You will have 6 months to complete the content. These courses are for self-study or certification maintenance purposes only, and do not lead to certification. You will need to sit for the appropriate exam by contacting an ETA Certification Administrator and/or ETA-Approved School.