TEC701 - Technical Support for Network Administrators

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Subject Title
Technical Support for Network Administrators

Subject Description
Using the technical knowledge that students have gained in previous semesters, students will enhance their ability to function as a network administrator and technician. This subject will show students how important interpersonal skills are in Help Desk effectiveness and will give them a chance to gain or enhance skills involved in communicating, getting and giving good information; handling challenging behaviour and telephone interactions. Students will become more effective problem solvers by learning strategies for identifying and addressing problem causes and by investigating Help Desk tools. This course makes extensive use of role playing in the weekly tutorials and will involve research of Help Desk products. A major project will be part of this course.

Credit Status
1 credit in the CNS/CTY Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Assess situations and while addressing the customer's psychological state, resolve their technical problems

2. Demonstrate the ability to work with team members

3. Demonstrate an ability to handle challenging behaviours

4. Troubleshoot and resolve computer problems using effective problem solving skills

5. Demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of available Help Desk tools

6. Differentiate the different roles they play on the Help Desk

7. Design a Help Desk structure including interactions with other areas

8. Demonstrate effective communication skills

9. Demonstrate good questioning techniques

10. Demonstrate good telephone skills

11. Recognize the importance to be proactive in finding the source of problems

12. Explain the most effective ways to manage stress

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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