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GOOGLE IT SUPPORT CERTIFICATE

What is IT Support?

Businesses, nonprofits, school systems, and government organizations all rely on technology. Computers break, systems fail, phones die—when that happens, we need experts to fix them. IT support is all about troubleshooting and problem solving when the tech fails, and providing great customer service along the way. This includes setting up computers for users within an organization, overseeing computer systems, and debugging whenever a problem arises. A job in IT can mean in-person or remote help desk work in a range of organizations across many different industries.

 

Why start a career in IT?

With entry-level jobs in IT fetching an average salary of $55,000 per year, this field is extremely lucrative with a high potential for growth. In the U.S., there were over 86,500 open entry-level IT support roles in 2020, and jobs in this field are projected to grow 8% between 2019 and 2029. Faster than the average of all other occupations. Basic IT skills will position you to secure an introductory-level role, and from then on, the opportunities are endless. The stackability of these skills means that after gaining a baseline level of knowledge through the Google IT Support program, it is easy to pick up more advanced skills.

 

This online training program provides the skills you need for an introductory-level job in IT support, with no relevant experience required. You’ll learn about:

  • Troubleshooting and customer care

  • Networking

  • Operating systems

  • System administration

  • Security

It includes 5 courses and is completely self-paced. Labs and in-class time will be built in with more information to come soon.

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