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Career Readiness for students

Network Operations

Is Network Operations for You?

The Network Operations programs is for students seeking to build the foundation for a long-term career in the Information Technology industry.  Students in the program work toward industry-standard CompTIA A+ certifications in computer hardware and operating systems and Network+ computer network configuration and administration.

About the Program 

Information Technology Foundation (ITF), also known as The Montgomery County Students Information Technology Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit foundation established cooperatively by Montgomery County Public Schools and the business community in Montgomery County to promote and advance the interests of information technology education through the establishment of a student-run computer sales business.

This unique method of preparing high school students for skilled positions in the IT field offers hands-on instruction to students interested in IT careers. Students are introduced to potential employers with available positions in technical service, customer service, sales and management.

Sample Network Operations Program Pathway

Sample Courses

Certifications/Awards for Completing High School Plan

  •  The ITF program also offers students the opportunity to earn articulated college credits toward post-secondary education. Successful completion of the Network Operations program along with the applicable CompTIA certifications earn students college credit that will put them ahead of the competition!  Check out CompTIA's "Why Be Certified?" interactive web page for more information. 
  • Through our computer sales business, students receive valuable on-the-job training that prepares them for higher educational opportunities or direct entry into the information technology job market. 
  • See Articulation Plans with Montgomery College here.  

Local Colleges Offering a Continuation of the Program


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Career Opportunities

  • A list of some of the opportunities available in the information technology industry:

  • Computer Service Technician
  • User Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Computer
  • Network Specialist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Network Security
  • And many more!

Where this Program is Offered

If this program is not available at your school, meet with your counselor to select courses that will allow you to explore your interest in these careers.