MOS 25B Information Technology Specialist

MOS Description

The Information Technology Specialist installs, operates and maintains computer systems and information technology (IT) networks. Performs system administration (SA) and maintains computers and servers within the computing environment (CE) and the network environment (NE). Performs network administration (NA); installs, configures and maintains network equipment within the network. Installs, operates, and maintains commercial off the shelf (COTS) equipment (i.e. routers, switches, desktop and laptop computers). Provides SA to Tactical Battle Command Servers (TBC Server) in the tactical operations center (TOC). Provides SA and direct support for Content Management. Performs Information Assurance (IA), provides the security services and attributes of availability, authentication, confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiation; Network Operations (NETOPS) Service Desk Management, which includes incident and problem processing, change request processing, availability management and user interaction. Assists in the planning, configuration, management, and monitoring of the wide area network (WAN). Performs Communications Security (COMSEC) Account Management (CAM) IAW AR 380-4. For more information on MOS 25B, see this Army website.

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Star

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

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The VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Network Virtualization Deployment 2020 (VCAP-NV Deploy 2020) is a professional-level credential that validates a candidate’s knowledge in how to deploy and optimize VMware NSX environments. Candidates must have earned the VCP-NV 2020 certification and pass a lab-based exam. It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of two years of experience deploying VMware network virtualization solutions.
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The VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Network Virtualization Design 2020 (VCAP-NV Design 2020) is a professional-level credential that validates a candidate’s ability to gather customer information, including requirements, risks, constraints, and assumptions, and use that information to make design recommendations for NSX-T Data Center 2.4 solutions. Candidates must have earned the VCP-NV 2020 certification and pass a written exam. It is recommended that candidates have 1 year of experience designing NSX-T Data Center solutions and 2 or more years designing physical and virtual data centers/networks.
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The VMware Certified Design Expert - Network Virtualization 2020 (VCDX-NV 2020) is the highest level of VMware certification. This credential validates a candidate’s world-class vSphere and NSX 6.x skills and prove he or she can deliver true business value through designing a VMware NSX®-platform-based data center networking infrastructure that meets customer objectives and constraints. Candidates must hold the VCP-NV 2020 certification and the VCIX-NV 2020 badge. Candidates must select and build a design based on the blueprint, pass the application and design review, and successfully defend the design against three panelists.
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The VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Cloud Management and Automation Design 2020 (VCAP-CMA Design 2020) is a professional-level credential that validates a candidate’s ability to design and integrate vRealize Automation 7.2 solutions within large enterprise environments. Candidates must have earned the VCP-CMA 2020 certification and pass a written exam. It is recommended that candidates have 5+ years of general IT experience and at least two years’ experience designing an enterprise cloud by using a distributed architecture deployment of VMware vRealize Automation in accordance with VMware recommended practices.
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The VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Cloud Management and Automation Deploy 2020 (VCAP-CMA Deploy 2020) is a professional-level credential that validates a candidate's knowledge in how to deploy and optimize data center environments using the tools provided by vRealize Automation. Candidates must have earned the VCP-CMA 2020 certification and pass a lab-based exam. It is recommended that candidates have 5+ years of general IT experience with a minimum of 12-24 months experience with vRealize Suite in a production environment.
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The VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Desktop and Mobility Design 2020 (VCAP-DTM Design 2020) is a professional-level credential that validates a candidate’s ability to design and integrate large scale VMware Horizon 7.2 environments. Candidates must have earned the VCP-DTM 2020 certification and pass a written exam. It is recommended that candidates have minimum of 5+ years of general IT experience with at least 12 months of experience recommending and designing end-user computing solutions that meet customer goals and requirements in a production environment.
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The Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate is for the professional dedicated to implementing an organization's cloud infrastructure, often as part of a larger team. Responsibilities for this role include managing, implementing, and monitoring identity, governance, storage, and virtual networks in a cloud environment. Candidate should meet experience requirements and must pass a written exam.
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The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Excel 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Excel. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Excel 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
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The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Excel 2016 Expert credential is targeted towards individuals who wish to demonstrate advanced skills in key Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Excel 2016 Expert certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience or pre-requisite requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of the program functionality in order to demonstrate proficiency with the advanced features of Excel 2016.
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The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Access 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Access 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
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The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Outlook 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Outlook 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
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The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
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The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Word 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Word 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
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The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Word 2016 Expert credential is targeted towards individuals who wish to demonstrate advanced skills in key Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Word 2016 Expert certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience or pre-requisite requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of the program functionality in order to demonstrate proficiency with the advanced features of Word 2016 for document and content management and for advanced formatting.
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The Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft 365 Certified: Developer Associate is in intermediate-level certification. Microsoft 365 Developers design, build, test, and maintain applications and solutions that are optimized for the productivity and collaboration needs of organizations using the Microsoft 365 platform. Microsoft 365 Developers are also knowledgeable in UI elements (including Adaptive Cards and Office UI Fabric (Fluent UI)), Integration Points (including Microsoft Teams, Office Add-ins, SharePoint Framework, Actionable Messages), and determining workload platform targets. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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The Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Business Central Functional Consultant Associate is an intermediate-level certification for functional consultants who implement core application setup processes for small and medium businesses. Dynamics 365 Business Central Functional Consultants are knowledgeable in meeting user needs through the Business Central app, including basic understanding of financial management, sales, purchasing, and inventory. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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The Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate is an intermediate-level certification. Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultants create application enhancements, custom user experiences, system integrations, data conversions, custom process automation, and custom visualizations. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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The Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Developer Associate is an intermediate-level certification. Power Platform developers design, develop, secure, troubleshoot, and extend solutions for Microsoft Power Platform. Candidates must pass a written exam.

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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