Cal Poly Pomona

I&IT 2nd Tier Support

What we do

I&IT Support's 2nd Tier Support group provides complete support to several colleges, as well as selected I&IT departments and University Advancement. In addition, if the I&IT Help Desk cannot provide timely, if not immediate, solutions to your questions or problems, you may be referred to I&IT 2nd Tier Support for further assistance (alternatively, you may be referred to your department’s technical contact).

I&IT Support’s Second Tier group’s mission is to:

  • Offer advanced personal computer hardware and software support for campus technicians and end-users for centralized Information Technology services such as electronic mail and networking. This support includes:
    • Consulting with campus technicians and end-users to solve support hardware, software and networking issues that primary support personnel cannot solve
    • Consulting, research and distribution of campus-wide licensed software
    • Researching and consulting on software and hardware compatibility and upgrade issues.
  • Work with campus technicians on implementing I&IT technical practices throughout the university, such as Windows group policy and firewalls.
  • Provide complete end-user support for the College of Agriculture, the College of Science, central Academic Affairs, the College of Environmental Design, the President’s staff, the Collins College of Hospitality Management, the College of Education and Integrative Studies (CEIS), the campus Library and the University Advancement division. Users in these three units needing computer assistance should contact the Help Desk ( or 909.869.6776) for technical support requests, which will then be assigned to appropriate support personnel.
  • Administer specialized applications such as Mailman and email “white listing”
  • Provide secondary support of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)
  • Test new hardware and software, such as laptops for the Learning Centered Technology Initiative and the latest Windows and Macintosh operating systems
  • Recommend specialized training for end-users moving to the latest versions of common applications, such as Microsoft Office 2007
  • Assist the I&IT Support First Tier Help Desk support team with escalated tickets such as wireless networking and software licensing distribution.

This page was last updated on June 21, 2011.