Program Description:

Computer networking is one of the fastest-growing fields in the world. Organizations of all types and sizes rely on computer networking systems to connect employees and customers with applications and data across geographical boundaries. Tremendous career opportunities are created as the demands on networking systems and the people who manage them become continually more complex. Students with an interest in a rewarding career that offers the opportunity for extensive hands-on work with complex computer systems should consider a career in Computer Network Administration.
In this certificate program, students learn the foundation skills required to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain network systems in business environments. The program also covers operating systems, networking, hardware technologies, security, routing, and database management.

Computer Networking

The course consists of nine hundred sixty (960) hours of technical instruction and practical training cover all practices of a barber.

Educational Goals:

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Install all network hardware and software and make needed upgrades and repairs.
  • Maintain network and computer system security and ensure that all systems are operating correctly.
  • Train users on the proper use of hardware and software
  • Determine what the organization needs in a network and computer system and setting it up
  • Collect and analyze data in order to evaluate the network’s or system’s performance and help make the system work better
  • Install, manage, and use relational database systems in business and technical environments.


Graduates of the program pursue careers such as Network Administrators, Network Engineers, Network Specialists, Computer Network Engineering Specialist, LAN Administrators, IT Engineers, Test Engineers, System Engineers, Desktop Support, Pre-sale Engineers, Data Analyst, IT Specialist, Help Desk Technician.

Instructional Resources:

Equipment / Supply List:

PC, Cisco routers, Windows Operating System, Text Books, Notebook, Pens and pencils.
PC components, internet access line

Text Book:
Configuring Windows latest edition by Ian Mclean and Orin Thomas
MCITP Windows Server Enterprise Administrator by Dan Holme, Nelson Ruest, Danielle Ruest, and Jason Kellington consists of four books:

  • Configuring Windows Server Active Directory
  • Configuring Windows Server Network Infrastructure by Tony Northrup and J.C. Mackin
  • Configuring Windows Server Applications Infrastructure by J.C. Mackin
  • Configuring Windows Server Enterprise Administrator by David R. Miller, Paul Mancuso, John Policelli, Orin Thomas, Ian Mclean, and J.C. Mackin, with Grandmasters

A+ Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC (with Printed access card) by Jean Andrews
CCNA ICND 2 (latest edition) by Wendell Odom, CCIE

Prerequisite: Some PC knowledge

Course Length: 960 hours

Sequence of Courses: Each class is an independent module.

Frequency of Class: We offer the program on an open-enrollment basis, so you may start any day you wish and you can complete your training on a flexible schedule.

Topics Cover Clock Hours
Configuring Windows 100
This is an introductory course covers installing, upgrading, and migrating to Windows; configuring network connectivity, applications, and devices; implementing backup and recovery; configuring User Account Control (UAC), mobility options, and new features such as DirectAccess and BranchCache; and managing system updates.
Configuring Windows Server Network Infrastructure 100
Students will learn to configure IPv4 and IPV6 addressing; deploy and configure DHCP servers, DNS servers, and DNS zones; Implement IPsec, Windows firewall, and network access protection (NAP); plan and manage Windows Server update services; Manage file and print services in Windows server; Enable remote and wireless access, including DirectAccess; and monitor and troubleshoot network performance.
Configuring Windows Server Active Directory 100
You will be learning how to deploy or upgrade domain controllers, domains, and forests for Windows Server; manage user accounts and groups with Widows Powershell; Implement group policy, configure software and security settings; configure DNS settings and zones; manage authentication; plan and manage active directory replication; monitor and ensure availability of directory services
Configuring Windows Server Application structure 100
This course focuses mastering the skills and experience measured by these objectives: deploying servers, configuring remote desktop services, configuring a web services infrastructure, configuring network application services
Windows Server Enterprise Administrator 100
You will learn how to do the following: plan network and application services; design core identity and access management components; design support identity and access management components; and design for business continuity and data availability
Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server 100
After taking this hands-on course, you will be able to install Exchange servers; configuring Exchange recipients and public folders, client access (including Microsoft® Outlook® Web Access), and message transport; monitoring databases, mail flow, and connectivity; generating reports; implementing high availability and recovery; and, configuring message compliance and security.
Managing and maintaining PC 160
This course emphasizes system hardware, operating system theory, diagnostics, repairs and upgrades of IBM PC. Topics include: hardware configuration, software diagnostics, maintenance procedures, memory upgrade, floppy and hard disk installation and set up, ROM-BIOS software, bus structures, hard ware devices and troubleshooting. This course takes you from being an end user of your computer to becoming a PC support technician.
Routing and Switching (CCNA) 200
If you want to succeed as a technical person in the networking industry at all, you need to know Cisco. Cisco has ridiculously high market share in the router and switch marketplace, with more than 80 percent market share in some markets. Students will learn to install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for small networks (100 nodes or fewer), including but not limited to use of these protocols: IP, IGRP, IPX, Serial, AppleTalk, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, Access Lists. The course also prepares the students for CCNA certificate Exam.