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 Engineering

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.

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.

Careers:

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.

Prerequisites: some PC knowledge

Topic CoverClock Hours
Configuring Windows100
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 Servers Network Infrastructure100
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 Directory100
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 Structure100
This course focuses on 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 Administrator100
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 Server100
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 PC160
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, hardware devices, and troubleshooting. This course takes you from being an end user of your computer to being 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.