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Networking Certificate

Certificate Number 901502

The Networking Certificate is designed for individuals interested in developing basic skills in designing, installing, configuring, and maintaining computer networks. All credits from this certificate can be applied to meet requirements in the Network Specialist associate degree program. Some of the courses meet requirements in the Computer Support Specialist associate degree program.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Design a local area network (LAN) per specifications and using required physical components.
. Install network hardware including routers, interface cards, and cabling.
. Install and configure network and desktop operating system software.
. Design, implement, and maintain a secure network environment.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

. 101502, Network Specialist - IT

Requirements for Certificate Entry:

. Experience using a computer system to include a keyboard and mouse.
. Ability to keyboard at 20 wpm.
. User level familiarity with one or more computer operating systems.


Catalog No. Description Credits

10-150-163 IT:Network:Cisco 1
10-150-168 IT:Network:Cisco 2
10-150-174 IT:Network:Client Op Sys
10-150-165 IT:Network:Microsoft Server 1
10-150-157 IT:Network:UNIX/LINUX-Intro
10-150-182 IT:Network:Virtualization

Certificate Total

Course Descriptions

10-150-163 IT:Network:Cisco 1...cable characteristics and termination, structured cabling systems, OSI reference model, IP addressing and subnetting, network architectures and basic protocols, Ethernet switches, basic router operation and configuration.

10-150-168 IT:Network:Cisco 2...basic routing and packet-forwarding concepts; understanding, configuring and troubleshooting dynamic routing protocols; IP addressing with VLSM; static routes. (Prerequisite: 10-150-163, IT:Network: Cisco 1)

10-150-174 IT:Network:Client Op Sys...basic OS functions; memory, CPU, device/file management techniques, OS installation/configuration; configuration of I/O and storage devices; basic network connectivity; standard system maintenance procedures; command line introduction and batch file writing.

10-150-165 IT:Network:Microsoft Server 1...Microsoft Server OS administration and implementation. Learner will install and configure the OS, Active Directory, Group Policies, IIS and security. (Prerequisite: 10-150-174, IT:Network:Client Operating Systems)

10-150-157 IT:Network:UNIX/ introductory look at Unix/Linux administration and implementation. The learner will install, configure, and administer a Unix/Linux server, populate the system with users/groups, write scripts, and troubleshoot system failures. (Prerequisites: 10-150-163, IT:Network:Cisco 1 and 10-150-174, IT:Network:Client Operating Systems)

10-150-182 IT:NETWORK: VIRTUALIZATION ...designing, implementing, and securing aspects of virtualization environments including, but not limited to, storage technologies, virtual network infrastructure, and virtual machine installation, configuration, and migration. (Prerequisites: 10-150-163, IT:Network:Cisco 1; 10-150-174, IT: Network: Client Operating Systems)

For more information, please contact: The Business & Information Technology Department,(920) 498-5435 or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 5435,or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.