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Networking Pathway Certificate

Program Code: 611504

Develop basic skills in designing, installing, configuring, and maintaining computer networks. All courses in this certificate may be applied toward the Network Specialist associate degree program. Some of the courses may be applied toward the Computer Support Specialist associate degree program.

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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.

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Requirements for Program 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.

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Networking Pathway Certificate in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
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.
10-150-175 IT:NETWORK:NETWORK ESSENTIALS...develop the knowledge, skills, process, and understanding of client OS installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting; network connectivity; standard system maintenance procedures; command line introduction; and basic PowerShell script writing.
SEMESTER TOTAL
6
SECOND SEMESTER
10-150-157 IT:NETWORK:LINUX 1...an introductory look at the Linux operating system. Installation and configuration; boot up and login process; directory structure purpose/use; maneuvering in the Command Line Interface; understanding Long Directory Listings; Users and Groups; modifying permissions; remote access; starting and stopping services. (Prerequisites: 10-150-163, IT:Network:Cisco 1; 10-150-175, IT:Network:Network Essentials)
10-150-165 IT:NETWORK:MICROSOFT SERVER 1 ...Acquire necessary skills for supporting and configuring Windows Server including installation and configuration of an Active Directory Domain. Account administration, group policy management and core server roles and features are identified while preparing for MCSA Exam 70-410. (Prerequisite: 10-150-175, IT:Network:Network Essentials)
10-150-168 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 2 ...Basic configuration of routers and switches; resolving common issues with RIP, OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. (Prerequisite: 10-150-163, IT:Network: Cisco 1)
10-150-183 IT:NETWORK: VIRTUALIZATION 1...provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skill, process, and understanding of - 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; 10-150-175, Network Essentials)
SEMESTER TOTAL
11
TOTAL CREDITS
17
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Note

Students should take courses in the order listed.

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