This course is designed to teach microcomputer systems, the internal architecture, as well as the basics of PCs. The first period will cover basic hardware and provide several in-depth hands-on projects. This subject material will prepare the student to take the CompTIA A+ 220-901 certification.
Computer Technology and Network Administration
Jobs in the computer networking and technology field are expected to grow by 6% between 2016 and 2026, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Topeka, Joplin & Tulsa Campus
After completing your Computer, Network and Internet Technologies program from WTI, you’ll be prepared to find employment as a:
- Help Desk Analyst
- Technical Support Representative
- Network Administrator
- IT Support Specialist
- Laptop/PC Repair Mechanic
The objective of this program is to prepare students to perform tasks for entry-level employment as a Computer Service Technician or Networking Systems Technician.
This program prepares students to perform tasks associated with installing, upgrading and maintaining computer network systems in a LAN/WAN environment. The course is taught using a combination of theory and practical applications in a laboratory environment.
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|A+ 901, Computer Hardware||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
|A+ 901, Introduction to Networking||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
The Intro to Networking course is designed to teach basic Networking concepts, properties and characteristics. Encryption methods and Network Standards will also be discussed.
|A+ 901, Mobile Devices and Network Troubleshooting||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
The A+ Mobile Devices and Network Troubleshooting course teaches the student how to configure and Troubleshoot applications, network, wireless and mobile systems. To utilize the concepts learned in this course and the prerequisite courses, there is an Applied Project at the end of this course. The student then has the opportunity to take the A+ 220-901 certification exam which, if passed, will allow them to receive certification in the Computer Industry.
|A+ 902, Windows Operating Systems||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
This course is designed to teach Network Operating Systems, the application architecture, as well as the basics of PCs. The first period will cover basic software and provide several in-depth hands-on projects. This subject material will prepare the student to take the CompTIA A+ 220-902 certification.
|A+ 902, Basic Security Measures||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
The A+ 902 Basic Security Measures course is designed to teach basic security threats, vulnerabilities, and prevention methods. Best practices methods and security standards will also be discussed.
|A+ 902, Software Troubleshooting||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
The A+ Software Troubleshooting course teaches the student how to troubleshoot PC operating system problems with the appropriate tools and best practices. To utilize the concepts learned in this course and the prerequisite courses, there is an Applied Project at the end of this course. The student then has the opportunity to take the A+ 220-902 certification exam, which, if passed, will allow them to receive certification in the Computer Industry.
|Network +, Topologies and Infrastructures||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
This course has been designed to demonstrate the understanding of basic network structure, including the characteristics of star, bus, mesh and ring topologies, their advantages and disadvantages, and the characteristics of segments and backbones.
|Network +, Troubleshooting & Management||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
The class will teach students how to troubleshoot, identify, access and recognize the problem and figure out how to solve the issue in a timely manner to minimize network down time. They will learn cable management and installation techniques.
|Network +, Advanced Network Security||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
This class will teach the importance of providing Network Security, developing sound authentication practices, change management procedures and standards. This class will help the student receive a well-rounded education on industry standard networking systems. They will utilize the concepts learned in this class and the prerequisite classes to complete an Applied Project applicable to networking systems. The student will also study to take the Network Essentials certification exam.
|Security +, Introduction to Security||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
The Introduction to Security course is designed to give the student the basics of security. This course focuses on the types of common attacks as well as host, application and data security concepts. In addition, basic and advanced cryptography concepts are explored.
|Security +, Network Security||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
The Network Security course is designed to teach network security concepts, from typical client/server security and user account management through wireless and mobile security. Access control security is also discussed.
|Security +, Security Policies and Vulnerability Assessments||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
The Security Policies and Vulnerability Assessment course teaches the student how to write and review security policies, as well as how to test for security vulnerabilities in hosts, applications, network, wireless and mobile systems. To utilize the concepts learned in this course and the prerequisite courses, there is an Applied Project at the end of this course.
|Server Concepts||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
In Server Concepts students will learn about the PC Server platform and the unique differences between servers and regular PCs. This includes exposure to server hardware and operating systems, server room concepts, storage solutions, server security concepts, and disaster recovery.
|Server Virtualization||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
The Server Virtualization course deals with creation and maintenance of virtual server operating systems. Students will learn about the different Hypervisors available, like Virtual Box and Microsoft’s HyperV, and how to configure virtual hosts, guests, and network switches.
|Advanced Network Services||4 Weeks||5 QCH|
The Advanced Network Services course deals with the advanced configuration, deployment, and troubleshooting of server networking services like Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, Domain Name Service, and Active Directory.
|Total||60 Weeks||75 QCH|
Do you have what it takes to be a Computer Service Technician and Network Administrator?
If you would like to get more training, we’d love to hear from you. For more information about the Computer Service Technician and Network Administration program at WTI, please contact us or call (888) 885-6661.