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Computer Technology and Network Administration Program

Computer Technology and Network Admin Training in Wichita

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.

Associates of Occupational Studies

After earning your Associates of Occupational Studies in Computer Technology and Network Administration Degree from WTI, you’ll be prepared to find employment as a:

  • Help Desk Analyst Specialist
  • Technical Support Representative Professional
  • Network Administrative Representative
  • Information Technology Support Specialist
  • Laptop/PC Repair Mechanic Professional

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

Courses available at Wichita Main campus only.

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. In order to provide the students with a well-rounded quality educational experience; students will be introduced to general education college-level courses that will afford them the future security of an Associates of Occupational Studies degree. To be considered for enrollment into this program, all admissions requirements must be met.

CLASSES YOU'LL TAKE

201 - A+ Computer Hardware 4 Weeks5 QCH

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+ 220-1001/1002 certification.

  • User Account Creation
  • Power Supplies and Specifications
  • BIOS/UEFI Tools
  • Custom PC configurations
  • Motherboard Properties
  • Display Devices
  • PC Expansion Boards
  • PC Cabling and Connectors
  • Media and Storage Devices
  • Peripheral devices and installations
202 - A+ Introduction to Networking 4 Weeks5 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.

  • Network Cables and Connectors
  • SOHO Wireless/Wired Router
  • TCP/IP Characteristics
  • Internet Connection Types
  • TCP and UDP Ports
  • Network Architecture Devices
  • Transmission Protocols
  • Network Tools
  • Network Administration Principals
  • Protocols and Their Purpose
203 - A+ Mobile Devices and Network Troubleshooting 4 Weeks5 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 will then take the A+ 220-1001/1002 certification exam which, if passed, will allow them to receive certification in the computer industry.

  • Configure Laptop Hardware & Components
  • Troubleshoot Hard Drives and RAID
  • Laptop Display Components
  • Troubleshoot Video, and Projectors
  • Laptop Features
  • Troubleshoot Wired, Wireless Networks
  • Accessories & Ports Mobile Devices
  • Repair Common Mobile Devices
  • Troubleshoot Motherboards, RAM, CPU
  • Troubleshoot Printers and Scanners

EXAM: CompTIA A+ 220-1001/1002 Certification

204 - A+ Windows Operating Systems 4 Weeks5 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+ 220-1001/1002 certification.

  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10
  • Mac OS and Linux Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Command Line Tools
  • Windows Prevention Methods
  • Microsoft Operating Features and Tools
  • Client Side Virtualization
  • Windows Control Panel Utilities
  • Cloud Concepts
  • Windows OS Tools
  • Mobile Operating Systems
205 - A+ Basic Security Measures 4 Weeks5 QCH

The A+ Software Troubleshooting course teaches the student how to troubleshoot PC operating system problems with the appropriate tools and best practices.

  • PC Operating System Problems and Tools
  • Best Safety Practices
  • PC Security Tools and Best Practices
  • Discuss Environmental Impacts
  • Troubleshooting Mobile OS and Applications
  • Privacy, Licensing and Policy Concepts
  • Mobile OS Security Issues and Tools
  • Communication Techniques and Professionalism
206 - A+ Software Troubleshooting 4 Weeks5 QCH

The A+ reference to 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. 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 will then take the A+ 220-1001/1002 certification exam, which, if passed, will allow them to receive certification in the computer industry.

  • Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Securing Mobile Devices
  • Common Security Prevention Methods
  • Data Destruction Methods
  • Basic OS Security Settings
  • Securing SOHO Wireless Devices
  • Best Practices for Workstations
  • Securing Wired Devices

EXAM: CompTIA A+ 220-1001/1002 Certification

207 - Network + Topologies and Infrastructures 4 Weeks4 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 Structure
  • Addressing and Routing
  • Network Topologies/OSI Model
  • DHCP and APIPA
  • Transmission Media
  • Addressing and Routing Hubs, Bridges, and Switches
  • Transport Protocols Infrastructure and Design
  • Name Resolution
208 - Network + Troubleshooting & Management 4 Weeks4 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.

  • Troubleshooting Procedures
  • Remote Access Links
  • TCP/IP
  • Services Storage Area Networks (SAN)
  • Applications and Services
  • Physical Security Controls
  • Management and Monitoring
  • Fire prevention and Suppression
  • Cloud and Virtualization
  • Interface and Media Converters
209 - Network+ Network Security 4 Weeks4 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 + certification exam.

  • Wireless Standards
  • Vulnerabilities and Threats
  • Installing Wireless Networks
  • Security Appliances
  • WAN Technologies
  • Authentication Technologies
  • Installing Remote Access Links
  • Incident Response
  • IP Security (IPSEC)
  • Change & Configuration Management
210 - Security+ Introduction to Security 4 Weeks4 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.

  • Challenges of Securing Information
  • Application Attacks
  • Who are the Attackers?
  • Network-Based Attacks
  • Attacks and Defenses
  • Securing the Host
  • Attacks using Malware
  • Basic Cryptography
  • Social Engineering Attacks
  • Advanced Cryptography
211 - Security+ Network Security 4 Weeks4 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 Through Network Devices
  • Wireless Attacks
  • Security Through Network Technologies Wireless
  • Security Solutions
  • Security Through Network Design
  • Securing Mobile Devices
  • Common Network Protocols
  • Access Control Fundamentals
  • Network Administration Principals
  • Authentication Services
212 - Security+ Security Policies and Vulnerability Assessments 3 Weeks4 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.

  • Authentication and Account Management
  • Awareness and Training
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Assessing Vulnerabilities
  • Environmental Controls
  • Vulnerability Scanning vs. Penetration Testing
  • Incident Response
  • Mitigating and Deterring Attacks
  • Reducing Risk Through Policies
  • Applied Project
213 - Installing and Configuring Server 2012R2 3 Weeks4 QCH

The Install and Configure Server 2012R2 course deals with the installation and upgrade of Server 2012R2. Students will learn about the various upgrade and installation options as well as Server Core installation. This course also teaches the student how to install DHCP, DNS and Active Directory.

  • Upgrading Server 2012R2
  • Installing DHCP
  • Installing Server 2012R2
  • Installing DNS
  • Installing Server Core
  • Installing Active Directory
  • Server 2102R2 Networking Enhancements
  • New Features of Server 2102R2
214 - Single Domain Administration of Server 2012R 3 Weeks4 QCH

The Basic Administration of Server 2012R2 course deals with the day-to-day administration of Server 2012R2. Creating and managing user accounts, storage clusters, files, folders and basic shares, printing and remote administration are just a few of the topics covered in this course.

  • Creating and Managing User Accounts
  • Printing
  • Creating and Managing Group Policies
  • Remote Server Administration
  • Share Storage and Clustering
  • Connecting Windows and MAC Clients
  • Files, Folders and Basic Shares
  • Web Server Administration
  • Dynamic Access Control
  • Routing
215 - Multiple Domain Administration of Server 2012R2 3 Weeks4 QCH

The Advanced Administration of Server 2012R2 course deals with VPNs, Sites, Read-Only Domain Controllers, Hyper-V, Monitoring and Patch Management.

  • VPNs
  • Hyper-V
  • Sites and Services
  • Virtual Machines
  • Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Remote Desktop Services
  • Migrating, Merging and Modifying AD
  • Monitoring
  • Advanced User Account Management
  • Patch Management
216 - Linux Installation and Configuration 3 Weeks4 QCH

The Linux Basics course is an introduction to Linux and deals with Linux installation and usage, the different Linux files systems, Linux files system management and Linux deployment scenarios.

  • History of Linux
  • Viewing Files and Directories
  • Linux Distributions
  • Managing Files and Directories
  • Installing Linux
  • File and Directory Permissions
  • Basic Linux Usage
  • Finding and Editing Files and Folders
  • The Linux Directory Structure
  • Searching for Text within Files
217 - Linux Workstation Administration 3 Weeks4 QCH

This course deals with common administrative tasks that are utilized on Linux workstations. Topics include, working with the BASH shell, System Initialization and X Windows, Linux process management and optimization as well as common Linux administration tasks.

  • Working with CDs, DVDs & ISOs
  • Linux Initialization
  • Working with Hard Disks & SSDs
  • X Windows System
  • Hard Disk Quotas
  • Linux Processes
  • Linux Deployments
  • Scheduling Commands
  • Working with the BASH Shell
  • Common Administrative Tasks
218 - Linux Server Administration 3 Weeks4 QCH

The Linux Server Administration course teaches the student how to compress files, complete system backups and software installation. Also included are the topics of network configuration, configuring network services, troubleshooting, performance tuning and security.

  • Compression & System Backup
  • Remote Administration
  • Software Installation
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Network Configuration
  • File Sharing Services
  • Routing
  • Troubleshooting
  • DNS
  • Performance and Security
219 - Defining Cybersecurity 3 Weeks4 QCH

This course presents a comprehensive set of practices that are designed to ensure security in cyberspace.

  • Why is Cybersecurity Important?
  • Defining the Company’s Executive Roles
  • A Global Roadmap for Security
  • Defining Functional Security Roles
  • Adapting Best Practices
  • Defining Corollary Security Roles
  • Data Security Competency
  • Digital Forensics Competency
220 - Incident Management 3 Weeks4 QCH

This course continues on with cybersecurity concepts with a focus on Incident Management and Business Continuity.

  • Enterprise Continuity
  • Network and Telecommunication Security
  • Incident Management
  • Personnel Security
  • IT Security Training and Awareness
  • Physical Security
  • Securing IT Systems
  • Procurement
221 - System and Applications Security 3 Weeks4 QCH

This course continues on with cybersecurity concepts with a focus on systems and application security, legal and regulatory compliance and risk management. Students will participate in a class project to utilize what they have learned.

  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Systems and Application Security
101 - Microsoft Office 2016 2 Weeks4 QCH

This course will give students an excellent understanding of the Microsoft Office components such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. During the course, students will create, edit, revise, share and electronically file word documents, provide presentation visuals, build spreadsheets and managing databases.

102 - English Composition I 2 Weeks4 QCH

This course focuses on the student’s reading and writing short essays for a variety of audiences and purposes. The emphasis will be on fundamentals principles when writing a paper using structurally correct sentences, paragraphs and expository themes. The student will also be required to develop and write a research paper utilizing Modern Language Associations (MLA style).

103 - Interpersonal Communications 2 Weeks4 QCH

This course provides the students with an opportunity to explore and apply the theory of communication. Learning activities will include verbal and nonverbal communication skills, active listening, stress management, resolving communication conflicts to develop healthy personal relationships and obtaining one’s personal growth.

104 - Technical Math 2 Weeks4 QCH

This course will review and enhance the fundamental processes of mathematics with emphasis on problem-solving techniques in arithmetic, introductory algebra, rudiments of analytic geometry, and elementary trigonometry. At the completion of this course, students will have the ability to directly apply mathematics to different industrial fields of study.

105 - Ethics 2 Weeks4 QCH

This course provides a practical approach to recognizing personal values, understanding moral challenges and solving ethical problems that confronts society today. The students will analyze and discuss the continued issues with race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economy, war and cyber protection issues at a global level. Prerequisite: WTI’s Admissions qualifications.

Total84 Weeks110 QCH

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