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Computer Technology and Network Administration Program

Computer Technology and Network Administration

In an increasingly digital world, organizations of all types need trained professionals who can keep their computers and networks up and running. The Computer Technology and Network Administration (CTNA) program at WTI can help you learn the skills you need to find a rewarding and in-demand IT career.

Available as both associate degree and diploma, WTI’s CTNA program can give you a background in both hardware and software, so you can pursue a number of careers, including:

  • Help desk analyst
  • Technical support
  • Network administrator
  • IT support
  • Computer repair technician
  • Click on the tabs below to learn more about the program option of your choice.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

Associates or Diploma programs available. Explore the courses.

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ASSOCIATE 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+ 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

206 - A+ Software Troubleshooting 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
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 + Management & Troubleshooting 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+ Security & Network Infrastructure 4 Weeks4 QCH

The Security & Network Infrastructure 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
230 - Installing and Configuring Server Platforms 3 Weeks4 QCH

The Installing and Configuring Server Platforms course deals with the installation and configuration of Server 2016 and Linux Ubuntu. Students will learn about the various installation options as well as network configurations, differences in file systems and file system permissions.

  • Installing Server 2016
  • Network configuration of Server 2016
  • NTFS vs. ReFS
  • Share and NTFS Permissions
  • Installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Network Configuration of Ubuntu
  • ext4 vs. LVM
  • Linux file permissions
231 - Basic Administration of a Server3 Weeks4 QCH

The Basic Administration of a Server course deals with the day-to-day administration of both Server 2016 and a Linux Server. Topics include enabling automatic updates in both Server 2016 and Ubuntu, Installing Active Directory and Open LDAP, installing DHCP and DNS on both platforms.

  • Enabling Automatic updates in Server 2016
  • Enabling Automatic updates in Ubuntu
  • Installing Active Directory
  • Installing OpenLDAP
  • Installing DHCP on Server 2016
  • Installing DHCP in Ubuntu
  • Installing Active Directory and Standard DNS on Server 2016
  • Installing DNS on Ubuntu
232 - Integration of Server 2016 and Linux and Research Project 3 Weeks4 QCH

The integration of Server 2016 and Linux course delves into all the network services needed to seamlessly integrate Linux into a Domain environment. Topics include Microsoft SMB requirements, installing Samba on Linux, installing WINE on Linux, Microsoft workstations for Linux, Linux workstations for Server, as well as Virtualization and Application support for both platforms.

  • Understanding SMB requirements
  • Installing Samba
  • Installing WINE
  • Microsoft workstations for Linux
  • Linux Workstations for Microsoft
  • VNC Remote Services
  • Remote Desktop Services
  • Linux Virtualization
  • Hyper-V
  • Application Support on both Platforms
233 - 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?
  • A Global Roadmap for Security
  • Adapting Best Practices
  • Data Security Competency
  • Defining the Company’s Executive Roles
  • Defining Functional Security Roles
  • Defining Corollary Security Roles
  • Digital Forensics Competency
234 - Incident Management 3 Weeks4 QCH

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

  • Enterprise Continuity
  • Incident Management
  • IT Security Training and Awareness
  • Securing IT Systems
  • Network and Telecommunication Security
  • Personnel Security
  • Physical Security
  • Procurement
101 - Microsoft Office 365 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 - 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.

103 - 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).

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.

Total72 Weeks94 QCH

DIPLOMA 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. To be considered for enrollment into this program, all admissions requirements must be met. The credits awarded from this diploma program are transferrable into our CTNA AOS degree program

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.

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.

  • 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

205 - A+, BASIC SECURITY MEASURES 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.

  • 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
206 - A+, SOFTWARE TROUBLESHOOTING 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
207 - NETWORKING, 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 - NETWORKING, NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND TROUBLESHOOTING 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 - NETWORKING, 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, SECURITY AND NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE 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 3 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 ASSESSMENT 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
101 - MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 1 Weeks3 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 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS 1 Weeks3 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.

Total48 Weeks60 QCH

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