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Computer Technology and Network Administrator

Computer Technology and Network Administrator

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

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.

CLASSES YOU'LL TAKE

A+ 901, 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+ 220-901 certification.

A+ 901, 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.

A+ 901, 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 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 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+ 220-902 certification.

A+ 902, Basic Security Measures 4 Weeks5 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 Weeks5 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 Weeks5 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 Weeks5 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 Weeks5 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 Weeks5 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 Weeks5 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 Weeks5 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 Weeks5 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 Weeks5 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 Weeks5 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.

Total60 Weeks75 QCH

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