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Computer Technology and Network Administrator Program

Computer Technology and Network Administrator in Topeka, Joplin and Tulsa

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.

After completing the Computer Technology and Network Administration program at WTI, you can 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. To be considered for enrollment into this program, all admissions requirements must be met.

CLASSES YOU'LL TAKE

CTNA 1 - 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
CTNA 2 - 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
CTNA 3 - 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

CTNA 4 - 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 & Tools
  • Client Side Virtualization
  • Windows Control Panel Utilities
  • Cloud Concepts
  • Windows OS Tools
  • Mobile Operating Systems
CTNA 5 - 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 & Tools
  • Best Safety Practices
  • PC Security Tools and Best Practices
  • Discuss Environmental Impacts
  • Troubleshooting Mobile OS & Applications
  • Privacy, Licensing and Policy Concepts
  • Mobile OS Security Issues & Tools
  • Communication Techniques & Professionalism
CTNA 6 - 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 practice 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 & 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

CTNA 7 - 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 Structure
  • Addressing and Routing
  • Network Topologies/OSI Model
  • DHCP and APIPA
  • Transmission Media
  • Addressing & Routing
  • Hubs, Bridges, & Switches
  • Transport Protocols
  • Infrastructure and Design
  • Name Resolution
CTNA 8 - 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.

  • 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
CTNA 9 - Network+ Network Security 4 Weeks5 QCH

This class will teach the importance of providing network security, developing sound authentication practices, and 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.

  • Wireless Standards
  • Vulnerabilities and Threats
  • Installing Wireless Networks
  • Security Appliances
  • WAN Technologies
  • Authentication Technologies
  • Installing Remote Access Links
  • Incident Response
  • IP Security (IPSEC)
  • Change and Configuration Management

EXAM: MTA Networking Fundamentals Certification

CTNA 10 - Security+ Security and Network Infrastructure 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.

  • 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
CTNA 11 - 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 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
CTNA 12 - 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.

  • 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
CTNA 13 - 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 Hardware
  • Storage Technologies
  • Network Operating Systems
  • Physical and Logical Security
  • Server Room Concepts and Standards
  • Server Hardening
  • Server Networking Elements
  • Disaster Recovery Basics
CTNA 14 - 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.

  • Virtualization Concepts and Benefits
  • Hypervisor Types
  • Hypervisor Host Configuration
  • Virtual Machine Guest Configuration
  • Virtual Machine Settings
  • Virtual Networking and Switching
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Cloud Concepts for Servers
CTNA 15 - 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.

  • DHCP Installation and Authorization
  • DHCP Failover
  • Advanced DNS Settings
  • DNS Security
  • DNS Zone Types and Settings
  • AD Infrastructure and Relationships
  • AD Domains and Forests
  • AD Trust, Sites and Replication
Total60 Weeks75 QCH

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