Network Specialist (Day)

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) for the Network Specialist program prepares the students for both portions of the CompTIA A+ exam. In addition, the program also prepares students to sit for the CompTIA Network+ certificate exam.

Details

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Field of Interest: 
Computer and Information Technology
Type: 
Certificate
Academic Plan: 
Network Specialist (Day) (CER)
Academic Plan Code: 
1168
Total Clock Hours: 
1252
Effective term: 
2019 Fall 1
Award notes

Standards aligned to CompTIA A+ and Network+ certification exams.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleClock Hours
Clock Hours:1252
ISP116Computer Foundations24
CNP104Windows Operating System and PC Hardware216
CNP205Introduction to Network Concepts192
CNP210Computer Maintenance and Troubleshooting180
CNP215Networking Basics315
CNP225Network Technologies168
CNP230Network Troubleshooting and Solutions157
Program Competencies
  • Demonstrate the ability to navigate applications in Windows 10. (ISP116)
  • Establish professional email work habits. (ISP116)
  • Effectively communicate using technology. (ISP116)
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of a computer and its components. (ISP116)
  • Manage files and folders in Windows 10. (ISP116)
  • Manage files and folders stored in the "Cloud." (ISP116)
  • Collaborate using Google applications. (ISP116)
  • Understand and use electrical and ESD safety procedures while servicing equipment. (CNP104)
  • Use conceptual models to explain the basic functions of a computer and how hardware and software interact. (CNP104)
  • Identify common computer hardware and software components and explain their functions. (CNP104)
  • Differentiate between the various versions of the Windows operating system. (CNP104)
  • Install and configure the various versions of the Windows operating system. (CNP104)
  • Identify the important files and directories in a Windows installation. (CNP104)
  • Install and configure core hardware and associated device drivers. (CNP104)
  • Install and configure subsystem hardware and associated device drivers. (CNP104)
  • Manage users, groups and group policy. (CNP104)
  • Secure files, folders and printers. (CNP104)
  • Use the command line. (CNP104)
  • Perform preventative maintenance procedures. (CNP104)
  • Perform backup and recovery operations. (CNP104)
  • Use conceptual models to explain how data is transmitted between computers on a network. (CNP205)
  • Understand the OSI and transmission control protocol (TCP)/IP network models. (CNP205)
  • Identify common components of a network and explain their functions. (CNP205)
  • Install and configure components of a computer network. (CNP205)
  • Install and configure common internet connections. (CNP205)
  • Install and configure common client programs. (CNP205)
  • Install and configure wireless networks. (CNP205)
  • Share and secure resources in a Windows work-group environment. (CNP205)
  • Share and secure resources in a Windows home-group environment. (CNP205)
  • Share and secure resources in a Windows domain environment. (CNP205)
  • Troubleshoot connectivity problems. (CNP205)
  • Install and configure firewall software. (CNP205)
  • Verify that installed software is current. (CNP210)
  • Understand organizational policies when installing security updates, operating system updates, and program updates. (CNP210)
  • Review and install the appropriate security updates. (CNP210)
  • Review and install the appropriate software updates. (CNP210)
  • Review and install appropriate driver updates. (CNP210)
  • Scan hard drives for errors. (CNP210)
  • Defragment non-solid-state hard drives (SSDs). (CNP210)
  • Understand the common problems and solutions for personal computers (PCs). (CNP210)
  • Use conceptual models to explain how data is transmitted between computers on a network. (CNP215)
  • Understand the OSI and transmission control protocol (TCP)/IP network models. (CNP215)
  • Identify common components of a network and explain their functions. (CNP215)
  • Install and configure components of a computer network. (CNP215)
  • Install and configure common internet connections. (CNP215)
  • Install and configure common client programs. (CNP215)
  • Install and configure wireless networks. (CNP215)
  • Share and secure resources in a Windows work-group environment. (CNP215)
  • Share and secure resources in a Windows home-group environment. (CNP215)
  • Share and secure resources in a Windows domain environment. (CNP215)
  • Troubleshoot connectivity problems. (CNP215)
  • Install and configure firewall software. (CNP215)
  • Deploy appropriate cabling solutions. (CNP225)
  • Given a scenario, determine the appropriate placement of networking devices on a network and install/configure them. (CNP225)
  • Explain the purposes and use cases for advanced networking devices. (CNP225)
  • Explain the purposes of virtualization and network storage technologies. (CNP225)
  • Compare and contrast WAN technologies. (CNP225)
  • Given a scenario, use appropriate documentation and diagrams to manage the network. (CNP225)
  • Compare and contrast business continuity and disaster recovery concepts. (CNP225)
  • Explain common scanning, monitoring and patching processes and summarize their expected outputs. (CNP225)
  • Given a scenario, use remote access methods. (CNP225)
  • Identify policies and best practices. (CNP225)
  • Configure a Windows firewall utilizing the typical and advanced modes. (CNP225)
  • Summarize the purposes of physical security devices. (CNP230)
  • Explain authentication and access controls. (CNP230)
  • Secure a basic wireless network. (CNP230)
  • Summarize common networking attacks. (CNP230)
  • Implement network device hardening. (CNP230)
  • Explain common mitigation techniques and their purposes. (CNP230)
  • Explain the network troubleshooting methodology. (CNP230)
  • Given a scenario, use the appropriate tool. (CNP230)
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common wired connectivity and performance issues. (CNP230)
  • Troubleshoot common wireless connectivity and performance issues. (CNP230)
  • Troubleshoot common network service issues. (CNP230)

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