IT Network Specialist with Comp TIA Network+

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The IT Network Professional with CompTIA Network+
Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Network+ training offers midlevel certification to for network professionals. Designed to ensure competency of network technicians in configuring and supporting TCP/IP clients and the OSI model, CompTIA Network+ training and certification ensures students have the skills necessary for hardware setup, network design, cabling, configuration, installation, troubleshooting and support. Earning CompTIA Network+ Certification means that the individual possess the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful network professional offering a nationally-recognized and industry-recognized credential for experienced network technicians. Indeed, the most widely known technology companies recommend or require CompTIA Network+ Certification for their networking technicians.   

The IT Network Professional with CompTIA Network+ Program
The CompTIA Network+ course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become an IT network practitioner. This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate, and configure basic network infrastructure as well as describe networking technologies, understand basic design principles, adhere to wiring standards, and use testing tools. Additional job roles for prospective candidates include network technician, network installer, network administrator, help desk technician and IT cable installer. 

    

 

Program Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Summarize DNS concepts and its components
  • Identify the benefits and challenges of increasingly converged networks
  • Describe the role and impact of networks on daily business and work
  • Explain the structure of a network, including end devices and intermediate devices, and the interconnecting media
  • Distinguish between circuit-switched and packet-switched communications
  • Describe the role of addressing and naming in network communications
  • Explain the purpose and function of protocols and standards in network communications
  • Explain how protocols enable communications between completely different network devices
  • Distinguish between networking protocols and networking standards
  • Explain the advantages of using a layered model to describe network functionality
  • Describe the role of each layer in the OSI reference model and the TCP/IP stack
  • Identify virtual network components
  • Describe the functions of the three upper OSI model layers
  • Describe the function of well-known TCP/IP Application Layer protocols and their related services
  • Explain the principles of network client–server operation
  • Microsoft Office

Note:  In order to qualify for an externship, students must successfully complete the program, including all quizzes and final exams, and be available for a background check and/or a potential drug screen.  This program can be completed in 6 months.  However, students will have online access to this program for a 12-month period.  

Education and Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program. 
  • National Certification Available:
    • CompTIA Network+ (N10-005) Certification Exam
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam

 Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As students progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement. 

Note:
 Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.