IT Network Technician

IT Network Technician

Technical Diploma

The IT Network Technician Technical Diploma is designed to give the student the skills necessary to support Local Area Networks. With this diploma the student will be able to manage, configure and troubleshoot common network infrastructure issues, to include network switching, IP routing, IP services, network device security, and acquire a solid foundation in IP addressing. This diploma will prepare the student for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) exam 100-101 ICND1.

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Program Outline

Course # Course Title Credits
1010712800 Introduction to Security 3.00
Description and Competencies

Gives the student an introduction to computer security. It focuses on what security is, and why it is important in business today. The student will investigate different aspects of security from email security to denial of service attacks on a system. The student will gain practical skills necessary to protect against such attacks. Prerequisite(s): 1015011400 Networking 1 (C or better).

Competencies
10107128C01 Introduction to Security A

This course will introduce the basic concepts IT Security to include attacks, defense planning, access control, Basic cryptography, Network monitoring, and incident response. Prerequisite(s): 10150114C06 Networking 1F (B or better).

0.75
10107128C02 Introduction to Security B

This course will investigate policies and procedures as related to IT security, and a in-depth look at physical security and how that affects IT security. Prerequisite(s): 10150114C06 Networking 1F (B or better).

0.50
10107128C03 Introduction to Security C

This course will identify common attacks and what measures can be take to mitigate there affect on a network. This will include wireless defense, configuring routers and switches to be more secure and different network configurations to help with defeating attacks. Prerequisite(s): 10150114C06 Networking 1F (B or better).

0.50
10107128C04 Introduction to Security D

This course will take and in-depth look at the various Access control methods, the kind of attacks the target the application such as the web, internet browsers, and in application development. It will also look at how to harden authentication and application. Data is also a key concept in this course, how to protect it using encryption techniques, redundancy, and backup and restore to ensure data integrity and availability. Prerequisite(s): 10150114C06 Networking 1F (B or better).

0.75
10107128C05 Introduction to Security E

This course explores the topic of Payment Card Industry (PCI) awareness and will take a look at the criteria that has to be met in order to handle credit cards and personal information in business today. Prerequisite(s): 10150114c06 Networking 1F (B or better).

0.50
1015011400 Networking 1 3.00
Description and Competencies

This course is designed as an introduction to data network technology. It is the first in a series of two courses leading toward Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT). Students will gain a basic understanding of routers and switches, their function and how to perform initial configurations in the Internetwork Operating System (IOS) of these devices. Students will setup various LAN hardware to implement a workable local area network to include, subnetting and variable length subnetting. Student will gain a solid foundation in network standards using both the OSI and TCP/IP reference models.

Competencies
10150114C01 Networking 1A

This course will explore what a network is in today's world, identify the various networking equipment needed to allow devices to communicate, and introduce the student to how data travels across the network.

0.50
10150114C02 Networking 1B

This course will investigate how devices access a network to include the topologies that they use and the network media required to access the network. You will also understand how Ethernet works, what the function is of switches on the network and how the ARP process works to ensure communications on the network.

0.50
10150114C03 Networking 1C

This course will explore the Cisco IOS and basic commands, it will look in depth at the network layer of the OSI model and the protocols that reside there. The student will learn initial router and switch commands for configuring interfaces, the boot process of the IOS and the routing process for routers for internetwork communication.

0.50
10150114C04 Networking 1D

This course take an in depth look at IP addressing on the Network using both classful and classless (VLSM) addressing Schemes. It explores both IPv4 and IPv6 address schemes.

0.75
10150114C05 Networking 1E

This course will explore the Transport, Session, Presentation and Application layers of the OSI model and the protocols that reside at each layer.

0.25
10150114C06 Networking 1F

This course will explore network design, Basic Network Security, Network testing and verification tools, and Network troubleshooting tools and techniques.

0.50
1015013000 Networking 2 3.00
Description and Competencies

This course is the second course in the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) series. It will look at more indepth configuration of routers to include routing protocols, network address translation, and access control lists. Students will look at switch configuration to include virtual LANs and standard security features within the switch IOS. Sudents will also gain an understanding of device discovery, management and maintenance of the network. Prerequisite(s): 1015011400 Networking 1 (C or better).

Competencies
10150130C01 Networking 2A

This course will configure routers, routing protocols, and investigate the routing tables and how to understand them. Prerequisite(s): 10150114C06 Networking 1F (B or better).

1.00
10150130C02 Networking 2B

This course will configure switches to include the concept of VLANs. The students will configure VLANs and implement VLAN routing in the network. Prerequisite(s): 10150114C06 Networking 1F (B or better).

1.00
10150130C04 Networking 2D

This course will investigate the Dynamic Hostr control Protocol (DHCP), and Network Address Translation )NAT) and how to configure and mange them on a router. Prerequisite(s): 10150114C06 Networking 1F (B or better).

0.25
10150130C05 Networking 2E

This course will investigate common concepts for managing and maintaining network devices on the LAN. Prerequisite(s): 10150114C06 Networking 1F (B or better).

0.25
10150130C06 Networking 2C

This course will understand the concepts of LAN Security and how to secure network devices. Prerequisite(s): 10150114C06 Networking 1F (B or better).

0.50
1015014500 Networking 3 3.00
Description and Competencies

This is the third course in the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification series. This course will cover advanced routing protocols, WAN concepts, VPN and IPsec concepts, Network design and management, and Network virtualization and automation. Prerequisite(s): 1015013000 Networking 2 (B or better).

Competencies
10150145C01 Networking 3A

This course will introduce the student to advanced routing protocols to include Single Area- OSPFv2 and various WAN configurations. Prerequisite(s): 10150130C05 Networking 2E (B or better).

1.00
10150145C02 Networking 3B

This course will look at advanced security concepts to control traffic into and out of the network. It will have a high concentration on the use of Access Control Lists and how and where to implement them. Prerequisite(s): 10150130C05 Networking 2E (B or better).

0.50
10150145C03 Networking 3C

This course will look at Virtual Private Networks (VPN), IP Security (IPsec), and Quality of Service (QoS) and how to configure and implement these services. Prerequisite(s): 10150130C05 Networking 2E (B or better).

0.50
10150145C04 Networking 3D

In this course students will investigate how to design, manage and troubleshoot an enterprise network infrastructure. Prerequisite(s): 10150130C05 Networking 2E (B or better).

0.50
10150145C05 Networking 3E

This course will investigate network virtualization and automation and how they can be utilized in an enterprise network infrastructure. Prerequisite(s): 10150130C05 Networking 2E (B or better).

0.50
1080119500 Written Communication 3.00
Description and Competencies

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

Competencies
10801195C00 Written Communication

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

3.00
2080121900 English Composition I

Develops expository writing and critical thinking skills, including clarity, concision, concreteness, and completeness of expression, supported by reasoning, organization, and language conventions.

3.00

At A Glance

How You'll Learn

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Online Classes

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Multiple Start Dates

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Personalized Pace


2020 Start Dates

January 8 May 8 September 2
February 3 June 1 October 5
March 2 July 6 November 2

2021 Start Dates

January 6 March 1 June 7
February 1 May 7 July 5

What is Competency-Based Education?

Competency-Based Education (CBE) is learning at your own pace by mastering competencies through demonstration. Once all competencies for a program have been assessed and mastered, students will earn a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Approximate Cost

$2,236*

*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Support basic computer networks
  • Support client systems
  • Utilize network operating systems
  • Apply basic IT security principles

Your Potential Careers

  • Information Technology Network

Median Annual Salary

$57,379 $66,428 $62,761
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