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Network Administrator Assistant

This certificate prepares the student to assist the network administrator with implementation and maintenance of a LAN as well as Internet connections, including installation of computer hardware, topology (wiring), installation of network hardware and software, setting up of user accounts, maintenance of accounts, monitoring network performance and rudimentary trouble shooting.

The emphasis is on assisting supervisory network management, with growth potential to Network Administrator as experience builds.

This profession is growing extremely rapidly as small businesses, schools, colleges and corporations install local area networks to realize the benefits of distributed work centers, software savings and Internet access using the World Wide Web.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of information technology for entry-level employment and advancement in the field
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of computers and computer nomenclature and why they are essential components in business and society
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing and integrating business-oriented software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the Internet and e-commerce
  5. Identify and describe basic communication technologies, devices, and components used in Local and Wide Area Networks
  6. Differentiate between client/server and peer-to-peer networks
  7. Describe the various types of analog and digital communication transmission media including coax, twisted pair, fiber, and wireless media
  8. Demonstrate the use of appropriate tools to assist with administering and troubleshooting computers, media, and devices on a network
  9. Identify and describe the functions of the TCP/IP protocol stack and the OSI reference model
  10. Demonstrate ability to design efficient networks including, but not limited to, routers, switches, hubs, computers, servers, transmission media, networking protocols and networking security
  11. Demonstrate ability to work safely with various network tools and equipment
Course of Study¹
Credits
Introduction to Computers
3
Intro to Software Applications
3
Data Communications & Networking
3
Intro to Operating Systems
3
The Internet
3
Scripting Language with JAVA+++
3
Web Design & Development I
3
LAN System Management
3

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pre-requisites and additional information.

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