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Courses and Tracks

Courses

CompTIA A+/Network+ Certification

An excellent place to start your IT professional career, these certifications prove that the student possesses a broad base of knowledge and competency in core hardware and operating system technologies including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking. Earning a Microsoft certification acknowledges expertise in working with Microsoft products and technologies and shows that you are a technical leader with the ability to successfully implement Microsoft business solutions for your organization or client. The information technology (IT) industry, your employer, clients and peers will recognize your Microsoft Certified Professional (M.C.P.) credential as a symbol of your valuable skills and knowledge.

Earning the CompTIA Network+ certification demonstrates that a candidate can describe the features and functions of networking components, and possesses the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services. The exam tests technical ability in the areas of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation and network support. It will also cover newer technologies such as wireless networking and gigabit Ethernet.

CompTIA Security+

The CompTIA Security+ exam covers topics including: communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attack and operational and organization security. CompTIA Security+ is taught at colleges, universities and commercial training centers around the world. There are over 19,000 CompTIA Security+ certified professionals worldwide. CompTIA Security+ is an elective or prerequisite to advanced security certifications. The objectives of CompTIA Security+ were derived through input from industry, government and academia, a job task analysis, and a survey of more than 1,100 subject matter experts.

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)

The M.C.S.A. administers network and systems environments based on the Microsoft Windows® platform. Specializations include M.C.S.A.: Messaging and M.C.S.A.: Security. The M.C.S.A. Server 2003 course provides the knowledge to manage and support Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows 2000 network operating systems.

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

The M.C.S.E. provides students with the knowledge to design and implement an infrastructure solution based on the Microsoft Windows platform and Microsoft Server System software. Specializations include M.C.S.E.: Messaging and M.C.S.E.: Security. This program will prepare the student to successfully pass the M.C.S.E. certification exams.

Certified Ethical Hacker

This class immerses students in an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test, hack and secure their own systems. The lab-intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and practical experience with current essential security systems. Students will begin by understanding how perimeter defenses work and then be led into scanning and attacking their own networks. Students then learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure a system. Students will also learn about intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DDoS attacks, buffer overflows and virus creation. This course also prepares students for EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam 312-50.

Tracks

Foundations Track

Fundamentals of Hardware and Software and Service Technician - CompTIA A+

This entry-level program provides the basics for students to display a broad base of knowledge in diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking. The program provides foundation-level knowledge and skills necessary for a career in IT support. Students prepare for international, vendor-neutral certification that provides skills and knowledge in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. Upon completion of the program, students possess the knowledge to provide excellent customer service and communication skills to work with clients in a troubleshooting environment. Lecture and labs will focus on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems.

Fundamentals of Networking - CompTIA Network+

This course covers topics including network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. Students may obtain positions after becoming certified that include network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer. Companies such as Dell, HP, Ricoh, Sharp and Xerox recommend or require CompTIA Network+ for their networking technicians. It is a technical prerequisite option for IT technicians seeking to join the Apple Consultants Network, and is recognized by the U.S Department of Defense. Upon completion of the program students will be able to describe the features and functions of networking components, and will possess the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services. The program enables students to display technical ability in the areas of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support. It will also cover newer technologies such as wireless networking and gigabit Ethernet.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®)

Provides students with the ability to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. The CCNA curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology and performance-based skills. The curriculum also includes (but is not limited to) the use of IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (E.I.G.R.P.), frame relay, Routing Information Protocol version 2 (RIP v2), virtual LANs, Ethernet, and access control lists (ACLs). The Cisco curriculum is taught with simulation software as well as a hands-on lab with live equipment.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Track

Microsoft MCITP: Server Administrator 2008

The Server Administrator program will enable the student to demonstrate leadership and problem-solving skills in working with Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Server administrators are recognized among their peers and managers as leaders in the day-to-day operations management of Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Students will learn how to demonstrate and communicate their ability to take system-wide ownership of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 administration and increase an organization's return on technology investment by earning the MCITP: Server Administrator certification. Upon successful completion of this course, students will possess the ability to design, evaluate, maintain and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 utilizing the most current technologies.

The program teaches day-to-day management of the server operating system, file structure and directory services. Students learn software distribution and updates, monitoring servers and second-tier troubleshooting support. The program also provides the knowledge of how to support engineering and change management projects, build and configure servers, implement auditing policies and perform scheduled vulnerability assessment scans, monitor logs for firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

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