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Networking & Systems Administrator

Admissions Requirements:

Networking & Systems Administrator

  • interview with an admissions counselor;
  • be at least 16 years of age (applicants under the age of 18 require written permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to enroll); and
  • able to read at an 8th grade level. Present proof of secondary education (transcripts, high school diploma, or GED certificate) or
  • in the event the applicant is unable to provide proof of secondary education, achieve a passing score on the TABE (GE 8 Reading). There is an additional $40.00 fee for this skills test.

Seminar Description:

This seminar prepares individuals for advancement as a Networking & Systems Administrator. Graduates may find suitable employment with computer manufacturing, sales, technology repair companies, self-employment. Students will learn the basics of networking and to troubleshoot and repair networking issues. Upon completion of this seminar students will be able to to take the CompTia Network+ certification (N10-006) exam.

Subject # Subject Title Clock Hours
Lec Lab Clin Total
NET 101 Network Hardware 12 06 00 18
NET 102 Network Protocols 12 06 00 18
NET 103 Network Applications 12 06 00 18
NET 104 Network Operating Systems 12 06 00 18
NET 105 Network Security and Forensics 12 06 00 18
NET 106 Network Externship 00 00 10 10
Total Hours 60 30 10 100

The approximate time required to complete this program is 90 hours/three weeks for day students.
Prerequisites for this seminar are the Computer Repair Technician Program, CompTia A+ certification, or 2 years of practical experience. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNERS COURSE**

Networking & Systems Administrator

Networking & Systems Administrator Seminar Topic Description

NET 101- Network Hardware (Lec 12 Cl Hrs / Lab 06 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) [Prerequisites: None] (Day 1-3)
Computer network topology, hardware, Ethernet technology, Token-ring, FDDI, and other LAN technologies.
Included are network design and troubleshooting scenarios.

NET 102- Network Protocol (Lec 12 Cl Hrs / Lab 6 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) [Prerequisites: None] (Day 4-6)
Low level, TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, and other network protocols, switching and routing, network management and security.

NET 103- Network Applications (Lec 12 Cl Hrs / Lab 06 Cl Hrs / Ext 02 Cl Hrs) [Prerequisites: None] (Day 7-9)
Electronic email, FTP and Telnet, multimedia networking, the Internet and Networking, and writing a network application.

NET 104- Network Operating Systems (Lec 12 Cl Hrs / Lab 06 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) [Prerequisites: None] (Day 10-12)
Introduction to networking with Windows, Windows Domains, UNIX and Linux, and other Network Operating Systems.

NET 105- Network Security and Forensics (Lec 12 Cl Hrs / Lab 06 Cl Hrs / Ext 00 Cl Hrs) [Prerequisites: None] (Day 13-15)
Cryptography and security, security hardware, security software, and forensic techniques.

NET 106- Network Externship (Lec 00 Cl Hrs / Lab 00 Cl Hrs / Ext 10 Cl Hrs) [Prerequisites: None] (Day16-17)
Hands on experience with a local IT company in a volunteer capacity to gain real world experience and to put it all together.

Networking & Systems Administrator Seminar Externship Monitoring Policy

SCHEDULE: Students must complete 10 hours of an unpaid externship during the program. The schedule shall include no more than 6 hours per day with a 30 minute lunch break. The externship schedule approved by the facility must define the following:

  • Dates and times of your externship, name, address, and telephone number of the facility where the externship will be conducted
  • Name and telephone number of the work site supervisor that will supervise your externship.

Networking & Systems AdministratorIf there are any changes to the schedule, you must notify the school immediately. FasTrac Job Training Center expects each extern to be at the work site and available during the times listed on their extern schedule.

EXTERNSHIP COORDINATOR: The externship coordinator can make randomly selected visits to the work site to monitor externs as needed. Every extern may not have a physical visit to the work site; however, telephone contact will be made with the facility of each extern to monitor externs’ activity.

EXTERNSHIP PROGRESS: A meeting will be held with the externs to discuss their experiences and observations. Externs are not required to keep a daily journal on their observations and experiences.

EXTERNSHIP FINAL REPORT: Externs are not required to keep a daily journal on their observations and experiences. An externship final report is not mandatory to complete the program.

EXTERNSHIP EVALUATION: Externs will be monitored and evaluated by the facility where you complete your externship. See the Externship Monitoring Form. Externs must receive a satisfactory grade (C or better) to complete the externship.

Networking & Systems Administrator Seminar Basis of Grades:
Quizzes 25%
Final Exam 25%
Externship 25%
Skills lab 25%