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AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A25590NM)

The Network Management curriculum prepares individuals for employment supporting local- and wide-area networks. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide for data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education.

Course work includes design, installation, configuration, and management of local- and wide-area network hardware and software. Emphasis is placed on developing proficiency in the use of network management software and the use of hardware such as switches and routers.

Graduates may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Graduates may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network products, depending on their local program.


Diploma program (WT Course ID #: D25590DV)

This diploma under the Network Management degree includes many courses from that degree, but requires a specific elective path following Virtualization. The skills and credentials that the student could earn with this diploma include those in that area of operating system virtualization, which is a prominent technology in cloud computing and datacenter operations.

The diploma includes courses in Cisco routing and switching, Microsoft desktop and server operating systems, and in-depth training with O/S virtualization. Instruction in these areas can qualify students to take industry certification exams in VMWare, Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA, and NetApp.

This diploma also includes a work-based learning component, putting students to work in live datacenters.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C25590CA)

This certificate is designed to prepare students for the CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) examination. Topics include network topologies and design, router configuration and protocols, switching theory, virtual LANS and threaded case studies.

Upon completion of the four-course sequence, students will have the expertise they need to pass the test required to achieve CCNA status. Completion of NET 110 or CTI-120 or its equivalent is required to begin this program.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C25590CP)

The CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certificate provides the student with advanced skills in LAN/WAN networking technologies with an emphasis on CISCO methodology. These courses will provide an in-depth study of theory, as well as practical hands-on lab activities to prepare the student for the CCNP certification objectives. Topics include routing protocols, switching technology, remote access setup and maintenance, building multi-layer networks, and networking troubleshooting.

*** NOTICE: Some courses in this certificate may require prerequisite knowledge or course work. Check WebAdvisor, or talk to your academic advisor for more details. ***


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C25590WS)

Graduates from this certificate program will be prepared to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities in securing Microsoft Windows clients and servers, including technologies such as PKI, IPSec, and Group Policies. Students will earn how to install, configure and secure Windows operating systems. Graduates will be ready to demonstrate proficiency in managing the hardening of Windows systems against malware and persistent adversaries.

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Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C25590LX)

This certificate is designed to prepare students for Linux or Red Hat certifications. Topics include network installation, Red Hat Linux file system and kernel concepts, scripts, system recovery, cron system, LILO configuration, implement configure, log and restrict various Red Hat network services, configuration issues associated with using Red Hat Linux as a router, basic firewall policies, and basics of the XWindow system. Completion of NOS-110 or CTI-130 is required to begin this program.

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Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C25590LS)

Graduates from this certificate program will be prepared to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities in securing and auditing Linux based systems. Students will learn how to install, configure, and monitor Linux systems that include Apache, and Security Enabled Linux servers and workstations. Graduates will be ready to demonstrate proficiency in the management and hardening of LAMP stack systems.

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Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C25590MS)

This certificate is intended for students who are interested in testing for the MCITP or MCSA industry certifications. Courses cover the installation, configuration and management of Microsoft operating systems.

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