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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.

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Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C25590CX)

This program is intended for individuals who are interested in getting certified in network security. Courses may lead to industry credentials in networking and network security.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C25590WN)

This certificate is designed to give students a solid foundation in cellular and wireless network technologies. These courses will provide an in-depth study of theory, as well as practical hands-on lab activities to prepare the student for the CCNA, CWSA and CWNA certification objectives. The CWNA and CWSA certifications will be administered as the final exam for each course.