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PC/Network Technician Certificate

Short-Term Certificate

 

This short-term certificate provides basic skill sets for PC and Networking Technicians.  The Cisco Networking Academy trains students to design, install, and maintain computer networks. Upon successful completion of the short-term certificate, students can take several industry certifications CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CISCO Certified Entry-level Network Technician, Microsoft’s 70-680 TS: Windows 7, Configuring certification, and Microsoft’s 70-687 TS:  Windows 8, Configuring certification.

 

Industry Based Certification

 

  • Microsoft 70-680  Test items included:  Implement and manipulate document structures and objects, implement program flow, access and secure data, and use CSS3 in applications.
  • Microsoft 70-687   Test items included:  Install and upgrade to Windows 8.1, configure hardware and applications,configure network connectivity, configure access to resources, configure remote access and mobility, monitor and maintain Windows clients, and configure system and data recovery options.
  • CompTIA A+  The CompTIA A+ certification is the first step of your professional IT journey. It’s the ideal foundational certification to get started on a career working with cutting-edge information technologies. It covers mobile, tablets, laptops, desktops and beyond. The exam verifies an individual can troubleshoot networking and security issues within operating systems such as Apple, Android, Windows and more.
  • CompTIA Network+  Network+ is an ISO-17024 compliant, vendor-neutral technology certification that verifies the certified individual has the skills and knowledge needed to take on a pivotal role in building, managing, and protecting the critical asset that is the data network.
  • CCENT Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. With a CCENT, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions – the starting point for many successful careers in networking. The curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. CCENT is the first step toward achieving CCNA, which covers medium-size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.

 

Certificate Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the certificate program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Understand the Windows Operating System and be prepared to sit for Microsoft’s 70-680 and 70-687 certification tests.
  2. Upgrade and repair computers and be prepared to sit for the A+ certification exam.
  3. Understand networks and be prepared to sit for the Network+ certification exam.
  4. Sit for the Cisco Certified Entry-Level Network Technician exam.  

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