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Course Description

Network+ prepares you for a career in IT infrastructure. Knowing how to install, configure, operate, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a computer network is a highly marketable and exciting skill. 

Topics covered include: 

  • Networking Concepts - Explain the purpose of a variety of networking concepts and implement them appropriately

  • Infrastructure - Determine and explain appropriate cabling, device, and storage technologies

  • Network Operations - Use best practices to manage the network, determine policies, and ensure business continuity

  • Network Security - Summarize physical security and common attacks while securing the wired and wireless network

  • Network Troubleshooting and Tools - Explain the network troubleshooting methodology and appropriate tools to support connectivity and performance

After completing this course and the accompanying hands-on lab exercises, you will be prepared to select the best network design, hardware, and software for your environment. You will also have the skills to build a network from scratch and maintain, upgrade, troubleshoot, and manage an existing network. 

Training is distance-delivered via Zoom with a combination of live lectures, readings, and labs. Many hours of independent self-study are expected outside of class meetings.

 

This course prepares you for the CompTIA Network+ certification. Although test prep for the certification exams is covered in class, additional study is needed. Certification exam which is included in this training is scheduled at the end of the course. Participants must report their test date and exam results.

 

Course Outline

Network+ prepares you for a career in IT infrastructure. Knowing how to install, configure, operate, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a computer network is a highly marketable and exciting skill. This course prepares you for the CompTIA Network+ certification. Although test prep for the certification exams is covered in class, additional study is needed.

Learner Outcomes

  • Networking Concepts - Explain the purpose of a variety of networking concepts and implement them appropriately
  • Infrastructure - Determine and explain appropriate cabling, device, and storage technologies
  • Network Operations - Use best practices to manage the network,determine policies, and ensure business continuity
  • Network Security - Summarize physical security and common attacks while securing the wired and wireless network
  • Network Troubleshooting and Tools - Explain the network troubleshooting methodology and appropriate tools to support connectivity and performance

Prerequisites

1. Evidence of A+ certification or equivalent knowledge is required.

2. Network-related IT experience is helpful but not necessary.

3. Must have a computer/laptop with a camera and microphone and robust Internet to complete assignments.

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