Networking encompasses the fundamental building blocks that form a modern network. As technology becomes more complex, so do the networks they support. As a result, the skills of highly-trained network professionals are likely to remain in high demand in the foreseeable future. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts jobs for computer network engineers will grow by 53 percent from 2008 to 2018, with faster-than-average increases in compensation. This certificate guides students through all aspects of designing, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting a computer network. Topics include protocols, hardware, topologies, and networking operating systems in addition to TCP/IP, wireless transmission, and security. It is suggested that you complete the core classes in the order listed below. Electives can be taken in any order, although most require one or more prerequisites.
|Course Title||Course Code||Type||Hours|
|IP Routing Essentials||TCP200||Required||12|
|Enterprise Network Design||NWK200||Required||12|
|Enterprise Network Management||NWK300||Required||12|
|Enterprise Network Troubleshooting||NWK400||Required||12|
|Plus 18 Elective Hours||Elective||18|
|Voice Over IP (VoIP)||TCP400||Suggested Elective||12|
This certificate program includes a total of 90 class hours with a completion goal of no more than 2 years. Classes begin March 12, 2013 for this certificate so register now! Please contact the Center by phone at (314) 977-3226 or by email for more information or assistance.