This program focuses on delivering the skills and knowledge necessary to install, operate, maintain and troubleshoot a Cisco network, as well as design and implement the infrastructure for businesses based on the Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 platform. Through hands-on learning students will have the ability to utilize and enhance their skill sets.
Students will develop a practical understanding of the operations of installing, configuring, supporting and troubleshooting a network infrastructure using Microsoft Windows 2003 server, gain skills needed to create a networking services infrastructure design, understand the strategies needed to design an Active Directory structure and build the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, administer, and support the services and tools with Microsoft Windows Exchange Server 2007. Furthermore, the student will develop a practical understanding of the operations of a Cisco network including learning about network types, TCP/IP networks, IP addressing, routing and switching fundamentals and the OSI model. They will also learn to troubleshoot host connections, interact with Cisco switches and routers, backup and restore configuration files, and manage network equipment.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to configure and implement a small branch office network. Students will also be prepared to take the Cisco CCNA Exam and the four Microsoft MCSA exams.
The technology community identifies the CCNA and MCSA certifications as premier certifications for professionals who analyze the business requirements for system architecture, design solutions, deploy, install, and configure architecture components and troubleshoot system problems.