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Network Engineer (KNW2)

Certificate of Proficiency
895 Hours

In the Network Engineer program, students will learn through hands-on training to install, configure, operate, administer, and troubleshoot Cisco routers and switches as well as Microsoft Windows desktop and server systems and services to support the day-to-day operations of small, medium, and enterprise network environments. Elective courses provide training options in Linux, network security fundamentals, data storage, as well as advanced Windows Server and Cisco topics. This training can be used as a step to gaining valuable industry recognized certification titles including Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA). , Linux Essentials and CompTIA Security +.

A broad range of client, server, and network management topics are covered in this program including Cisco router and switch configuration, routing protocols, VLANs, network optimization and troubleshooting, file and print services, directory services, user and group account management, automation of tasks through scripts, remote management and administration, domain controller management, software distribution and updates, audit policies, vulnerability assessment, firewall configuration, network access protection, encryption, data backup and recovery, disaster prevention, RAID configuration, cluster services, network load balancing, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, VPN configuration, Terminal Services, Routing, Patch Management, operating system virtualization, Hyper-V, and more.

Further Educational Opportunities

The Computer Support Specialist Certificate of Proficiency is articulated with SLCC’s School of Business, Computer Sciences and Information Systems, AS and AAS degree programs. Students who successfully complete the full certificate program may earn up to 12 credits towards a degree. No credits will be awarded for partial completion of the certificate program.

Occupations in this Area

For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/ and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 15-1041.00 Computer Support Specialist
  • 15-1071.00 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • 15-1081.00 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $1,933.20
  • Student Fees: $134.25
  • Lab Fees: $180
  • Books/Supplies: $340.75 - Books and Supplies Required for the first day of class (ask your advisor for details)

Total Estimated Cost: $2,599.30
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

VA, PELL

Course/Program Delivery Model

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 15 hours per week on coursework and will enroll in one course at a time according to the established sequence with tuition and fees assessed for each course individually. Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.

Requirements

  • Reading: 10
  • Math: 9

It is strongly recommended that students have CompTIA A+ equivalent knowledge to enter this program (A+ certification is not required). Those with limited or no previous computer network experience should consider enrolling in the Computer Support Specialist program prior to seeking enrollment in the Network Administrator program. Students who are unsure if they meet the minimum requirements should contact the instructor prior to enrolling.

Other

Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.

Instructor approval required for individual courses:
Doug Miller
801-957-4974
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, TB 524
doug.miller@slcc.edu

Available Class Schedules

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

4600 South Redwood Road, TB 517
Salt Lake City, Utah 84130

Mon - Thu 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy

Demonstrate proficiency and knowledge required to design, install, and support local area networks (LANs), to maintain network hardware and software, monitor networks, and analyze and troubleshoot network issues to ensure network availability to end users.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

Demonstrate proficiency and knowledge required to implement, troubleshoot, and manage Windows client operating systems in a network environment.

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Demonstrate proficiency and knowledge required to implement, manage, and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Active Directory Services including user, group, and computer account management, Group Policy design and implementation, Trust Relationships, Replication, and Domain Controller configuration.

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Demonstrate proficiency and knowledge to implement, manage, and troubleshoot core infrastructure services including DNS, TCP/IP, DHCP, Routing, Remote Access, Network Protection, Patch Management, Firewall Configuration, and IPSec.

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Demonstrate proficiency and knowledge to implement, manage, and troubleshoot core server roles and management tasks including server deployment and installation, file and print services, data management, data protection, application deployment, server virtualization, high availability, and performance optimization.

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Required Courses: (595 Clock Hours)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semester

Prerequisite

KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts

30

A

KNWE 0680

Configuring Windows Clients

75

A

KNWE 0780

Maintaining Windows Clients

75

A

KNWE 0642

Server Installation and Configuration 1

90

A

KNWE 0742

Server Installation and Configuration 2

90

A

KNIT 0751

Routing and Switching I (CCNA)

110

A

KNIT 0756

Routing and Switching II (CCNA)

110

A

KWRK 0515

Job-seeking Skills

15

A

Elective Courses: (Select at least 300 Clock hours from the following)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semester

Prereuisite

KNIT 0760

Routing and Switching III (CCNA)

75

A

KNIT 0765

Routing and Switching IV (CCNA)

75

A

KNWE 0640

Server Administration 1

75

A

KNWE 0740

Server Administration 2

75

A

KNWE 0646

Advanced Server Services 1

75

A

KNWE 0746

Advanced Server Services 2

75

A

KNIT 0800

Information Storage and Management

75

A

KCMS 0440

Intro to Security Principles

75

A

KCMS 0450

Advanced Security Principles

75

A

KCMS 0415

Linux Administration

75

A

Additional Program Notes

Courses offered in this program reflect current requirements to prepare for certification in the following areas:

  • CCENT: The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician certification validates candidate’s ability to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network and perform basic network security tasks.
  • CCNA: The Cisco Certified Network Associate certification validates candidate’s ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-sized routed and switched networks, and implement and verify connections to remote sites in a wide-area network (WAN).
  • MTA: The Microsoft Technology Associate Windows Server Administration Fundamentals certification validates candidate’s knowledge of fundamental server administration concepts.
  • MCP: The Microsoft Certified Professional title is earned by passing specific Microsoft exams.
  • MCSA: The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate title confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server environment. Candidates must pass the three following certification exams to earn the MCSA title: 1) Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012; 2) Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012; and 3) Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services.

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4600 South Redwood Road Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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