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Network Engineer (KNW2)

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.


Certificate of Proficiency: 895 Hours


Occupations in this area.

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online 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

Future Education Opportunities

The Network Engineer Certificate of Proficiency is a pathway towards completion 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 have a set of courses waived towards degree completion per the Course Equivalency Agreement. No courses will be waived for partial completion of the certificate program.

Contact us

For more information about this program, please contact us at SATTS@slcc.edu or 801-957-3354. 

Required Courses: (595 Clock Hours)

Course
Title
Clock Hours
Semester
Prerequisite
Course KAOS 0170
Title Computer Concepts
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Prerequisite None.
Course KNWE 0680
Title Configuring Windows Clients
Clock Hours 75
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KNWE 0780
Title Maintaining Windows Clients
Clock Hours 75
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KNWE 0642
Title Server Installation and Configuration 1
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KNWE 0742
Title Server Installation and Configuration 2
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KNIT 0751
Title Routing and Switching I (CCNA)
Clock Hours 110
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KNIT 0756
Title Routing and Switching II (CCNA)
Clock Hours 110
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KWRK 0515
Title Job-Seeking Skills
Clock Hours 15
Semester A
Prerequisite

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

Course
Title
Clock Hours
Semester
Prerequisite
Course KNIT 0760
Title Routing and Switching III (CCNA)
Clock Hours 75
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KNIT 0765
Title Routing and Switching IV (CCNA)
Clock Hours 75
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KNWE 0640
Title Server Administration 1
Clock Hours 75
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KNWE 0740
Title Server Administration 2
Clock Hours 75
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KNWE 0646
Title Advanced Server Services 1
Clock Hours 75
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KNWE 0746
Title Advanced Server Services 2
Clock Hours 75
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KNIT 0800
Title Information Storage and Management
Clock Hours 75
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KCMS 0440
Title Intro to Security Principles
Clock Hours 75
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KCMS 0450
Title Advanced Security Principles
Clock Hours 75
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KCMS 0415
Title Linux Administration
Clock Hours 75
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KPRG 0110
Title Programming Essentials in C++
Clock Hours 75
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KPRG 0120
Title Javascript for Network Admins
Clock Hours 75
Semester A
Prerequisite

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition $2,040.60
  • Student Fees: $134.25
  • Lab Fees: $100.00
  • Books/Supplies: $557.77 - Books and Supplies Required for the first day of class (ask your advisor for details)

Total Estimated Cost: $2,872.62 (subject to change without notice)


Available Class Schedules

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

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


Course/Program Delivery Model

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 10-weeks each, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 16 hours per week on coursework and will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog.

Students who only need one or more courses for purposes other than earning a certificate for a full program of study may enroll for Personalized Professional Training (PPT) courses, available in select program areas.

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.


Financial Aid

PELL, VA


Requirements

TABE Test Required:

  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 9.0

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.


Gainful Employment Disclosure

Network Engineer


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 certification validates candidate’s knowledge of fundamental server and client operating system 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 2012 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;
    3. Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services.

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