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Course # Courses Status
COMP1413 A+ Essentials - Hardware

Description: This course prepares students for careers in the computer support service field. Emphasis is on IBM and IBM-type personal computers (PCs). Students gain a greater understanding of typical PC components and their relationship to the computer's operating system and peripherals. Students will gain hands-on experience in diagnosis and troubleshooting, which helps prepare them to service PCs and related equipment. This course will assist students in preparing for the A+ hardware certification exam. Students are required to book their own certification exam date with CompTIA. Certification exams are an additional cost.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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COMP1343 CompTIA Network+ Certification Prep

Description: This course will teach you everything you need to know to take and pass the challenging CompTIA Network+ certification exam and become an excellent network technician. You'll learn about topologies, the OSI Seven-Layer model, protocol suites, modern network operating systems, network hardware, cabling standards, remote connectivity, Internet connections, network troubleshooting, and more. This course will prepare you for the 2009 exam objectives (N10-005 and JK0-016). CompTIA Network+ certification also counts as one of the elective exams for the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification.
Requirements

• Internet access
• Email
• One of the following browsers:
o Mozilla Firefox
o Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
o Google Chrome
o Safari
• Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)
Familiarity with personal computers, including hardware and software. Proficiency with Windows. CompTIA A+ certification is strongly recommended, but not required.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1036 Connecting Networks (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

Description: This course focuses on advanced IP addressing techniques (Network Address Translation, Port Address Translation and DHCP), WAN technology and terminology such as PPP, ISDN, DDR, Frame Relay, Network Management and an introduction to optical networking. Network design and implementation will be discussed with an emphasis on network security and reliability. The theoretical concepts will be reinforced with extensive hands-on exercises.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: COMP1035
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COMP1033 Introduction to Networks (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

Description: This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
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OLRN1247 Network+

Description: This course will prepare students to work in a network environment along with preparing students to write the Network+ Certification exam offered through CompTIA. The course offers students the opportunity to prepare for the exam while gaining knowledge in networking technologies in various server environments, including Windows 2008 Server and key TCP/IP and networking concepts. The Network+ course provides a comprehensive look at many vendor neutral networking technologies with a focus on topologies, protocols, network implementation, wireless networks, the OSI Model and critical network support concepts. Your Network+ certification combined with the A+ certification can be applied as an elective towards MCSE designation and is required by many employers in the IT industry.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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COMP1034 Routing and Switching Essentials (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

Description: This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPng, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: COMP1033
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COMP1035 Scaling Networks (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

Description: This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of the course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: COMP1034
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COMP1407 Windows Server

Description: Recommended prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows Operating Systems or Windows Server
This course is designed for individuals who work in or are planning to work in a Windows Server environment, or for individuals seeking Microsoft certification. This course will focus on Windows Server and the network environment including, IP addressing, Network services, Remote access, Name resolution, File and print service. This course will prepare students who are seeking Microsoft certification to write exam “70-410 – Installing and configuring Windows Server 2012." Through the introduction of Active Directory Services in the Windows Server 2012 environment, this course will also help students prepare for Microsoft exams " 70-411 – Administering Windows Server 2012” and “70-412 - Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services.” Successful completion of all three of the Microsoft Exams mentioned above will earn you the Microsoft Certified Solutions Association (MCSA) Designation. This course is designed for individuals who work in or are planning to work in a Windows Server environment, or for individuals seeking Microsoft certification. This course will focus on Windows Server and the network environment including: • IP addressing • Network services • Remote access • Name resolution • File and print services.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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