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Networking Career Program

With the rate of technological change showing no signs of slowing, network troubles are affecting companies of all sizes, and the right IT networking personnel is more necessary than ever. Want to become a Network Specialist? You need this program! The Networking Career Program covers the intricacies of Windows Operating System, CompTIA, and Cisco Systems. It provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, build, and support elaborate local area networks. It is a known fact that employers depend on certifications to make hiring decisions. According to a 2011 CompTIA research report, 64 percent of IT hiring managers rate certifications as having extremely high or high value in validating the skills and expertise of job candidates.

CompTIA A+/MCSA Electives

Certification/Diploma

The CompTIA/MCSA electives focus on basic hardware and software competency and troubleshooting in preparation for the CompTIA A+ 801/802 and MCSA 70-680/70-865 certification exams.

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CompTIA A+/Cisco Electives

Certification/Diploma

The new CompTIA A+/Cisco electives offer the same classes in enterprise network management plus training in maintaining PC’s, laptops, mobile devices, operating systems and printers across technologies from multiple vendors. Classes prepare students to pass CompTIA A+ 801 and 802 certification exams as well as to pursue Cisco CCENT and CCNA certifications.

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MCSA/Cisco Electives

Certification/Diploma

The new Cisco/MCSA electives combine training in the configuration and administration of small enterprise branch networks with instruction in the Windows 7 operating system and Windows 7 desktop support. The curriculum prepares students to earn Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certifications, along with Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) 70-680 and 70-685 credentials.

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CompTIA A+/MCSA Electives:

Professional Development
• Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Time management skills, self-directed learning
• Personal accountability, effective study habits

Customer Service
• Strategies for handling challenging customer service issues
• Customer Retention and Satisfaction
• Leadership in Customer Service

Foundations of Networking
• Introduction to Computer Basics
• Computer Safety
• Basic Troubleshooting Techniques

CompTIA A+ I
• Install and configure computer hardwar
• Covers the differences between computer systems components and software
• Perform preventative maintenance on internal computer  components

CompTIA A+ II
• Explanation of CompTIA A+ Troubleshooting Model
• Differences between computer hardware and software malfunctions
• Develop an understanding of client operating systems

CompTIA A+ III
• Explain communication methods between computer systems
• Install & configure a SOHO Small office/ Home Offi) network
• Perform preventive maintenance on software, virus removal and system recovery

Client Operating Systems
• Installing and Upgrading to Windows 7
• Configure Hardware,Applications and Network Connectivity
• Monitoring and Maintaining Systems for Windows 7
• Windows Security

Windows Desktop Support I
• Introduction to Desktop Support
• Troubleshooting and resolving desktop application issues
• Troubleshooting and resolving networking issue

Windows Desktop Support II
• Managing and maintaining systems for Windows 7 Client
• Support mobile users
• Troubleshooting and resolving security issues

CompTIA A+/Cisco Electives:

Professional Development
• Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Time management skills, self-directed learning
• Personal accountability, effective study habits


Customer Service

• Strategies for handling challenging customer service issues
• Customer Retention and Satisfaction
• Leadership in Customer Service

CompTIA A+ I
• Install and configure computer hardwar
• Covers the differences between computer systems components and software
• Perform preventative maintenance on internal computer  components

CompTIA A+ II
• Explanation of CompTIA A+ Troubleshooting Model
• Differences between computer hardware and software malfunctions
• Develop an understanding of client operating systems

CompTIA A+ III
• Explain communication methods between computer systems
• Install & configure a SOHO Small office/ Home Offi) network
• Perform preventive maintenance on software, virus removal and system recovery


Interconnecting Networking Devices I

• Troubleshoot host connections
• Configure Cisco switches and router
• Backup and restore configuration files & manage network equipment

Interconnecting Networking Devices II
• Configure and troubleshoot a switch and router in a SOHOnetwork environment
• Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
• Concepts of VLANs and trunking
• Routing between VLANs

Interconnecting Networking Devices III
• Implement VLSM otherwise known as subnetting
• Configure, verif, and troubleshoot OSPF & EIGRP on network routers
• Use access control lists (ACLs)
• Configure Nat and Pat routing role

Interconnecting Networking Devices IV
• Configuration of IPv6 addressing and Routing InformationProtocol new generation (RIPng)
• VPN Solutions, configuration of PP, CHAP, and PAP authentication methods
• Frame Relay operation and troubleshooting

MCSA/Cisco Electives:

Professional Development
• Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Time management skills, self-directed learning
• Personal accountability, effective study habits

Customer Service
• Strategies for handling challenging customer service issues
• Customer Retention and Satisfaction
• Leadership in Customer Service

Client Operating Systems
• Installing and Upgrading to Windows 7
• Configure Hardware,Applications and Network Connectivity
• Monitoring and Maintaining Systems for Windows 7
• Windows Security

Windows Desktop Support I
• Introduction to Desktop Support
• Troubleshooting and resolving desktop application issues
• Troubleshooting and resolving networking issue

Windows Desktop Support II
• Managing and maintaining systems for Windows 7 Client
• Support mobile users
• Troubleshooting and resolving security issues

Interconnecting Networking Devices I
• Troubleshoot host connections
• Configure Cisco switches and router
• Backup and restore configuration files & manage network equipment

Interconnecting Networking Devices II
• Configure and troubleshoot a switch and router in a SOHOnetwork environment
• Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
• Concepts of VLANs and trunking
• Routing between VLANs

Interconnecting Networking Devices III
• Implement VLSM otherwise known as subnetting
• Configure, verif, and troubleshoot OSPF & EIGRP on network routers
• Use access control lists (ACLs)
• Configure Nat and Pat routing role

Interconnecting Networking Devices IV
• Configuration of IPv6 addressing and Routing InformationProtocol new generation (RIPng)
• VPN Solutions, configuration of PP, CHAP, and PAP authentication methods
• Frame Relay operation and troubleshooting

Certifications: Certifications: Certifications:
  • CompTIA A+ Certification
  • MCSA Windows 7 Microsoft Solutions Associate Certification

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  • CompTIA A+ Certification
  • Cisco Certified Enrty Networking Technician (CCENT) Certification
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification

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  • MCSA Windows 7 Microsoft Solutions Associate Certification
  • Cisco Certified Enrty Networking Technician (CCENT) Certification
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification

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What Can Certifications Do for Me?

As a holder of certifications, you are bringing quality to the hiring table. Being certified confirms to the employer that you are serious about your career growth. Professional certifications help you stand out from other job candidates by helping validate that you have the skills required to perform the job.NCP-Program-Tool-Kit

What Can I Do With My Certifications?

- Computer Technician - Help Desk Specialist
- Technical Specialist - Computer Support Tech
- Desktop Support Tech - Computer User Support Tech
- Network Support Tech


Please note: Students may only choose either the CompTIA A+/MCSA Elecitves or the CompTIA A+/Cisco Electives or the MCSA/Cisco Electives but not a combination of any two tracks within the Networking Care Career Program. Upon successful graduation, you will be provided with Career Services that include expert advice on writing resumes and cover letters, managing the interview process, networking for success, and employment strategies.

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“CSI changed my life 180 degrees. I had been working at a radio station for 15 years but I didn’t have a career path. I started looking into computer networking and found that CSI offered the quickest and least expensive way to get training. I went to night school because I worked during the day, finished in eight months, passed all six CompTIA and Microsoft certification exams I took, and almost immediately got a job as a managed systems specialist with the help of CSI’s career services department. They jumpstarted my career and my second life.”

Michael H. CSI Graduate | Networking Program