The CompTIA/Microsoft concentration of the Networking Career Program prepares students for a variety of entry-level careers in computer networking and information technology. The combination of theoretical and practical hands-on experience allows students to gain the skills necessary to become and remain competitive in today’s market. This comprehensive program covers a wide range of topics mapped towards CompTIA© exams and to the new generation of Microsoft© Exams.

Certification exam preparation and fees for 1 exam are included with this program.

STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE ANY 1 OF THE FOLLOWING EXAMS:

  • CompTIA ITF+
  • CompTIA Server+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Microsoft 365 Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Exam: Windows 10
  • Microsoft Exam: Managing Modern Desktops

Program Length

44 weeks (40 academic weeks + 4 administrative weeks)
Except for the Web Application Development Concentration

Optional Practical Training (OPT)
for International Students

After completion of the Networking Career Program, eligible international students can apply for up to 12 months OPT work authorization to gain practical experience in their field of study.

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PROGRAM LENGTH

44 Weeks
48 Credit Hours

PROGRAM COSTS

Tuition: $2,300 per quarter
Course Materials Fee: $200 per quarter
Supply Fee: $40 per quarter
Total: $2,540 per quarter

Tuition: $9,200 per year
Course Materials Fee: $800 per year
Supply Fee: $160 per year
Total: $10,160 per year

New Total: $7,160 per year

*$750 of the $3,000 discount will be applied each quarter. Students must start classes in Spring 2022 and remain continuously enrolled to receive discounts.

PLACEMENT SCORES**

NCP – CompTIA/Microsoft Concentration: 81-120

**Before international students enroll in this Program at CSI, they must take a computer-based standardized ACCUPLACER® ESL Test.

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Customer Service

3 Qtr. Credit Hours / 2.5 Weeks
Students will encounter and be able to identify theories, principles, strategies, initiatives and resources to establish and maintain successful customer relationships in a business setting. Through lecture, discussions, and projects, students will learn how to collect and analyze customer relationship data. Students will review the psychological basis for effective human relationships, as well as theories and models of successful customer relationship management in
contemporary business settings. Emphasis will be placed on models of good customer service, resolving customer issues and complaints, and building a trust relationship.

Professional Development

3 Qtr. Credit Hours / 2.5 Weeks
This course emphasizes material that will directly benefit students seeking professional employment by teaching time management, communication, motivation, leadership and negotiation skills. A hands-on approach to resume development and effective interview techniques will be explored.

Client Operating Systems

6 Qtr. Credit Hours / 5 Weeks
This course focuses tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including: using features and functions of common operating systems and establishing network connectivity, identifying common software applications and their purpose and using security and web browsing best practices.

Windows Desktop Support I

6 Qtr. Credit Hours / 5 Weeks
In this course, students will learn how to support and configure Windows 10 desktops in an organizational environment. Students will develop skills that include learning how to install, customize, and update Windows 10 operating systems. Students will learn how to managing storage, files, and devices as well as how to configure network connectivity for Windows 10. Students will also learn how to secure the Windows 10 OS and protect the data on the device. Finally, students will learn how to manage and troubleshoot Windows 10.

Windows Desktop Support II

6 Qtr. Credit Hours / 5 Weeks
In this course, students will learn how to plan and implement an operating system deployment strategy using modern deployment methods. Students will be introduced to key components of modern management and co-management strategies. This course also covers what it takes to incorporate Microsoft Intune into your organization. Students will also learn about methods for deployment and management of apps and browser-based applications. Students will be introduced to the key concepts of security in modern management including authentication, identities, access, and compliance policies. Students will be introduced to technologies such Azure Active Directory, Azure Information Protection and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, as well as how to leverage them to protect devices and data. It is designed to prepare the student for the Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (Microsoft Exam MD-101).

Interconnecting Networking Devices Part I

6 Qtr. Credit Hours / 5 Weeks
Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate, and configure basic network infrastructure as well as describe networking technologies, understand basic design principles, adhere to wiring standards, and use testing tools

Interconnecting Networking Devices Part II

6 Qtr. Credit Hours / 5 Weeks
The training provided will guide you on how to plan, secure, and maintain different types of server equipment you’ll encounter as an IT professional. This program also focuses on the characteristics of the MS Server environment and explores a variety of topics including installation procedures, security issues, back-up procedures, and remote access.

Interconnecting Networking Devices Part III

6 Qtr. Credit Hours / 5 Weeks
This course provides foundational knowledge on the considerations and benefits of adopting cloud services and the Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model, with a specific focus on Microsoft 365 cloud service offerings.

Interconnecting Networking Devices Part IV

6 Qtr. Credit Hours / 5 Weeks
Students will learn about techniques and methodologies used to successfully configure, execute, construct and troubleshoot network security in order to ensure the threat of viruses, worms, Trojans and improper configuration is minimized or negated.

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    This program prepares you for the following careers:

    • Computer Network Support Specialists
    • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
    • Computer Network Architects
    • Computer User Support Specialists
    • Computer Programmers
    • Database Administrators
    • Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
    • Computer Systems Analysts
    • Computer and Information Systems Managers
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