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2016-2017 Catalog 
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Associate Network Specialist Certificate

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(15 semester hours)

The Certificate will prepare students for immediate employment in the networking area of computer services occupations.

Learners who complete the Associate Network Specialist will:

  • Identify the different types of hardware and software that are required in networking
  • Distinguish between computer processes, services and protocols
  • Describe how protocols are used to transmit information across a network
  • Identify the flow of information between two communicating computers
  • Describe current technologies used in local area networks (LANs)
  • Describe current technologies used in wide area networks (WANs)
  • Identify when to use a switch, hub, or router
  • Identify TCP/IP layers, components and functions and the services these applications provide
  • Identify the need for Virtual LANs
  • Describe common application servers used for Internet access
  • Retrieve Internet information through a wide variety of applications
  • Discuss routing methodologies and routing protocols
  • Be able to list the common WAN protocols
  • Understand the specific functions of the Network Layer in terms of network addressing
  • Determine the root cause of a technical problem
  • List ways to measure networking traffic
  • Evaluate networking equipment to solve a performance problem

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Chris Parden.

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