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Prepare for a career in the fast-growing field of computer networking and IT. Continue to build your knowledge with the latest IT, networking, and security topics and information.

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Prepare for an entry-level position in the IT sector by learning the basics of network and security. This certificate course will prepare you to take the CompTIA A+ exam for certification and provide the foundational knowledge for installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. Learn how to safely diagnose, resolve, and document common hardware and software issues. Course components include IT Fundamentals, IT Customer Service, and CompTIA A+. CompTIA A+ certification validates foundational computer knowledge for a career in IT. Tuition includes two textbooks and two CompTIA A+ vouchers for 220-901 and 220-902 exams, upon successful completion of the course.  

Start date: 09/11/18

End date: 12/18/18

Tuition $1,995.00

Location : Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall.

Room :  133-Computer Lab



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Develop a career in IT infrastructure by gaining hands-on skills to troubleshoot, configure, and manage both wired and wireless networks. Learn to design and implement functional networks, use devises such as switches and routers to segment network traffic, identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations, implement network security standards and protocol, troubleshoot network problems, and support the creation of virtualized networks. This course prepares you to take the Comp TIA Network+ exam for certification. Tuition includes textbook and exam voucher upon successful completion of the course.  

Start date: 09/17/18

End date: 11/19/18

Tuition $1,095.00

Location : Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall.

Room :  133-Computer Lab



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Cyber security issues are all around us and reach nearly every part of our business and work, from online banking and education to Facebook and Wi-Fi. Finally, you can get up-to-date on cyber security basics and fundamentals. Designed for non-technical managers, directors and others in the workplace, you will find out about threats and vulnerabilities, safeguards, common attacks, viruses, malware and spyware, disaster recover planning, intrusion detection/prevention, basic security architecture, introductory forensics, and cyber terrorism. At the end of this course, you will have the knowledge needed to practice safer computing and safeguard your business and work information. Agenda Unit 1. Introduction to Cyber Security -What does "Cyber Security" mean? -Brief history and evolution -Commonly used Cyber Security terms and their meaning -Cyber terrorism Unit 2. Threats and Vulnerabilities -Viruses, malware and spyware -Vulnerability Management 101 -Detection and Remediation Unit 3. Information Assurance - Staying safe -Enterprise Risk Management -Common Attacks -Technical Controls -Firewalls and encryption Unit 4. Disaster recover planning -Intrusion Detection/Prevention -Basic security architecture -Introductory forensics -Recovering data

Start date: 10/01/18

End date: 10/26/18

Tuition $245.00

Location : Online



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