Certified LAN and WAN Specialist (CLWS)
This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge required for entry-level careers in computer networking, with an emphasis on Microsoft operating systems including Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Students will be guided through the features of the Microsoft operating systems will learn how implement, manage and maintain both workstations and servers in a Microsoft Windows networking environment. Additional topics include network infrastructure services that are required to support a Windows network including Active Directory, Name Resolution, TCP/IP and IP assignment, Windows Security, Remote Access, and Microsoft Exchange 2007.
This program also covers basic networking concepts implemented on Cisco routers. Students will be introduced to the Cisco Internetworking Operating System (IOS) and its command structure. TCP/IP addressing and implementation, including subnetting, will be covered thoroughly. Wide Area Networking (WAN) implementations including ISDN, frame relay, and serial point‐to‐point (including T1), will be emphasized.
This program will provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to complete the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exams.