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Computer Systems Technician Courses

Computer Systems Technician Courses

Prepare for a Career in Information Technology with Hands-On Training. Become the backbone of today’s companies through computer technology.  Combine your people skills with your interest of computer technology to become a successful Computer Systems Technician.  You will learn how to problem-solve, evaluate the network or system performance,  and communicate clearly with other administrators and co-workers. 

Students will prepare for the future through 50 credit hours of academic work including:

Major: Computer Systems Technician

Degree: Computer Systems Technician
Credit Hours: 50.2
Time: 10.5 months

Objective:
Upon successful completion of this certificate program, the graduate should possess skills and knowledge required for employment as an entry-level Information Technologist, functional in a wide array of technological environments, such as helpdesk technician, computer systems/desktop support technician, and network systems administrator at the junior level, in a variety of operating environments. Students will prepare for and take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals, A+ Certified Technician, Network+ Certified Professional and Secu-rity+ Certified Professional exams. Students will also prepare for and take the Microsoft Technology Associate — Server and Linux Essentials certifications.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CN-100 Introduction to IT Fundamentals 7.5
CN-101 Computer Systems Hardware 7.5
CN-102 Computer Systems Software 7.5
CN-110 Networking Principles 7.5
CN-115 Microsoft Server Fundamentals 7.5
CN-120 Linux System Fundamentals 7.5
CN-125 Network Security 7.5
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 52.5

CN-100 Introduction to IT Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): None

The student will learn the necessary information to identify and explain basic computer components, set up a basic workstation, conduct basic software installation, establish basic network connectivity, identify compatibility issues, and identify/prevent basic security risks.

CN-101 Computer Systems Hardware

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): None

This course will provide the student with the knowledge to identify hardware compatibility, install, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair, and maintain personal computer systems. Students will develop their ability to understand computer architecture, diagnose faults, install operating systems, network, and maintain PC level security. This course is designed to begin preparing the student for the CompTIA A+ Hardware examination.

CN-102 Computer Systems Software

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): None

This course will provide skills required to install, configure, upgrade, and maintain PC workstations, various operating systems, and SOHO networks. Students will utilize troubleshooting techniques and tools to effectively and efficiently resolve PC, OS, and network connectivity issues and implement security practices. Students will also learn the concepts of good customer service and help center documentation, the course is designed to begin preparing the student for the CompTIA A+ Software examination.

CN-110 Networking Principles

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CN-101 and CN-102, or current CompTIA A+ Certification

After successful completion of this course, the students should be able to troubleshoot, configure, and manage common network wireless and wired devices, establish basic network design and connectivity, understand and maintain network documentation, identify network limitations and weaknesses, and implement network security, standards, and protocols. The student should have a basic understanding of emerging technologies including unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies.

CN-115 Microsoft Server Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CN-110 or current CompTIA Network+ Certification

This course will provide the student with the foundational knowledge of the Windows Server operating system environment. The student will be exposed to installation and configuration of Windows Server, role and feature management, Active Directory and Storage management, as well as server performance, and system monitoring. This course is designed to begin preparing the student for the MTA Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (98-365) Exam.

CN-120 Linux System Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CN-110 or current CompTIA Network+ Certification

This course will provide the student with the foundational knowledge of the Linux operating system environment. The student will be exposed to file operations, shell script programming, as well as installation of different Linux operating systems, packages, and applications. The course is designed to begin preparing the student for the LPI Linux Essentials examination.

CN-125 Network Security

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CN-101, CN-102 and CN-110 or CompTIA Network + and A+ Certifications

This course will provide the student with the foundational knowledge to understand, design, implement, and maintain security within a network infrastructure. This course teaches the principles of network security through the study of the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability as the foundation for analyzing threats, devising countermeasures, and protecting resources against attack. The course is designed to begin preparing the student for the CompTIA Security+ examination.