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CNT Syllabus

Students may attend the Computer and Networking Program (CNT) for one or two years. First-year students focus on the necessary training to obtain critical industry certifications.  Second-year students get real-world experience by working in the Information Technology departments of local industry partners.  Second-year students of the CNT program may also qualify to train for FANUC Robotic certification or other advanced networking certification.  All industry certifications earned qualify students for articulated college credit

Topics covered in the first year include:

Computer Hardware and Software – CompTIA A+ Certification:

  • Cases and Form Factors
  • Power Supplies
  • Motherboards and Buses
  • Processors
  • Memory
  • Storage Devices
  • Cooling Component Selection
  • BIOS (The Basic Input/Output System)
  • Expansion Cards
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Peripheral Devices
  • Printers
  • Mobile Devices
  • PC Tools
  • PC Maintenance and  Troubleshooting
  • Printer Configuration, Management and Maintenance
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Windows Operating Systems Basics

Computer Networking – Cisco CCENT Certification

  • Linux Operating System Basics
  • Users and Groups
  • Windows and Linux installation
  • Virtualization
  • NTFS Permissions
  • HTML
  • Basic Programming (Scratch)
  • Network Security
  • Proxy Servers
  • Ethernet
  • IP version 6
  • Wireless Networking Specifications and Sandards
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Remote Services
  • Network Protocols and Communications
  • Network Access
  • Network Hardware
  • Networking Media
  • Managing IOS Configuration Files
  • Integrated Routing Services
  • Configuring a Network Operating System
  • Open System Interconnect Model (OSI)
  • Advanced IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnetting IPv4 and IPv6 Networks
  • Basic Network Performance
  • Protection and Safety in the Workplace
  • Fire Safety
  • Professionalism
  • Job readiness skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Career Goal Setting
  • FANCU Robotics