• Business & Information Technology Career Pathway

    NETWORKING & OPERATING SYSTEMS SECURITY

    Teacher: Thomas Omerza and Michael Esposito

    CIP Code: 11.0901
     
     

    This authorized Microsoft IT Academy offers students the opportunity to study a variety of topics, including Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, in which students will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, administer, and support the primary services of Microsoft Windows Server operating systems; CompTIA A+ certification, an international, vendor-neutral certification which validates the latest skills needed by today’s computer support professionals; CompTIA Network+ certification, which allows students to learn the technology and theory behind local area network (LAN) through design and implementation; CompTIA Linux+, which instructs students in the fundamentals of an open source code operating system and how to incorporate those in a heterogeneous network; and CompTIA Security+ certification, which introduces students to industry-wide topics including communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attacks, and operations and organizational security.  Students will further be introduced to virtual computing and its uses throughout the computer industry, as well as computer forensics, a branch of forensic science pertaining to legal evidence found in computers and digital media storage.  In addition, students will learn about network cabling technology, including: copper cabling systems, connectors, grounding, bonding, electrical protection, termination functions, and safety.  Lastly, students are introduced to the digital environment. This program provides an excellent foundation of technical knowledge for college and/or direct employment.

     

Career Pathway Wheel for Networking Operating System Security
  • AVAILABLE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

    Certified Data Recovery Professional

    CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+

    Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10

    Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate for Windows Server 2008, 2012 and 2016

    Office 365

     


     COLLEGE ADVANCED CREDITS

    Bucks County Community College

    Community College of Philadelphia

    Delaware County Community College

    Harrisburg Area Community College


     PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS

    Algebra 1

    Basic computer skills

    Read and interpret technical material at grade level