• Information Technology Career Cluster

    NETWORKING & OPERATING SYSTEMS SECURITY

    Teacher: Thomas Omerza

    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.

     

     

    AVAILABLE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

     

    Certified Data Recovery Professional (CDRP)

     

    CompTIA A+, Network+, Linux+, and Security+

     

    Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) for Windows 7 and Windows 2012 Server or Windows 2008 Server

     

     

    COLLEGE ADVANCED CREDITS

     

    Bucks County Community College

     

    Pennsylvania College of Technology

     

    Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

     

     

    PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS

     

    Algebra 1

     

    Basic computer skills

     

    Read and interpret technical material at grade level

     

     

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS/ESTIMATED COSTS

     

    Appropriate uniform attire (approximately $25)

     

    Industry certification testing fees (approximately $130 per test)

     

    Textbooks (approximately $195 to begin student’s professional library)

     
     
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