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Network Administrators install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. They monitor the network to ensure there is availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability.

If you are interested in becoming certified in Networking, CSM is the place to be. CSM offers certification preparation classes for the CompTIA Network+ and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. You can prepare for the exam and take the exam right here at CSM. Students who successfully complete ITS-7880 and ITS-7890 will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA Network+ certification. 

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is a certification program for entry-level network engineers. Students who successfully complete ITS-8000 Cisco CCNA Exam Prep will be ready to take ICND1 Exam 100-101 and ICND2 Exam 200-101.

CSM offers a Network Administrator workforce training certificate to students who successfully complete the following four courses:

  • ITS-7880 Networking Fundamentals
  • ITS-7890 Network+ Exam Prep
  • ITS-7910 CompTIA Security +
  • ITS-8000 Cisco CCNA Exam Prep

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Did you know you can take certification exams at CSM?

Contact the Testing Center at the CSM campus of your choice for information on how to register for your exam.

ITS-7880 Networking Fundamentals

Computer networks are a critical and integral part of business environments. The demand for IT professionals with experience in this technology continues to increase. Develop a solid foundation in networking fundamentals. Learn the hardware, software, protocols and security that comprise a network environment. The knowledge and skills acquired in this course serve as a stepping stone for higher level courses in Network+ and CCNA certification exam preparation. No prior network experience is required. Textbook required.

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ITS-7890 Network+ Exam Prep

Network+ Exam Prep is intended for individuals who have previous network experience. Ensure that you have the essential knowledge and skills in networking that are vital to career success in IT infrastructure and cybersecurity. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. This course will cover the most up-to-date certification exam domains. Earning this certification can be a stepping stone to additional certifications such as Security+ and CCNA. Exam voucher included.Textbook required.

Prerequisite: ITS-7880 or previous networking experience through either education or work experience (waiver request required).

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ITS-7910 CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ is for you if your job responsibilities include securing network services, network devices, and network traffic. Prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification examination by building on your knowledge and professional experience with computer hardware, operating systems, and networks. Topics include communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, authentication, access control, external attack, and operational and organizational security. Successful students have networking and administrative skills in Windows-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks and familiarity with other operating systems. This course will help students prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification.

Prerequisite:  Two years of technical networking experience with an emphasis on security and Network+ certification recommended.

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ITS-8000 Cisco CCNA Exam Prep

This accelerated course will cover networking fundamentals, network terminology, IP connectivity and services, security fundamentals, automation, and programmability as it relates to Cisco technology. Through hands-on lab practice and Cisco® Packet Tracer simulation-based activities, students learn how to implement network technologies and troubleshoot networking problems. This course will help prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam. A textbook is not required, however, the CCNA Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide is recommended. Exam voucher not included.

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