Alphatech School

Computer network system (CNS)

COMPUTER NETWORK System:    
740 clock hours
18 hours/week - 42 weeks

OBJECTIVES:  The networking program is consisted of some high technology certifications that lead the students to be obtain Microsoft Certified Certifications, such as MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCTIP,  CompTIA certifications such as Certified Computer Technician (A+), and Network+, and Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA).  These certifications qualify students to implement, maintain and support information systems with upgraded Microsoft, and CompTIA technology.  

Career Opportunities: After passing the certification examinations, students will be able to work with the advanced systems of Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA certification and their workgroup products. The opportunities are Network help desk, system administrator, network engineer, and network technical support help desk.
    
Updating your Technology Skills from Windows XP to Vista/Windows 7
            CNS 100                    25 Clock Hours
After completing this course, students will be able to: - Manage the desktop settings that personalize the computing experience. - Describe how Windows 7 Beta Search enhancements improve productivity. - Implement Search Federation to search remote data sources within the enterprise infrastructure. - Describe the new Group Policy Preferences and Administrative Templates that are available to IT professionals who manage Group Policy Objects. - Describe how IT professionals use the Group Policy Management Console to create scripts that manage Group Policy Objects. - Identify and use the improvements made to the latest version of PowerShell. - Describe how DirectAccess enables IT professionals to remotely manage and update user PCs. - Describe the platform and network requirements necessary to implement DirectAccess. - Describe the VPN reconnection features and the platform and network requirements. - Illustrate how to use Group Policy to prevent specific types of files from being synchronized to the server. - Describe how BranchCache improves user productivity in branch offices by caching content from remote file and Web servers in branch locations. - Administer new User Account Control security settings to improve the end-user computing experience.  Prerequisites: Computer Knowledge

Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client        
        CNS 102                        40 Clock Hours
This course is intended for IT professionals who are interested in: - Expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Windows 7 Client. - Acquiring deep technical knowledge of Windows 7. - Learning the details of Windows 7 technologies. - Focusing on the "how to" associated with Windows 7 technologies. Most of these professionals use some version of Windows client at their work place and are looking at new and better ways to perform some of the current functions.  After completing this course, students will be able to: - Perform a clean installation of Windows 7, upgrade to Windows 7, and migrate user-related data and settings from an earlier version of Windows. - Configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers to enable a Windows 7 client computer. - Configure file access and printers on a Windows 7 client computer. - Configure network connectivity on a Windows 7 client computer. - Configure wireless network connectivity on a Windows 7 client computer. - Secure Windows 7 client desktop computers. - Optimize and maintain the performance and reliability of a Windows 7 client computer. - Configure mobile computing and remote access settings for a Windows 7 client computer.  .  Prerequisites: CNS 100

Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
CNS 104                        24 Clock hours
This course provides Active Directory Technology Specialists an introduction to Active Directory server roles in Windows Server 2008.  After completing this course, students will understand how Active Directory server roles are used and learn about the purpose and components of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Students will learn how to configure organizational units and user, computer and group accounts. Lastly, students will learn how to manage access to shared resources.  Prerequisite: A+ Certification or N+ Certification.

Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services    
CNS 108                        40 clock hours
In this course, students will learn how to configure Active Directory Domain Services in a distributed environment, implement Group Policies, perform backup and restore, and monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory related issues.  After completing this course, students will be able to implement and configure Active Directory domain services in their enterprise environment. Prerequisite:  CNS 104

Updating Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008
        CIS 110                        40 Clock Hours
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to work with Network Infrastructure and Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2008.  This course is intended for IT Professionals experienced on the technologies included in Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003, and who hold an MCSE or MCSA certification and/or equivalent knowledge.    After completing this course, students will be able to: - Install and configure Windows Server 2008. - Add and configure Windows Server Core roles. - Explain the new backup infrastructure, including Volume Shadow Copy Service. - Identify new and improved networking features with Windows Server 2008. - Configure Hyper-V virtual machines. - Identify considerations when upgrading from a Windows Server 2003 to a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory infrastructure. - Install and configure Active Directory Federation Services, Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, and Active Directory Rights Management Services. - Use Read-Only Domain Controllers. - Identify new features in AD DS auditing. MCSA Certification 2003
Planning for Windows Server 2008 Servers
        CIS 114                        24 Clock Hours
The course content and exercises direct you toward making decisions and providing guidance to others. This course reflects the decision-making tasks that a server administrator undertakes. This course is intended for a server administrator who is moving from a technical-specialist role to a decision-making role and who wants to acquire the necessary knowledge to be able to plan for Windows Server 2008 servers.  After completing this course, students will be able to: -Plan for both Windows Server 2008 installation and upgrade from a previous version of Windows Server to Windows Server 2008. -Plan and implement network connectivity in Windows Server 2008 by using IPv4-related technologies and plan a migration strategy to IPv6. -Plan the deployment of Active Directory–related services in Windows Server 2008. -Apply the design considerations for implementing group policy. -Plan the configuration of different applications services in Windows Server 2008. -Create a plan for file and print services to meet an organization’s printing, file storage, and access needs. -Create a plan to secure the Windows Server 2008 environment. -Create local and remote administration strategies for administering a Windows Server 2008 environment. -Create a monitoring plan for the Windows Server 2008 environment. -Create a plan that will help mitigate the effects of various disaster scenarios on the IT infrastructure. - Create a plan for using virtualization in a Windows Server 2008 environment.  Prerequisites: CIS 108 or 104

Configuring, Managing, and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Servers
        CIS 118                        40 Clock HoursThis course combines five days worth of training content from the Network Infrastructure Technology Specialist, Active Directory Technology Specialist, and IT Professional Server Administrator courses of Windows Server 2008.  This course is intended for Windows Server administrators who operate Windows Servers on a daily basis and want to learn the skills for configuring, managing, and maintaining the core technical areas of Windows Server 2008.  After completing this course, students will be able to: - Describe the different administrative tools and tasks in Windows Server 2008. - Configure AD DS user and computer accounts. - Create Groups and Organizational Units. - Manage access to shared resources in an AD DS environment. - Configure Active Directory Objects and Trusts. - Create and configure Group Policy Objects. - Configure user and computer environments by using Group Policy. - Implement security by using Group Policy. - Configure and analyze server security and security update compliance. - Configure and manage storage technologies included with Windows Server 2008. - Configure and manage Distributed File System. - Configure Network Access Protection. - Configure availability of network resources. - Monitor and Maintain servers running Windows Server 2008. - Manage a Windows Server 2008 Backup and Restore.  Prerequisites:  A+, or N+ Certifications




Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
        CIS 120                        40 Clock Hours
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot a Windows Sever 2008 network infrastructure. Students will learn to implement and configure secure network access and implement fault tolerant storage technologies.  After completing this course, students will be able to: - Install and configure servers. - Configure and troubleshoot DNS. - Configure and manage WINS. - Configure and troubleshoot DHCP. - Configure and troubleshoot IPv6 TCP/IP. - Configure and troubleshoot Routing and Remote Access. - Install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server Role service. - Configure Network Access Protection. - Configure IPsec. - Monitor and troubleshoot IPsec. - Configure and manage Distributed File System. - Configure and manage storage technologies. - Configure availability of network resources and content. - Configure server security compliance.
Prerequisites:  CIS 104

Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers
        CIS 122                        16 Clock Hours
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage and maintain Windows Server 2008 network infrastructure servers.   After completing this course, students will be able to: - Create a plan for managing the addition, removal, and migration of Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Server roles. - Develop baselines for monitoring and managing Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Server roles. - Evaluate performance baselines and establish monitoring rules, and design acceptable thresholds and alarms when problems occur. - Analyze the implementation and configuration of a network environment running several network policy and access server roles. - Plan for the implementation and configuration of a RAS. - Evaluate and plan for the deployment of DNS and DHCP Server roles. - Maintain security for network infrastructure servers.  Prerequisites: CIS 104
Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Servers
        CIS 124                        16 Clock Hours
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage and maintain Windows Server 2008 Active Directory servers. The course focuses on the Active Directory server lifecycle.  After completing this course, students will be able to: - Plan an Active Directory server deployment. - Identify different approaches to Active Directory server deployment. - Add an AD DS server role. - Remove an AD DS server role. - Identify strategies for developing, monitoring, and reviewing baselines. - Create baselines for different Active Directory roles with the appropriate metrics using the Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor (WRPM). - Create a monitoring plan based on business needs and environments. - Evaluate a monitoring plan based on business needs and environments. - Determine the health of Active Directory servers using performance monitoring and event log triggers. - Configure effective alerts and responses as well as evaluate alternative recommendations for AD DS servers to meet a business goal. - Describe the methodology of maintaining Windows Server 2008 AD DS. Prerequisites:  CIS 104, CIS 108
Deploying Windows Server 2008
        CIS 126                        24 Clock Hours
This course provides students with an understanding of migrating and deploying Windows Server 2008 R2. You will learn how to automate server deployment, as well as provide guidelines, best practices that will help you migrate to Windows Server 2008 R2.  After completing this course, students will be able to: - Describe Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 installation and configuration options, and select an appropriate volume-licensing option for Windows Server 2008 R2. - Deploy and configure a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core installation. - Implement various Windows Server deployment technologies. - Implement Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployments with Windows Deployment Services (WDS). - Implement Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployments with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 (MDT 2010). - Migrate earlier versions of Active Directory directory service to AD DS. - Migrate file and print, and Web servers to Windows Server 2008 R2. - Migrate remote infrastructure servers to support branch offices. - Virtualize workloads by migrating physical servers to guests in Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.  Prerequisites: N+ Certification CIS 138 or CIS 104
Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008                                    CIS 128                        40 Clock Hours Students will learn basic fundamentals of networking, security, and server administration with Windows Server 2008. It is intended to provide the foundational knowledge needed to prepare for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams.  After completing this course, students will be able to: - Describe fundamental network components and terminology thus enabling you to select an appropriate network component in a particular scenario. - Implement a network by selecting network hardware components and technologies and determine the appropriate network hardware and wiring components for a given situation. - Describe the protocols and services within the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite of protocols and implement IPv4 within a Windows Server environment. - Select appropriate storage technologies and configure storage on Windows Server. - Perform a local media-based installation of Windows Server 2008 R2. - Describe server roles. - Implement and configure an Active Domain Directory Service (AD DS) forest. - Describe the concept of defense-in-depth and determine how to implement this approach with Windows Server. - Identify the security features in Windows Server that help to provide defense-in-depth. - Identify the network-related security features in Windows Server to mitigate security threats to you network. - Identify and implement additional software components to enhance your organization’s security. - Monitor a server to determine the performance level. - Identify the Windows Server tools available to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server. - Create and configure a virtual machine with Hyper-V.  Prerequisites: CIS 104, A+, or N+ Certification.

A+ Certification – Essentials     
CNS 130                          40 clock hours
In this course, students will install, upgrade, repair, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. Windows 7 topics have been included in exam and course.
The target student is anyone with basic computer user skills who is interested in obtaining a job as an IT professional or PC technician. In addition, this course will help prepare students to achieve a CompTIA A+ Certification. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: - identify the components of standard desktop personal computers. - identify fundamental components and functions of personal computer operating systems. - identify best practices followed by professional personal computer technicians. - install and configure computer components. - install and configure system components. - maintain and troubleshoot peripheral components. - troubleshoot system components. - install and configure operating systems. - maintain and troubleshoot installations of Microsoft Windows. - identify network technologies. - install and manage network connections. - support laptops and portable computing devices. - support printers. - identify personal computer security concepts. - support personal computer security.  Prerequisites:  Computer Knowledge

A+ Certification     
CNS 134                         32 Clock hours
In this course students will acquire the essential skills and information needed to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.  The target student is anyone with basic computer user skills who is interested in obtaining a job as an IT professional or PC technician. In addition, this course will help prepare students to achieve a CompTIA A+ Certification.  Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: - identify the components of standard desktop personal computers. - identify fundamental components and functions of personal computer operating systems. - identify best practices followed by professional personal computer technicians. - install and configure computer components. - identify technical characteristics of system components. - maintain and troubleshoot peripheral components. - identify troubleshooting techniques for system components. - install and configure operating systems. - maintain and troubleshoot installations of Microsoft Windows. - identify network technologies. - support laptops and portable computing devices. - support printers. - identify personal computer security concepts. Prerequisites:  Computer Knowledge

Network+ Certification         
CNS 138                        40 Clock hours
This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ 2009 Certification Exam. The course certification proves competence in managing, troubleshooting, installing, and configuring a basic network infrastructure.
Network Technicians Desktop Support Technician PC Support Technician Field Technician Call Center Technician Tier 1 & 2 Support Personnel seeking IAT-1 certification to fulfill the DoD 8570.1 Directive.  Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: -The skills required to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate and configure basic network infrastructure. -Networking technologies design principles including adherence to wiring standard and use of testing tools -Network specific security practices, disaster recovery procedures, data storage technology implementation.  Prerequisites:  A+ Certification

Security+ Certification
        CIS 140                        40 Clock Hours
This course will focus on the following technical features: Systems Security: systems & peripheral security threats, workstation & server security procedures and applications, Network Infrastructure: ports & protocols security threats, network security tools, vulnerabilities and mitigations for network devices, transmission devices and wireless, Access Control: industry best practices, control model differentiation, appropriate rights and privileges, authentication models and components, physical access security methods, Assessments & Audits: vulnerability assessment execution, penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, monitoring methodologies and timing, logging procedures and evaluation, Cryptography: cryptography concepts, hashing concepts, algorithm mapping, encryption concepts, protocol implementation, public key infrastructure and certificate management, Organizational Security: redundancy planning, disaster recovery procedures, incident response, legislation and organizational policy, environmental controls, social engineering mitigation.  Students will be able to identify fundamental concepts of computer security and security threats,  have the skills to harden internal systems and services as well as internetwork devices and service, know the be able to implement secure network communications, establish security best practices for creating and running web-based applications, become familiar with managing public key infrastructure (PKI) and certificates, be capable of enforcing organizational security policies, be equipped to monitor the security infrastructure and manage security incidents.  Prerequisites:  Network+ Certification.

Cisco® Interconnecting Cisco® Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
        CNS 150                        40 Clock Hours
This course focuses on providing the skills and knowledge necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office Enterprise network, including configuring a switch, a router, and connecting to a WAN and implementing network security.    Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: - How networks function, identifying major components, and function of network components. - Understand issues related to increasing traffic on an Ethernet LAN and identify switched LAN technology solutions to Ethernet networking issues - Extending the reach of a LAN and the methods that can be used with a focus on RF wireless access - Functions of Wide Area Networks (WANs), the major devices of WANs, and configure PPP encapsulation, static and dynamic routing, PAT and RIP routing. - Use of the command-line interface to discover neighbors on the network and managing the router’s startup and configuration Technical Features of this course include the following: - The Open System Interconnection (OSI) reference model. - Ethernet and TCP/IP - IOS Software - Wireless LANs - LAN and WAN Technologies Associated Certification: CCENT.  Prerequisites: Computer Knowledge




Cisco® Interconnecting Cisco® Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)
        CNS 152                        40 Clock Hours
This course focuses on skills and knowledge necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium-size branch office Enterprise network, including configuring several switches and routers, connecting to a WAN and implementing network security.  Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: - How to configure and troubleshoot a small network - Expanding the switched network from a small LAN to a medium-sized LAN - Use of multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree - Routing concepts as they apply to a medium-sized network - Considerations when implementing routing on the network Technical Features of this course include the following: - VLANs and Trunks - Spanning Tree - Implementing and troubleshooting OSPF and EIGRP routing - Access Control Lists - NAT, PAT and IPv6 Associated Certification: CCNA.  Prerequisites:  CNS 150

Cisco® Designing for Cisco® Internetwork Solutions (DESGN)
        CNS 156                        40 Clock Hours
This course will enable students to gather internetworking requirements, identify solutions, and design the network infrastructure and elements to ensure the basic functionality of the proposed solutions.  At course completion students will be able to: - Discuss methodology in network design - Describe how to structure and modularize the network design using the Cisco Enterprise Architecture - Design the enterprise campus and enterprise data center modules - Design the enterprise edge and remote modules as needed - Design a network addressing plan and select suitable routing protocols for a given network design - Evaluate security solutions for the network - Recommend a design for basic voice transport across the network - Recommend a design for a basic wireless solution.  Prerequisites: Computer Knowledge

Cisco® Implementing Cisco® IOS Network Security (IINS)
        CNS 160                        40 Clock Hours
Students will focus on comprehensive security policies and how they affect networks, and perform tasks to secure the office network using Cisco IOS security features through web-based GUIs and the command-line interface on the Cisco routers and switches.  Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to meet the following objectives: - How to develop an effective security policy - Protect company information assets from inbound threats - Set up secure data connections across the Internet - Secure your networking equipment and applications - Management tools for security Technical Features of this course include the following: - Network security principles - Firewalls, IPSs, router ACLs - Encryption and VPNs - IOS security features and Secure Device Manager - LAN, SAN, Voice, and Endpoint Security Associated Certification: CCNA Security.  Prerequisites:  CNS 150 and CNS 152


Introducing Cisco Voice and Unified Communications Administration
        CNS 168                        40 Clock Hours
The Introducing Cisco Voice and Unified Communications Administration (ICOMM v8.0) 640-461 exam is associated with the CCNA Voice certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of the architecture, components, functionalities, and features of Cisco Unified Communications solutions. It also tests the knowledge needed to perform tasks such as system monitoring, moves, additions and changes on Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express, Cisco Unity Connection, and Cisco Unified Presence. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Introducing Cisco Voice and Unified Communications Administration (ICOMM v8.0) 640-461course.  Prerequisites:  CNS 150 and 152




Cisco® Implementing Cisco® Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE)
        CNS 172                        40 Clock Hours
This course provides students with information and practice activities to prepare them to help design, install, configure, monitor and conduct basic troubleshooting tasks of a Cisco WLAN in SMB and Enterprise installations.  Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to meet the following objectives: - Configure a Cisco Unified Wireless Network Controller and a Mobility Express Controller - Configure default OS wireless client configuration tools - Manage the wireless network from the Wireless Control System (WCS) - Use the Cisco Aironet Desktop Utility, Site Survey Utility and Cisco Secure Services Client - Maintain and troubleshoot wireless networks. Technical Features of this course include the following: - Wireless fundamentals - RF principles including math, antennae, spread spectrum technologies, frames and physics, - Wireless regulatory bodies, standards and certifications, and the non 802.11 wireless technologies and their impact. - Cisco Unified Wireless networks basics - Wireless security Associated Certification: CCNA Wireless.  Prerequisites:  CNS 150 and CNS 152