Network Systems Technician (Security Emphasis) Career Major - Overview

Network Systems Technician (Security Emphasis)

Network Systems Technician (Security Emphasis)
Information Technology Center
(Springlake Campus)
Career Major Length
1170 hours
Who Can Enroll
Juniors, Seniors & Adults
M-F 7:40-10:30A &/or 11:25A-2:15P
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Learn to install, configure and support an organization’s local area network (LAN) as well as to analyze situations and data requirements and to assist and manage moves and installation of existing and new equipment. Students learn to install, configure, maintain and manage a Windows 2008 Server Active Directory and Network Infrastructure environment. Students in this major gain the technical skills required for the CompTIA Network+ (N10-005), CompTIA Security+ (SY0-301), and work towards the server-based certifications: Microsoft Technology Specialist (MCTS) which includes Active Directory Configuration (70-640), Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration (70-642), and Windows Server 2008 Administrator (70-646); and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP).

Career Major Length
1170.00Total Hours
Course Title
Fundamentals of Technology
Network and Routing Fundamentals
Client Operating Systems
Server Operating Systems
Network Management I
Network Management II
Network Security Awareness
Network Systems Capstone

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading, language and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • Good eyesight, including eye-hand coordination and color perception
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Good organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Good abstract reasoning skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Commitment to a continual learning process

Required Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of PC Support Technician Career Major

Student Organizations

  • BPA-Business Professionals of America

Certifications Available

  • Internet Core and Computing IC3
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Microsoft Technology Associate #349
  • Microsoft Technology Associate #365
  • Microsoft Technology Associate #366
  • Microsoft Technology Associate #367
  • Microsoft Technology Specialist 70-680
  • Microsoft Technology Specialist 70-640
  • Microsoft Technology Specialist 70-642
  • MCP 70-410
  • MCP 70-411
  • MCSA 70-412
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professionals 70-646