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CST - Computer Specialist - Network Technology and Security A.A.S.

CR Applied Associate of Science

Program Description

This program prepares students who are new to the industry or upgrading an existing skill set for jobs in the networking, telecommunications and cyber security fields. Graduates are eligible to take appropriate certification exams and can expect to work as entry-level engineers, administrators, or help desk technicians. The program has a problem-based learning approach that focuses on the needed skills of design, implementation, and troubleshooting to a variety of implementations and platforms such as Microsoft Windows, Linux and Cisco. Our hands-on philosophy starts with ensuring basic understanding from the hardware level up. Students wishing to obtain certifications will gain a solid foundation in the material covered on the following exams: Comptia A+, Network+, Linux+ and Security+ Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-104) Microsoft Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker

Program Objectives

Program Objective

Troubleshoot and fix personal computer hardware and software problems.

Deploy, configure, and maintain physical and cloud network deployments.

Describe TCP/IP subnet masking and demonstrate its application.

Determine, design, and implement network solutions for a given situation.

Configure enterprise-level network devices such as routers, switches and wireless network antenna.

Manage user accounts for access and to maintain a secure network environment

Evaluate security vulnerabilities and implement appropriate solutions

Create a strategy to enter the workplace

Advisor Notes

Students must have access to a Windows 10 or greater computer. Students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university are advised to consult that institution’s catalog to determine the appropriate mathematics and English sequence and transferability of courses.