Network Administration & Technology

Critical skills that lead to employment.

 

Network Administration & Technology - AAS

1) Must complete a minimum of 3 different MnTC goals in Liberal Arts and Sciences

2) 1100 or higher Liberal Arts and Sciences courses required unless specified


GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Goal 4: Mathematics
Choose one Goal 4 course
3 cr
3 cr
 
15 crs
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Technical electives (see advisor for approved electives)
Choose two or more Technical electives.
12 cr
NWAT1601
MS Workstation I
This course will explore the MS workstation networking client. The students will learn how to plan, install and configure a MS workstation in a single and multi-domain environment. Emphasis will be placed on the managing, monitoring and optimizing of network resources. Basic troubleshooting techniques will be discussed as it relates to the Microsoft networking environment. The use of diagnostic and monitoring software will be emphasized. (Prerequisite: None) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
NWAT1602
MS Workstation II
This course will explore the MS workstation networking client. The students will learn how to plan, install and configure a MS workstation in a single and multi-domain environment. Emphasis will be placed on the managing, monitoring and optimizing of network resources. Basic troubleshooting techniques will be discussed as it relates to the Microsoft networking environment. The use of diagnostic and monitoring software will be emphasized. (Prerequisite: MS Workstation I or concurrent) (1 credits: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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1 cr
NWAT1607
PC Hardware Support
This course covers the concepts and familiarity of computer hardware components. System boards, storage devices and peripherals will be studied as to their basic purpose and functionality. Emphasis will be placed on the assembling and disassembling of a microcomputer. The student will be provided with a background in some of the techniques used to service personal computers. Fundamentals of hardware troubleshooting as it relates to keyboards, monitors, printers, mouse, floppy drives, and other peripherals will be explored. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT1641
Networking Fundamentals
This course will explore the history of TCP/IP. Students will learn the components and functionality of TCP/IP by studying the OSI Model, the TCP/IP stack model and its role in communicating across a network. The student will become familiar with basic and advanced IP addressing, as well as TCP/IP routing. Additional emphasis will be placed on the utilization of TCP/IP tools (TFTP, Ping, Telnet, etc.) Students will be required to calculate IP subnetting for various network scenarios. Practical skills in network cable identification and construction will be employed. (Cisco Semester 1) (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT1649
Microsoft Server/Enterprise
This course will explore the Microsoft server networking environment. The students will learn how to plan, install and configure a MS server in a single domain environment. Emphasis will be placed on the managing, monitoring and optimizing of network resources. Boot failures, configuration errors and fault-tolerances will be discussed as it relates to the Microsoft environment. Students will be required to install and configure a server in a single domain environment. The use of diagnostic and monitoring software will be emphasized. (Prerequisite: NWAT1601, NWAT1602, NWAT1641) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT1670
WAN Technologies
This course provides a background in the fundamentals of data communication and WAN concepts. The student will learn how a network transmits data across a large geographical area by various means. Telecommunications and its growing impact on technology will be studied. Communication equipment and its function in a WAN topology is also discussed. The student will be introduced to repeaters, bridges and gateways. Cisco router basics: its startup and configuration in a WAN environment will help students understand the connectivity power of networks. (Prerequisites: NWAT1641, NWAT1649)(3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT2665
Microsoft Services
This course examines the Exchange Server architecture, as well as its proper installation and implementation in a Microsoft networking environment. Students will learn how to configure and manage Exchange clients and services. Using Exchange with other existing systems such as Lotus, Netware, and MS Mail will be discussed. The student will also examine other MS services such as remote access, terminal services, and web services. (Prerequisites: NWAT1641 and NWAT1649 or instructor's permission) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT2669
Microsoft Advanced Server
This course examines the planning, installing and implementing of Active Directory in the Windows 2000 Server environment. Students will learn how to configure and manage Active Directory, RAS, Terminal Services, and Windows 2000 security. Additional emphasis will be placed on connectivity issues concerning a mixed client environment in the Windows 2000 architecture. (Prerequisites: NWAT1641, NWAT1649) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT2673
Unix Operating Systems
This course examines the planning, installing and implementing a UNIX computing environment. Students will learn how to configure and manage graphical user applications, basic and advanced directory and file systems and file security features. Additional emphasis will be placed on UNIX system processes, the use of text editors, backing up and restoring procedures and establishing a flexible printing environment. (Prerequisites: NWAT1641, NWAT1649) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT2676
Wireless Communications
This course provides a survey of techniques and procedures followed in the development of business computer information systems. Topics include structured approaches to needs assessment, specification, design, system development, documentation development and implementation of new systems. Students will be introduced to various CASE tools and their uses in system analysis and design. The student will use these tools to plan and create systems based on different network scenarios. (Prerequisites: NWAT1641, NWAT1649) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT2681
Fundamentals of Security
As organizations accelerate their interest in network business solutions, they need qualified professionals who possess the skills necessary to ensure the security of all network-based transactions. This course will provide training to improve the student's skills and knowledge in three key areas of network security: firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and virtual private networks. Practical hands-on projects will guide the student through implementing hardware, software, network, Internet and data security configurations. (Prerequisite or concurrent: NWAT1641) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT2683
Security Threats & Countermeasures
This course covers the concepts and familiarity of the tools and techniques used by malicious network intruders. The student will learn to recognize security threats and vulnerabilities that exist in present networking environments. Additional emphasis will be placed on recognizing and mitigating responsive measures to lessen the negative effectiveness of security breaches. (Prerequisites: NWAT1641 and NWAT 2681) (Prerequisite or concurrent: NWAT1649) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
 
45 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 60


Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$11,374
Minimum Tool Cost:N/A
Books/Supplies:$1,600
Estimated Total:$12,974
 

 



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