Network Specialist - 184

Ontario College Certificate
Courses in this program are normally delivered face-to-face. Some courses have temporarily transitioned to an online delivery. Visit the Programs of Studies tab for more information.
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The Network Specialist Certificate is intended to provide the necessary knowledge of networking for the small-office, home office (SOHO) market and the ability to work in small or medium businesses or organizations. This program familiarizes you with the installation and configuration of Cisco switches and routers in multiprotocol internetworks using LAN and WAN interfaces and to perform tasks in the planning, design, installation, operation and troubleshooting of Ethernet, TCP/IP Networks. A certified individual can provide Level 1 troubleshooting service and improve network performance and security. This certificate will prepare you for COMPTIA N+ and Cisco CCNA Certifications.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

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You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Focus on the design, planning, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of Wireless LANs.
Credits: 5
Prerequisites: ELEC10051
Equivalents: COMPNET50
Course description: Analyze the architecture, functions and components of the OSI and TCP/IP layered network models. Implement network topologies by applying basic principles of cabling and configuring network devices, including routers and switches. Analyze network standards, protocols, network operating systems, remote access and security. Implement IP addressing schemes. Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot local area networks.
Credits: 5
Prerequisites: ELEC10118
Course description: Analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot networks with various routing protocols. Implement VLANs, STP, VTP, and Inter-VLAN routing in a converged network. Configure a wireless network with latest network security. Design, install, operate, and maintain networks with routers and switches.
Credits: 6
Prerequisites: ELEC10034
Equivalents: COMPNET35
Course description: Explore integrated network services using Cisco Network Architecture. Select appropriate Wide Area Network (WAN) devices and technologies to meet network requirements. Implement and configure common WAN data link protocols and apply WAN security concepts, principles of traffic, access control, and addressing services. Detect, troubleshoot, and correct common enterprise network implementation issues using proper security and management tools.
Credits: 5
Prerequisites: ELEC10051
Equivalents: COMPNET45
Course description: Install, troubleshoot, and monitor network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. Administer devices and applications in a secure infrastructure, recognizing network vulnerabilities, and mitigate security threats. Design, implement, and manage network security using a comprehensive security policy.
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: ELEC10052
Equivalents: COMPNET55
Course description: Describe the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts. Develop skills to identify internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Provide hands-on, career-oriented learning experience to develop fundamental computer and career skills. Integrate Cisco IT Essentials curriculum to prepare to write the CompTIA A+ certification exam.
Credits: 4
Getting Started

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Login to MyMohawk
MyMohawk is the college portal used to access your student account information, email, grades and more. Your username and password can be found on the Continuing Education Acknowledgement of Registration & Student Account form that was sent to you after you registered for your course. Visit the Getting Started - MyMohawk Guide for step-by-step instructions.

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