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Computer Repair and Networking

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PC Tech: Repair and Troubleshooting
Focus on the practical skills needed to be a successful computer technician and prepare for CompTIA's A+ certification exam (in combination with CMT 151). This hands-on class will teach you the techniques needed to diagnose hardware problems, configure PC components, and replace defective computer parts. You will learn how to install and configure a variety of hardware components with an emphasis on customer service techniques. Required: "Intro to Personal Computing" or equivalent work experience with a PC. (Textbook Required)

PC Tech: Operating Systems
Installing and configuring operating systems is a fundamental competence for anyone planning to service a computer or obtain A+ certification (in combination with CMT 150). Learn the concepts and develop the skills needed to install and support Windows-based operating systems. CMT 150 or equivalent work experience required. (Textbook Required)

CCNA: Networking 3
This course provides a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical approach to learning the technologies and protocols needed to design and implement a converged switched network. Students learn about the hierarchical network design model and how to select devices for each layer. The course explains how to configure a switch for basic functionality and how to implement Virtual LANs, VTP, Inter-VLAN routing, and Spanning Tree Protocol in a converged network. In conjunction with the Cisco Networking Academy, students also develop the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a WLAN in a small to medium network. One Saturday meeting date required. (Textbook required) Prerequisite: CMT 355.

CCNA: Networking 4
This course covers the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in Enterprise Networks. Students learn how to implement and configure common data link protocols and how to apply WAN security concepts, principles of traffic, access control and addressing services. Natural Address Translation (NAT) and DHCP services are also convered. Two Saturday sessions are also required to complete the material. Students must have a personal computer and Internet access (broadband is recommended) to complete online assignments and exams. (Textbook required) Prerequisite: CMT 455

For more information, contact Jack Drooger at 240-500-2453, or e-mail