CIW Network Technology Associate

Hours: 20 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $349.00

Course Overview:

The Network Technology Associate course prepares you for job readiness in many business and technology-related careers. Understanding the fundamentals of networking, Internet protocols and network security is important for all professionals who use the Internet. This certification proves your mastery of the basics of networking and prepares you for further study in the specialty of your choosing.

Topics Include:
  • Essential networking technologies and skills, including TCP/IP, stable network creation, wireless networking and network troubleshooting
  • Various network components and protocols that enable users to share data quickly and easily
  • Various types of transmission media, and the ways that network architecture and topologies provide for efficient and secure communication
  • OSI reference model and its relationship to packet creation, plus the OSI model vs. the Internet architecture model
  • Functions and features of internetworking server types, and the benefits of implementing a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Basic hardware and operating system maintenance procedures
  • Mobile computing devices and the importance of RFC documents
  • Routing, IP addressing, IP address classes and subnet masks
  • Essential network security concepts, Internet-based challenges facing today's users, and methods you can use to secure networks and network transmissions, including authentication, encryption and firewalls.
Average Salary - $68,761 for Network Technology Associate

The 2015 annual mean salary of an IT professional who has been awarded the CIW Network Technology Associate certification is $68,761. This salary was calculated based on the 14,000+ IT professionals who responded to the 2016 IT Skills and Salary survey that was conducted by Global Knowledge in September of 2015.

Target Audience
All students preparing to enter or continue in the workforce can benefit from the CIW Network Technology Associate course and/or certification:
  • High school students
  • College students
  • Technical/trade school students
Professionals in all industries can benefit from the CIW Network Technology Associate course and/or certification:
  • IT professionals
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Legal professionals
  • Marketing professionals
  • Graphic artists
  • Business professionals

The CIW Network Technology Associate course prepares candidates to take the CIW Network Technology Associate exam, which, if passed, earns the individual the CIW Network Technology Associate certification.

Course Outline:

Introduction to Networking
  • Overview of Networks and Protocols
  • Telephony and Convergence Networking
  • Networking Evolution
  • Client/Server Model
  • Network Operations Center (NOC)
  • Networking Categories
  • Network Topologies
  • Network Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows Servers
  • UNIX/Linux
  • The Need for Protocols
  • OSI Reference Model
  • Data Encapsulation Packets
  • OSI/RM Protocol Examples
  • Transmission Control
  • Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
  • Binding Protocols
  • Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Internet Exchange Point (IXP)
Networking Components and Standards
  • Overview of Networking Components
  • Common Network Components
  • Transmission Media
  • Wireless Network Technologies
  • Transmission Types
  • IEEE LAN Standards
  • Carrier Systems
  • Virtualization
Connecting to the Internet
  • Introduction to Connecting to the Internet
  • Mobile Computing
  • Mobile Devices and Cloud Computing
  • Configuring a Wireless Network
  • Fourth-Generation (4G) Wireless
  • TCP/IP
  • Internet Architecture
  • Internet Protocols
  • Demultiplexing
  • Introduction to Routing
  • Routing Protocols
  • Port Numbers
  • Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
  • Configuring TCP/IP
  • Diagnostic Tools for Internet
  • Troubleshooting
Internet Services
  • Overview of Internet Services
  • Cloud Services
  • Real-World Case Study: Internet Servers
  • Choosing Web Server Products
  • Content Management System (CMS)
Hardware and Device Connectivity
  • Introduction to Hardware and Device Connectivity
  • Motherboard
  • Storage Devices
  • Network Interface Card (NIC)
  • Optical Discs
  • Device Connectivity
  • System Management
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Software Troubleshooting
Network and Cloud Security Risks
  • Importance of Network Security
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  • Real-World Case Study
  • Cloud Security Threats
  • Cloud Disaster Recovery
  • Malware (Malicious Software)
  • Overview of Network Attack Types
  • Defeating Network Attacks
  • Authentication
  • Encryption
  • Firewalls
  • Security Zones
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Security Audit
  • Other Security Threats

All necessary materials (online eBook) are included.

Certification(s):

The CIW Network Technology Associate course prepares candidates to take the CIW Network Technology Associate exam, which, if passed, earns the individual the CIW Network Technology Associate certification.


System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.