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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Network Engineering, Certificate of Competency

Effective: Fall, 2018

This certificate option will provide students with a knowledge base and skill set aimed at exposing students to various types of computers and networking devices, network connectivity and communications, current industry standard client and server operating systems, and networking security concepts.  The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as Networking Support Technicians.  Students will learn the components that make up a computing system and network, along with also learning how to utilize industry standard applications, operating systems, troubleshooting utilities, and security related hardware and software.  The program will provide students with necessary skills allowing them to use and troubleshoot common applications and their problems, install and configure current industry standard operating systems, connect computers together through LAN and WAN technologies and devices, and provide an understanding of how to apply and implement secure network administration procedures and policies.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Describe how the components of a computer system function
  • Install and configure Windows 7
  • Describe various network service and standards
  • Install and configure Windows Server 2008
  • Implement secure networks administration procedures


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Total Credits: 18

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