COMPUTER NETWORK TRAINING - ADVANCED

(18 Weeks, 216 Hours)

Program Description

The Computer Network Training – Advanced Program (CNTA) is where CNTI graduates (or those with qualifying IT Certifications and / or equivalent skill and experience) will have the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of advanced routing and switching concepts for converged voice, video, and data enterprise networks. Students may pursue either the formal CCNP Routing and Switching curriculum consisting of three (3) 70-hour courses: ROUTE, SWITCH, and TSHOOT, or an independent, specialized study program focusing on Design, Data Center, Collaboration, Wireless, Security, Service Provider, Service Provider Operations, Video, and Voice. The “Lab Only” program allows students to work in the Lab figuring out the best network protocols, routing errors, and circuit issues.

Skills and Competencies

  • Implement, monitor, and maintain routing and switching services in an enterprise campus network
  • Plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise LAN / WAN routing solutions
  • Implement IPv6, EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, HSRP, VRF and VRRP in an enterprise network
  • Configure secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers
  • Implement the secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks
  • Plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions

Entrance Requirements

  • NTI Certificate of Course Completion (CNTI) or
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate       (CCNA)

Employment Outlook

Job Role

Salary Range

% Increase

Network Manager

$100,000

$146,750

4.9%

Network Engineer

$96,000

$138,750

5.7%

Wireless Network Engineer

$108,750

$150,750

9.7%

Network Administrator

$76,250

$112,000

6.4%

Pre-Sales Engineer

$90,750

$132,750

5.4%

Source: Robert Half Technology Salary Guide 2016

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