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Computer Networking Technology

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Computer Networking Technology is it!

Computer Network Technicians, Administrators, and Computer Repair Technicians are in great demand throughout the country.

Grand River Technical School offers training for certification in several different areas that is recognized nationally and worldwide. The program is open to all high school graduates and equivalent. Prior computer operation experience is beneficial, but not required. Students attend 6 hours per day for nine months to complete the program (1,080 hours of instruction).

What Will You Learn?

The curriculum for the three areas include:

A+ Certification

  • Hardware installation, configuration & upgrading computer systems
  • Hardware diagnosing & troubleshooting
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Motherboards/Processors/Memory
  • Printers - technologies, interfaces, common problems
  • Basic networking
  • Operating system fundamentals
  • Operating system installation, configuration & upgrading
  • Software diagnosing & troubleshooting
  • Network protocols, client options connectivity, firewall protection

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  • Cabling technology & components
  • Network media & connectors
  • Cabling design & installation
  • Fiber optic theory & connectivity

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  • Media & topologies
  • Protocols & standards
  • Network implementation
  • Network support

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  • A+ Certification
  • Network+ Certification
  • Great Career Opportunities
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Hands-On Experience

CompTIA Certification Programs

CompTIA certification programs are the recognized industry standards for foundation level information technology (IT) skills. CompTIA certification programs are known throughout the technology community as one of the best ways to break into the information technology field and build a solid career. Leading technology companies like Cisco, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and Novell use CompTIA certifications as electives or equivalents to their own certification tracks. And certification is for life. No expirations. No renewals.

CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA's A+ Certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of computer service technicians with the equivalent of 500 hours of hands-on experience. The skills and knowledge measured by the CompTI A+ exams were derived from any industry-wide and worldwide job task analysis. To date, more than 500,000 individuals have obtained CompTIA A+ certification. Earning CompTIA A+ certificate is proof that a candidate has a broad base of knowledge and competency in hardware and operating system technologies.

CompTIA Network +™

CompTIA's Network + Certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of networking professionals with at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or adequate academic training. There are approximately 135,000 CompTIA Network+ certified professionals worldwide. Earning a CompTIA Network+ certification ensures that a candidate can describe the features and functions of networking components and possesses the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols, and services.

Industry Leaders Require A+ Certification for their Service Technicians

To improve their position in the marketplace, several industry leaders such as CompUSA, IBM, Packard-Bell, NEC, and MicroAge, Inc. have made A+ certification a mandatory requirement for all of their service technicians. Additionally, more than 100 distributors now require A+ Certification as a prerequisite to qualify for their corporate and vendor training programs. --CompTIA

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The Grand River Technical School adheres to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, handicap, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, or sex in admissions, educational programs, activities, financial aid, and employment.

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Chillicothe R-II School District

The Chillicothe R-II School District complies with all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 and the American Disabilities Act (ADA). It is the policy of the school district that no person, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap, shall be discriminated against in employment, educational programs and activities or admissions. Inquiries or complaints concerning the Chillicothe R-II School Districtís compliance with the regulations implementing Title II, Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 or the American Disabilities Act (ADA) may be directed to: Superintendent Office, Chillicothe R-II School District, P.O. Box 530, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. (660-646-4566).

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