CIW Network Technology Associate

20 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

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:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**