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Network+ Prep Certificate

Last updated 3/18/2014

Certificate Code: 5658

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
Don Mosier, 309-796-5278, mosierd@bhc.edu
Jamie Hill, 309-796-5284, hillj@bhc.edu


The Network+ Prep certificate prepares the student for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam, which is the leading vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals. Topics covered include network technologies, media and topologies, devices, management tools and security. Employment opportunities with this certificate include network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.

Courses for this program include: »

COER 112 Microcomputer Operating Systems
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
This is a course on Microcomputer Operating Systems. The two operating systems of focus are Windows and Linux. Each will be explored independently in a comparative fashion with a primary focus on the usage of the command-line interfaces.

NETW 120 Basic Computer Networks
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
An introductory course in networking for the technical student. Includes basic network hardware, software, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

NETW 215 Window Server
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: COER 112 “C” or better or instructor consent.

This course provides the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate Microsoft Windows® Server.

NETW 255 Advanced Networking/N+ Prep
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: NETW 120 or NETW 125 “C” or better or instructor consent.
A capstone course on computer networking hardware and software, providing hands-on as well as classroom experience, with an emphasis on preparing the student for the Comp TIA Network+ certification exams. Students will take the CompTIA exam as a requirement for course completion.

Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
First Semester
NETW 120 — Basic Computer Networks (3)
COER 112 — Microcomputer Operating Systems (3)
NETW 215 — Windows Server (3)
NETW 255 — Advanced Networking/N+ Prep (3)

Minimum total hours required for certificate (12)