# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Computer Networking Hardware Operations II (8543/18 weeks, 70 hours)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Computer Networking Hardware Operations II (8543/18 weeks, 70 hours)

Course Description

Course Code:8543
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:18 weeks, 70 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:10–11
Prerequisites:Computer Networking Hardware Operations I (8542/18 weeks, 70 hours)

This course prepares students for jobs as network technicians and helps them develop additional skills required for computer technicians and help desk technicians. It provides a basic overview of routing and remote access, addressing, and security. It also familiarizes students with servers that provide e-mail services, Web space, and authenticated access. Students learn about the soft skills required for help desk and customer service positions, and the final chapter helps them prepare for the CCENT certification exam. Network monitoring and basic troubleshooting skills are taught in context.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Information Technology
    • Information Support and Services
    • Network Systems
    • Programming and Software Development
    • Web and Digital Communications

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.