# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Computer Networking Hardware Operations IV (8545/18 weeks, 70 hours)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Computer Networking Hardware Operations IV (8545/18 weeks, 70 hours)

Course Description

Course Code:8545
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:18 weeks, 70 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:12
Prerequisites:Computer Networking Hardware Operations III (8544/18 weeks, 70 hours)

This course introduces students to network design processes using two examples: a large stadium enterprise network and a medium-sized film company network. Students follow a standard design process to expand and upgrade each network, which includes requirements gathering, proof-of-concept, and project management. Lifecycle services, including upgrades, competitive analyses, and system integration, are presented in the context of pre-sale support. In addition to the Packet Tracer and lab exercises found in the previous courses, there are many pen-and-paper and role-playing exercises that students complete while developing their network upgrade proposals.

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.