The Academy
Network Expert Program


Certificate of Completion

720 Clock Hours



The Network Expert Program is a complete training program intended to prepare the student to perform all functions of an entry-level LAN/WAN administrator including:  configuration and maintenance of desktop computers, server and networking equipment.  Upon completion of this program, the students will possess the skills required to perform as an entry-level LAN/WAN Administrator. Upon successful completion of the program and meeting all course requirements and financial obligations the student will be issued a certificate of completion. 


Program Description

The objective of this program is to combine the skills learned through the A+ Computer Technician, Network Professional (+),Level I of The Academy’s Microsoft MCSA/MCSE course sequence, Cisco’s Cisco Certified Network Associate course, Microsoft’s Exchange 2010 Configuration course, and Microsoft’s MCITP SharePoint 2010 Configuration course.  Graduates will demonstrate the ability to: Build, repair and upgrade personal computers; employ a working understanding of different network standards and the advantages and disadvantages of each; use networking tools and utilities to troubleshoot common network infrastructure issues; administer Windows Server 2012, and administer tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure; plan, design, and deploy a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure; perform name resolution, application integration, and optimization of automate remediation and maintenance of network services; plan and implement some of the more advanced features available in Windows Server 2012. design and deploy small to medium sized local area networks and wide area networks using Cisco routers and switches; configure, troubleshoot and maintain network infrastructures built on Cisco routers, switches, and other network devices employing Cisco’s Internetwork Operating System; Implement and configure a Microsoft Exchange 2010 mail server; and deploy, configure, and maintain a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 server infrastructure.  Students successfully completing The Network Expert Program will have the knowledge, skills and competencies to perform the job of an entry-level to mid-level administrator of a Windows Server 2003/2008 local area network which employs Cisco network appliances, Microsoft Exchange 2010 e-mail services, and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 intranet web portals. 


Please note: for this program, the graduate must sit for and pass the following exams in order to become certified:

CompTIA Exams:

  • 220-801: A+ Exam 1
  • 220-802: A+ Exam 2
  • N10-005: Network+ Exam

Microsoft Exams:

  • 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
  • 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
  • 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
  • 70-662: Exchange Server 2010 Configuration
  • 70-667: Windows Sharepoint Services Configuration
  • 70-668: Configuring Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2010, Administrator

Cisco Exams:

  • 200-120: Cisco Certified Network Associate

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