• Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

Gain hands-on server and networking skills in this exciting course that follows the journey of the fictional GlobeX Corporation as it grows from a startup to a multinational enterprise with fully-functional network and information systems. As their new administrator, get ready to deploy systems and design new networks in this fast-paced learning environment that mirrors critical on-the-job scenarios designed to prepare you for real-world Ops challenges.

The course integrates practical network and systems administration operations such as network design and troubleshooting, VPN tunneling, firewall configuration, network security, server deployment and configuration, user identity management, scripting & automation, and system health monitoring with professional exercises in change management and project planning in a simulated on-the-job narrative.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to land an entry-level Network Operations Specialist or Systems Administrator job with skills to:

Study for and pass the CompTIA Network+ Certification
Apply lightweight Agile project management methodologies
Administer critical IT and network systems
Practice identity management in Active Directory (AD)/LDAP protocol
Design and deploy a client-server network including a domain controller (DC)
Create and push group policy to endpoints
Analyze how cloud systems can integrate into on-premise systems
Automate OS tasks using scripting languages Bash, Powershell, and Python
Design and deploy network infrastructure using the open source pfSense virtual appliance
Extend the capabilities of pfSense using packages
Troubleshoot challenging network connectivity problems
Oversee patch management of Windows endpoints
Be prepared for an Ops 401: Cybersecurity Engineering course

Framework Connections

Specialty Areas

  • Network Services
  • Systems Administration
  • Systems Architecture
  • Systems Requirements Planning