Network Design & Administration - What You'll Learn

Seattle Central College's Network Design & Administration program was developed with input from industry experts to help students prepare for careers as designers, installers and administrators of computer network systems.

As a Network Design & Administration student, you'll study application security systems, develop advanced skills with PERL and other programming languages and gain hands-on experience working with Linux and hybrid distributed environments. You'll also qualify for advanced certifications that will help you stand out during your initial job search and throughout your career.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe LAN design using network fundamentals and terminology, such as topology and configuration depending on types of users accessing the network.
  2. Identify different types of network interfaces and their uses by selecting basic Network components and choosing their appropriate network type and media.
  3. Perform basic network installation and administration of network operating systems by creating and administering user accounts and permissions and configuring network hardware.
  4. Monitor, manage and troubleshoot network to track users and network resources such as printers and other peripheral hardware and software.
  5. Explain and implement network industry standards such as: the OSI model, Routing protocols, Address Resolution and Reverse Address Resolution Protocols, IP Addresses and Sub netting, and MAC addressing.
  6. Communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences using appropriate modes such as in-person presentation and electronic formats.

Learn more about course planning for the Network Design & Administration program.