Program Hours: 400 Hours
The Solutions Infrastructure Expert program is designed for those who wish to support end users in a PC environment and to troubleshoot desktop environment. This program validates your ability to identify the cause and resolution of desktop application, network, and basic security issues.
In this program, you will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. The student will describe the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use in modern networks.
CompTIA Network+ validates the ability to select, connect, configure and troubleshoot basic network hardware, including wireless technology. Employees, customers, and potential clients depend on their network. Employing those CompTIA Network+ certified help keep this vital part of business up and running.
After taking CompTIA Security + course, students will understand the field of network security and how it relates to other areas of information technology. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare for further study in specialized security fields, or it can serve as a capstone course that gives a general introduction to the field.
In the Configuring Windows 8 class students will learn how to install and customize Windows 8 operating systems and apps, integrate and control access to domains and cloud services, and migrate and synchronize settings across multiple devices.
In the Supporting Windows 8 course students learn how to design the installation, configuration, and maintenance of Windows 8. Two unique features of this course are integration of cloud services and Windows Intune™. The skills in this course are suitable for small or enterprise environments.
The Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 course primarily covers the initial implementation and configuration of core services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 configuration.
The Administering Windows Server 2012 course focuses on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy.
In the Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services students will learn advanced configuration and services tasks necessary to deploy, manage and maintain Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, and failover clustering.
The Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure course provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design, and deploy a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure.
In the Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure course students learn skills to plan and implement a highly available, secure infrastructure with focus on Active Directory® Federation Service (AD FS), public key infrastructure (PKI), and Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
- Information Technology Specialist
- IT Support Specialist
- Computer Technician
- Computer Support Specialist
- Help Desk Analyst
- Technical Support Specialist
- Network Support Specialist
- Network Technician
- Computer Specialist
- Senior Support Rep
- Systems Admin
- Windows Server Admin
- Senior Systems Admin
- Senior Server Admin
- Enterprise administrator
- Database administrator
Certifications and Exams
New Horizons Minnesota will help you prepare for the required exams and certifications (Your exact program may vary depending on past experience or your specific career goals)
Industry certifications are not required for program completion or employment in the Information Technology industry. Students are encouraged to take industry certification exams. Industry certifications add additional validation to a student’s training and qualifications.
Certifications through organizations such as Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA show employers that a potential employee has the education and skills necessary to work in the industry. In addition, by taking industry certification exams you are showing potential employers a greater drive and determination to be successful in the Information Technology industry. Individuals who have industry certifications get more interviews and exposure to potential employers.