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NMC sets new dates for IT Boot Camp courses (June 22, 2017)

Northern Marianas College has announced that it has rescheduled its CompTIA training dates to allow more students to register for the IT Boot Camp series of courses, which allow participants an opportunity to advance their way toward an IT certification.

Upon completing the program, participants will also be able to provide in practice their command of technology and leverage it to make any organization more technologically proficient and operationally efficient. The courses are:

A+ training course (July 10 to July 21, from 8am to 5pm)

Upon successful completion of this 40-contact hour course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and identify the internal components of a computer, assemble and disassemble a computer system; install and upgrade an operating system, repair and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software;
  • Upgrade and repair laptop components based on customer needs, perform preventive maintenance and be able to trouble components of a printer/scanner;
  • Install and configure a network; upgrade components and conduct preventive maintenance and perform advanced troubleshooting.

Network+ training course (July 10 to July 21, from 1pm to 5pm)

Upon successful completion of this 40-contact hour course, students will be able to:

  • Compare the layers of the OSI and TCP/IP models, install and configure routers and switches; configure wireless network; troubleshoot network devices; configure and implement SOHO network; identify and install media types; install and configure basic firewalls;
  • Troubleshoot physical connectivity problems and identify LAN technologies; perform network management upgrades and installation; install and configure network security applications;
  • Describe and understand network access security and encryption and common threats, vulnerabilities and mitigation techniques.

Network security+ training course (Session A: July 24 to Aug. 4, from 8am to 12pm; Session B: July 24 to Aug. 4, from 1pm to 5pm)

Upon successful completion of this 40-contact hour course, students will be able to:

  • Identify security threats, fundamental concepts of computer security; secure network communications; monitor the security infrastructure;
  • Apply and implement secure network administration principles;
  • Analyze and differentiate among types of mitigation and deterrent techniques; explain the function and purpose of authentication services;
  • Implement appropriate security controls when performing account management; use and apply appropriate cryptographic tools and products.,

All three classes will be held at NMC’s Building W computer lab. The total cost of the course is $1,500 per student per class. Each participant will also receive the basic PC/network toolkits, access to online lab materials, and hands-on training.

Upon successfully completing the boot camp training with a COMPTIA certified instructor, students will receive an NMC certificate of completion. The Northern Marianas College is an academic CompTIA partner and will provide each student who completes the training with vouchers for the COMPTIA IT certification exams. Because NMC is a certified Pearson Vue testing center, students are able to take the CompTIA certification exam on island and do not have to travel elsewhere to do so.

For more information, contact the NMC Community Development Institute at 237-6764/6810/6809. Registration is limited for each course, so register early to reserve your seat.

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