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  • Class Start Time: 5:30PM Class End Time: 8:30PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Conference Room
    District: 7 - 7
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry. The course begins with a discussion of the optical concepts related to light waves, and an explanation of how light carrying information propagates down the fiber. The course progresses with a description of the optical components used in fiber optic systems including light sources, optical fiber types, connectors, types of cables and their use, and photodetectors. Different splicing techniques are discussed as well as the use of several test instruments to measure fiber optic systems performance. Techniques to develop a fiber optic system link budget considering system losses are also introduced. Students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab giving an opportunity to demonstrate and test what they have learned.


    Class Start Time:  Class End Time:    Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Asynchronous
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    This is the first course in a two part series that prepares the student for the CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 certification exam. This course begins with a review of virtual LAN (VLAN) switching concepts, explains the underpinning need for, configuration, and verification of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), and introduces a methodical process to predict normal behaviors to enhance Layer 2 LAN and VLAN analysis, troubleshooting, and problem resolution. This part continues with a survey of OSPF and EIGRP protocol operation in IPv4 environments and offers a methodical process that can be employed to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve dynamic routing problems. The course wraps-up with a comprehensive look at point to point, Ethernet, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and virtual private networks (VPNs) as private wide area network (WAN) service alternatives.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended Webcast
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    This is the first course in a two part series that prepares the student for the CompTIA Network+ certification. The course begins with a review of key network fundamentals that are essential in building a strong foundation and continues with a survey of the fundamentals of Ethernet, Layer 2 switching, numbering systems, and the application of IPv4 and IPv6 addressing across internetworks today. The course wraps-up with a comprehensive look at subnetting, Layer 3 routing, and the employment of wide area networks in the internetwork.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended In Class
    District: 7 - 7
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry. The course begins with a discussion of the optical concepts related to light waves, and an explanation of how light carrying information propagates down the fiber. The course progresses with a description of the optical components used in fiber optic systems including light sources, optical fiber types, connectors, types of cables and their use, and photodetectors. Different splicing techniques are discussed as well as the use of several test instruments to measure fiber optic systems performance. Techniques to develop a fiber optic system link budget considering system losses are also introduced. Students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab giving an opportunity to demonstrate and test what they have learned.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended Webcast
    District: Webcast
    In this course students will gain the skills needed to create, customize, and organize professional looking workbooks in Microsoft Excel 2016. The course begins by illustrating how to create and manage Excel workbooks and worksheets, use formatting tools for cells and any type of data, and print the resulting worksheets. The course continues by explaining how to enter formulas in an Excel worksheet and introduces several functions of common use applied to both text and number data types. The course wraps up by introducing tables, charts, and other objects such as shapes, sparklines, and SmartArt that are used to improve the readability of the Excel worksheet resulting in a professional looking document.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Conference Room
    District: 
    This course introduces Drone technology as one of the greatest innovations in aviation history. The course begins by identifying key terms, definitions, concepts, milestones, and aviation regulations that have framed Drone deployment today. The course continues with an overview of the five characteristics of unmanned aircraft and takes a close look at privacy concerns and human factors that weigh heavily in the safe, secure, and effective employment of unmanned aircraft across the globe. The course wraps-up with an assessment of the way ahead and how the student can engage in training and development associated with managing and controlling Drones in a variety of business sectors and venues.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: PST
    Class Delivery Type: Blended Webcast
    District: 9 - 9
    This course provides a basic understanding of the electrical, electronic, and computer fundamental concepts, and the digital technologies as they apply to the telecommunications industry. Upon completion of the course students will be able to analyze an electrical circuit in any configuration, both under DC and AC condition, and will have an understanding of the operation of the main electrical and electronic components. Digital and analog instruments and the related measuring procedures will be introduced as well as the electrical safety rules to be followed. Numbering systems, logic gates, and principles of computer architecture are illustrated. An overview of telecommunications systems including Digital Signal Processing performed on voice and data signals before being transmitted (A/D conversion, modulation, line encoding, and multiplexing) and the description of transmission media currently in use (copper pair, optical fibers, wireless on air) are provided. T-carrier system and SONET standard and related hierarchies are also introduced.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Conference Room
    District: 7 - 7
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry. The course begins with a discussion of the optical concepts related to light waves, and an explanation of how light carrying information propagates down the fiber. The course progresses with a description of the optical components used in fiber optic systems including light sources, optical fiber types, connectors, types of cables and their use, and photodetectors. Different splicing techniques are discussed as well as the use of several test instruments to measure fiber optic systems performance. Techniques to develop a fiber optic system link budget considering system losses are also introduced. Students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab giving an opportunity to demonstrate and test what they have learned.


    Class Start Time:  Class End Time:    Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Asynchronous
    District: 9 - 9
    This course provides the fundamental knowledge that enables the student to pass the FCC Element 1 Marine Radio Operator’s Permit exam, and the FCC Element 3 General Radio Operator's License (GROL) exam. FCC Element 1 provides basic radio law and operating practice to become familiar with aircraft, ship, and other FCC licensed radio communications equipment. FCC Element 3 provides general electrical and electronic knowledge required to repair and maintain radio transmitters and receivers. The General Radio Operator's License is recognized by several employers as evidence of knowledge in the radio telecommunications field.


    Class Start Time:  Class End Time:    Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Asynchronous
    District: 9 - 9
    The APT Wireless LAN Technologies series provides students with an introduction to the world of wireless local area network (WLAN) technology that is impacting every sector of our interconnected world today. This series will help the student develop core knowledge centered in WLAN standards and a conceptual understanding of the design, communication and components that enable WLANs. The course also provides foundational exposure to core objectives centered in the Certified Wireless Technology Specialist (PWO-071) certification in the Certified Wireless Network Professional certification path.


    Class Start Time: 5:30PM Class End Time: 8:30PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Conference Room
    District: 
    Wireless technologies permit two-way communications that are impossible or impractical to implement with the use of wires. Wireless encompasses various types of fixed, mobile, and portable applications, including public safety radios, cellular telephones, smart phones, tablets, and various sensors devices. This course provides students with an introduction to the world of wireless technology that is impacting every sector of our interconnected world today. The course helps the student develop core knowledge centered in wireless standards and a conceptual understanding of the design, communication and components that enable current wireless technologies including 3G and ultimately 4G (LTE).


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Conference Room
    District: 7 - 7
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry. The course begins with a discussion of the optical concepts related to light waves, and an explanation of how light carrying information propagates down the fiber. The course progresses with a description of the optical components used in fiber optic systems including light sources, optical fiber types, connectors, types of cables and their use, and photodetectors. Different splicing techniques are discussed as well as the use of several test instruments to measure fiber optic systems performance. Techniques to develop a fiber optic system link budget considering system losses are also introduced. Students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab giving an opportunity to demonstrate and test what they have learned.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended In Class
    District: 7 - 7
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry. The course begins with a discussion of the optical concepts related to light waves, and an explanation of how light carrying information propagates down the fiber. The course progresses with a description of the optical components used in fiber optic systems including light sources, optical fiber types, connectors, types of cables and their use, and photodetectors. Different splicing techniques are discussed as well as the use of several test instruments to measure fiber optic systems performance. Techniques to develop a fiber optic system link budget considering system losses are also introduced. Students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab giving an opportunity to demonstrate and test what they have learned.


    Class Start Time: 5:00PM Class End Time:    Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Conference Room
    District: 7 - 7
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry today. The course begins with a discussion on light propagation and the introduction of various types of optical fibers. The main building blocks of a fiber optic system are then discussed from the light sources to the photodetectors, including connectors and fiber optic cables used for any type of environment. Optical transport systems such as SONET and OTN along with FTTx architectures and Passive Optical Networks used to implement broadband access networks based on fibers are then explored. Students will learn about the system design criteria used to build an efficient fiber optic system such as performance versus cost and loss budget considerations. Finally, several test equipment tools used for installation and troubleshooting purposes are introduced, including the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). Safety rules in handling optical fibers are also reviewed. At the end of the course, students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab where they will apply what they have learned to splice and troubleshoot optical fibers with various methods.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Conference Room
    District: 7 - 7
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry today. The course begins with a discussion on light propagation and the introduction of various types of optical fibers. The main building blocks of a fiber optic system are then discussed from the light sources to the photodetectors, including connectors and fiber optic cables used for any type of environment. Optical transport systems such as SONET and OTN along with FTTx architectures and Passive Optical Networks used to implement broadband access networks based on fibers are then explored. Students will learn about the system design criteria used to build an efficient fiber optic system such as performance versus cost and loss budget considerations. Finally, several test equipment tools used for installation and troubleshooting purposes are introduced, including the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). Safety rules in handling optical fibers are also reviewed. At the end of the course, students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab where they will apply what they have learned to splice and troubleshoot optical fibers with various methods.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended Webcast
    District: Webcast
    This course provides a survey of the fundamentals of data communications and networks. It begins with a look at important aspects of data communications, data networks, and the Internet along with key facets of protocol architectures, TCP/IP, and Internet-Based applications. The concepts and terminology centered on data transmission, transmission media, signaling encoding techniques, and error detection/correction are also covered. The course wraps-up with a look at the value of data link control protocols and multiplexing in data communications and networks today. Multimedia content and interactive simulations are used throughout to reinforce course concepts.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended In Class
    District: 7 - 7
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry today. The course begins with a discussion on light propagation and the introduction of various types of optical fibers. The main building blocks of a fiber optic system are then discussed from the light sources to the photodetectors, including connectors and fiber optic cables used for any type of environment. Optical transport systems such as SONET and OTN along with FTTx architectures and Passive Optical Networks used to implement broadband access networks based on fibers are then explored. Students will learn about the system design criteria used to build an efficient fiber optic system such as performance versus cost and loss budget considerations. Finally, several test equipment tools used for installation and troubleshooting purposes are introduced, including the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). Safety rules in handling optical fibers are also reviewed. At the end of the course, students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab where they will apply what they have learned to splice and troubleshoot optical fibers with various methods.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended Webcast
    District: Webcast
    This is the first course in a two part series that prepares the student for the CompTIA Security+ certification. The course begins with an introduction to security, reviews computer system security threats, and discusses measured steps that can be taken to harden and virtualize the system to infuse a high degree of security, portability, and ease of use. The course continues with a look at web browser and programming security concepts, important security factors surrounding network design elements, and key protocols that must be secured to mitigate threats and sustain operations. The course wraps-up with a review of firewall features, network security concepts, intrusion detection and prevention systems and the key factors involved in securing network media and devices.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended Webcast
    District: Webcast
    This is the first course in a three part series that prepares the student for the CCENT/CCNA ICND1 certification exam. This course begins by discussing the purpose, role, and basic operations of the OSI and TCP/IP models and surveys Ethernet and other key technologies that enable local and wide area networks. The course continues with a detailed review of the classful IPv4 address and the end to end routing process. The course also takes a comprehensive look at the variety of ways the command line interface can be leveraged to navigate common switch configuration modes to manage the internetwork operating system. The course wraps-up with a review of key factors that impact the configuration and management of local area networks, the creation of virtual local area networks, and a methodical process that should be considered when analyzing, troubleshooting, and resolving problems in a Layer 2 environment.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 10:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended In Class
    District: 
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry. The course begins with a discussion of the optical concepts related to light waves, and an explanation of how light carrying information propagates down the fiber. The course progresses with a description of the optical components used in fiber optic systems including light sources, optical fiber types, connectors, types of cables and their use, and photodetectors. Different splicing techniques are discussed as well as the use of several test instruments to measure fiber optic systems performance. Techniques to develop a fiber optic system link budget considering system losses are also introduced. Students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab giving an opportunity to demonstrate and test what they have learned.


    Class Start Time:  Class End Time:    Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Asynchronous
    District: ONLINE
    This course provides a basic understanding of the electrical, electronic, and computer fundamental concepts, and the digital technologies as they apply to the telecommunications industry. Upon completion of the course students will be able to analyze an electrical circuit in any configuration, both under DC and AC condition, and will have an understanding of the operation of the main electrical and electronic components. Digital and analog instruments and the related measuring procedures will be introduced as well as the electrical safety rules to be followed. Numbering systems, logic gates, and principles of computer architecture are illustrated. An overview of telecommunications systems including Digital Signal Processing performed on voice and data signals before being transmitted (A/D conversion, modulation, line encoding, and multiplexing) and the description of transmission media currently in use (copper pair, optical fibers, wireless on air) are provided. T-carrier system and SONET standard and related hierarchies are also introduced.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 10:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended In Class
    District: 
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry. The course begins with a discussion of the optical concepts related to light waves, and an explanation of how light carrying information propagates down the fiber. The course progresses with a description of the optical components used in fiber optic systems including light sources, optical fiber types, connectors, types of cables and their use, and photodetectors. Different splicing techniques are discussed as well as the use of several test instruments to measure fiber optic systems performance. Techniques to develop a fiber optic system link budget considering system losses are also introduced. Students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab giving an opportunity to demonstrate and test what they have learned.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 10:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended In Class
    District: 
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry. The course begins with a discussion of the optical concepts related to light waves, and an explanation of how light carrying information propagates down the fiber. The course progresses with a description of the optical components used in fiber optic systems including light sources, optical fiber types, connectors, types of cables and their use, and photodetectors. Different splicing techniques are discussed as well as the use of several test instruments to measure fiber optic systems performance. Techniques to develop a fiber optic system link budget considering system losses are also introduced. Students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab giving an opportunity to demonstrate and test what they have learned.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended Webcast
    District: 
    This course provides students with an introduction to the world of project management. This course will help the student develop core knowledge centered in project management concepts that include project initiation, planning, scheduling, communications, cost, execution, change, control, and closure. The course also provides foundational exposure to core objectives centered on the CompTIA Project+ certification.


    Class Start Time: 5:30PM Class End Time: 8:30PM   Time Zone: PST
    Class Delivery Type: Blended In Class
    District: 9 - 9
    This course provides the fundamental knowledge that enables the student to pass the FCC Element 1 Marine Radio Operator’s Permit exam, and the FCC Element 3 General Radio Operator's License (GROL) exam. FCC Element 1 provides basic radio law and operating practice to become familiar with aircraft, ship, and other FCC licensed radio communications equipment. FCC Element 3 provides general electrical and electronic knowledge required to repair and maintain radio transmitters and receivers. The General Radio Operator's License is recognized by several employers as evidence of knowledge in the radio telecommunications field.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended In Class
    District: 7 - 7
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry today. The course begins with a discussion on light propagation and the introduction of various types of optical fibers. The main building blocks of a fiber optic system are then discussed from the light sources to the photodetectors, including connectors and fiber optic cables used for any type of environment. Optical transport systems such as SONET and OTN along with FTTx architectures and Passive Optical Networks used to implement broadband access networks based on fibers are then explored. Students will learn about the system design criteria used to build an efficient fiber optic system such as performance versus cost and loss budget considerations. Finally, several test equipment tools used for installation and troubleshooting purposes are introduced, including the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). Safety rules in handling optical fibers are also reviewed. At the end of the course, students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab where they will apply what they have learned to splice and troubleshoot optical fibers with various methods.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended In Class
    District: 7 - 7
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry today. The course begins with a discussion on light propagation and the introduction of various types of optical fibers. The main building blocks of a fiber optic system are then discussed from the light sources to the photodetectors, including connectors and fiber optic cables used for any type of environment. Optical transport systems such as SONET and OTN along with FTTx architectures and Passive Optical Networks used to implement broadband access networks based on fibers are then explored. Students will learn about the system design criteria used to build an efficient fiber optic system such as performance versus cost and loss budget considerations. Finally, several test equipment tools used for installation and troubleshooting purposes are introduced, including the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). Safety rules in handling optical fibers are also reviewed. At the end of the course, students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab where they will apply what they have learned to splice and troubleshoot optical fibers with various methods.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended In Class
    District: 7 - 7
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry today. The course begins with a discussion on light propagation and the introduction of various types of optical fibers. The main building blocks of a fiber optic system are then discussed from the light sources to the photodetectors, including connectors and fiber optic cables used for any type of environment. Optical transport systems such as SONET and OTN along with FTTx architectures and Passive Optical Networks used to implement broadband access networks based on fibers are then explored. Students will learn about the system design criteria used to build an efficient fiber optic system such as performance versus cost and loss budget considerations. Finally, several test equipment tools used for installation and troubleshooting purposes are introduced, including the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). Safety rules in handling optical fibers are also reviewed. At the end of the course, students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab where they will apply what they have learned to splice and troubleshoot optical fibers with various methods.


    Class Start Time: 8:00PM Class End Time: 11:00PM   Time Zone: CST
    Class Delivery Type: Blended Webcast
    District: Webcast
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of small size solar photovoltaic systems (referred to as residential systems), which are often used to power small telecommunications equipment such as remote cellular telephone sites and telecommunications repeaters. The basic electrical principles as they apply to photovoltaic systems are reviewed, and the fundamental solar energy concepts explored. The course explains basic installation methods for both grid-tied and stand-alone photovoltaic systems, and thoroughly describes the single parts used for their construction. Students will learn how to correctly design and size a PV system taking into account load requirements, budget, system geographical location, and National Electric Code regulation. Troubleshooting practices as well as safety rules while working around a residential photovoltaic system are also introduced.


    Class Start Time: 8:00PM Class End Time: 11:00PM   Time Zone: CST
    Class Delivery Type: Blended Webcast
    District: Webcast
    This course surveys key cellular network elements and functionality offered by the Long Term Evolution (LTE). The course begins with a look at the evolution of cellular network technology, key hardware elements and network architecture that forms the radio access network and packet core, and explains end to end LTE signaling processes and protocols. The course continues by reviewing the purpose and role of modulation, differentiates modulation and multiplexing schemes employed in LTE network architectures, and looks closely at the purpose, role, and functionality offered by Internet Protocol (IP) in LTE environments. The course wraps-up with an examination of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) wireless technology, describes key elements of LTE Advanced, and differentiates 4th and 5th generation mobile network environments.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended In Class
    District: 7 - 7
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry today. The course begins with a discussion on light propagation and the introduction of various types of optical fibers. The main building blocks of a fiber optic system are then discussed from the light sources to the photodetectors, including connectors and fiber optic cables used for any type of environment. Optical transport systems such as SONET and OTN along with FTTx architectures and Passive Optical Networks used to implement broadband access networks based on fibers are then explored. Students will learn about the system design criteria used to build an efficient fiber optic system such as performance versus cost and loss budget considerations. Finally, several test equipment tools used for installation and troubleshooting purposes are introduced, including the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). Safety rules in handling optical fibers are also reviewed. At the end of the course, students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab where they will apply what they have learned to splice and troubleshoot optical fibers with various methods.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended In Class
    District: 7 - 7
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry today. The course begins with a discussion on light propagation and the introduction of various types of optical fibers. The main building blocks of a fiber optic system are then discussed from the light sources to the photodetectors, including connectors and fiber optic cables used for any type of environment. Optical transport systems such as SONET and OTN along with FTTx architectures and Passive Optical Networks used to implement broadband access networks based on fibers are then explored. Students will learn about the system design criteria used to build an efficient fiber optic system such as performance versus cost and loss budget considerations. Finally, several test equipment tools used for installation and troubleshooting purposes are introduced, including the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). Safety rules in handling optical fibers are also reviewed. At the end of the course, students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab where they will apply what they have learned to splice and troubleshoot optical fibers with various methods.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 10:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended In Class
    District: 
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry today. The course begins with a discussion on light propagation and the introduction of various types of optical fibers. The main building blocks of a fiber optic system are then discussed from the light sources to the photodetectors, including connectors and fiber optic cables used for any type of environment. Optical transport systems such as SONET and OTN along with FTTx architectures and Passive Optical Networks used to implement broadband access networks based on fibers are then explored. Students will learn about the system design criteria used to build an efficient fiber optic system such as performance versus cost and loss budget considerations. Finally, several test equipment tools used for installation and troubleshooting purposes are introduced, including the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). Safety rules in handling optical fibers are also reviewed. At the end of the course, students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab where they will apply what they have learned to splice and troubleshoot optical fibers with various methods.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 10:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended In Class
    District: 
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry today. The course begins with a discussion on light propagation and the introduction of various types of optical fibers. The main building blocks of a fiber optic system are then discussed from the light sources to the photodetectors, including connectors and fiber optic cables used for any type of environment. Optical transport systems such as SONET and OTN along with FTTx architectures and Passive Optical Networks used to implement broadband access networks based on fibers are then explored. Students will learn about the system design criteria used to build an efficient fiber optic system such as performance versus cost and loss budget considerations. Finally, several test equipment tools used for installation and troubleshooting purposes are introduced, including the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). Safety rules in handling optical fibers are also reviewed. At the end of the course, students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab where they will apply what they have learned to splice and troubleshoot optical fibers with various methods.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 10:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended In Class
    District: 
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry today. The course begins with a discussion on light propagation and the introduction of various types of optical fibers. The main building blocks of a fiber optic system are then discussed from the light sources to the photodetectors, including connectors and fiber optic cables used for any type of environment. Optical transport systems such as SONET and OTN along with FTTx architectures and Passive Optical Networks used to implement broadband access networks based on fibers are then explored. Students will learn about the system design criteria used to build an efficient fiber optic system such as performance versus cost and loss budget considerations. Finally, several test equipment tools used for installation and troubleshooting purposes are introduced, including the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). Safety rules in handling optical fibers are also reviewed. At the end of the course, students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab where they will apply what they have learned to splice and troubleshoot optical fibers with various methods.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended Webcast
    District: Webcast
    This is the second course in a three part series that prepares the student for the CCENT/CCNA ICND1 certification exam. This course begins with a subnetting definition, differentiates the five IPv4 address classes, and explains Class A, B, and C address formats. Conversion of binary, prefix, and dotted decimal formatted subnet masks and the classless and classful views of IP addressing are also discussed. The course also takes a look at the rules that enable efficient subnet deployment and offers binary and dotted decimal approaches to identify subnet identifiers, host ranges, and broadcast addresses. Physical router installation factors are discussed along with the steps needed to enable IPv4 support on Layer 2 and Layer 3 devices. The course further reviews the end to end routing process, how connected, static, and interVLAN routing is enabled, and key features of interior, exterior, and Routing Information Protocol version 2 (RIPv2) routing protocols. The course wraps-up with a look at the role Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name Service (DNS), and the default router plays in the local area network and offers tips on analyzing, troubleshooting, and resolving host connectivity problems in the network.


    Class Start Time: 6:00PM Class End Time: 9:00PM   Time Zone: 
    Class Delivery Type: Blended Webcast
    District: Webcast
    This is the second course in a two part series that prepares the student for the CompTIA Security+ certification. The course begins with a review of physical security and authentication concepts, access control methods and models, and a comprehensive look at vulnerability and risk management processes in the information system. The course continues with a high-level review of monitoring methodologies that applications and intrusion detection/prevention systems use, basic cryptography and hashing terminology, and public key infrastructure and TCP/IP security protocol components. The course wraps-up with a look at the value redundancy and disaster recovery offers in sustaining organizational success, important aspects of policy and procedure in protecting the information resource.


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