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Future proof your networking skills with our Network Administrator training series.  In this series, you’ll explore and learn concepts that are common between all network systems and dive deeper into specific networks like Cisco, Microsoft,  Linux, Azure, Google Cloud and Amazon Web services.  This series is a must for anyone wanting to become an IT network administrator and future proof our career path.

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This Network Administrator Career Path Features

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158  Training Hours
Network Administrator Career Path
511 On-demand Videos
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Course Topics
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Network Administrator Career Path

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The Job Role of Network Administrator

A network administrator plays a crucial role in any organization that relies on computer networks. Their primary responsibilities include:

  1. Network Setup and Maintenance: They are responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining the organization’s internal and external networks. This involves setting up network hardware like routers, switches, and firewalls, and ensuring that all network connections are secure and functioning efficiently.
  2. Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Regular monitoring of the networks to ensure optimal performance is a key part of their job. They use various tools to monitor network traffic, identify and resolve bandwidth bottlenecks, and troubleshoot any network-related issues that arise.
  3. Security Management: Network administrators implement and maintain network security measures. They are responsible for installing and updating security software, monitoring networks for security breaches, and responding to cyber attacks. Ensuring the integrity and safety of data within the network is a critical aspect of their role.
  4. User Management and Support: They manage user accounts, permissions, and access to network resources. Network administrators also provide technical support and training to users, helping them resolve any network-related issues.
  5. Network Policy and Planning: Administrators are often involved in planning and developing network policies, including usage policies, backup procedures, and disaster recovery plans. They also plan for future network upgrades and expansions.
  6. Documentation and Reporting: Keeping detailed documentation of the network setup, configurations, and changes is essential. They also prepare reports on network performance, incidents, and maintenance for management review.
  7. Vendor Liaison and Equipment Procurement: They may also be responsible for liaising with vendors for the procurement of network equipment and services, negotiating contracts, and managing relationships.

In summary, a network administrator ensures that an organization’s computer networks are well-maintained, secure, and efficient. Their role is vital in ensuring seamless communication and data flow within an organization, which is crucial for the day-to-day operations and long-term success of the business.

Course: 1 - Estimated 7 Week(s) To Complete
1
CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Course Content
46 Hours 25 Minutes 189 Videos 179 Prep Questions
This course provides a foundational understanding of networking concepts, covering essential topics like network design, troubleshooting, and operations. It's crucial for anyone starting in network administration, offering a broad overview that is fundamental to this field.

Module 0 - Course introduction
   0.1 Instructor Intro
   0.2 Course Overview

Module 1 - Networking Fundamentals
   1.1 Intro to Networking
   1.1.1 Activity: Creating a Network
   1.2 Common Terminology
   1.2.1 Activity: Examining Ports and Sockets
   1.3 OSI Model
   1.4 DoD Model
   1.4.1 Activity: Examining Network Layers
   1.5 TCP, UDP, IP
   1.5.1 Activity: Examining TCP
   1.5.2 Activity: Examining UDP
   1.5.3 Activity: Examining IP
   1.6 ICMP, IGMP, ARP
   1.6.1 Activity: Examining ICMP
   1.6.2 Activity: Examining ARP
   1.6.3 Activity: Examining IGMP
   1.7 Network Topologies
   1.8 Network Types
   1.9 Part 1: Network Characteristics
   1.9 Part 2: Network Characteristics
   1.10 Module 1 outro

Module 2 - Cables and Connectors
   2.1 Ethernet Standards
   2.2 Copper Cable Types
   2.3 Fiber Optic Cable Types
   2.4 Connector Types
   2.4.1 Activity: Selecting the Right Cable
   2.5 Media Converters and Transceivers
   2.6 Cable Management
   2.7 Module 2 Outro

Module 3 - Internet Protocol (IP)
   3.1 IPv4 Basics
   3.2 IP Packet and Interface Types
   3.2.1 Activity: Configuring Client IP Settings
   3.3 Binary Numbering System
   3.4 Classful and Classless Addressing
   3.5 Understanding CIDR Notation
   3.6 IPv4 Subnetting Method
   3.7 Verifying with Binary
   3.8 Finding Subnet IDs
   3.8.1 Activity: Subnetting a Class C Network
   3.9 The Delta in Action
   3.9.1 Activity: Subnetting With the Delta
   3.10 Subnetting Based on Hosts
   3.11 Subnetting in Other Octets
   3.12 Supernetting
   3.12.1 Activity: Supernetting
   3.13 IPv6
   3.14 IPv4 - IPv6 Transition Mechanisms
   3.15 Module 3 Outro

Module 4 - Layer 7 Protocols
   4.1 Remote Control Protocols
   4.2 File Sharing Protocols
   4.3 Web Protcols
   4.4 Email Protocols
   4.5 Database Protocols
   4.6 Voice Protocols
   4.7 Security Protocols
   4.8 Management Protocols
   4.9 Module 4 Outro

Module 5 - Network Services
   5.1 DHCP
   5.1.1 Activity: Configuring DHCP
   5.1.2 Activity: Configuring a DHCP Relay Agent
   5.2 DNS
   5.2.1 Activity: Configuring DNS - Part 1
   5.2.2 Activity: Configuring DNS - Part 2
   5.3 NTP
   5.4 Corporate and Datacenter Network Architecture
   5.5 Cloud Concepts and Connectivity Options
   5.6 Module 5 Outro

Module 6 - Networking Devices
   6.1 Introductory Concepts
   6.2 Repeaters and Hubs
   6.2.1 Activity: Connecting Devices with a Hub
   6.3 Bridges and Switches
   6.3.1 Activity: Connecting Devices with a Switch
   6.4 Routers and Multilayer Switches
   6.5 Security Devices
   6.6 Modems
   6.7 Module 6 Outro

Module 7 - Networked Devices
   7.1 IP Devices
   7.2 IoT
   7.2.1 Activity - Programming IoT Devices
   7.3 ICS/SCADA
   7.4 Module 7 Outro

Module 8 - Routing and Bandwidth Management
   8.1 Routing Basics
   8.1.1 Activity: Configuring Static Routes
   8.2 Packet Delivery on the Same Network
   8.3 IP Routing Across a Single Router
   8.4 IP Routing Across Multiple Hops
   8.4.1 Activity: Static Routes - CHALLENGE
   8.5 Route Selection
   8.6 RIP
   8.6.1 Activity: Configuring RIP - CHALLENGE
   8.7 OSPF
   8.8 EIGRP
   8.9 BGP
   8.10 NAT/PAT
   8.11 Bandwidth Management (with Module 8 Outro)

Module 9 - Ethernet Switching
   9.1 Ethernet Basics
   9.2 Switching Overview
   9.2.1 Activity: Examining a MAC Table
   9.3 VLANs
   9.3.1 Activity: Creating VLANs
   9.4 VLAN Trunking
   9.4.1 Activity: Configuring VLAN Trunking
   9.5 VLAN Routing
   9.5.1 Activity: Configuring VLAN Routing
   9.6 Contention Management
   9.7 Switchport Configuration (with Module 9 Outro)

Module 10 - Wireless Technologies
   10.1 Wireless Overview
   10.2 Radio Basics
   10.3 Modulation
   10.4 Wi-Fi Standards
   10.5 Antennas
   10.6 Wi-Fi Service Sets
   10.7 Wi-Fi Security
   10.8 Cellular

Module 11 Network Performance
   11.1 Monitoring Performance
   11.2 Common Metrics
   11.2.1 Activity: Examining Interface Statistics
   11.3 SNMP
   11.4 Netflow
   11.5 Network Security Monitoring (with Module 11 Outro)

Module 12 High Availability and Disaster Recovery
   12.1 HA and DR Concepts
   12.2 High Availability Mechanisms
   12.3 Disaster Recovery Mechanisms
   12.4 Facility and Infrastructure Support (with Module 12 Outro)

Module 13 Organizational Documents
   13.1 Plans and Procedures
   13.2 Security Policies
   13.3 Loss Prevention
   13.4 Common Agreements
   13.5 Common Documentation
   13.6 Structured Cabling - MDF and IDF
   13.7 Horizontal and Vertical Cabling
   13.7.1 Activity - Implementing Cable Management
   13.8 Labeling
   13.9 Surveys and Assessments (with Module 13 Outro)

Module 14 Network Security
   14.1 Common Security Concepts
   14.2 Common Attack Types
   14.3 Spoofing-based Attacks
   14.4 Hijacking and MITM
   14.5 Social Engineering
   14.6 Network Segmentation
   14.7 Private VLANs
   14.8 Single Organization Authentication
   14.9 Extending Authentication
   14.10 Authorization
   14.11 Network Device Hardening
   14.12 Wireless Security
   14.13 Remote Access Security
   14.14 IoT Security
   14.15 Physical Security (with Module 14 Outro)

Module 15 Network Troubleshooting
   15.1 Troubleshooting Methodology
   15.2 Physical Connectivity Issues
   15.3 Hardware Testing Tools
   15.3.1 Activity - Testing an Ethernet Cable
   15.3.2 Activity - Crimping on an RJ-45 Connector
   15.3.3 Activity - Punching Down Twisted Pair
   15.3.4 Activity - Using a Telephone Toner
   15.4 Understanding Electricity
   15.4.1 Activity - Checking Cable Continuity
   15.4.2 Activity - Testing DC Voltage
   15.4.3 Activity - Testing AC Voltage
   15.5 Twisted Pair Pinout Problems
   15.6 Twisted Pair Termination Problems
   15.7 Repairing Damaged Twisted Pair Cable
   15.8 Fiber Optic Connectivity Issues
   15.8.1 Activity - Testing a Fiber Optic Cable
   15.9 Common Port Problems
   15.9.1 Working with Ports and Their Devices
   15.10 Common Software Testing Tools
   15.10.1 Activity - Scanning for Open Ports
   15.11 Common Command Line Utilities
   15.12 Troubleshooting Basic IP Networking Issues
   15.13 Common Switching Issues
   15.14 Switching Test Tools and Techniques
   15.15 Common IP Routing Issues
   15.16 Wi-Fi Access Point Issues
   15.17 Wirelss Interference
   15.17.1 Activity - Using a Spectrum Analyzer
   15.18 Wireless Antenna Issues
   15.18.1 Activity - Configuring a Wi-Fi Router
   15.19 WAP Placement Strategies
   15.20 Infrastructure Service Issues (DHCP)
   15.21 Infrastructure Service Issues (DNS)
   15.22 Infrastructure Service Issues (NTP)
   15.23 Fireall / ACL Issues
   15.24 VPN Issues
   15.25 Additional Network Security Troubleshooting and Tips
   15.26 Advanced Networking Issues
   15.27 Troubleshooting Server Services (with Module 15 Outro)
   CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Course Outro

Course: 2 - Estimated 1 Week(s) To Complete
2
Microsoft Introduction To Networking Course Content
05 Hours 47 Minutes 45 Videos 75 Prep Questions
Focused on Microsoft's networking technologies, this course offers an introduction to network infrastructures, network hardware, and protocols. It's particularly valuable for those who will be working in environments that heavily utilize Microsoft technologies.

Module 1 Understanding Local Area Networking
   Module 1 Notes
   1.0 Intro to Networking Fundamentals
   1.1 Exam Overview
   1.1 Examining Local Network Devices and Data Transfers 1a
   1.1 Examining Local Network Devices and Data Transfers 1b
   1.1 Examining Local Network Devices and Data Transfers 1c
   1.1 Examining Local Network Devices and Data Transfers 1d
   1.1 Examining Local Network Devices and Data Transfers 1e
   1.1 Examining Local Network Devices and Data Transfers 1f
   1.2 Examining Local Network Devices and Data Transfers Part 2a
   1.2 Examining Local Network Devices and Data Transfers Part 2b

Module 2 Defining Networks with the OSI Model
   Module 2 Notes
   2.1 Defining Networks with OSI Model Part 1a
   2.2 Defining Networks with OSI Model Part 1b
   2.3 Defining Networks with OSI Model Part 1c
   2.4 Defining Networks with OSI Model Part 1d
   2.5 Defining Networks with OSI Model Part 1e
   2.6 Defining Networks with OSI Model Part 1f
   2.7 Defining Networks with OSI Model Part 1g
   2.8 Defining Networks with OSI Model Part 1h

Module 3 Understanding Wired and Wireless Networks
   Module 3 Notes
   3.1 Understand Wired and Wireless Networks Part1
   3.2 Understand Wired and Wireless Networks Part2

Module 4 Understanding Internet Protocol
   Module 4 Notes
   4.1 Understanding Internet Protocol Part1
   4.2 Understanding Internet Protocol Part2

Module 5 Implementing TCP-IP in the command line
   Module 5 Notes
   5.1 Implementing TCPIP in the Command Line

Module 6 Working with Networking Services
   Module 6 Notes
   6.1 Working with Networking Services

Module 7 Understanding Wide Area Networks
   Module 7 Notes
   7.1 Understanding Wide Area Network Part1
   7.2 Understanding Wide Area Network Part2

Module 8 Defining Network Infrastructure and Security
   Module 8 Notes
   8.1 Defining Network Infrastructure & Network Security Part1
   8.2 Defining Network Infrastructure & Network Security Part2

Module 9 Key Takeaways
   Key Takeaway Notes
   1. Key Take Aways of Networking Fundamentals
   2. Key Take Aways Mod1
   3. Key Take Aways Mod2
   4. Key Take Aways Mod3
   5. Key Take Aways Mod4
   6. Key Take Aways Mod5
   7. Key Take Aways Mod6
   8. Key Take Aways Mod7

Module 10 Terms to Know
   Terms to Know Notes
   1. Terms to Know Networking Fundamentals
   2. Terms to Know Mod1
   3. Terms to Know Mod2
   4. Terms to Know Mod3
   5. Terms to Know Mod4
   6. Terms to Know Mod5
   7. Terms to Know Mod6
   8. Terms to Know Mod7
   9. Terms to Know Mod8

Course: 3 - Estimated 4 Week(s) To Complete
3
CompTIA Linux+ (XK0-004) Course Content
24 Hours 34 Minutes 68 Videos 101 Prep Questions
This course dives into the Linux operating system, which is widely used in server environments. Understanding Linux is essential for network administrators, as it equips them with the skills to manage and operate servers and networks running on Linux.

Module 1: Intro & Performing Basic Linux Tasks
   Instructor Introduction
   Course Introduction
   Identify The Linux Design Philosophy
   Enter Shell Commands
   Shell Commands Activity
   Get Help with Linux

Module 2: Managing Users and Groups
   Assume Superuser and Groups
   Create, Modify, and Delete Users
   Create, Modify, and Delete Groups
   Query Users and Groups
   Configure Account Profiles

Module 3: Managing Permissions and Ownership
   Modify File and Directory Permissions
   Modify File and Directory Ownership
   Configure Special Permissions and Attributes
   Troubleshoot Permissions Issues

Module 4: Managing Storage
   Create Partitions
   Manage Logical Volumes
   Mount File Systems
   Manage File Systems
   Navigate the Linux Directory Structure
   Troubleshoot Storage Issues

Module 5: Managing Files and Directories
   Create and Edit Text Files
   Search for Files
   Perform Operations on Files and Directories
   Process Text Files
   Manipulate File Output

Module 6: Managing Kernel Modules
   Explore the Linux Kernel
   Install and Configure Kernel Modules
   Monitor Kernel Modules

Module 7: Managing the Linux Boot Process
   Configure Linux Boot Components
   Configure GRUB

Module 8: Managing System Components
   Configure Localization Options
   Configure GUIs
   Manage Services
   Troubleshoot Process Issues
   Troubleshoot CPU and Memory Issues

Module 9: Managing Devices
   Identify the Types of Linux
   Configure Devices
   Monitor Devices
   Troubleshoot Hardware Issues

Module 10: Managing Networking
   Identify TCP/IP Fundamentals
   Identify Linux Server Roles
   Connect to a Network
   Configure DHCP and DNS Client Services
   Configure Cloud and Virtualization Technologies
   Troubleshoot Networking Issues

Module 11: Managing Packages and Software
   Identify Package Managers
   Manage RPM Packages with YUM
   Manage Debian Packages with APT
   Configure Repositories
   Acquire Software
   Build Software from Source Code
   Troubleshoot Software Dependency Issues

Module 12: Securing Linux Systems
   Implement Cybersecurity Best Practices
   Implement Identity and Access Management Methods
   Configure SELinux or AppArmor
   Configure Firewalls
   Implement Logging Services
   Back Up, Restore, and Verify Data

Module 13: Working with Bash Scripts
   Customize the Bash Shell Environment
   Identify Scripting and Programming Fundamentals
   Write and Execute a Simple Bash Script
   Incorporate Control Statements in Bash Scripts

Module 14: Automating Tasks
   Schedule Jobs
   Implement Version Control Using Git
   Identify Orchestration Concepts

Module 15: Installing Linux
   Prepare for Linux Installation
   Perform the Installation

Course: 4 - Estimated 7 Week(s) To Complete
4
Cisco 200-301: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Course Content
46 Hours 35 Minutes 150 Videos 299 Prep Questions
A key course for understanding Cisco's network solutions, it covers a range of topics from network fundamentals to advanced security and automation. This certification is highly regarded in the industry and is essential for those working with Cisco networking equipment.

Module 1: Exploring the Functions of Networking
   Course Introduction
   Instructor Introduction
   Exploring the Functions of Networking Pt 1
   Exploring the Functions of Networking Pt 2

Module 2: Introducing the Host-To-Host Communications Model
   Introducing the Host-To-Host Communications Model Pt 1
   Introducing the Host-To-Host Communications Model Pt 2

Module 3: Introducing LANs
   Introducing LANs
   Get Started with CLI Demo Pt 1
   Get Started with CLI Pt Demo 2
   Adding Descriptions to Interfaces Demo
   Configure Gateway on a Switch Demo
   Visualize Interfaces and Statistics Demo
   Show Version Command Demo
   CDP Demo

Module 4: Exploring the TCP/IP Link Layer
   Exploring the TCP-IP Link Layer Pt 1
   Exploring the TCP-IP Link Layer Pt 2

Module 5: Subnetting
   Subnetting Pt 1
   Subnetting Pt 2
   Subnetting Pt 3
   Subnetting Pt 4
   Subnetting Pt 5
   Subnetting Pt 6

Module 6: Explaining the TCP/IP Transport Layer and Application Layer
   Explaining the TCP-IP Transport Layer and Application Layer Pt 1
   Explaining the TCP-IP Transport Layer and Application Layer Pt 2
   Explaining the TCP-IP Transport Layer and Application Layer Pt 3

Module 7: Exploring the Functions of Routing
   Exploring the Functions of Routing Pt 1
   Exploring the Functions of Routing Pt 2
   Exploring the Functions of Routing Pt 3
   Configuring RIP Demo
   EIGRP Demo Pt 1
   EIGRP Demo Pt 2

Module 8: Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
   Exploring the Packet Delivery Process

Module 9: Troubleshooting a Simple Network
   Troubleshooting a Simple Network

Module 10: Introducing Basic IPv6
   Introducing Basic IPv6 Pt 1
   Introducing Basic IPv6 Pt 2
   Introducing Basic IPv6 Pt 3
   Introducing Basic IPv6 Pt 4
   Introducing Basic IPv6 Pt 5
   Introducing Basic IPv6 Pt 6
   Introducing Basic IPv6 Pt 7
   Introducing Basic IPv6 Pt 8
   IPV6 Basic Configuration and SLAAC Demo Pt 1
   IPV6 Basic Configuration and SLAAC Demo Pt 2
   IPV6 Routing Demo Pt 1
   IPV6 Routing Demo Pt 2
   IPV6 Static Routes Demo

Module 11: Configuring Static Routing
   Configuring Static Routing
   Static Routes Demo

Module 12: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
   Implementing VLANs and Trunks Pt 1
   Implementing VLANs and Trunks Pt 2
   Implementing VLANs and Trunks Pt 3
   Implementing VLANs and Trunks Pt 4
   Spanning-tree Protocol Demo Pt 1
   Spanning-tree Protocol Demo Pt 2
   Spanning-tree Protocol Demo Pt 3

Module 13: Routing Between VLANs
   Routing Between VLANs
   Inter VLAN Routing Demo

Module 14: Introducing OSPF
   Introducing OSPF Pt 1
   Introducing OSPF Pt 2
   Introducing OSPF Pt 3
   Introducing OSPF Pt 4
   OSPF Single Area Demo Pt 1
   OSPF Single Area Demo Pt 2
   OSPF Multiple Area Demo Pt 1
   OSPF Multiple Area Demo Pt 2

Module 15: Building Redundant Switched Topologies
   Building Redundant Switched Topologies Pt 1
   Building Redundant Switched Topologies Pt 2

Module 16: Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
   Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with Ether Channel Pt 1
   Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with Ether Channel Pt 2
   Configuring Ether Channel Demo

Module 17: Exploring Layer 3 Redundancy
   Exploring Layer 3 Redundancy

Module 18: Introducing WAN Technologies
   Introducing WAN Technologies Pt 1
   Introducing WAN Technologies Pt 2
   Introducing WAN Technologies Pt 3
   Introducing WAN Technologies Pt 4
   Introducing WAN Technologies Pt 5
   Introducing WAN Technologies Pt 6

Module 19: Explaining Basics of ACL
   Explaining Basics of ACL Pt 1
   Explaining Basics of ACL Pt 2
   Explaining Basics of ACL Pt 3

Module 20: Enabling Internet Connectivity
   Enabling Internet Connectivity
   DHCP Demo
   Static NAT Demo
   PAT Using Specific IP Demo
   PAT Using IP of Interface Demo

Module 21: Introducing QoS
   Introducing QoS Pt 1
   Introducing QoS Pt 2
   Introducing QoS Pt 3
   Introducing QoS Pt 4
   Introducing QoS Pt 5

Module 22: Introducing Architectures and Virtualization
   Introducing Architectures and Virtualization Pt 1
   Introducing Architectures and Virtualization Pt 2
   Introducing Architectures and Virtualization Pt 3
   Introducing Architectures and Virtualization Pt 4

Module 23: Introducing System Monitoring
   Introducing System Monitoring Pt 1
   Introducing System Monitoring Pt 2
   Introducing System Monitoring Pt 3

Module 24: Managing Cisco Devices
   Managing Cisco Devices Pt 1
   Managing Cisco Devices Pt 2
   NTP Demo
   Syslog Demo

Module 25: Examining the Security Threat Landscape
   Examining the Security Threat Landscape Pt 1
   Examining the Security Threat Landscape Pt 2

Module 26: Implementing Threat Defense Technologies
   Implementing Threat Defense Technologies Pt 1
   Implementing Threat Defense Technologies Pt 2
   Implementing Threat Defense Technologies Pt 3
   Implementing Threat Defense Technologies Pt 4
   Implementing Threat Defense Technologies Pt 5
   Authentication Protocols Demo Pt 1
   Authentication Protocols Demo Pt 2
   Device Hardening Demo Pt 1
   Device Hardening Demo Pt 2
   Device Hardening Demo Pt 3
   Port Security Demo

Module 27: Exam Preparation
   Exam Prep Tips

Module 28: Practice Demos
   Get Started with CLI Demo Pt 1
   Get Started with CLI Pt Demo 2
   Adding Descriptions to Interfaces Demo
   Configure Gateway on a Switch Demo
   Visualize Interfaces and Statistics Demo
   Show Version Command Demo
   CDP Demo
   Static Routes Demo
   DHCP Demo
   Static NAT Demo
   PAT Using Specific IP Demo
   PAT Using IP of Interface Demo
   Configuring RIP Demo
   Configuring Ether Channel Demo
   Inter VLAN Routing Demo
   Spanning-tree Protocol Demo Pt 1
   Spanning-tree Protocol Demo Pt 2
   Spanning-tree Protocol Demo Pt 3
   EIGRP Demo Pt 1
   EIGRP Demo Pt 2
   Authentication Protocols Demo Pt 1
   Authentication Protocols Demo Pt 2
   NTP Demo
   Syslog Demo
   Device Hardening Demo Pt 1
   Device Hardening Demo Pt 2
   Device Hardening Demo Pt 3
   Port Security Demo
   OSPF Single Area Demo Pt 1
   OSPF Single Area Demo Pt 2
   OSPF Multiple Area Demo Pt 1
   OSPF Multiple Area Demo Pt 2
   IPV6 Basic Configuration and SLAAC Demo Pt 1
   IPV6 Basic Configuration and SLAAC Demo Pt 2
   IPV6 Routing Demo Pt 1
   IPV6 Routing Demo Pt 2
   IPV6 Static Routes Demo

Course: 5 - Estimated 3 Week(s) To Complete
5
CompTIA Security+ (SY0-006) Course Content
16 Hours 01 Minutes 15 Videos 146 Prep Questions
This course introduces crucial cybersecurity principles and practices. Given the increasing importance of network security, this course is vital for network administrators to understand how to secure networks and manage security threats.

Module 1 - Introduction to Security
   1.1 Introduction to Security

Module 2 - Malware and Social Engineering Attacks
   2.1 Malware and Social Engineering Attacks

Module 3 - Basic Cryptography
   3.1 Basic Cryptography

Module 4 - Advanced Cryptography and PKI
   4.1 Advanced Cryptography and PKI

Module 5 - Networking and Server Attacks
   5.1 Networking and Server Attacks

Module 6 - Network Security Devices, Designs and Technology
   6.1 Network Security Devices, Designs and Technology

Module 7 - Administering a Secure Network
   7.1 Administering a Secure Network

Module 8 - Wireless Network Security
   8.1 Wireless Network Security

Module 9 - Client and Application Security
   9.1 Client and Application Security

Module 10 - Mobile and Embedded Device Security
   10.1 Mobile and Embedded Device Security

Module 11 - Authentication and Account Management
   11.1 Authentication and Account Management

Module 12 - Access Management
   12.1 Access Management

Module 13 - Vulnerability Assessment and Data Security
   13.1 Vulnerability Assessment and Data Security

Module 14 - Business Continuity
   14.1 Business Continuity

Module 15 - Risk Mitigation
   15.1 Risk Mitigation

Module 16 - Security Plus Summary and Review
   16.1 - Security Plus Summary and Review

Module 17 - Hands-On Training
   17.1 Hands-On Scanning Part 1
   17.2 Hands-On Scanning Part 2
   17.3 Hands-On Advanced Scanning
   17.4 Hands-On MetaSploit
   17.5 Hands-On BurpSuite
   17.6 Hands-On Exploitation Tools Part 1
   17.7 Hands-On Exploitation Tools Part 2
   17.8 Hands-On Invisibility Tools
   17.9 Hands-On Connect to Tor

Course: 6 - Estimated 3 Week(s) To Complete
6
Certified Information Systems Security Pro (CISSP) Course Content
19 Hours 18 Minutes 44 Videos 60 Prep Questions
While more advanced, this course is important for network administrators aiming for senior roles. It covers in-depth topics in security management and best practices, essential for overseeing and securing large network infrastructures.

Module 1: Security and Risk Management
   Introduction
   CIA Triad Security Governance - Part 1
   CIA Triad Security Governance - Part 2
   Compliance Legal And Regulatory Issues - Part 1
   Compliance Legal And Regulatory Issues - Part 2
   Understanding Professional Ethics - Part 1
   Understanding Professional Ethics - Part 2
   Risk Management - Part 1
   Risk Management - Part 2
   Threat Modeling Acquisition Strategy And Practice Security Awareness And Training - Part 1
   Threat Modeling Acquisition Strategy And Practice Security Awareness And Training - Part 2

Module 2: Asset Security
   Asset Security - Part 1
   Asset Security - Part 2

Module 3: Security Engineering
   Engineering And Management Of Security - Part 1
   Engineering And Management Of Security - Part 2
   Engineering And Management Of Security - Part 3
   Engineering And Management Of Security - Part 4
   Engineering And Management Of Security - Part 5
   Engineering And Management Of Security - Part 6

Module 4: Communication and Network Security
   Apply Secure Design Principles To Networks - Part 1
   Apply Secure Design Principles To Networks - Part 2
   Apply Secure Design Principles To Networks - Part 3
   Apply Secure Design Principles To Networks - Part 4
   Apply Secure Design Principles To Networks - Part 5
   Apply Secure Design Principles To Networks - Part 6
   Securing Network Components - Part 1
   Securing Network Components - Part 2
   Design And Establish Secure Communication Channels - Part 1
   Design And Establish Secure Communication Channels - Part 2
   Design And Establish Secure Communication Channels - Part 3

Module 5: Identity and Access Management
   Controlling Access And Managing Identity - Part 1
   Controlling Access And Managing Identity - Part 2
   Controlling Access And Managing Identity - Part 3
   Controlling Access And Managing Identity - Part 4

Module 6: Security Assessment Testing
   Designing Performing And Analyzing Security Testing

Module 7: Security Operations
   Foundational Concepts And Investigations - Part 1
   Foundational Concepts And Investigations - Part 2
   Incident Management And Preventative Measures - Part 1
   Incident Management And Preventative Measures - Part 2
   Disaster Recovery Process - Part 1
   Disaster Recovery Process - Part 2

Module 8: Software Development Security
   Understanding Applying And Enforcing Software Security - Part 1
   Understanding Applying And Enforcing Software Security - Part 2
   Conclusion

The Network Administrator Training Series is a comprehensive program designed to equip aspiring and current network administrators with a robust set of skills and knowledge essential for managing and securing modern network infrastructures. This series encompasses a range of courses, each targeting a specific aspect of network administration, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience. From foundational networking concepts to advanced security protocols, the series offers a progressive learning path that is both thorough and practical.

At the outset, courses like CompTIA Network+ N10-008 and Microsoft Networking Fundamentals lay the groundwork, introducing learners to the basics of network design, operations, and Microsoft-specific networking technologies. These foundational courses are crucial for building a solid understanding of network infrastructures, which is further enhanced by specialized training in Linux systems through the CompTIA Linux+ course, an important skill set given Linux’s prevalence in server environments. The Cisco 200-301: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) course then takes learners deeper into the realm of Cisco’s network solutions, covering a wide range of topics from network fundamentals to more complex concepts like advanced security and network automation.

As the series progresses, it emphasizes the growing importance of cybersecurity in network administration. The CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 course introduces critical cybersecurity principles, equipping learners with the knowledge to safeguard networks against emerging threats. For those aspiring to senior roles, the Certified Information Systems Security Pro (CISSP) course delves into advanced security management and best practices, essential for overseeing comprehensive network security strategies. Overall, the Network Administrator Training Series is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to start or advance their career in network administration, providing the tools and insights needed to excel in this dynamic and ever-evolving field.

Based on experience level and location, the table below provide estimates of the annual salary for Network Administrators.

CityLow Salary (USD)Median Salary (USD)High Salary (USD)
New York City$60,000$80,000$110,000
Los Angeles$55,000$75,000$105,000
Chicago$50,000$70,000$100,000
Houston$45,000$65,000$95,000
San Francisco$65,000$85,000$120,000
Boston$60,000$80,000$110,000
Dallas$50,000$70,000$100,000
Atlanta$45,000$65,000$95,000
Washington, D.C.$65,000$85,000$120,000
Seattle$60,000$80,000$110,000
Miami$50,000$70,000$100,000

In general, Network Administrators play a critical role in maintaining an organization’s IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, and security systems. Here are some key points to consider regarding the job outlook for Network Administrators:

  1. Steady Demand: Network Administrators have historically been in demand as organizations rely heavily on technology and network connectivity. The need for professionals to manage and maintain network infrastructure is expected to remain steady.
  2. Cybersecurity Emphasis: With the increasing importance of cybersecurity, Network Administrators with expertise in network security and data protection are likely to be particularly sought after. As cyber threats continue to evolve, professionals who can secure network environments will be in high demand.
  3. Cloud Computing: The adoption of cloud technologies has transformed the IT landscape. Network Administrators who are skilled in cloud networking, such as configuring and securing cloud-based infrastructure, may have an advantage in the job market.
  4. Remote Work: The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the trend of remote work. Network Administrators who can support remote networking and ensure secure access for remote employees may be in high demand.
  5. Certifications: Earning relevant certifications, such as Cisco’s CCNA or CompTIA Network+, can enhance job prospects. Many employers look for certifications as evidence of expertise.
  6. Automation and Software-Defined Networking (SDN): Knowledge of automation tools and SDN technologies can be valuable. These skills enable administrators to manage networks more efficiently and adapt to changing requirements.
  7. Competition: The job market for Network Administrators can be competitive, especially in major metropolitan areas. To stand out, candidates should continuously update their skills and stay current with industry trends.
  8. Salary: The salary for Network Administrators can vary depending on factors like location, experience, and specific skills. Overall, it has the potential to be competitive, especially for those with in-demand skills.

To get the most current job outlook for Network Administrators, we recommend consulting job market reports, IT industry news, and job postings in your desired location. Additionally, networking with professionals in the field and joining relevant online forums or LinkedIn groups can provide valuable insights into the current job market conditions.

This comprehensive training series is best suited for a diverse range of individuals at various stages of their career in IT and network administration. Here’s a list of who would benefit most from this training:

  1. Aspiring Network Administrators: Individuals exploring the field and seeking to understand the essentials of what a network administrator does and the network administrator job description.
  2. IT Professionals with a Network Admin Focus: Those already in IT roles, considering specialization or transition into network admin positions.
  3. Students Pursuing Network Administrator Degrees: College or university students enrolled in or considering a degree in network administration, looking to enhance their education with practical skills.
  4. Career Changers into IT Network Administration: Professionals from other fields aiming to switch careers, seeking guidance on how to become a network administrator and understanding network administrator education requirements.
  5. Security-Focused IT Professionals: Individuals in IT security roles expanding their expertise into network administration, particularly in managing and securing network systems.
  6. System Administrators Eyeing Network Admin Roles: Sysadmins aiming to broaden their career path into network administration, enhancing their skill set to include network management.
  7. Cloud Computing Specialists: Professionals in cloud services wanting to integrate network admin skills into their repertoire, especially those interested in AWS, Azure, or GCP network management.
  8. Network Technicians Advancing their Careers: Technicians in IT looking to progress into more comprehensive network administrator roles.
  9. Recent Graduates with IT or Computer Science Degrees: Graduates with degrees in related fields, aiming to fulfill network administrator requirements for their first job in the industry.
  10. Freelancers in Computer and Network Administration: Independent contractors in the IT sector looking to expand their skills and services in computer network administration.
  11. Technical Support Staff Transitioning to Network Admin: Support personnel in IT departments who wish to move into more advanced roles, focusing on the various tasks of what a network administrator does.
  12. Educators and Trainers in Network Administration: IT educators and trainers seeking to stay current with the latest in network administration to enhance their teaching curriculum.
  13. Corporate and Government IT Staff: IT professionals in corporate or government sectors needing to stay updated with the latest practices and technologies in network administration.
  14. Military Veterans Transitioning to Civilian IT Roles: Veterans interested in IT, looking to apply their skills in civilian roles, particularly in network administration.
  15. Tech Entrepreneurs Needing Network Admin Skills: Entrepreneurs in the tech industry who require a solid understanding of network administration for effectively managing their IT infrastructure.

This training series caters to a diverse audience, ensuring that participants from various backgrounds and career stages are well-equipped for the dynamic and evolving field of network administration.

What Does a Network Administrator Do?

A network administrator is responsible for managing and maintaining an organization’s computer networks. This includes tasks like installing and configuring network hardware and software, monitoring network performance, ensuring network security, troubleshooting network issues, and providing technical support for network-related problems.

What Are the Education Requirements for a Network Administrator?

Typically, a network administrator is expected to have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, network administration, or a related field. However, some positions may accept equivalent experience or certifications such as CompTIA Network+, Cisco’s CCNA, or Microsoft’s network administration certifications in lieu of a degree.

What Skills Are Essential for a Network Administrator?

Essential skills include a strong understanding of network infrastructure and protocols, proficiency in configuring and managing network hardware (like routers, switches, and firewalls), knowledge of security practices, problem-solving abilities, and good communication skills. Familiarity with various operating systems and networking software is also crucial.

What Is the Career Path for a Network Administrator?

A network administrator can advance to higher roles such as a senior network administrator, network manager, or IT director. With additional certifications and experience, they may also specialize in areas like network security (becoming a network security analyst or engineer) or move into related fields like systems administration or cloud computing.

What Industries Do Network Administrators Work In?

Network administrators are needed in virtually all industries that use networked computers and systems. This includes technology companies, financial institutions, healthcare organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, and more. The role is critical in any sector where maintaining a reliable and secure network is essential for daily operations.

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