• Valley Career & Technical Center



    Computer Network Software Operations State Course #: 6650

    Instructor: Arden Harner


    Network Software Operations is designed to teach many aspects of computer support and network administration. Students learn networking concepts, from usage to components, and set up peer-to-peer network systems and client server networks. Students install and configure network cards and connect them to networks. Students learn how to install the operating systems, set up and manage accounts, load software, and set up and implement security plans. This course may include software-based network operating systems such as Novell NetWare and Microsoft Windows NT. The cooperative education method is available for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year. Recommended prerequisite(s): Keyboarding course(s) or teacher-approved demonstration and documentation of touch keyboarding skills and Information Technology Fundamentals 6670


    Upon successful completion of the course, students may qualify to take the following certification exams:

    • A+ Certification (2012) Objectives)

    • Brainbench Network Administration, Systems Administration, Technical Support Certifications

    • Business Information Processing

    • Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW)

    • Certified Novell Administrator (CNA)

    • CompTIA Strata Fundamentals of IT Technology Certification

    • Computer Maintenance Technology Examination

    • Computer Networking Fundamentals Assessment

    • Computer Repair Technology Assessment

    • Computer Technology Assessment

    • IC3 Certification

    • IT Essentials 1 Examination (PC Hardware and Software)

    • Linux+ Certification

    • Microsoft Certified Professional

    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

    • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Program

    • National Career Readiness Certificate

    • Network+ Certification (N10-005)

    • Virginia Workplace Readiness Assessment and Digital Literacy Certification Examination


    • Virginia Workplace Readiness Assessment and IC3 Certification

    • Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination


    Under a competency-based system of student assessment, traditional grades are replaced by reports of student progress in demonstrating proficiency in meeting Learning Goals for Duty Areas or units and Learning Targets (Competencies). Because student progress will be measured cumulatively, formal grades will only be reported at the end of a semester.

    Student progress will reported as:

    4.0: Exemplary/Exceeds standard

    3.0: Proficient/Meets standard

    2.0: Developing/Approaching standard

    1.0: Beginning/Well below standard

    Below 1.0: Insufficient work shown

    A variety of assessment strategies including projects, lab demonstrations, oral reports, essays, student portfolios, student/teacher conferences, as well as traditional tests, quizzes and homework will be used to determine student progress.

    Student behavior may be reported if necessary, but will not factor into the assessment of student performance.

    Traditional Grade/Competency Conversion

    3.75-4.00: A+

    3.26-3.74: A

    3.00-3.25: A-

    2.84-2.99: B+

    2.67-2.83: B

    2.50-2.66: B-

    2.34-2.49: C+

    2.17-2.33: C

    2.00-2.16: C-

    1.76-1.99: D+

    1.26-1.75: D

    1.00-1.25: D-

    Below 1.0: F


    School Phone Number: 540-245-5002

    Extension/Email: Arden Harner, ext. 215, aharner@valleytech.us


    Lammie, Todd, CompTIA Network+ Deluxe Study Guide 3rd Edition, Sybex, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-119-02127-8