Our holistic program spans 520 hours and can be effectively completed in 13 weeks, with sessions running from Mon to Fri between 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
In-Depth Training to Prepare You for the Industry:
Step into the shoes of a proficient network engineer. Delve deep into the core of network engineering, engaging with seasoned professionals through comprehensive lectures, hands-on exercises, and impactful client projects.
Interact with Renowned Network Engineering Professionals:
Our curriculum offers you unparalleled opportunities to immerse yourself and engage with leading figures in the network engineering domain and technologists from the globe.
Build a Strong Professional Network in Network Engineering:
Reinvent and propel your career forward alongside like-minded individuals and prospective collaborators, both in our physical classrooms and through our innovative Connected Classroom platform. Discover the myriad trajectories your career can take in the high-demand field of network engineering from experts with a wealth of experience. The Network Engineering Immersive community, with its rich pool of alumni and industry practitioners, is an invaluable asset and cornerstone of our program.
Kickstart your IT journey by exploring the roadmap to becoming a Network Engineer and grasping essential IT architectures. Delve into foundational IT and networking concepts, including the OSI Model, Ethernet, VLANs, TCP/UDP, and topologies. Master IP addressing and subnetting, transitioning from IPv4 basics to an introduction to IPv6. Discover the intricacies of Ethernet, LANs, and switching, including hands-on cable creation. Dive deeper into IP routing in both LANs and WANs, learning about static and dynamic routing. Explore full-stack networking, covering security, wireless networking, voice over IP, and virtualization. Finally, immerse in real-world network engineering, acquainting yourself with vital tools, technologies, and simulation practices.
Modern Project Portfolio:
The Network Engineering Immersive (NEI) Program transforms students into proficient network engineers through a blend of theoretical instruction and hands-on practice. Spanning three weeks, the curriculum has them undertake three major IT projects. They initiate with the Planning Phase, crafting project diagrams and a comprehensive Statement of Work. This evolves into the Execution Phase where plans become tangible solutions. In the Controlling Phase, meticulous testing ensures quality, while addressing customer needs. Concluding with the Closing Phase, students present a holistic Full Stack Network, encapsulating facets like routing and network security, readying them for real-world IT project management.
Simulating Complex Networks:
This module emphasizes the practical validation of students' networking skills. Initially, participants undergo preparation labs designed to fortify the knowledge they'll need for the Skills Qualification Check (SQC). During the SQC week, students, within an 8-hour timeframe on an online lab platform, must achieve at least 80% completion and resolve troubleshooting challenges to demonstrate their hands-on proficiency. Beyond technical skills, the module also focuses on career development. Through the Career Workshop #1, students refine their job applications, learn personal branding, and become adept at tailoring their resumes and answering common interview questions, ensuring readiness for the job market.
Network Associate Certification Prep:
The module delves deep into bolstering foundational knowledge for aspiring network engineers. It initiates with an exploration of essential security concepts vital in today's interconnected digital landscape. This section underscores the importance of safeguarding networked systems using advanced techniques like VPNs, DHCP snooping, and port security. Next, students are introduced to the evolving domain of network automation, including controller-based networking, REST-based APIs, and tools like Puppet and Ansible. Preparing for the exam becomes a pivotal point, where students not only get test strategies and a practice session but also prepare for pertinent industry certifications. Lastly, students immerse in a simulated hiring process, enhancing their job application and interview skills, ensuring they're primed for real-world job hunts.
By the end of this course you will have the skills needed to acquire CompTIA Network+, CISCO and/or Fortinet Certs, Optional vouchers available for two Network Specialty exams.
Network Engineering Jobs:
Equip yourself to succeed in a career such as Network Technician, Network Support Specialist, Network Administrator (Junior), IT Support Specialist, Network Analyst (Junior), Help Desk Technician, IT Support Analyst, Systems Administrator (Entry-level), Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician, Network Assistant, Technical Support Engineer, Entry-level Network Engineer, IT Technician, LAN/WAN Administrator (Junior)
Complete our Network Infrastructure Tech Prep when available prior to the program start.
Our instructors represent the brightest professionals from the Information Technology Industry. They bring in-depth experience from the field to the classroom each day, providing invaluable insights into succeeding on the job.
Bret Harder, Lead Network Engineering Instructor
Eric Foulkrod, Michigan, Cyber and Network Engineering Instructor
Douglas Boynton, Cyber and Network Engineering Instructor
Strategy and Accountability:
Our Career Services team works with you to individualize your path to a new career. Stay on track and motivated from the first day of class!
Learn how to design and tailor your resume to land the career you are looking for. Remember: every word counts.
LinkedIn profiles are now mandatory extensions of our resumes. Setting up a thoughtful, well-written profile is the make or break for many inquiring employers. Using industry tips and tricks, we’ll work with you to spruce up yours.
Set up mock interviews to nail the real thing. Learn to develop effective interview strategies, get detailed feedback, and reduce stress before actual interviews.
Learn how to navigate uncharted networking waters, tap into our expanding Divergence Alumni network, and watch your support and contacts grow!