The National Coalition for Telecommunications Education
and Learning and Pace University have launched a new
wireless networking curriculum for the industry.
This curriculum prepares students in the fundamentals of wireless networking, including set-up, maintenance and troubleshooting. Students take three courses: an introductory course, a course that covers current techniques, and one that deals specifically with network security.
Once students learn the basics, they complete their training in a company-specific program.
Like other NACTEL programs, the courses undergo an extensive review to ensure the quality and accessibility of the material, as well as to ensure that the curriculum links directly to jobs in the industry.
Most of our students have years of experience in the industry and want to be trained in the technical aspect, said David Sachs, associate dean of the School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University. Wireless networking, however, is so new that we needed a way to give students that hands-on experience. We did this through labs that utilize remote access so students can get that experience without driving four and five hours to a site.
Students can earn a certificate in wireless networking essentials and apply the courses to an associates degree in wireless networking.
Students who complete the program will also be prepared to take the certified wireless network associate examination.
National Coalition for Telecommunications Education