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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Computer Networking Fundamentals - Teacher Test (5910)

NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2011 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: identify physical and equipment safety principles and practices; discuss storage methods and memory; explain uses of eSATA, Bluetooth, and USB; identify different types and standards of processors and network Interface Cards (NIC); identify different physical and logical characteristics of network connections; accurately use remote access, including: Windows terminal services, Telnet, terminal emulation software, VPN, telephony connections, etc.; use all types of wired and wireless communications; identify cable components and uses, including twisted pair, coaxial, and fiber; outline signal characteristics and transmission among various media types; demonstrate understanding of OSI model layers; show familiarity with TCP/IP model; identify IEEE, EIA/TIA standards and common port numbers; distinguish among various types and uses of network devices; utilize ping, ipconfig, tracert, and netstat commands and  CLI (command line interface); maintain and troubleshoot cabling; perform local and remote loopback; explain the difference between static, dynamic, default, and gateway routes; recognize and implement basic router operations and configurations; implement basic switch operations and configurations; compare and contrast routed versus routing protocols; differentiate between a collision domain and a broadcast domain; discuss various protocols and architecture terminology; identify various network operating systems (e.g., Windows, Linux) and various network types; explain various network architectures (e.g., access, core, distribution) and various LAN, MAN, and WAN topologies; identify IP network addressing (e.g., IPv4 and IPv6); differentiate between classful and classless IP addressing, and Media Access Control (MAC) addressing; convert binary, hexadecimal, and decimal numbering systems; create subnets from a network address; identify and troubleshoot basic organizational/acceptable use policies; identify and troubleshoot network security attacks and breaches; identify and troubleshoot viruses, worms, and other forms of malware; install and maintain appropriate firewalls including NAT; explain general cryptography concepts; exhibit understanding of analysis and planning concepts; compare and contrast principles of logical and physical design; install, maintain, and troubleshoot physical networks according to design specifications; describe various access methods (e.g., ISP, DSL, Broadband/ Cable, Satellite, Wireless, Mobile); explain the principles of virtualization; and configure DHCP and DNS.  Performance Component:  Select and Connect Equipment to Set Up a Simple LAN with Two Workstations (39%), and Set up a Workgroup, Create Users, Create Shares and Install a Printer (61%).


NOCTI teacher exams assess individuals' technical knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.  These assessments are used in a large number of states as part of the teacher licensing/certification process as they assess competency in all aspects of a particular industry.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Computer Networking Fundamentals, Computer Science, or Computer Information Systems (11/13).