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Network Infrastructure Learning Solutions by Job Role

Network infrastructure refers to the hardware and software resources of an entire network that enable network connectivity, communication, operations and management of an enterprise network. Helping an organization determine how to build, design, and protect their network is a highly demanded skill.

To help professionals learn on-the-job skills needed to advance and help propel their businesses forward, New Horizons offers training solutions that can help meet the development demands of your business. Below are our recommended training courses for job roles surrounding a Network Infrastructure.


Infrastructure Engineer

Infrastructure Engineers install, maintain, upgrade, and continuously improve an organization's operating environment. They also maintain the ongoing reliability, performance, and support of the infrastructure, which includes monitoring the operating environments, responding to incidents, problems, and planning for growth. Infrastructure Engineers deploy the release of new technologies as well as design, install, configure, maintain, and perform testing of PC/server operating systems, networks, and related utilities and hardware. Other responsibilities include troubleshooting problems as reported by users, supporting Web access and electronic messaging services and maintaining a secure systems environment. They also provide infrastructure solutions based on application needs and anticipated growth, install new servers, and maintain the infrastructure.

Cisco Learning Solutions

  • Cisco Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 v3.0 (ICND1)
    In this five-day course, students will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a WAN, and identifying basic security threats.

  • Cisco Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 v3.0 (ICND2)
    In this five-day course, students will learn to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network, focusing on redundant topologies, configuring EIGRP and multi-area OSPF, understanding Wide Area Network technologies, device management and Cisco.

  • Cisco Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks v2.0 (TSHOOT)
    In this five-day course, students will learn and practice techniques to monitor and troubleshoot routed and switched networks. Troubleshooting methods, procedures, and tools are explored. Different organizations are introduced in a series of scenarios for the student to work with. Students will work to solve as many of the troubleshooting tickets as they can during each scenario.

Microsoft Learning Solutions

  • 20740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
    This five-day course is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

  • 20741 Networking with Windows Server 2016
    This five-day course provides the fundamental networking skills required to deploy and support Windows Server 2016 in most organizations. It covers IP fundamentals, remote access technologies, and more advanced content including software defined networking.

VMware Learning Solutions

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.7
    This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

Network Administrator/Systems Administrator

A Network Administrator, also known as a Systems Administrator, is responsible for keeping an organization’s computer network up to date and running smoothly. Their duties can be wide or narrow depending on the organization and how complex its networks are, but in general, they are responsible for the following tasks: Installing network and computer systems; Maintaining, repairing, and upgrading network and computer systems; Diagnosing and fixing problems or potential problems with the network and its hardware, software, and systems; and Monitoring network and systems to improve performance.

Cisco Learning Solutions

Microsoft Learning Solutions

  • 10982 Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10
    This five-day course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to support and troubleshoot Windows 10 PCs and devices in a Windows Server domain environment. These skills include understanding of Windows 10 features, how they can be used in an Active Directory environment and how to troubleshoot them.

  • 20740 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
    This five-day course is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

  • 20741 Networking with Windows Server 2016
    This five-day course provides the fundamental networking skills required to deploy and support Windows Server 2016 in most organizations. It covers IP fundamentals, remote access technologies, and more advanced content including software defined networking.

VMware Learning Solutions

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.7
    This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

Network Architect

Network Architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from a small connection between two offices, to a multinational series of globally distributed communications systems. Network Architects must have extensive knowledge of an organization’s business plan to design a network that can help the organization achieve its goals.

Cisco Learning Solutions

  • Cisco Implementing Cisco IP Routing v2.0 (ROUTE)
    In this five-day course, students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, and monitor a scalable routed network. Students will also learn how to redistribute routes, implement path control, and secure Cisco routers.

  • Cisco Implementing Cisco Network Security 3.0 (IINS)
    This five-day course focuses on security principles and technologies, using Cisco security products to provide hands-on examples.

  • Cisco Implementing Cisco Switched Networks v2.0 (SWITCH)
    In this five-day course, students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to create an efficient enterprise network while focusing on such topics as Layer 2 and multilayer switch functions including VLANs, trunks, inter-VLAN routing, as well as network security and high availability features.

VMware Learning Solutions


Network Manager

Network Managers are responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring, and managing the local and wide area networks of an organization to ensure maximum uptime for users. The role can include designing system configurations, documenting and managing the installation of a new network, and maintaining and upgrading existing systems as necessary.

CompTIA Learning Solutions

  • CompTIA Linux+
    In this five-day course, students will acquire the skills needed to install and support one or more distributions of the Linux operating system and learn information and skills that will be helpful as you prepare for certification.

Cisco Learning Solutions

  • Cisco Implementing Cisco IP Routing v2.0 (ROUTE)
    In this five-day course, students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, and monitor a scalable routed network. Students will also learn how to redistribute routes, implement path control, and secure Cisco routers.

  • Cisco Implementing Cisco Switched Networks v2.0 (SWITCH)
    In this five-day course, students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to create an efficient enterprise network while focusing on such topics as Layer 2 and multilayer switch functions including VLANs, trunks, inter-VLAN routing, as well as network security and high availability features.

Microsoft Learning Solutions

  • 20741 Networking with Windows Server 2016
    This five-day course provides the fundamental networking skills required to deploy and support Windows Server 2016 in most organizations. It covers IP fundamentals, remote access technologies, and more advanced content including software defined networking.

VMware Learning Solutions

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v6.7
    This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

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Note: The courses listed above are our recommendations for some of the most common roles within Network Infrastructures; however, your organization may have slightly different titles and/or responsibilities. Please speak with one of our expert Account Representatives to discuss the specific learning requirements for you and your business.

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