Computer Networking (CompTIA Network+) - IT Career Lab (VIRTUAL)
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 to Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Students participate in 4.5 weeks of virtual (Zoom-based) classroom instruction and guided lab work, online study, testing, and career transition workshops.

For computer networking studies, students prepare for CompTIA’s Network+. Instruction is provided via classroom-based labs and simulated labs. The reading materials for this class come directly from CompTIA. Practice exams are provided to help prepare students for the testing environment.

The Network+ validates a person’s knowledge and skills to:

  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage and maintain essential network devices
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Support the creation of virtualized networks

During their training, students continue to enhance skills in career transition workshops. These sessions prepare students to compete in theIT labor market by providing them with guidance in resume construction, helping them to sharpen their interviewing skills and providing information regarding networking through social media.

How to Participate

Attend an information session to learn more about IT Career Lab training offerings and to get detailed instructions for how to apply.  

To begin your application visit our IT Career Lab MN landing page -

For more information and assistance, contact Jared Fessler - - 612-760-3425


CompTIA Network+ Certification - To learn more about this valuable IT certification visit the CompTIA website -

Job Placement - In addition to IT certification, the other main goal of our programs is entry-level IT job placement.  Our IT recruitment staff provides customized job search training and support to help you obtain a role in the IT sector.  

Learn more about occupations related to this training

Computer User Support Specialists

Computer Network Support Specialists

Program Costs

There is no financial cost for individuals eligible for State-funded grant programs.  

Current grants can pay full tuition for women and/or people of color.  Eligibility subject to approval by State and other third-party funders.  To apply for grant funds, please contact Jared Fessler (contact info above) to begin the process.  

CompTIA Network+ Program includes 80+ hours of live, Zoom-based instruction, comprehensive access to all course materials and learning management systems, practice exams, testing vouchers and full service via Pearson VUE Center, and Dell laptop computer.   

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