Training Programs

Our presentation will


Explain the requirements and expectations of becoming a member of Star Dot Engineer Foundation Student Organization.

  • 18-24 years of age

  • High School Diploma

  • Interest in Technology

  • Pass Short Assessment Exam


Intro Tech 


Once Accepted


You will have access to entire catalog of IT material. This is a 12 month pass and you can take as many virtual classes as you like, however you and your mentor will meet with to determine the path you would like to pursue. Star Dot Engineer will sponsor your first Certification Exam in the technology pillar of your choice. After the year you can apply for our continue education track to achieve other certifications.

After being accepted


The student must adhere to the following to remain in the program

  • Meet with mentor once a week

  • Agree to 12 Month Program

  • Stay committed to course schedule (Mentor will review progress)

  • Pass sample quizzes and exams each month

  • Schedule date for Certification Exam

This Course will

  • Teach you the knowledge and skills to install, configure, and operate a small- to medium-sized network

  • Provide a foundation in the essentials of networking, security, and automation

  • Prepare you for the 200-301 CCNA exam, which earns CCNA certification 

Topics Covered


  • Introduction to VPNs

  • Introduction to Network Technologies

    • Routing​ (Layer 3)

    • IOS

    • Layer 2

  • IPV4 TCP & UDP

  • WAN Technologies

  • IPV4 Routing

  • Introduction to IPV6

  • Implementing Interswitch Connectivity - VLANs & Trunks

  • Access-Control List

  • Enhancing Networks with QoS




Additional Topics


  • Guide to Network Address Translation (NAT)

  • Network Monitoring with SNMP & SYSLOG

  • Understanding DHCP, DNS, & NTP Services

  • Switch Security Features

  • Rapid PVST+ Spanning-Tree Protocol

  • Wi-Fi Fundamentals

  • Online CCNA Bootcamp

This Course will

  • Complete programming illiteracy to a level of programming knowledge which allows you to design, write, debug, and run programs encoded in the Python language, and to understand the basic concepts of software development technology

  • The only preliminary requirement is the ability to use a personal computer and very basic knowledge in mathematics

  • Full Stack Engineer's guide to Network Programmability with Python



Topics Covered


  • Introduction to Programming with Python

  • Functional Programming with Python

  • Object Oriented Programming with Python

  • Python 101 for Network Engineers

  • Exceptions with Python


Additional Topics


  • Modules and Packages with Python

  • Java Fundamentals

  • Linux Fundamentals 

  • Network Automation with Python and Ansible

This Course will

  • Teach you about the four primary disciplines of information technology (IT) and cybersecurity. This introduction to IT course is designed to help you decide which career path is right for you.

  • Prepare you for in-demand industry certifications with courses, virtual labs, and practice tests tied directly to the exam’s learning objectives.

Topics Covered


  • Wireshark Technologies

  • Network Fundamentals Series

  • Network Security Fundamentals & Concepts

  • Layer 2 Security for CCNA

  • Linux Fundamentals for Network Engineers

  • Shell/Powershell Scripting Fundamentals

  • Introduction to Ethical Hacking




Additional Topics


  • Ethical Hacking Scanning Networks

  • Ethical Hacking Enumeration

  • Ethical Hacking Denial of Service

  • Linux Security & Server Hardening

  • Information Security Governance (CISM)

  • Understanding Common Network Applications

  • Introduction to Penetration Testing

This Course will

  • Azure, AWS or Google Cloud introduction to Cloud/SDN engineering

  • Hands on lab experience building and implementing cloud technologies

  • Prepare for industry certifications exam and focus on learning objectives

  • Network Virtualization with VMware NSX



Topics Covered

  • CompTIA Cloud+

  • Intro to Serverless Computing

  • Azure Design and Implementation

  • Introduction to Core Azure Services and Cloud Concepts

  • Introduction to Azure Security, Privacy Compliance & Trust


Additional Topics


  • Azure Infrastructure Implementations

  • Good Cloud Network Fundamentals

  • DevOps with Google Cloud

  • Google Cloud Platform Security

  • AWS Echosystem Overview