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Course Title: Information Technology Specialist ALC
Course Number: 531-25B30-C45
Company: Regimental NCO Academy (RNCOA)
College:  Leader College for Network Operations (LCNO)
Division: Information Dissemination Management Division (IDMD)
Status Change Date: January 2013
Training Site: USASCoE&FG, Fort Gordon, GA
Length: 8 weeks, 48 days (486 Hours)
Managed:  Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS)
Prerequisites: Active Army enlisted Soldiers selected by HRC and Army Reserve/National Guard Soldiers qualified in MOS 25B. The following ranks may attend: SSG, SGT-(P), or SGT (with Commander's recommendation). Attendees must have successfully completed WLC, PLDC or equivalent. Also, meets the requirements outlined in AR 350-1, para 3-9 through 3-13 and para 3-47.  Personnel over 40 must complete a medical screening at their home installation before attending this course and provide a copy of their medical screening report during in-processing. Completion of Advanced Leaders Course Common Core dL (ALC CC dL) is required in order to graduate 531-25B30-C45. First priority will be given to SSGs. Second priority will be given to SGT-(P) who, because of unit shortages, performs in the position for which the training is designed. SGTs in a non-promotable status can request to attend with recommendation from their Unit Commander.


To provide leader and specialty training for Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) in Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 25B at Skill Level Three (SL3). Training will provide the student with the skills, knowledge and technical expertise to provide leadership in coordinating and supervising the employment, operation, management and maintenance of information technology systems in mobile and fixed facilities at all echelons.

Course Scope:

This course provides MOS 25B Skill Level 3 Soldiers resident technical training consisting of tasks related to Network Management from Cisco Exploration 3; Information Dissemination Management; Information Security; and Tactical Network Management. This course also provides the Army's Junior Noncommissioned Officers the skills they need to conduct military operations across the full spectrum of conflict including logistics operations at the squad and platoon levels. The student will be challenged to apply skills and knowledge obtained in this course in a tactical capstone Field Training Exercise (FTX).

Special Information: 

It is highly recommended that Soldiers visit the Signal Corps Regimental NCO Academy (RNCOA) website for information on resident course prerequisites, mandatory training requirements for graduation, and read ahead materials for the resident course. Students can access the RNCOA website directly at: http://www.signal.army.mil/rncoa/


Course Modules:

Module A, Microsoft:

Implement a Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Group Policy           
Implement an Active Directory (AD) Infrastructure 
Modify Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Group Policies    
Perform Restore of Active Directory (AD)   
Perform Backup of Active Directory (AD)   
Module Examination

Implement Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)        
Modify a Scope on a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server          
Perform a Backup of a Server
Perform a Restore of a Server
Establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on a Microsoft Server   
Implement Systems Management Server (SMS)       
Modify a UNIX-based File System on a Server       
Module Examination 

Modify a Database Structure Using Structured Query Language (SQL)     
Perform a Backup Procedure on a Database 
Perform a Restore Procedure on a Database 
Module Examination

Implement a SharePoint Server in Support of Collaboration Services          
Implement Anti-virus Server Software          
Create a Virtual Machine Using VMWare    
Module Examination 


Module B, SNORT:

Analyze SNORT Results in Support of Intrusion Detection
Update SNORT Signature Files in Support of Intrusion Detection  
Implement SNORT on a Network in Support of Intrusion Detection          
Module Examination

Module C, CISCO Semester 3:        

Implement Inter-Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) Routing on a Router
LAN Design
Basic Switch Concepts and Configurations
Inter-VLAN Routing
Module Examination

Module D, CPOF:

Implement a Command Post of the Future (CPOF) Mid-Tier Server

Module E, Leadership Training: Conducted at the RNCOA

Module F, Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED): Conducted at the RNCOA

Module G, Field Training Exercise (FTX): Conducted at the RNCOA

Module H, Administrative: Conducted at the RNCOA

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