• Information Technology II covers the basic concepts of networking, network operating systems, networking types, standards and how data is encoded and transmitted, network protocol, services, and career options. Students should be prepared to take the Microsoft Technology Associate: Networking Fundamentals Certification exam at the end of the course. Students are required to take the Microsoft Technology Associate Certification by the State of Mississippi and are given the opportunity if they meet the instructors’ expectations to take the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam.