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Network Administration Technician Certificate

Program OverviewCourse Guide
Network Administration plays a vital part in all companies from start-ups to the largest global players. Network Administration is a highly sought after skill that can provide students with job security and enhanced earning potential. The Network Administration program is an affordable and convenient way to get the training students need to launch a rewarding career in the expanding IT field. The certificate provides a comprehensive overview of networking concepts and skills, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network, with an emphasis on practical application and workforce readiness. Also, the certificate teaches the advanced skills needed to install, configure, monitor, and troubleshoot small to medium-sized networks and manage wireless, and security. Completion of this certificate can prepare students for industry-wide certification. The Network Administration Certificate can also be used toward an Associate of Applied Science in Technology Degree.

Required Coursework (40 hours)

CIS 101 Introduction to Computers 4 credits
CIS 102 Cisco I* 3 credits
CIS 103 Cisco II* 3 credits
CIS 104 Cisco III* 3 credits
CIS 105 Cisco IV* 3 credits
CIS 172 Linux Operating Systems* 3 credits
CIS 220 Computer Technician Essentials* 3 credits
CIS 240 Introduction to Networking* 3 credits
CIS 241 Install and Configure a Windows Network* 3 credits
CIS 243 Administrating a Windows Server* 3 credits
CIS 244 Advanced Management of Windows Network* 3 credits
CIS 245 Network Security* 3 credits
CIS 248 Networking Capstone Project* 3 credits
Total: 40 credits
*Course has a prerequisite(s)


Effective: Fall 2015
Revised: 12/21/16