Information Technology Specialist - Network Administration

29 credit Certificate program

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Program Description:
The Computer Networking Certificate Program is designed to prepare participants with foundation level skills for a job in computer networking. The curriculum in this program will help prepare you for the following professional certifications: A+, Network+, CNA, CCNA, and MCP. The 29-credit certificate can easily be extended into either the 59-credit diploma or 72-credit Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Program outcomes include:
• Perform PC configuration and maintenance tasks, including hardware and OS installation and troubleshooting, and configuration for network services
• Describe the OSI Reference Model, layered communications principles, and routing, bridging and switching principles and devices, and use these concepts effectively in verbal and written communication
• Manage Cisco router hardware and the Cisco Internet Operating System (IOS), including planning, installation, configuration, management, upgrading and troubleshooting of routers and switches
• Analyze organizational networking needs, and design and implement Local Area and Wide Area Networks (LANs and WANs), including hardware and software configuration and management, and security (access control)

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Required Courses:
Course IDCreditsNameDescription
CIS15213A+ Operating System TechnologiesThis course prepares the student to describe the technologies and apply the skills identified in the CompTIA A+ Operating Systems Technologies Examination Objectives. (Prerequisites: READ0465, ENGL0460 and MATH0460) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS15213A+ Operating System TechnologiesThis course prepares the student to describe the technologies and apply the skills identified in the CompTIA A+ Operating Systems Technologies Examination Objectives. (Prerequisites: None)(1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS15223A+ Core HardwareThis course prepares the student to describe the technologies and apply the skills identified in the CompTIA A+ Core Hardware Examination Objectives. (Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL0460 and READ0465 or test out)(1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS17453Network Administration: UNIXAn introduction to the increasingly popular UNIX operating system using free Linux. Students will understand the architecture of UNIX (file system, processes, and device management), learn how to use common UNIX application and utility programs, program in scripting languages, and learn basic UNIX systems and network administration methods and techniques. (Prerequisites: ENGL0460, READ0465 and MATH0460) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS17453Network Administration: UNIXAn introduction to the increasingly popular UNIX operating system using free Linux. Students will understand the architecture of UNIX (file system, processes, and device management), learn how to use common UNIX application and utility programs, program in scripting languages, and learn basic UNIX systems and network administration methods and techniques. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing or concurrent enrollment) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS19463CISCO Networking IThis course is the first in a series of four courses that deal with the CISCO core content. This course prepares the student to take the CCNA (CISCO Certified Networking Associate) exam. (Prerequisites: READ0465, ENGL0460 and MATH0460, or concurrent enrollment) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS19473CISCO Networking IIThis course is the second in a series of four courses that deal with the CISCO core content. This course prepares the student to take the CCNA or CISCO Certified Networking Associate exam. (Prerequisites: CIS1946) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS19503Network Administration: Windows ClientThis course is intended to help students learn how to plan, implement, manage, and support the latest Microsoft Windows Client operating system and prepare for the associated Microsoft Certified Professional examination. (Prerequisites: CIS1402, CIS1521, or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS19503Network Administration: Windows ClientThis course is intended to help students learn how to plan, implement, manage, and support the latest Microsoft Windows Client operating system and prepare for the associated Microsoft Certified Professional examination. (Prerequisites: CIS1401, CIS1521, or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS29483CISCO Networking IIIThis course is the third in a series of four courses that deal with the CISCO core content. This course prepares the student to take the CCNA (CISCO Certified Networking Associate) exam. (Prerequisite: CIS1947) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/ 0 hrs OJT)
CIS29493CISCO Networking IVThis course is the fourth in a series of four courses that deal with the CISCO core content. This course prepares the student to take the CCNA (CISCO Certified Networking Associate) exam. (Prerequisite: CIS2948) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)

Pre-Program Requirements:
Successful entry into this program requires a specific level of skill in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading. Program entry will depend, in part, on meeting the prerequisites listed below:

English:
• A score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, ENGL0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
Mathematics:
• A score of 71 or higher on the Elementary Algebra Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of MATH0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, MATH0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
Reading:
• A score of 78 or higher on the Reading Comprehension portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, READ0465 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Electives:
Technical Electives (Choose three credits from the following:)
CIS1500 COMPUTER USER SUPPORT (Completion of semester I of any CIS degree or diploma program) 3 CR
CIS2560 WEB SERVER ADMINISTRATION (CIS1519 or CIS1521) 3 CR
CIS2845 NETWORK ADMINISTRATION: UNIX NETWORKING AND SECURITY ((CIS1745) 3 CR