Information Technology Specialist - Network Administration
29 credit Certificate program
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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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Course Outlines: CLICK HERE Required Courses:
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:
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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