Network Design and Administration

Network Certifications

Many Network Design and Administration courses cover objectives towards industry certifications. The following list helps you determine which classes cover certification objectives. Remember that the course is only the first step in the certification process, many hours of study and hands-on practice are required before testing. Testing information can be found at www.2test.com or www.vue.com.

CompTIA A+
CIS 201 - PC Hardware - A+
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
CIS 250 - Cisco Network Fundamentals
CIS 251 - Cisco Routing
CIS 252 - Cisco Switching
CIS 253 - Cisco WAN Technologies
MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist)
CIS 205 - Advanced Operating Systems (Windows 7)
CIS 244 - Windows Server (2008)
CIS 236 - Windows Server Networking (2008)
CIS 263 - Exchange Server Administration (2007)
Security+
CIS 270 - Principles of Network Security

Offerings:

A.A.S. Degree and Certificates

The Network Design and Administration program prepares students as local- and wide-area network administrators. Successful completion of the program provides students with the essential skills of network administration including network design, implementation, maintenance, optimization, and troubleshooting, utilizing a variety of network operating systems, and hardware platforms and protocols. These include but are not limited to Microsoft, Cisco, and LINUX/UNIX. Upon completion, students have covered objectives leading toward professional certification. Effective oral and written communications are emphasized throughout the program.

Program Requirements:

  • Students must have completed BT 101 and CIS 110 or obtained permission from the program lead.
  • All required courses must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or better before proceeding to the next quarter or before a diploma is awarded.

Career opportunities include: network administrator, network engineer, network analyst, network technician, systems administrator, and network support engineer.

The Network Design and Administration program offers a 3 quarter certificate. In addition, you may choose from the following specialized certificates:

  • CICSO Networking
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Microsoft Networking
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Mobile Health Information Technology
    • MDM + CAHIMS
    • CAHMIMS certification prep demonstrates knowledge mobile software development, facilitating entry-level careers in health IT
  • Unix Networking

Consult the Program Guide for detailed information.


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