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
- 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)
- CIS 270 - Principles of Network Security
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.
- 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.