This program provides students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge to install, configure, manage, and maintain computer network systems and to write the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), CCNA and A+ certification examinations. Upon completion of this program students should be able to:
1. Install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot PC computer hardware
2. Install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot functional network operating systems, infrastructure services, equipment (including wireless), security, and protocols
3. Install, configure, manage, and maintain Cisco routers and switches network systems
4. Display a solid foundation in Internetworking and Cisco networking, including WAN, LAN, ISDN, TCP/IP, and SPX/IPX
5. Manage and maintain Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Environment, Network Structure, Exchange Server
6. Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional
7. Demonstrate the ability to administer client-server applications
8. Demonstrate knowledge of security protocols and methodologies
Potential Job Position Titles
Potential job position titles include Network Consultant, Network Administrator, Systems Director, Network Engineer, Network Support Engineer, Jr. Network Administrator, and Network Technician.
The average length of time for a student taking a full course load is 2 semesters (8 months).
A minimum of 32 semester credit hours is required for graduation.
All courses, 32 semester credit hours, are required:
Computer Architecture and Troubleshooting
Computer Architecture and Troubleshooting II
Network Operations Systems
Server Operating Systems
Routers and Switches I
Routers and Switches II
Network Infrastructure Administrations
Directory Services Administration
Note: Students who passed the A+ Essentials exam or already have an A+ certification (CompTIA’s 2006 or 2009 A+ exam) have the option of bypassing the IS 185 and IS 186 courses.
Certifications accomplished: A+, CCNA, MCITP