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  • Course description
    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.

    Program Length

    The average length of time for a student taking a full course load is 2 semesters (8 months).


    Program Content

    A minimum of 32 semester credit hours is required for graduation.


    Required Courses

    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

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