The Network Administration Career Studies Certificate and CISCO CCNA Training provide students with the knowledge to administer local area networks.
A QUALITY EDUCATION
This is a one-year (two semesters) program with courses and training including active directory, server administration, router and network basics and configurations (ICND1) CISCO, switching and WAN technologies, virtual infrastructure and Linux system management. The student will be exposed to the theory and practice of network administration enabling them to manage enterprise critical resources.
In addition to acquiring broad knowledge of network administration, students in the program will be prepared for the exams to earn CompTIA Network +, CISCO Certified Technician (CCT) and CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certifications. They will also acquire the communications, problem solving and teamwork skills necessary to succeed in their chosen career.
Key Skills Learned
- Basic networking installation, supporting, repairing, and troubleshooting
- Identify physical and logical topologies, common networking standards and popular networking protocols, and network connectivity
- Demonstrate the installation, configuration, key concepts, utilization and purpose of a network server.
- Demonstrate installation, configuration, and administration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of Active Directory components
- Understand installation, configuration, administration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of Network Infrastructure services
- Demonstrate problem solving experience to supplement instruction in Networking Fundamentals-CISCO
- Knowledge to install operate and troubleshoot a small to medium sized branch office enterprise network
- Knowledge of configuring wireless devices, configuring VLANS, connecting to WAN and implementing network security
- Demonstrate knowledge in LAN segmentation
- Demonstrate knowledge in network management
- Understand installation, configuration, and administration of the Linux OS and emphasizes the use of Linux as a network client and workstation
Why complete this training?
This program will prepare those students interested in a career in network administration.
Network Administration (CSC)
Degree: Career Studies Certificate
Program Code: 221-732-01
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 26
Distance Learning Option Available
Davis Hall 240
Purpose: The Certificate in Network Administration is designed to provide students with the knowledge to administer local area networks. The student will be exposed to the theory and practice of network administration enabling them to manage enterprise critical resources.
- Network Technician
- Network Manager
- Network Administrator
- System Technician
Compliments the professions of:
MIS Director, IT Director ,General Manager, and Supervisor
Ideal for the small business worker who has the responsibility of supporting a small to medium size local area network in addition to other job duties.
Admission Requirements: Admission to the program is governed by the established admission requirements to the College. Prior knowledge of computer hardware, software and Internet is preferred. A degree in information systems, management or other business/technical program would be extremely helpful.
Program Requirements: The curriculum in Network Administration is designed to fulfill two goals. The first goal is to prepare the student for certification as a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) and to receive the CompTIA Network+ certification. The MCP certification is a Microsoft certification that involves taking and passing one Microsoft certification exam. Becoming an MCP is the first step in becoming a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) or Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). Business and industry recognize Microsoft Certified Professionals as experts in their respective field. The second goal is for the student to actually be able to plan, implement, and service a local area network (LAN). The student is provided with the basic knowledge needed to understand the working relationship of LAN components on an enterprise basis. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and meeting the challenges associated with enterprise wide LAN administration.
Delivery Modes: Program is available through web-based, traditional or on-site courses.
- ITN 113: Active Directory
- ITN 101: Introduction to Networking Concepts
- ITN 112: Network Infrastructure Administration (NIA)
- ITN 111: Server Administration
- Lecture Hours: 12
- Lab Hours: 0
- Course Credits: 12
- ITN 154: Network Fundamentals, Router Basics, and Configurations (ICND1) – Laboratory
- ITN 155: Switching, Wireless and WAN technologies (ICND2) CISCO
- ITN 254: Virtual Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration
- ITN 170: Linux System Administration
- Lecture Hours: 11
- Lab Hours: 6
- Course Credits: 14
Total Minimum Credits: 26
PAYING FOR COLLEGE
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CISCO Training Available Spring 2021
ITN 154 – Network Fundamentals, Router Basics, and Configuration (ICND1) – Cisco
Provides instruction in the fundamentals of networking environments, the basics of router operations, and basic router configuration. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 Hours. 4 credits
ITN 155 – Switching, Wireless, and WAN Technologies (ICND2) – Cisco
Provides the skills and knowledge to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small-to-medium sized branch office enterprise network, including configuring several switches and routers, configuring wireless devices, configuring VLANS, connecting to a WAN, and implementing network security. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 Hours. 4 credits
- Complete the training online
- Instructor/Student Engagement Integrated Curriculum