Last updated 2/12/2014
Certificate Code: 5659
This degree is offered only at the Quad-Cities Campus.
The Network Administrator Certificate prepares students for entry level into network administration. Students will plan, install, configure, administer, troubleshoot, and maintain networks using Windows Server Operating System. Students will take courses in Windows Server, Exchange Server (Mail) Administration, Linux operating systems, Cisco and basic network security. Several of the courses prepare students for certification exams including CompTIA’s N+ and Microsoft’s MCP.
Students starting this program and wishing to continue their reduction can do so with the Computer Specialist Network Administration Track AAS.
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
COER 112 — Microcomputer Operating Systems (3)
NETW 120 — Basic Computer Networks (3)
NETW 170 — Intro to Information Security (3)
NETW 210 — Windows Workstation - fall only (3)
NETW 125 — CISCO I (3)
NETW 145 — CISCO II (3)
NETW 215 — Windows Server - spring only (3)
NETW 216 — Windows Network Environment - spring only (3)
NETW 255 Advanced Networking/N+ Prep - spring only (3)
NETW 274 — Ethical Hacking and Security – spring only (3)
Minimum total hours required for certificate (30)
Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.