Network Administrator Certificate

Program Description

This certificate is offered 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, Linux operating systems, Cisco and basic network security. Several of the courses prepare students for certification exams including CompTIA’s Network+, Security+ and Microsoft’s MCP.

Students enrolling in this program to continue their education, may do so with the Computer Information Technology Network Administration Track AAS.

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Suggested Courses

Course (Credit Hours):

First Semester

ITS 112 Operating Systems (3)
ITS 125 IT Professional Skills (1)
NETW 125 Introduction to Networks (4)
NETW 170 Intro to Information Security (3)
NETW 210 Windows Workstation – Fall Only (3)

Second Semester

NETW 145 Switching, Routing and Wireless (4)
NETW 215 Windows Server – Spring Only (3)
ITS 118 Computer Troubleshooting (3)
NETW 274 Ethical Hacking/Security+ Prep- Spring Only (3)
NETW 280 Cisco CCNA Security- Spring Only (3)

Minimum total hours required for certificate- 30

Minimum total hours required for degree: 30