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Network Technology: Microsoft® Undergraduate Certificate

School of Business and Technology

The Network Technology: Microsoft undergraduate certificate is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to administer Microsoft networks in a variety of environments. The curriculum addresses the foundational application of topologies, servers, systems, and hardware along with planning, designing, configuring, and troubleshooting Microsoft networks in environments ranging from small, local networks to enterprisewide integrated networks. Learners apply an understanding of troubleshooting strategies, networking, and security issues within the server operating systems such as Apple, Android, and Windows environments as well as planning, designing, installing, configuring, and administering Windows and advanced server environments.

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Eight Required Courses

 

 

24 quarter credits

IT2250
Introduction to Network Technology

This course introduces learners to the key concepts underlying Local Area Network (LAN), Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), and Wide Area Network (WAN). Learners examine the layered architecture of the network protocol stack, including the OSI and the TCP/IP models, and apply the principles of designing networks and implementing network protocols. Learners also apply topics of network topologies, cloud computing, networking devices, cabling, and basic network security.

3 quarter credits
IT3315
Hardware and Operating Systems

In this course, learners demonstrate their knowledge of hardware and operating systems, focusing on peripherals and file management. Learners use modern operating systems, including Windows, Linux and MacOS to demonstrate their skill with hardware and operating systems.

3 quarter credits
IT3318
Systems Administration

This course provides the opportunity for learners to acquire the foundational skills and knowledge required of a systems administrator. Learners employ tools and procedures to install, configure, administer, troubleshoot, and maintain modern computer systems.

3 quarter credits
IT3355 *
Network Architecture

Learners in this course demonstrate their knowledge and skills with the fundamentals of network architecture. Learners apply knowledge of network characteristics and network topologies to develop a scope document for a proposed network architecture. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT2250.

3 quarter credits
IT3358
Information Security Concepts for the Information Technology Professional

Learners in this course demonstrate their knowledge of information security fundamentals. Learners apply their understanding of the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability to the basics of access control and network security measures.

3 quarter credits
IT4150 *
Internetworking Architectures 1

Learners in this course develop their understanding of the design and integration of multi-protocol networks (local area networks and wide area networks) to form an enterprise network. Learners design intranets/internets, virtual local area networks (VLANs), and firewalls using different internetworking devices and media. Learners gain the skills needed to configure Cisco® equipment, and analyze issues associated with designing enterprise networks including cost, compatibility, expandability, security, and future requirements. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT3355 and IT3358.

3 quarter credits
IT4520 *
Advanced Network Infrastructures Administration

In this course, learners examine and apply advanced network administration concepts using the latest network operating system’s (NOS) tools for deploying servers and configuring remote access, web services, and network application services within an enterprise network. Learners evaluate virtual machines, integrated services, cluster failover, load balancing, RAID, IIS, SMTP, SAN, and SSL. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4510.

3 quarter credits
IT4530 *
Enterprise Administration

Learners employ administration concepts related to enterprise networks using the latest network operating system’s (NOS) tools for deploying servers and configuring network application services within an enterprise network. Learners also apply concepts such as IP addressing, name resolution, remote access, Terminal Services, Active Directory, authentication, and data security to large enterprise networks. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4520.

3 quarter credits

 

 

Total

 

 

24 quarter credits

* Denotes courses that have prerequisite(s). Refer to the descriptions for further details.