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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5031
Effective Term: 2021 Fall   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 18-21
CIP Code: 11.1001

Instructional Council: Computer Information Systems (12)

GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career in the following job fields:
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts
15-1122 Information Security Analysts
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists

Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career in the following job fields:
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers
15-1143 Computer Network Architects

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Microsoft System Administration program is designed to provide students with background knowledge and skills required for learning the specific tasks and industry recognized standards associated with computer networks and data communications. The program includes a core of Microsoft courses to develop professionals who implement, manage, and troubleshoot existing network and system environments based on current Microsoft operating systems including active directory, messaging services, file and print servers, and firewalls. The courses in the program are also designed to help prepare students for the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) - Windows Server 2016 certification exams. Students who complete this program may seek employment in a variety of environments. Students can also pursue additional Certificates of Completion (CCL) in a variety of specializations within the information technology field to deepen their knowledge and skills and to help prepare them for multiple industry certification examinations. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration is also available.

Required Courses
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
May be waived by permission of the Program Director (0) 0-3

CIS121AH Microsoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations 3
MST150++ Any Microsoft Windows course 3
+ MST155DC Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 4
+ MST157DC Networking with Windows Server 4
+ MST158DB Installing and Configuring Windows Server 4
Credits: 18-21

Learning Outcomes
1. Monitor events and manage network resources.(MST155DC, MST157DC, MST158DB)
2. Install, configure, and manage a Microsoft network operating system, virtualization, containerization, and Deployment Services. (CIS105, CIS121AH, MST150++, MST155DC, MST157DC, MST158DB)
3. Install, configure, and manage networks with Microsoft Active Directory services and policies including Federation Services. (MST158DB)
4. Design, install, configure, and manage Microsoft network infrastructure services. (CIS121AH, MST155DC, MST157DC, MST158DB)
5. Configure and manage resource security with permissions based access control including file system permissions. (CIS121AH, MST150++, MST155DC, MST157DC, MST158DB)
6. Design, install, configure, and manage high availability and scalable systems while also employing disaster recovery planning. (MST150++, MST155DC, MST157DC)
7. Utilize scripting to automate system administration tasks. (CIS121AH)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 26, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.