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Network Administration with Cyber-Security Fundamentals Certificate
Semester Hours:  27 - 28
Effective Term: Fall 2015
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Program Description: This Certificate prepares students for responsibilities in creating a network, configuring a network and incorporating cyber-security fundamentals, which leads to an entry-level position as a network administrator. Successful completion may lead to Microsoft Certified System Administration, Network+ Certification, and CCNA Certification.

Recommended Proficiencies: RDG094

Course Requirements
Network Administration Certificate (27 to 28 Credits)

Core Requirements (27)
CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)
CIS121 Microcomputer Operating System Fundamentals (3)
CIS130 Network Essentials (3)
CIS150 Windows 2008 Server (3)
CIS152 Network Infrastructure (3)
CIS153 Network Security (3)
CIS213 Linux Server (3)
CIS215 CISCO Routers (3)

Complete one of the following options:
CIS219 Exchange Server 2003 (3)
CIS210 Cloud Computing (3)
CIS220 Security for Wireless Networks (3)

Optional Internship course (1):
BUS196 Applied Business Internship (1) (45-90 hour internship in related industry)

Other Requirements
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Demonstrate installing and configuring Windows server.
2. (Synthesis Level) Create active directories in Windows server.
3. (Synthesis Level) Create and modify user accounts, server policies.
4. (Application Level) Demonstrate installing and configuring Active Directory, DNS and DHCP.
6. (Application Level) Demonstrate installing and configuring network protocols and network clients.
8. (Comprehension Level) Identify and learn protection methods to reduce network security risks.
9. (Evaluation Level) Appraise network communication security.
10. (Synthesis Level) Master an area of specialization, either Exchange e-mail, Wireless Security or Cloud Computing.
11. (Application Level) Apply security and encryption in Exchange server.
12. (Application Level) Demonstrate installation and configuration of Linux.
13. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate configuration skills to internetwork environments Linux and Microsoft OS systems.
Standards for Program
1. Configure correctly and troubleshoot given scenarios for a Windows Server and client operating systems.
2. Analyze and choose the proper network topology to implement a network solution.
3. Implement and apply the proper security policies and procedures to a network infrastructure.
4. Apply the proper routing configuration to the network.
5. Configure correctly and troubleshoot given scenarios for CISCO routers.
6. Appropriately secure the communication between different networks.
7. Successfully transport data across various networks.
9. Troubleshoot and solve various given networking problems.