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Computer Networking courses will provide the learner with the fundamentals of computer networking, including the practical and conceptual skills needed to understand basic networking, build simple local area networks, perform basic device configurations, implement IP address schemes, and configure and troubleshoot routers and switches.

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Program Description

Additionally, learners will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to install, configure, customize, optimize, and troubleshoot the Microsoft Windows operating system in a stand-alone and network environment, including installing and managing Microsoft Server and its roles.
 
The Certificate in Computer Networking is a great way to kick-start your career. You may choose from online and on-campus course-delivery options. This flexibility allows you to complete coursework at your convenience and on your schedule.
 

Course List

CIS 164 Networking Fundamentals I
Credits: 4

Typically Offered: FASPSU

This course teaches the fundamentals of networking communications. Students will learn practical and conceptual skills that create a foundation for understanding basic networking. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple local area networks, perform basic device configurations, and implement IP addressing schemes. In addition to gaining practical networking experience, this course helps to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.
CIS 165 Networking Fundamentals II
Credits: 4

Prerequisite: CIS 164

Typically Offered: SPRING

This course teaches the architecture, components, and operations of devices for network communication. Students will learn to configure switches and routers to meet small network requirements. By the end of this course, students can configure and troubleshoot routers and switches. In addition to gaining practical networking experience, this course helps to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.
CIS 197 Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3

Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

CIS 212 Windows Operating System Client
Credits: 3

Typically Offered: FALLSPR

The course helps learners to gain the knowledge and skills to install, configure, customize, optimize, and troubleshoot the Microsoft Windows operating system in a stand-alone and network environment. This course provides a foundation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification.
CIS 216 Implementing Windows Network Infrastructure
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: CIS 212 or instructor approval.

Typically Offered: SPRING

This course helps learners who will be responsible for configuring, managing, and troubleshooting a network infrastructure that uses the Microsoft Windows Server products. Students will learn how to install and manage a Microsoft Server and it roles. DHCP, DNS, RRAS, and File and Print services will be explored along with other roles and services. This course can help provide a foundation for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certifications.
CIS 223 Linux System Administration
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: CIS 107 or instructor approval.

Typically Offered: SPRING

This course covers topics relating to the administration of Linux computer systems. It provides experience in user management, task scheduling, system logging, shell scripting, system security, and other common system administration tasks. In addition to gaining practical Linux experience, this course helps to prepare students for the CompTIA Linux+ certification exams.