Networking Administrator One-Year Certificate – Level One

You know that recurring nightmare where you’re stuck in slow-moving traffic without an exit in sight? Yeesh. You’re at your best when things are flowing smoothly, and you’re always up to speed on the latest technology. We won’t slow you down.

Degree Plan

Resources

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
BCIS 1305
Business Computer Applications
3
ITSC 1321
Intermediate PC Operating Systems
3
CPMT 1311
Introduction to Computer Maintenance
3
ITCC 1314
CCNA 1: Introduction to Computer Maintenance
3
ITNW 1354
Implementing and Supporting Servers
3
Total 15
Second Semester Hours
ITNW 1345
Implementing Network Directory Services
3
*ITCC 1344
CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials
3
*ITCC 2320
CCNA 3: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation
3
Total 9

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
ITSC 2339
Personal Computer Help Desk Support
3
ITNW 1353
Supporting Network Server Infrastructure
3
 ITSY 1342
Information Technology Security
3
Total
Total Hours
9
33

*ITCC 1344 & ITCC 2320 are to be taken in the same semester.

To learn more, please contact us.

Dianna Kinsey
Program Coordinator & Professor of Computer Technology
903-823-3346
email
Dixon Boyles, Ed.D. 
Dean of Business and Social Sciences
903-823-3192
email

Networking Administrator Course Descriptions

ITCC 1401 Introduction to Networks

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of either course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. Co-requisite: Must be enrolled concurrently in ITCC 1404.

ITCC 1404 Introduction to Networks

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of either course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. Co-requisite: Must be concurrently enrolled in ITCC 1401.

ITNW 1308 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems

The fundamentals of managing and configuring network clients.

ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies

Instruction in networking essential concepts including the OSI reference model, network protocols, transmission media, and networking hardware and software. Identify media used in network communications, distinguish among them, and determine how to use them to connect servers and clients in a network; recognize the primary network architectures, identify their major characteristics, and determine which would be most appropriate for a proposed network; determine how to implement and support the major networking components, including the server, operating system,  and clients; distinguish between Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) and identify the components used to expand a LAN into a WAN; and determine how to implement connectivity devices in the larger LAN/WAN environment.

ITNW 1354 Implementing and Supporting Servers

Implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate servers in a networked computing environment.

ITNW 1353 Supporting Network Server Infrastructure

Installing, configuring, managing, and supporting a network infrastructure. Prerequisite: ITNW 1354 or approval of instructor.

ITNW 1345 Implementing Network Directory Services

In-depth coverage of the skills necessary to install, configure, and administer Network Directory Service. Prerequisite: ITNW 1354 or approval of instructor.

Approved Electives

CPMT 1311 A+ Introduction to Computer Maintenance

A study of the information for the assembly of a microcomputer system. Emphasis on the evolution of microprocessors and microprocessor bus structures. Identify modules that make up a computer system and its operation; identify each type of computer bus structure; and assemble/setup microcomputer systems, accessory boards, and install/connect associated peripherals.

CPMT 2345 Supporting Users for Help Desk

A study of the diagnosis and troubleshooting of user hardware and software related problems. Topics include the techniques required to resolve a service call, troubleshooting and configuring software issues, and resolving Microsoft Office and Outlook e-mail application problems through hands-on activities. Prerequisite: ITSC 1321 or CPMT 1311.

ITSC 1307 UNIX Operating System I

A study of the UNIX operating system including multi-user concepts, terminal emulation, use of system editor, basic UNIX commands, and writing script files. Topics include introductory systems management concepts.

ITMT 1303 Querying MS SQL Server

Introductory coverage of the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server. Describe uses of and ways to execute the Transact-SQL language; use querying tools; write SELECT queries; group and summarize data; join data from multiple tables; modify data in tables; query text fields with full search text; and describe how to create programming objects. Prerequisite: BCIS 1310, COSC 1309 or approval of instructor.