Network Management Certificate

(Curriculum Code: CIS.NTM.CERT (C407M)

(Total Program Credits: 18)

The Network Management certificate is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to obtain an entry-level position in network planning, installation, security and administration. The certificate provides the option for students to prepare for CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification or CompTIA Network+ certification.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Network Management Certificate, the graduate will be able to:
  • describe network topologies, routers, switches and protocols in order to design a network;
  • demonstrate an approach to implement wired and wireless LAN’s, Internetworks and VPN’s (Virtual Private Networks) to enable communications and access to share resources;
  • analyze network traffic to troubleshoot network equipment; and
  • demonstrate script development in order to maintain a network.

(Spring 2022)

Placement Measures

Program Map for Full-Time Students

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 101Computer Systems & Business Applications

3

OR

CIS 102Professional Information Technology and Computer Science

3

 

CIS 174Windows Client-Server Systems Administration

3

OR

CIS 177Introduction to Linux

3

 

CIS 210Data Communications & Networking Fundamentals #

3

OR

CIS 216Introduction to Networks CCNA #

3

 

CIS 236Introduction to Wireless LAN Administration

3

CIS 277Command Processing and Scripting #

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 212Internetworking, Routing and Switching #

3

OR

CIS 217Switching, Routing, Wireless Essentials CCNA #

3

Total Credit Hours:3

See CIS course descriptions.

Chairperson: Michael Henson, Ext. 3354