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Network Administrator (KMNA)

Certificate of Proficiency
675 Hours

In the Network Administrator program, students will learn through hands-on training to install, configure, operate, administer, and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows desktop and server systems and services to support the day-to-day operations of small, medium, and enterprise network environments. Elective courses provide training options in Linux fundamentals, networking and network security fundamentals, data storage, and advanced Windows Server topics. This training can be used as a step to gaining valuable industry recognized certification titles including Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Linux Essentials, and CompTIA Security + and Network +.

A broad range of client, server, and network management topics are covered in this program including file and print services, directory services, user and group account management, automation of tasks through scripts, remote management and administration, domain controller management,  software distribution and updates,  audit policies, vulnerability assessment, firewall configuration, network access protection, encryption, data backup and recovery, disaster prevention, cluster services, network load balancing, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, VPN configuration, routing, Patch Management, operating system virtualization, Hyper-V, and more.

Further Educational Opportunities

The Network Administrator Certificate of Proficiency is a pathway towards completion with SLCC’s School of Business, Computer Sciences and Information Systems, AS and AAS degree programs. Students who successfully complete the full certificate program may have a set of courses waived towards degree completion per the Course Equivalency Agreement. No courses will be waived for partial completion of the certificate program.

Occupations in this Area

For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/ and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 15-1041.00 Computer Support Specialist
  • 15-1071.00 Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition $1,505.25
  • Student Fees: $101.25
  • Lab Fees: $100.00
  • Books/Supplies: $824.92- Books and Supplies Required for the first day of class (ask your advisor for details)

Total Estimated Cost: $2,571.42
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

VA, PELL

Course/Program Delivery Model

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 10-weeks each, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 16 hours per week on coursework and will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog. Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.

Requirements

  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 9.0

It is strongly recommended that students have CompTIA A+ equivalent knowledge to enter this program (A+ certification is not required). Those with limited or no previous computer network experience should consider enrolling in the Computer Support Specialist program prior to seeking enrollment in the Network Administrator program. Students who are unsure if they meet the minimum requirements should contact the instructor prior to enrolling.

Other

Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.

Instructor approval required for individual courses:
Doug Miller
801-957-4974
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, TB 524
doug.miller@slcc.edu

Available Class Schedules

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
4600 South Redwood Road, TB 517
Salt Lake City, Utah 84130

Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically and Creatively
  5. Civic Engagement
  6. Work Professionally and Constructively
  7. Develop Computer and Information Literacy

Demonstrate proficiency and knowledge required to implement, troubleshoot, and manage Windows client operating systems in a network environment.

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Demonstrate proficiency and knowledge required to implement, manage, and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Active Directory, Directory Services including user, group, and computer account management, Group Policy design and implementation, Trust Relationships, Replication, and Domain Controller configuration.

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Demonstrate proficiency and knowledge to implement, manage, and troubleshoot core infrastructure services including DNS, TCP/IP, DHCP, Routing, Remote Access, Network Protection, Patch Management, Firewall Configuration, and IPSec.

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Demonstrate proficiency and knowledge to implement, manage, and troubleshoot core server roles and management tasks including server deployment and installation, file and print services, data management, data protection, application deployment, server virtualization, high availability, and performance optimization.

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

 

Required Courses: (375 Clock Hours)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semester

Prerequisite

KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts

30

A

KNWE 0680

Configuring Windows Clients

75

A

KNWE 0780

Maintaining Windows Clients

75

A

KNWE 0642

Server Installation and Configuration 1

90

A

KNWE 0742

Server Installation and Configuration 2

90

A

KWRK 0515

Job-seeking Skills

15

A

 

Elective Courses: (Select at least 300 Clock hours from the following)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semester

Prerequisite

KNWE 0640

Server Administration 1

75

A

KNWE 0740

Server Administration 2

75

A

KNWE 0646

Advanced Server Services 1

75

A

KNWE 0746

Advanced Server Services 2

75

A

KNIT 0800

Information Storage and Management

75

A

KCMS 0249

Introduction to Networking

85

A

KCMS 0259

Advanced Network Technology

85

A

KCMS 0440

Intro to Security Principles

75

A

KCMS 0450

Advanced Security Principles

75

A

KCMS 0415

Linux Administration

75

A

Additional Program Notes

Courses offered in this program reflect current requirements to prepare for certification in the following areas:

  • MTA: The Microsoft Technology Associate certification validates candidate’s knowledge of fundamental server and client operating system administration concepts.
  • MCP: The Microsoft Certified Professional title is earned by passing specific Microsoft exams.
  • MCTS: The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certification validates a candidate’s knowledge and ability to operate in enterprise environments that use Microsoft Windows 7 as a desktop operating system.
  • MCSA: The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate title confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Candidates must pass the three following certification exams to earn the MCSA title: 1) Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012; 2) Exam 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012; and 3) Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services.

 

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