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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Services Technology: Microsoft Certified Windows Network Administrator, AAS

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No. of Credits: 63
Contact: J. Fehr, Interim Chair, Business and Technology Division; C. Wright, Program Coordinator

This program is designed to prepare students for a network administrator position. Courses in this program will teach advanced networking skills necessary to design, maintain, and administer complex Microsoft Windows Server network infrastructure. This program will also prepare a student to pass the current national professional exams administered by Microsoft. Topics covered include Client and Server configuration, DNS, Security, Disaster Recovery, TCP/IP, Active Directory, Application Services, and all areas of the day-to-day management of a network. The courses focus on basic and advanced networking skills, utilizing technology-based instructional material, traditional lecture and advanced hands-on lab work to provide the student the skills needed to deploy, manage and maintain the complex networks of today. Extensive labs are required during each class session.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 47.

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Career Opportunities:

information center specialist/manager, PC software troubleshooter, LAN administrator, computer support technician, technical support specialist, workstation technology specialist, and computer specialist/manager.

Transfer Options:

This program of study is part of an articulated partnership with University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits to UMUC and complete their Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management or Computer Networking and Security through courses offered in Southern Maryland and online.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Contact the program coordinator.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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