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Overview

The Computer Network Administration Certificate prepares students to implement and administer both client-based and server-based systems. Students develop expertise in computer operating systems, network operating systems, server administration, and server configuration.

In addition, the certificate prepares students to qualify for Microsoft technical certification.

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Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Install and maintain LANs, MANs, and WANs
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Address security issues
  • Pursue industry certifications, such as MCSE, Security+, and Network+

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Network Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Specialist
  • Server Administrator

Graduate Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for computer support and networking personnel are expected to increase by 12 percent through 2022, which is faster than the average for all professions. The demand for skilled workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology, mobile networks, and cloud computing.

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Program Chair

Curriculum

Effective 2021-2022 academic year

Computer Network Administration Certificate (NETAC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
IT 105 Information Technology Concepts 2 3 3
IT 115 Operating Systems Administration 1 2 3 3
NETA 120 Computer Virtualization 2 3 3
Semester 2
NETA 155 Server Administration 1 3 2 4
IT 116 Operating Systems Administration 2 2 3 3
NETA 115 Networking Essentials 2 3 3
Semester 3
NETA 135 Information Technology Support Desk Concepts 3 2 4
NETA 256 Server Adminstration 2 3 2 4
NETA 265 Server Configuration 3 2 4
Total Credits: 22 23 31

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