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Microsoft Networking Technology - AAS

Major: 3778
Effective Term: 2012 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-67
Description:

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Microsoft Networking Technology program is designed to develop skills needed to implement a network infrastructure and install, configure, monitor, optimize, and troubleshoot Windows server and Windows client workstations. Courses in the program are also designed to help prepare for Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MCP), and Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) examinations.
Typical tasks of a Microsoft Networking Administrator include developing a local area network, installing and configuring software, creating and managing user and group accounts, analyzing and optimizing system performance, troubleshooting system and printing problems, interoperating with various operating systems, and working as a system administrator.
Typical tasks of a Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) are developing a local area network, installing and configuring software, creating and managing user and group accounts, analyzing and optimizing system performance, troubleshooting system and printing problems, training end users, and working as a system administrator.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites
Credits:0-3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of Department or Division 0-3
Required Courses
Credits:24-27
Courses selected cannot apply in both Required Courses and Restricted Electives area.
 
CIS121ABMicrosoft Command Line Operations(1) OR
CIS221ABMicrosoft Power Shell (1) 1
 
BPC170Computer Maintenance I: A+ Essentials Prep 3
CIS102Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills for IT Professionals 1
 
CIS126DAUNIX Operating System (3) OR
CIS126AAUNIX Operating System: Level I (1) AND
CIS126BAUNIX Operating System: Level II (1) AND
CIS126CAUNIX Operating System: Level III (1) OR
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126ALLinux Operating System I (1) AND
CIS126BLLinux Operating System II (1) AND
CIS126CLLinux Operating System III (1) 3
 
CIS190Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) OR
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks (4) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3) 3-4
 
MST150Microsoft Windows Professional (3) OR
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows (any module) (3) 3
 
MST155Implementing Windows Network Infrastructure (3) OR
MST155++Any Windows Network Infrastructure (any module) (3-4) 3-4
 
MST157Implementing Windows Directory Services (3) OR
MST157++Any Active Directory Windows Server Configuration (any module) (3-4) 3-4
 
MST158++Any Windows Server Administration (any module) 4
Restricted Electives
Credits:14-15
Students should select 14-15 credits from the following courses in consultation with a Program Advisor.
Selected courses will not apply in both Required Courses and Restricted Electives.
 
BPC171Recycling Used Computer Technology (1) 3
(BPC171may be repeated)
 
BPC270Computer Maintenance II: A+ Technician Prep 3
 
CIS238Advanced UNIX System Administration (3) OR
CIS238++Any UNIX/Linux System Administration (any module) (3) 3
 
CIS239++Any Linux course (any module) except CIS239DC 3
 
CIS240Local Area Network Planning and Design (3) OR
CIS240++Any Linux course (any module) (3) 3
 
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security 3
 
CIS15+ Any CIS programming language Level I (3) OR
CIS15+++ Any CIS programming language Level I (any module) (3) OR
CIS16+ Any CIS programming language Level II (3) OR
CIS16+++ Any CIS programming language Level II (any module)(3) 3
 
CIS280Current Topics in Computing (3) OR
CIS280++Current Topics in Computing (any module) 1-3
 
Students may select no more than four (4) credits combined from CIS282AA-AC, CIS290AA-AC and CIS296WA-WD courses.
CIS282++Volunteerism for Computer Information Systems:
A Service Learning Experience (any suffixed course) (1-3) OR
CIS290++Computer Information Systems Internship (any suffixed course) (1-3) OR
CIS296++Cooperative Education (any suffixed course) (1-4) 1-4
 
CNT+++++ Any CNT Cisco Network Technology course 4
ITS+++++ Any ITS Information Technology Security course 3-4
MST141Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 3
 
MST150Microsoft Windows Professional (3) OR
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows (any module) not selected in the Required Courses area (3) 3
 
MST152Microsoft Windows Server (4) OR
MST152++Any Microsoft Windows (any module) (4) 4
 
MST157Implementing Windows Directory Services (3) OR
MST157++Any Microsoft Windows (any module) not selected in the Required Courses area (3-4) 3-4
 
MST244Microsoft SQL Server Administration 3
MST259Designing Windows Network Security 3
MST298A+Special Projects (any suffixed course) 1-3
CWE198++Career Work Experience (any suffixed course) 1-3
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 22-25
 
General Education CoreCredits 12-15
 
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area. 3
 
Critical ReadingCredits 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment 0-3
 
MathematicsCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area. 3
 
General Education DistributionCredits 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area. 3
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area. 3
 
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Science area. 4

Program Competencies

  1. Implement DOS commands and functions. (CIS221AB)
  2. Identify basic personal computer architecture and components. (BPC170)
  3. Troubleshoot problems with various common hardware and software configurations. (BPC170)
  4. Use effective communication skills. (CIS102)
  5. Configure a UNIX operating system. (CIS126DA, CIS126AA, CIS126BA, CIS126CA)
  6. Configure a Linux operating system. (CIS126DL, CIS126AL, CIS126BL, CIS126CL)
  7. Analyze local area network (LAN) topologies and communication standards. (CIS190, CNT140AA, MST140)
  8. Create and manage user and group accounts. (MST150, MST150++, MST158++)
  9. Monitor network resources and events. (MST158++)
  10. Secure network resources with share permissions and New Technology File System (NTFS) permissions. (MST150, MST150++)
  11. Install, configure, and optimize Windows network operating system. (MST150, MST150++, MST158++)
  12. Implement and troubleshoot network printers. (MST 150, MST150++, MST158++)
  13. Establish trusts between domains. (MST155, MST155++)
  14. Implement system policies and user profiles. (MST158++)
  15. Install and configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Dynamic Name System (DNS) in a Microsoft Windows network infrastructure. (MST155, MST155++)
  16. Install and configure Microsoft Windows Active Directory services. (MST155, MST155++, MST157, MST157++, MST158++)

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