The certificate program will provide students with strong fundamentals in both data networking technologies and telecommunications networking technologies and will demonstrate the students understanding of networking concepts. An emphasis will be placed on CISCO network training in order to prepare students to take the CCNA (CISCO Certified Network Associate) exam. Students completing the program will receive training in Windows Server Administration that prepares them to complete the Microsoft 70-640 certification exam. There is also specialize instruction in computer security that is aligned with the industry-recognized CompTIA Security+ exam. Completing the certificate program will lead to such jobs as help desk staff, network technician, network coordinator.
The Communications Networking Certificate program is a 22-credit program; the courses required by this certificate may transfer to the Computer Information Technology Associate’s degree program at MxCC.
Communications Networking by Certificate Requirements
|+ CST*120 Introduction to Operating Systems||3|
|+ CST*141 Computer Hardware||4|
|+ CST*163 Windows Server Administration||3|
|+ CST*231 Data Comm & Networking||3|
|+ CST*228 Voice and Data Interworking||3|
|+ CST*270 Network Security Fundamentals||3|
|+ CSC*295 Cooperative Work Experience||3|
|Total credits: 22|
|+This course has a prerequisite.|