NETWORK SUPPORT SPECIALIST

  • Program: Information Technology/Computer Careers
  • Degree: Diploma
  • Credits: Total Diploma Credits 44
  • Academic Planning Guide:

Overview

This degree provides the skills needed to design, manage, troubleshoot and secure a network environment. Platforms include Windows 7 and 8, Windows Server 2008 and 2012, Linux, Cisco and the Internet. Skill development includes data communications, TCP/IP, hardware, software, network operating systems, and security.

Career Opportunities

Positions are available as Network Administrators or Network Developers.

Award Outcomes:

  • Install hardware and software to meet enterprise needs.
  • Perform tasks required of a Windows network administrator.
  • Provide Technical Support for computers.
  • Set up computer networks.
  • Perform preventative maintenance.
  • Demonstrate safe service and repair practices.
  • Explain principles of network operation.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 33 Credits
General Education Requirements 7 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 4 Credits
  • Any CCIS course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective. Recommended: 3
  • CCIS1135 Desktop Linux 3
  • CCIS1301 HTML 3
  • CCIS1443 CCNA 4: WANs, VPNs, and Enterprise Networks 4
  • CCIS1480 CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Exam Prep 1
  • CCIS1490 CCNA Specialty Fields 3
  • CCIS2385 IT Internship 2-8
  • CCIS2680 A+ Software Support 3
  • CCIS2685 A+ Exam Prep 1
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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