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Degree Plans - Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards) - Networking Support Certificate (Archived)

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- NETWORKING SUPPORT

Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland only

(Certificate)

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: Individual degree plan codes(s) have been assigned to a specific track(s) within this degree plan.

This certificate offers multiple specialty options for networking systems engineers, database administrators and systems administrators. The program also provides preparatory training for those wishing to take the MCSE, MCDBA, MCSA, MCITP Server Administrator, MCITP Enterprise Administrator, and MCITP Enterprise Support Technician certification examinations. NOTE: Students must select and complete one specialty track to be considered as having met the requirement for this award.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401, and problem solving and logic structures as obtained in ITSE 1429 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

MCSE Track (Three Courses) OR 12
MCDBA Track (Three Courses) OR (12)
MCSA Track (Three Courses) OR (12)
MCITP Enterprise Administrator Track (Three Courses) OR (12)
MCITP Server Administrator Track (Two Courses) OR (8)
MCITP Enterprise Support Technician Track (Two Courses) (8)
8-12

SEMESTER II

MCSE Track (Two Courses) OR 8
MCDBA Track (Two Courses) OR (8)
MCSA Track (Two Courses) OR (8)
MCITP Enterprise Administrator Track (Two Courses) OR (8)
MCITP Server Administrator Track (Two Courses) OR (8)
MCITP Enterprise Support Technician Track (Two Courses) (8)
8

SEMESTER III

MCSE Track (Two Courses) OR 8
MCDBA Track (One Course) OR (4)
MCSA Track (One Course) OR (4)
MCITP Enterprise Administrator Track (One Course) OR (4)
MCITP Server Administrator Track (One Course) OR (4)
MCITP Enterprise Support Technician Track (One Course) (4)
4-8
Minimum Hours Required 20-28

MCSE TRACK

(Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.NS.MCSE.10)

SEMESTER I (Three Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1400 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional OR 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR (4)
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems (4)
ITMT 1440 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment 4

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 1450 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Services 4
ITMT 2400 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure 4

SEMESTER III (Two Courses)

Two Courses from below:

ITNW 2456 Designing a Network Directory Infrastructure 4
ITMT 2430 Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure 4
ITMT 2440 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks 4
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4
ITMT 1455 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Server 2003 Network Infrastructure 4
ITMT 2450 Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange 4

MCDBA TRACK

(Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.NS.MCDBA.10)

SEMESTER I (Three Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1400 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional OR 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR (4)
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems (4)
ITMT 1440 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment OR 4
ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration (4)

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 1403 Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL 4
ITMT 2403 Administering a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4

SEMESTER III (One Course)

ITMC 2437 Programming a Microsoft SQL Server Database OR 4
ITSE 2404 Visual Basic.NET Database Development with ADO.NET OR (4)
ITSE 2438 C# Database Development with ADO.NET (4)

MCSA TRACK

(Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.NS.MCSA.10)

SEMESTER I (Three Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1400 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional OR 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR (4)
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operation Systems (4)
ITMT 1440 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment 4

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 1450 Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Services 4

One Course from Microsoft MCSA Electives requirement:

ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4
ITMT 2403 Administering a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4
ITSY 1442 Information Technology Security 4
ITMT 2455 Designing a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Organization 4
ITMC 2437 Programming a Microsoft SQL Server Database 4
ITMC 2455 Deploying and Managing Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 4
ITMT 2450 Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange 4

SEMESTER III (One Course)

Any 4-credit hour ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT, COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, INEW, IMED, ITCC, ITDF, ITNW, ITMC, ITMT, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

MCITP ENTERPRISE ADMINISTRATOR TRACK

(Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.NS.MCITP.ADM)

SEMESTER I (Three Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems 4
ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 4
ITMT 2422 Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration 4

SEMESTER III (One Course)

ITMT 2456 Windows Server 2008: Enterprise Administrator 4

MCITP SERVER ADMINISTRATOR TRACK

(Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.NS.MCITP.SER)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems (4)

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 2402 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 4
ITMT 2401 Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 4

SEMESTER III (One Courses)

ITMT 2451 Windows Server 2008: Server Administrator 4

MCITP ENTERPRISE SUPPORT TECHNICIAN TRACK

(Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.NS.MCITP.SUP)

SEMESTER I (Two Courses)

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITMT 1402 Windows Vista Configuration OR 4
ITNW 1408 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems (4)

SEMESTER II (Two Courses)

ITMT 1404 Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops 4
Any 4-credit hour ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT, COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, INEW, IMED, ITCC, ITDF, ITNW, ITMC, ITMT, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

SEMESTER III (One Course)

Any 4-credit hour ARTC, ARTV, BCIS, CETT, COSC, CPMT, EECT, GAME, INEW, IMED, ITCC, ITDF, ITNW, ITMC, ITMT, ITSC, ITSE, ITSW, or ITSY course. 4

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