2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards)
Degree Plan: Networking Support Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

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

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

Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.NTWRK.SUPP

This certificate offers courses to prepare networking systems engineers, database administrators, and systems administrators for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) IT Infrastructure certification exam. The program also provides preparatory training for those wishing to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Server Administrator, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Enterprise Administrator, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Database Administrator, and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Enterprise Support Technician certification examinations.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1301, and problem solving and logic structures as obtained in ITSE 1429 or equivalent experience approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies OR 4
ITMT 1406 Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (4)
ITMT 1458 Windows Client Operating Systems 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security OR 4
ITMT 2440 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks (4)
ITMT 1457 Administering a Windows Server Operating System 4
Semester Total 8
Minimum Hours Required 16

NOTE: Upon completion of this award, students are eligible to take the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) IT Infrastructure certification exam for each course.