2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards)
Title: 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
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 3
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating System 3
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1354 Implementing and Supporting Servers 3
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 18

Upon completion of this award, students are eligible to take the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Server+, Security+, and Linux+ exam.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.