Network Engineering, Certificate of Proficiency

Forest Park

Network Engineering Certificate of Proficiency is a skill-oriented program that prepares students to design, implement, troubleshoot, maintain, and secure enterprise network infrastructure. It starts with the foundation principles of local and wide-area, multi-segmented networks, and then covers a wide range of skills associated with all aspects of enterprise level networks for business. The design and implementation skills developed include those required for network and application servers, desktop hosts, infrastructure cabling and connection devices such as switches and routers (including wireless), security appliances and virtualization of resources for performance optimization. The courses in the program provide a combination of online, distance learning and intensive, classroom-based, hands-on skills development. The demonstration of hands-on skills is critical to employers. Students completing the program are prepared for a variety of industry certification exams as well as entry-level employment technical interviews.

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At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. design network solutions using current knowledge and skills based on industry standards.
  2. design and development networking solutions as a member of a team.

Program of Study

Network Infrastructure
IS 130Hardware Support3
IS 229Unix/Linux I3
IS 237Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security3
IS 264Unix/Linux II3
IT 102Desktop Software Support3
IT 101Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5
IT 201Cisco Networking Academy II: Routing and Switching Essentials5
IT 210Firewall and VPN Security3
Total Credit Hours28
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IT 102 Desktop Client Support3Reading Proficiency.
IS 229 Unix/Linux I3Reading Proficiency.
IT 101 Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring, First 8 weeks
IT 201 Cisco Networking Academy II: Routing and Switching Essentials5IT 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring, Second 8 weeks
Credit Hours16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IS 130 Hardware and Software Support3Reading Proficiency.
IS 237 Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security3IT 102 or IS 229 and Reading Proficiency.First 8 weeks
IS 264 Unix/Linux II3IS 229 and Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring
IT 210 Firewall and VPN Security3IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring
Credit Hours12
Total Credit Hours28

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.