Network Engineering, Certificate of Proficiency

Forest Park

This skill-oriented program prepares students to design, implement, troubleshoot, maintain, and secure enterprise network infrastructure. It starts with the foundational 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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Network Infrastructure
IS 130Hardware and Software Support3
IT 102Desktop Client Support3
IT 142Please see an advisor for a course substitution.
IT 101Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5
IT 201Cisco Networking Academy II: Routing and Switching Essentials5
Network Servers
IS 229Unix/Linux I3
IS 264Unix/Linux II3
Network Security
IS 237Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security3
IT 210Firewall and VPN Security3
Network Virtualization
IT 211Introduction to Virtualization and Cloud Computing4
Total Credit Hours32
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
IS 130 Hardware and Software Support 3
IT 102 Desktop Client Support 3
IT 101 Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks 5
IT 201 Cisco Networking Academy II: Routing and Switching Essentials 5
 Credit Hours16
IS 237 Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security 3
IS 229 Unix/Linux I 3
IS 264 Unix/Linux II 3
IT 210 Firewall and VPN Security 3
IT 142 3
 Credit Hours15
IT 211 Introduction to Virtualization and Cloud Computing 4
 Credit Hours4
 Total Credit Hours35