These days, the Internet and privately-owned intranets and extranets keep everyone connected. Whether you want to talk, transfer data, send a message or watch a video, it all travels through a variety of networks. As more people and companies become dependent on these networks, more problems need to be overcome. These include:
More skilled technicians will be needed to install, maintain, manage, repair and secure complex network systems. According to Computerworldmagazine, high-profile breaches have prompted company executives to ramp up the demand for qualified security professionals to the highest levels since 9/11.
In addition, new uses for computer-based networks are being developed everyday. In the healthcare industry alone, new systems are needed to manage patient records and new databases are being developed to run DNA sequencing. Opportunities are out there for those who have what it takes.
Successful information technology professionals know how to work effectively under pressure. They’re cool-headed under a crisis and willing to work long hours to fix problems.
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|IS 185 & IS 186||Core (All)||CompTIA A+|
|IS 186||Elective (All)||CompTIA A+ Essentials, exam code 220-701; and CompTIA A+ Practical Application, exam code 220-702|
|NT 215 or IS 284 & IS 286||Core (All)||CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)|
|NT 210||Elective (All)||70-640, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008|
|NT 200||Elective (All)||70-642, The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008|
|NT 180||Core (All)||70-646, Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator (Also 70-680, Windows 7, Configuring)|
|IS 112||Core (All)||CompTIA Network+|
|IS 191||Core (All)||CompTIA Linux+|
|IS 282||Core (Network Management & Security Technology programs)||CompTIA Security+|
|NT 341||Core (Network Management & Security Technology programs)||70-662, Exchange Server 2010, Configuring|
We build our curriculum specifically so many of our required classes are related to a computer certification. This means you can enhance you employment opportunities by earning certifications in a wide range or areas before graduation!
Depending on their program and choice of electives, the courses and their corresponding certifications may be:
|Program||Course #||Course Name||Certification|
|ASIT*, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT*||IS 112||Computer Networks|
|ASIT**, BSIT**, & BSTM-IT**||IS 186||Computer Architecture & Troubleshooting II||A+|
|ASIT*, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT*||IS 191||Linux Administration||Linux +|
|ASIT*, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT*||IS 282||Network Security||Security +|
|ASIT**, BSIT**, & BSTM-IT**||NT 160||Network Operating Systems||Exam 70-270 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows XP Professional|
|ASIT**, BSIT**, & BSTM-IT**||NT 170||Server Operating Systems||Exam 70-646 PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator|
|ASIT*, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT*||NT 180||Network and Server Operating Systems||Exam 70-270 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows XP Professional|
Exam 70-646 PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
|ASIT*, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT*||NT 200||Network Infrastructure||Exam 70-642 (earns Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS):|
Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration)
|ASIT**, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT*||NT 210||Directory Services Administration||Exam 70-640 (earns Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist|
(MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration)
|ASIT*, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT*||NT 215||Routers and Switches||CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)|
|ASIT*, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT*||IS 284||Routers and Switches I||CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)|
|ASIT**, BSIT**, & BSTM-IT**||IS 286||Routers and Switches II||CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)|
|ASIT**, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT**||NT 341||Mail Servers||Exam 70-236 MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 – Configuration|
Students taking and passing the following certifications listed above will earn the Microsoft Certified IT Professional certification (MCITP): 70-640, 70-642, and 70-646.
*Required course in a program.
**Elective course in a program.
Other certifications that selected IT programs may assist students in attempting includes: