Microsoft Networking Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Microsoft Networking Technology program is designed to develop skills needed to implement a network infrastructure and install, configure, monitor, optimize, and troubleshoot Windows server and Windows client workstations. Courses in the program are also designed to help prepare for Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MCP), and Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) examinations.
Typical tasks of a Microsoft Networking Administrator include developing a local area network, installing and configuring software, creating and managing user and group accounts, analyzing and optimizing system performance, troubleshooting system and printing problems, interoperating with various operating systems, and working as a system administrator.
Typical tasks of a Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) are developing a local area network, installing and configuring software, creating and managing user and group accounts, analyzing and optimizing system performance, troubleshooting system and printing problems, training end users, and working as a system administrator.

Details

Major Code: 
3778
Award: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
60-67
Award notes

CIS105 is a prerequisite for many courses in the program. Students should plan to complete CIS105 early in their program of study (as one of their Restricted Electives) or obtain instructor permission for a waiver of this prerequisite.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
None. Review Program Notes for additional information.
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:24-27
Courses selected cannot apply in both Required Courses and Restricted Electives area.
 
CIS121ABMicrosoft Command Line Operations1
 
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
CIS102Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills for IT Professionals1
 
CIS126DAUNIX Operating System (3) OR
CIS126AAUNIX Operating System: Level I (1) AND
CIS126BAUNIX Operating System: Level II (1) AND
CIS126CAUNIX Operating System: Level III (1) OR
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3)3
 
CIS190Introduction to Networks (3) OR
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networking (4) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3)3-4
 
 
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course3
MST155++Any Windows Network Infrastructure course3-4
MST157++Any Active Directory Windows Server Configuration course3-4
MST158++Any Windows Server Administration course4
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:14-15
Students should select 14-15 credits from the following courses in consultation with a Program Advisor.
Selected courses will not apply in both Required Courses and Restricted Electives.
 
BPC171Recycling Used Computer Technology (1)1-3
(BPC171may be repeated)
 
BPC270Computer Maintenance II: A+ Technician Prep3
CIS238++Any UNIX/Linux System Administration course3
CIS239++Any Linux course3
 
CIS240Local Area Network Planning and Design (3) OR
CIS240++Any Linux course (3)3
 
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security3
 
CIS15+ Any Fundamental or Level I Programming course (3) AND/OR
CIS15+++ Any Fundamental or Level I Programming course (3) (3)
 
CIS16+ Any Fundamental or Level I Programming course (3) AND/OR
CIS16+++ Any Fundamental or Level I Programming course (3)3
 
CIS280Current Topics in Computing (3) OR
CIS280++Any Current Topics in Computing course(s) (1-3)1-3
 
Students may select no more than four (4) credits of CIS282++, CIS290++, CIS296W+, and CWE198++ courses combined.
CIS282++Volunteerism for Computer Information Systems: A Service Learning Experience (any suffixed course) (1-3) AND/OR
CIS290++Computer Information Systems Internship (any suffixed course) (1-3) AND/OR
CIS296++Cooperative Education (any suffixed course) (1-4) AND/OR
CWE198++Any Career Work Experience course(s) in Information Technology(1-3)1-4
 
CNT+++++Any CNT Cisco Network Technology course4
ITS+++++Any ITS Information Technology Security course3-4
MST141Enterprise Desktop Support Technician3
 
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course not selected in the Required Courses area3
 
MST152Microsoft Windows Server (4) OR
MST152++Any Microsoft Windows Server course (4)4
 
MST157++Any Active Directory Windows Server Configuration course not selected in the Required Courses area (3-4)3-4
 
MST298A+Any Special Projects course1-3
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-25
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12-15
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area.3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
 
MathematicsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area.3
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.3
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.3
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Science area.4
Competencies
  • Implement DOS commands and functions. (CIS121AB)
  • Identify basic personal computer architecture and components. (BPC170)
  • Troubleshoot problems with various common hardware and software configurations. (BPC170)
  • Use effective communication skills. (CIS102)
  • Configure a UNIX operating system. (CIS126AA, CIS126BA, CIS126CA, CIS126DA)
  • Configure a Linux operating system. (CIS126DL)
  • Analyze local area network (LAN) topologies and communication standards. (CIS190, CNT140AA, MST140)
  • Create and manage user and group accounts. (MST150++, MST158++)
  • Monitor network resources and events. (MST158++)
  • Secure network resources with share permissions and New Technology File System (NTFS) permissions. (MST150++)
  • Install, configure, and optimize Windows network operating system. (MST150++, MST158++)
  • Implement and troubleshoot network printers. (MST150++, MST158++)
  • Establish trusts between domains. (MST155++)
  • Implement system policies and user profiles. (MST158++)
  • Install and configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Dynamic Name System (DNS) in a Microsoft Windows network infrastructure. (MST155++)
  • Install and configure Microsoft Windows Active Directory services. (MST155++, MST157++, MST158++)
Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: EMC, GCC, GWC

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