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VMware Network Administrator

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in VMware Network Administrator program is designed to help students prepare for VMware industry certifications and work in a variety of information technology environments including software-defined data centers. Courses will build the knowledge and skills for students to design, install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage virtual environments and help prepare students for the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux +, CompTIA Network +; VMware VCA, VCP, and/or VCAP-NV Deploy certification exams. Students can also pursue additional Certificates of Completion (CCLs) in a variety of specializations within the information technology field to deepen their knowledge and skills and to help prepare them for multiple industry certification examinations. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration is also available.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
VMware Network Administrator (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5032
Total Credits Required
24-28
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Notes

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

Students who pursue this Certificate of Completion (CCL) should have a basic level of computer literacy including navigating the internet and computer systems or take CIS105 as indicated in the required courses. Students with the requisite skills may have the CIS105 requirement waived by permission of the Program Director.
Required courses and restricted electives must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the program to be applied toward this award.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of concepts and theories of virtualization and cloud computing.
  2. Apply virtualization concepts to hardware hierarchies.
  3. Design, install, configure, and manage VMware environments including basic network functions.
  4. Optimize and scale vSphere.
  5. Troubleshoot and document virtual networks.
  6. Build an enterprise level virtual network infrastructure using industry best practices.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Computer and Information Systems Managers

$135,910

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

$79,800

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Option 1 Sequence

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course OR Permission of Program Director CS 0–3
CIS126DL or
CIS126RH
Linux Operating System or Red Hat System Administration I 3
CIS189 Virtualization and IT Solutions for Digital Businesses Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS190 or
CNT140AB
Introduction to Networking or Introduction to Networks CNT140AB is recommended for students pursuing a Cisco Certification 3–4

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
BPC270 A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support 3
CIS197 VMware ESXI Server Enterprise Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS198 VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS200 VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 3

Option 2 Sequence

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course OR Permission of Program Director CS 0–3
CIS126DL or
CIS126RH
Linux Operating System or Red Hat System Administration I 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS189 Virtualization and IT Solutions for Digital Businesses Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS190 or
CNT140AB
Introduction to Networking or Introduction to Networks CNT140AB is recommended for students pursuing a Cisco Certification 3–4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
BPC270 A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS197 VMware ESXI Server Enterprise Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS198 VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS200 VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in VMware Network Administrator (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=143519).


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