Microsoft Networking Technology

Microsoft Networking Technology - AAS

Major: 
3778
Effective term: 
2018 Spring
Final term: 
9999
Award: 
AAS
Total credits required: 
60-67
Description

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.

Program 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.

++ indicates any suffixed courses.

Prerequisites
Credits:3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of Department or Division 0-3
Requirements
Credits:24-27
Courses selected cannot apply in both Required Courses and Restricted Electives area.
 
CIS121ABMicrosoft Command Line Operations 1
 
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
CIS102Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills for IT Professionals 1
 
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 Local Area Networks (3) OR
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks (4) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3) 3-4
 
 
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course 3
MST155++Any Windows Network Infrastructure course 3-4
MST157++Any Active Directory Windows Server Configuration course 3-4
MST158++Any Windows Server Administration course 4
Restricted Electives
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 Prep 3
CIS238++Any UNIX/Linux System Administration course 3
CIS239++Any Linux course 3
 
CIS240Local Area Network Planning and Design (3) OR
CIS240++Any Linux course (3) 3
 
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security 3
 
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 course 4
ITS+++++ Any ITS Information Technology Security course 3-4
MST141Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 3
 
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course not selected in the Required Courses area 3
 
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
 
MST244Microsoft SQL Server Administration 3
MST259Designing Windows Network Security 3
MST298A+Any Special Projects course 1-3
General Education
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 assessment 0-3
 
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
  1. Implement DOS commands and functions. (CIS121AB)
  2. Identify basic personal computer architecture and components. (BPC170)
  3. Troubleshoot problems with various common hardware and software configurations. (BPC170)
  4. Use effective communication skills. (CIS102)
  5. Configure a UNIX operating system. (CIS126AA, CIS126BA, CIS126CA, CIS126DA)
  6. Configure a Linux operating system. (CIS126DL)
  7. Analyze local area network (LAN) topologies and communication standards. (CIS190, CNT140AA, MST140)
  8. Create and manage user and group accounts. (MST150++, MST158++)
  9. Monitor network resources and events. (MST158++)
  10. Secure network resources with share permissions and New Technology File System (NTFS) permissions. (MST150++)
  11. Install, configure, and optimize Windows network operating system. (MST150++, MST158++)
  12. Implement and troubleshoot network printers. (MST150++, MST158++)
  13. Establish trusts between domains. (MST155++)
  14. Implement system policies and user profiles. (MST158++)
  15. Install and configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Dynamic Name System (DNS) in a Microsoft Windows network infrastructure. (MST155++)
  16. Install and configure Microsoft Windows Active Directory services. (MST155++, MST157++, MST158++)