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Network Administration - Certificate

20 Credits
CERT3297
Degree Description

This certificate provides learners with the skills they need to install, troubleshoot and support computers and servers in small to medium sized computer networks.  Through hands-on experience building, configuiring, and managing computer network hardware and software, learners will develop a broad background in networking technologies, administration, and support.  Successful graduates will be ready to pursue careers in network support and administration, and the electives included in the program allow learners to custom design their certificate based on their needs and employment goals.  In addition, the program prepares learners for a wide variety of industry certification exams, including Network+, Linux+, LPI, MCP, Security+ amd VCP in the areas of Cisco Networking, Microsoft, Security, and Technical Support.  Students can take these exams at the South Central College Testing Center.

Admission Dates: Spring Semester


Offered on the North Mankato Campus
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2016-2017 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (4 Courses)

Complete the following courses:
COMP2460 Linux Administration (4 Credits)
COMP2462 Microsoft Administration (4 Credits)
COMP2466 Routing & Switching (4 Credits)
COMP2475 Security Basics (4 Credits)

Technical Electives (4 Credits)

Select one of the following courses:
COMP2456 Cloud Technologies and Services (4 Credits)
COMP2452 Information Storage and Management (4 Credits)
COMP2453 Virtualization Technologies (4 Credits)
COMP2500 Emerging Technologies (4 Credits)
COMP2145 Web Programming (4 Credits)
COMP2150 Web Services (4 Credits)
COMP2300 Java (4 Credits)
COMP2310 Visual Basic.Net (4 Credits)
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.