Program Description

This curriculum provides students with necessary skills to seek entry-level employment in the field of Information Technology to administer Microsoft Windows Server operating system and Microsoft client operating system. Instruction includes training in installing, configuring, maintaining, monitoring, and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows Server operating system networking services and Windows client operating system features in a networked environment.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Microsoft Windows Server operating system networking services and Windows Client Operating System features.
  2. Apply skills needed to:
    • Install, configure, maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot systems with Microsoft Windows Server Operating System in a small to enterprise environment.
    • Deploy, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot desktop systems with Microsoft Windows Client Operating system in a small to enterprise environment.
    • Plan and implement networking services and security using Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.
  3. Obtain the industry-level CompTIA A+ and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server certification, and secure employment as an entry-level system engineer or system administrator.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 12

Required Courses

  • CIS 011 - Information and Communication Technology Essentials (4)
  • CIS 045 - MCSA: Microsoft Windows System Administration (4)
  • CIS 146 - MCSA: Micrsoft Windows System Administration (4)