Network Design and Administration

Network Certifications

Many Network Design and Administration courses cover objectives towards industry certifications. The following list helps you determine which classes cover certification objectives. Remember that the course is only the first step in the certification process, many hours of study and hands-on practice are required before testing. Testing information can be found at www.2test.com or www.vue.com.

CompTIA A+
CIS 201 - PC Hardware - A+
CompTIA Linux+ Certification LX0-103
Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 101
CIS 206 - Introduction to Linux
CIS 213 - Advanced Linux
CCNA Routing and Switching
CIS 250 - Cisco I Introduction to Networks
CIS 251 - Cisco II Routing and Switching Essentials
CIS 252 - Cisco III Scaling Networks
CIS 253 - Cisco IV Connecting Networks
MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist)
CIS 205 - Advanced Operating Systems (Windows 7)
CIS 244 - Windows Server (2008)
CIS 236 - Windows Server Networking (2008)
CIS 263 - Exchange Server Administration (2007)
CIS 270 - Principles of Network Security


A.A.S. Degree and Certificates

The Network Design and Administration program prepares students as local- and wide-area network administrators. Successful completion of the program provides students with the essential skills of network administration including network design, implementation, maintenance, optimization, and troubleshooting, utilizing a variety of network operating systems, and hardware platforms and protocols. These include but are not limited to Microsoft, Cisco, and LINUX/UNIX. Upon completion, students have covered objectives leading toward professional certification. Effective oral and written communications are emphasized throughout the program.

Program Requirements:

  • Students must have completed BT 101 and CIS 110 or obtained permission from the program lead.
  • All required courses must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or better before proceeding to the next quarter or before a diploma is awarded.

Career opportunities include: network administrator, network engineer, network analyst, network technician, systems administrator, and network support engineer.

The Network Design and Administration program offers a 3 quarter certificate. In addition, you may choose from the following specialized certificates:

  • CISCO Networking
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Microsoft Networking
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Mobile Health Information Technology
    • MDM + CAHIMS
    • CAHMIMS certification prep demonstrates knowledge mobile software development, facilitating entry-level careers in health IT
  • Unix Networking

Consult the Program Guide for detailed information.

Gainful Employment Disclosure
Web Faculty/Staff Phone Office Email
  Absalonson, Tami; Faculty (509) 533-8369 001-1118 Tami.Absalonson@scc.spokane.edu
  Dawson, Scott; Instructor, Computer Information Systems (509) 533-7471 001-1112 Scott.Dawson@scc.spokane.edu
  Kier, Laura; Faculty (509) 533-8446 001-0125A Laura.Kier@scc.spokane.edu
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