Computer Networking Technology

This certificate will equip students with marketable skills associated with managing and maintaining computer networks. This certificate can help prepare students for the professional certification as a Microsoft Certified Product Specialist.


Major Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

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

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
CIS121ABMicrosoft Command Line Operations1
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3)3
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course3
MST152++Any Microsoft Windows Server course4
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security3
  • Install and troubleshoot problems with various network configurations. (MST140, CIS190)
  • Apply computer concepts, microcomputer applications and programming techniques. (CIS105)
  • Identify, define and use Windows operating system commands. (MST150++)
  • Identify, define and use basic operating system commands from a command line. (CIS121AB)
  • Identify, define and use local area networks, metropolitan area networks and wide area networks. (CIS190, MST140)
  • Implement network services, protocols, and tools. (MST152++)
  • Identify LAN fileserver and workstation configuration issues and requirements. (MST152++)
  • Describe security threat trends, including common network vulnerabilities and attacks, and their ramifications. (CIS270)

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