Advanced Desktop & Server Administrator

Do you design, install and support an organization’s computer systems?  Take your understanding of computer systems to the next level and earn more than $32 an hour on average with this advanced certificate on infrastructure, security and network configurations. In just four to six months you can prepare to take CompTIA A+*, Network+*, Cloud+*, Security+*, Linux+*, CISCO CCIE* and Microsoft MCSA* certifications. Expand your career and earning potential by validating your skills with advanced CompTIA, Microsoft and Cisco certifications that will put you in demand at a number of large corporations, small businesses and government organizations in the Midlands. 

To earn this certificate, students must successfully complete the following courses within a two-year period.  Courses should be taken in the order listed below.

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Take the following courses in order starting with A+ IT Technician

A+ IT Technician

ID: CEDST-528

Learn to install, remove, upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware while building your own computer to take home after class, from the provided kit. An essential course for if you are or want to be an entry-level computer service technician. Prepare for the latest A+ certifications.

  • Total Hours: 60.00
  • CEUs: 6.00
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Network +

ID: CENET-747

Acquire the fundamental skills and concepts that are used on the job in any type of networking career. Work with the major networking technologies and systems in use in modern PC-based computer networks as you prepare for the Network+ certification exam.

  • Total Hours: 60.00
  • CEUs: 6.00
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Win Server 2016 Install, Store, and Compute

ID: CEMCS-722

Learn to install, configure, and administer Windows Server 2016. This course covers all the topics listed in the exam objectives for 70-740. It is one of three courses that makes up the requirements for the MCSA exam. This course also contains practical information for the working server administrator.

  • Total Hours: 30.00
  • CEUs: 3.00
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Win Server 2016 Networking 70-741

ID: CEMCS-723

Learn to install, configure, and administer Windows Server 2016. This course covers all the topics listed in the exam objectives for 70-740 and is one of three courses required for the MCSA exam. This course also contains practical information for the working server administrator.

  • Total Hours: 30.00
  • CEUs: 3.00
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Cloud+

ID: CEMCS-718

Learn about cloud concepts and models, virtualization, infrastructure, resource management, security, and business continuity in the cloud. Acquire the knowledge and best practices required of IT practitioners working in cloud computing environments as you prepare for the Cloud+ CompTIA certification.

  • Total Hours: 30.00
  • CEUs: 3.00
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Security+

ID: CESEC-664

Theft and destruction of intellectual property takes place despite the presence of firewalls, encryption, and corporate edicts. Prepare to implement and monitor security on networks, applications, and operating systems, and respond to security breaches, as you also prepare for the Security+ exam.

  • Total Hours: 30.00
  • CEUs: 3.00
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Linux+

ID: CENET-746

Through hands-on practice, you will learn system administration skills for the Linux operating system and prepare for CompTIA Linux+ certification.

  • Total Hours: 30.00
  • CEUs: 3.00
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Cisco ICND 1

ID: CECIS-671

This class prepares you to take the Cisco 100-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices exam. Learn to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. Other topics include: Operation of IP data networks, LAN switching technologies, IP addressing (IPv4 & IPv6), IP routing technologies, IP services (DHCP, NAT, ACLs), network device security, and basic troubleshooting.

  • Total Hours: 60.00
  • CEUs: 6.00
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