Desktop and server administrators maintain network hardware and software, monitor networks to ensure availability to all users, and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. They plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures in data centers and with cloud-based services.
The Desktop and Server Administrator program will teach you how to support cloud computing within an organization and how to automate secure cloud environments that support the high availability of business systems and data. Learn server hardware, installation, and management for Windows and Linux environments. Learn to identify security threats and vulnerabilities and how to respond to and recover from security incidents.
In addition, you will train for the ITF+, A+, Network+, Security+, Server+, Cloud+, and CySA+ certifications. Please visit www.comptia.org for more information on each of these certifications.
The average Desktop and Server Administrator earns more than $70,000 annually. You can be on this career path in as little as 3-6 months.
To earn this certificate, students must successfully complete the following courses within a two-year period.
*Additional testing required for certifications.
How to Enroll
To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!
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Sample Program Plan and Costs
Take the following courses in this order, starting with A+ IT Technician. Students must successfully complete these courses within a two-year period.
Students can complete this program in two to four months.
Class Delivery Methods
|On-Campus||Traditional. Classes meet on campus.|
|Virtual||100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.|
|Hybrid||Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.|
|Online||100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.|
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This coures prepares students with the fundamental IT skills and concepts required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, software development, and database use. Students will acquire the essential skills and information they need to set up, configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance of the hardware and software components of a basic personal computer workstation and basic wireless devices. Students will also learn to implement basic security measures and implement basic computer and user support practices as well as prepare candidates to take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) certification exam.
A+ IT Technician
Learn to install, remove, upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware while building a computer using MTC's hardware kits in class. An essential course if you are, or want to be, an entry-level computer service technician. Prepare for the latest A+ certifications.
Acquire the fundamental skills and concepts 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.
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. Prerequisites: Basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts, CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications (or equivalent knowledge), and six to nine months' experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended.
Through hands-on practice, you will learn server architecture, administration, storage, security, networking, disaster recovery, and troubleshooting while preparing to sit for the CompTIA Server+ certification exam.
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.
Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
Through hands-on practice, you will learn how to support network security within an organization and identify security threats and vulnerabilities, respond to and recover from security incidents, and prepare for the CySA+ certification. Security+ Certification or experience recommended. Prerequisites: At least two years of experience in computer network security technology or a related field preferred; the ability to recognize information security vulnerabilities and threats in the context of risk management; foundation-level operational skills with some of the common operating systems for computing environments; foundational knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in computing environments; foundation-level understanding of some of the common concepts for network environments, such as routing and switching; foundational knowledge of major TCP/IP networking protocols, including TCP, IP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, ARP, ICMP, and DHC.
Not including fees and equipment