Routing and Network Configuration

Academic Certificate

Overview

The certificate in Routing and Networking Configuration is a CCNA level series of routing and networking configuration courses.

This sequence of courses will assist the student in preparing for national certification. The certificate focuses on the configuration of the physical infrastructure supporting networked systems.

Students must earn a cumulative grade of “C” or better in all courses offered within the Information Systems Technology Department to be eligible for graduation.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Application Process
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

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.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(9 Credit Hours)
IST-200 Cisco LAN Concepts

Cisco LAN Concepts

ID: IST-200

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of small local area networks - home and small office/home offices (SOHO) networks. Topics include an introduction to networking, basic cabling for SOHO, LAN addressing and network services, basic security and wireless, planning and building a home network.

3
IST-201 Cisco Internetworking Concepts

Cisco Internetworking Concepts

ID: IST-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of current and emerging computer networking technology. Topics covered include safety, networking, network terminology and protocols, network standards, LANs, WANs, OSI models, cabling, cabling tools, Cisco routers, router programming, star topology, IP addressing, and network standards.

3
IST-202 Cisco Router Configuration

Cisco Router Configuration

ID: IST-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of LANs, WANs, OSI models, Ethernet, token ring, fiber distributed data interface TCP/IP addressing protocol, dynamic routing, routing, and the network administrator's role and function.

3
Semester 2
(9 Credit Hours)
IST-203 Advanced Cisco Router Configuation

Advanced Cisco Router Configuation

ID: IST-203

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of configuring Cisco routers.

3
IST-204 Cisco Troubleshooting

Cisco Troubleshooting

ID: IST-204

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of troubleshooting network problems.

3
IST-227 Internet Operations and Management

Internet Operations and Management

ID: IST-227

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the duties/responsibilities of an internet webmaster, appropriate hardware, software & telecommunications technology, designing, implementing & maintaining a web site, and utilizing security mechanisms. Also covered is installing, configuring and testing TCP/IP. Topics include Subnet addressing; implementing IP routing; dynamic host configuration protocol; IP address resolution; NetBIOS name resolution; Windows Internet Name Service; connectivity; in heterogeneous environments; implementing Microsoft SNMP service; performance optimization and troubleshooting.

3
  Total Credit Hours 18
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$3,204.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(3 Credit Hours)
IST-200 Cisco LAN Concepts

Cisco LAN Concepts

ID: IST-200

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of small local area networks - home and small office/home offices (SOHO) networks. Topics include an introduction to networking, basic cabling for SOHO, LAN addressing and network services, basic security and wireless, planning and building a home network.

3
Semester 2
(6 Credit Hours)
IST-201 Cisco Internetworking Concepts

Cisco Internetworking Concepts

ID: IST-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of current and emerging computer networking technology. Topics covered include safety, networking, network terminology and protocols, network standards, LANs, WANs, OSI models, cabling, cabling tools, Cisco routers, router programming, star topology, IP addressing, and network standards.

3
IST-202 Cisco Router Configuration

Cisco Router Configuration

ID: IST-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of LANs, WANs, OSI models, Ethernet, token ring, fiber distributed data interface TCP/IP addressing protocol, dynamic routing, routing, and the network administrator's role and function.

3
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
IST-203 Advanced Cisco Router Configuation

Advanced Cisco Router Configuation

ID: IST-203

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of configuring Cisco routers.

3
IST-204 Cisco Troubleshooting

Cisco Troubleshooting

ID: IST-204

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of troubleshooting network problems.

3
Semester 4
(3 Credit Hours)
IST-227 Internet Operations and Management

Internet Operations and Management

ID: IST-227

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the duties/responsibilities of an internet webmaster, appropriate hardware, software & telecommunications technology, designing, implementing & maintaining a web site, and utilizing security mechanisms. Also covered is installing, configuring and testing TCP/IP. Topics include Subnet addressing; implementing IP routing; dynamic host configuration protocol; IP address resolution; NetBIOS name resolution; Windows Internet Name Service; connectivity; in heterogeneous environments; implementing Microsoft SNMP service; performance optimization and troubleshooting.

3
  Total Credit Hours 18
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$3,204.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Junior Network Administrator

Junior network administrators are responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of networks, systems, hardware, software, and related infrastructure.

Projected Job Growth

+3.4%

Average Annual Salary

74,272
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Information Technology (IT) Departments
  • Large Corporations
  • Small Businesses
  • Government Agencies

What’s next after I complete this program?

Pursue National Certification

This certificate will assist the student in preparing for national certification with CCNA-level routing and network configuration courses.