Overview

The Networking Specialist Certificate provides the core sequence of courses needed to prepare for the installation, configuration, maintenance, and administration of a network infrastructure. The student will work with active directory services. The sequence of courses provides a foundation for students seeking certification through industry-standard examinations.

Students must earn a cumulative grade of “C” or better in all courses offered within the Information Systems Department Technology 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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Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(12 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-257 LAN Network Server Technologies

LAN Network Server Technologies

ID: IST-257

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of network operating system technologies including network operating system architecture, the installation, configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting of network resources, and network administration functions such as user/group maintenance, network security, print services, remote access, fault tolerance, backup and recovery.

3
CPT-176 Microcomputer Operating Systems

Microcomputer Operating Systems

ID: CPT-176

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers operating system concepts of microcomputers, including file maintenance, disk organization, batch files and subdirectory concepts. This course also provides the knowledge and skills needed to perform post-installation and day-to-day administration on task in a single- domain or multiple-domain Microsoft Windows NT-based network. Instruction includes: disk resources and management; tracking usage and disk space; creating and administering user and group accounts; administering the MS Windows NT Server and Windows NT Workstation operating system in a real world environment.

3
CPT-209 Computer Systems Management

Computer Systems Management

ID: CPT-209

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the methods and procedures used in maintaining microcomputer systems. Topics include hardware and software installation, configuration, operations, and troubleshooting. This course also serves as foundational training in supporting the MS Windows NT operating system. Students learn to boot up, install, configure and trouble shoot the Windows NT operating system. Instruction includes how to manage system policies; file systems, how to configure protocols; NT networking services; remote access; implementing network clients; file synchronization and directory replication.

3
Semester 2
(6 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
CPT-255 Operating System Fundamentals

Operating System Fundamentals

ID: CPT-255

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines popular operating systems of several different types of computers. Topics include command languages, utility programs, and screen design. This course also examines designing, implementing and supporting the Window NT Server network operating system in a multidomain enterprise enviroment.

3
      Total Credit Hours 18
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$3,384.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(6 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
CPT-176 Microcomputer Operating Systems

Microcomputer Operating Systems

ID: CPT-176

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers operating system concepts of microcomputers, including file maintenance, disk organization, batch files and subdirectory concepts. This course also provides the knowledge and skills needed to perform post-installation and day-to-day administration on task in a single- domain or multiple-domain Microsoft Windows NT-based network. Instruction includes: disk resources and management; tracking usage and disk space; creating and administering user and group accounts; administering the MS Windows NT Server and Windows NT Workstation operating system in a real world environment.

3
Semester 2
(6 Credit Hours)
IST-257 LAN Network Server Technologies

LAN Network Server Technologies

ID: IST-257

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of network operating system technologies including network operating system architecture, the installation, configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting of network resources, and network administration functions such as user/group maintenance, network security, print services, remote access, fault tolerance, backup and recovery.

3
CPT-209 Computer Systems Management

Computer Systems Management

ID: CPT-209

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the methods and procedures used in maintaining microcomputer systems. Topics include hardware and software installation, configuration, operations, and troubleshooting. This course also serves as foundational training in supporting the MS Windows NT operating system. Students learn to boot up, install, configure and trouble shoot the Windows NT operating system. Instruction includes how to manage system policies; file systems, how to configure protocols; NT networking services; remote access; implementing network clients; file synchronization and directory replication.

3
Semester 3
(6 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
CPT-255 Operating System Fundamentals

Operating System Fundamentals

ID: CPT-255

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines popular operating systems of several different types of computers. Topics include command languages, utility programs, and screen design. This course also examines designing, implementing and supporting the Window NT Server network operating system in a multidomain enterprise enviroment.

3
      Total Credit Hours 18
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$3,384.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Network Specialist

In addition to installing routers, switches, firewalls, and network-related software programs, network specialists set up, support, and maintain local area networks, wide area networks, and other networking systems.

Projected Job Growth

+9%

Average Annual Salary

51,799

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?

Enter the Workforce

The Networking Specialist Certificate prepares graduates for the installation, configuration, maintenance, and administration of a network infrastructure.