Computer Support Specialist - Networking - CERT

Agriculture, Business, Computers and Technology

Contact: MATT MAGEE (620)728-8167
Department Co-Chair: JILLENE CUNNINGHAM (620)665-3479
Department Co-Chair: JANET HAMILTON NEWTON (620)665-3384

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 32 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
BU120 Job Search/Retention 1

Job-search skills and career development including topics such as completing an application form and resume, developing interviewing techniques, developing job leads, and investigating career opportunities, job requirements and career ladders.

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3

Microcomputers and various software applications; hardware and software selection, integration, and implementation; fundamentals of operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and computer problem solving.

IS148 A+ Certification, Essentials 3

Preparation for the essentials portion of CompTIA's A+ certification, the vendor neutral industry standard certification for PC hardware technician.

IS149 A+ Certification, Practical Applications 3

Preparation for the Practical Applications portion of the CompTIA's A+ certification, the vendor neutral industry standard certification for PC technician.
Pre-Reqs: IS148 A+ Certification Essentials with grade of C or better

IS182 Cisco CCNA I 3

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

IS183 Cisco CCNA II 3

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
Pre-Reqs: IS182 Cisco CCNA I

IS184 Cisco Exploration:LAN Switching and Wireless 3

Troubleshooting common network problems at Layers 1, 2, 3, and 7 using a layered model approach; performing and verifying initial switch configuration tasks for remote access management, VLANs, interVLAN routing,VTP,trunking and RSTP operation; identifying the basic parameters to configure a wireless network and common implementation issues.
Pre-Reqs: IS182 Cisco CCNA I, and IS183 Cisco Exploration-Routing Protocols & Concepts

IS185 Cisco Exploration:Accessing the WAN 3

Describing, configuring and troubleshooting different methods for connecting to WANs including Point-to-Point and Frame Relay, configure, verify and troubleshoot network router functions (DNS, DHCP, NAT, and VPNs) and work with network security functions including access control lists (ACLs), VPNs and VLANs.
Pre-Reqs: IS182 Cisco CCNA I, and IS183 Cisco Exploration-Routing Protocols & Concepts, and IS184 Cisco Exploration-LAN Switching & Wireless

IS237 Server Operating Systems and Virtualization 3

Comparative study of server-side computer operating systems and virtual machine technologies; attention given to MS-Windows, UNIX/Linux, Novell, and MAC OS/X based operating systems utilized in virtual machine environments while coexisting on the same hardware platform; concepts introduced and explored in a vendor neutral setting with special attention given to industry best practices.
Pre-Reqs: IS148 A+ Certification Essentials with grade of C or better, or Departmental Consent

Computer Support Specialist - Networking Technical Options 7
Course Title Credits
CS111 Visual Basic Programming 3.00

IS210 Computer Support Internship I 3.00

IS224 Networking II 3.00

IS235 Elements of Linux 3.00

IS240 Fundamentals of Network Security 3.00

IS250 Project Management 3.00

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