Computer Support Specialist - Networking - CERT

Agriculture, Business, Computers and Technology

Contact: MATT MAGEE mageem@hutchcc.edu (620)728-8167
Department Co-Chair: JILLENE CUNNINGHAM cunninghamj@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3479
Department Co-Chair: JANET HAMILTON NEWTON Hamiltonj@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3384

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

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 32 credit hours.

Requirements

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 CCNA III 3

Covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in large and more complex networks. Routers and switches are configured for advanced functionality. Troubleshooting routers and switches to resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks are applied. The knowledge and skills needed to implement a wireless local area network (WLAN) in a small-to-medium network will also be developed.
Pre-Reqs: IS182 Cisco CCNA I, and IS183 Cisco CCNA II

IS185 Cisco CCNA IV 3

Introduces the Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. Identifies the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IP Security (IPSec) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) operations in a complex environment.
Pre-Reqs: IS182 Cisco CCNA I, and IS183 Cisco CCNA II, and IS184 Cisco CNA III

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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