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Network Systems Administration

10-150-5 Associate Degree (AAS) 63 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Online

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Looking for a great career in the information technology field? Today’s organizations demand advanced, secure information sharing technology. Get the training you need to be a skilled network systems administrator. You’ll learn how to install, troubleshoot and maintain network operating systems – from a single server to a complex variety of servers. In addition, you’ll learn about virtualization technologies, desktop repair and maintenance, scripting, and more. Your hands-on training also includes system administration, project management and operating system security. This degree is the ticket to a promising career.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Technical Studies (46 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Windows Server
10-150-156
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Covers Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 administration including server hardware and software, Active Directory, file resources, printers, disk resources, Web resources, DNS and DHCP. Monitoring and troubleshooting server resources are also examined. Extensive hands-on activities are included.
Network Essentials
10-150-162
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Provides an introduction to networking theory and technologies, including the basics of communication, common protocols, the OSI model, network topologies, local network media, network devices, network security and networking tools. Includes more in-depth study of the components of TCP/IP, Ethernet, and wireless networks. Involves considerable time developing troubleshooting skills.
College Success: On Course
10-890-100
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. On Course helps you learn a number of proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional and personal success. You will discover how to create a rich, fulfilling life by developing new beliefs and behaviors. College Success: On Course empowers you to make wise choices in your academic and personal life which leads to improved experiences and outcomes.
Device Repair and Maintenance
10-154-111
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Covers configuring, maintaining, upgrading and repairing Intel-based computers and exploring functions and interrelations between components. The course examines system configuration, component care, system improvement, troubleshooting and failure identification.
Enterprise Client
10-154-110
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Introduces students to the skills needed to support client PC Operating Systems. Through significant hands-on activities, learn how to configure, secure, utilize and troubleshoot client operating systems.
Coreq: College Success: On Course 10890100 or IT Career Exploration 10107187
Virtualization Technologies
10-150-105
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Introduces virtualization technologies including VMware, Citrix and Microsoft Hyper-V. Hands-on lab activities will be used to install and configure each virtualized environment.
Prereq: Windows Server (10150156) OR Instructor approval
Operating Systems Security
10-150-141
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Covers the basics of securing Microsoft Windows workstations and servers. Students start by identifying the risks and vulnerabilities associated with Windows and then utilize a variety of tools and techniques to decrease risks arising from these vulnerabilities. Includes considerable hands-on learning activities implementing operating system hardening, application security and incident management.
Prereq: Windows Server (10150156) OR instructor approval
Ethical Hacking
10-150-144
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Introduces the techniques hackers use to discover vulnerabilities. Students will learn ways to tighten the network security to protect the exposed data from the discovered vulnerabilities. Focus is on penetration-testing tools and techniques that security testers and ethical hackers use to protect computer networks.
Linux Essentials - Just Enough Linux
10-150-155
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Covers Basic Linux topics including operating system basics, file management, graphic user interfaces and the command line interface.
Information Assurance
10-150-161
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Examines the basics of information security, including access control and organizational security policies. This course will include the process of securing user workstations, laptops and mobile devices.
Scripting with Python
10-150-111
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Provides a gentle introduction to scripting with the Python language for students without prior scripting or programming experience. The course will cover basics of the language, including data types, flow control, regular expressions, input/output and object oriented programming. Students will learn how to use Python to create scripts that manipulate data, automate system tasks, and automate information security.
Coreq: Linux Essentials 10150155 or Linux 10150147 or not pursuing a degree
IT Professional Skills
10-107-110
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Examines and identifies job-seeking, job-keeping and interviewing techniques, strategies for identifying and meeting external and internal customer needs as well as good listening skills and techniques for dealing with difficult customers. Also covers time management, team dynamics, continual improvement processes and global business practices.
Prereq: Systems Analysis 10107158 or JavaScript/jQuery 10152133 or C# Intermediate 10152116 or Adv Desktop Management 10154105 or Desktop Repair & Maint 10154106 or Network Service & Support 10150124 or PC Repair & Maint 10150113 or PHP 10152121
Network Infrastructure 1
10-150-116
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Covers networking topics including the OSI model, local area and wide area networking. Also focuses on assigning network addresses and configuring network devices including Cisco routers and switches. Includes considerable hands-on learning activities and helps prepare learner for the Cisco CCNA exam.
Prereq: Network Essentials (10150162) OR Instructor approval
IT Project Management
10-150-127
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Examines the organization, planning and controlling of projects; also provides practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule and resources. Topics include project life cycle, work breakdown structure and Gantt charts, network diagrams, scheduling techniques and resource allocation decisions. Concepts are applied through team projects and tutorials using project management software.
Coreq: IT Career Skills (10107186) or IT Professional Skills (10107110)
Linux
10-150-147
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Covers introductory Linux topics including operating system basics, system installation, file system management, file system administration and basic commands. Considerable hands-on learning is included.
Prereq: Linux Essentials - Just Enough Linux 10150155 or instructor consent
Server Applications
10-150-159
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Covers advanced theories and practices including designing, maintaining, and supporting an environment using Active Directory, Group Policy, File Security, End-point management, SharePoint, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Certificate Services, and Microsoft Exchange. Extensive hands-on activities are included demonstrating standalone technologies and integration of applications within an environment.
Prereq: Windows Server (10150156) OR Instructor approval
Virtual Infrastructure
10-150-104
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Covers the infrastructure components related to virtual environments, including storage, enterprise systems, virtual networks, and cloud components.
Linux Administration
10-150-148
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Covers advanced Linux topics including scripting in the BASH shell, system initialization, working with X Windows, managing Linux processes, system administration tasks, system backup, software installation, troubleshooting, system performance, network configuration and security. Considerable hands-on learning is included.
Prereq: Linux, Introduction to (10150147)
System Administration Capstone
10-150-164
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. This practicum allows students to demonstrate their System Administration proficiencies by creating a personalized environment based on a set of user and business requirements.
Prereq: Server Applications (10150159) or Email Administration (10150150)

General Studies (15 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Math & Logic
10-804-133
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases.
Prereq: Pre-Algebra (10834109) or ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
10-809-166
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides a basic understanding of ethical theories and uses diverse ethical perspectives to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

Suggested Electives (2 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Information Technology Internship 1
10-107-113
1Credit
72
0
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Allows the student to learn under supervision in a structured Information Technology employment situation. Provides the student the opportunity to utilize an industry experience for program credit. Each student completes a minimum of 72 hours working as an intern. Students are responsible for securing their own employment. Contact the IT internship instructor before enrolling.
Information Technology Internship 2
10-107-114
2Credit
144
0
144 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Allows the student to learn under supervision in a structured Information Technology employment situation. Provides the student the opportunity to utilize an industry experience for program credit. Each student completes a minimum of 144 hours working as an intern. Students are responsible for securing their own employment. Contact the IT internship instructor before enrolling.
Network Infrastructure 2
10-150-122
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Covers advanced networking topics including how routing tables are created, configuring static routes, implementing a classless IP addressing scheme, and configuring RIPv1, RIPv2, single area OSPF, and EIGRP operations in a small routed network. Includes considerable hands-on learning activities and helps prepare learner for the Cisco CCNA exam.
Prereq: Network Infrastructure 1 (10150116) OR instructor approval
IP (Internet Protocol) Telephony
10-150-145
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Presents the orientation and foundation for installing, configuring and maintaining IP (Internet Protocol) telephony solutions. Hands-on labs using Avaya and Cisco equipment help the learner work through real world voice, video and data applications to enhance personal and professional confidence with IP telephony networks.
Prereq: Network Infrastructure 2 (10150122) OR Instructor approval
Wireless Networking
10-150-146
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Covers how wireless devices connect to networks, wireless device configurations, standards and security. Wireless networking is one of the fastest growing areas of technology available today. Considerable hands-on learning is included.
Coreq: Network Infrastructure 1 (10150116) OR Instructor approval

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