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Network Administration

20-150-9 Certificate (C) 16 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

This program will help you learn the skills you need to be an effective network administrator in a corporate environment. You’ll learn how to configure and install network operating systems and applications in single, multi-platform and virtualized environments. The emphasis will be on learning how to configure, operate and troubleshoot problems associated with various network operating systems. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to gain valuable hands-on experience.


*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Course Title
Course Number
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Virtualization Technologies
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
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
Windows PowerShell Scripting
Teaches everything you need to know to begin developing your own Windows PowerShell scripts. This involves learning how to interact with the Windows PowerShell command line, learning about Microsoft's .NET framework and how to work with other Windows technologies, such as the Windows registry, as you learn how to become a PowerShell programmer.
Windows Server
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.
Prereq: Desktop Management (10154107), Active in A+ Certification OR Instructor approval
Server Applications
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
Desktop Management
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.

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