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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Business and Public Services

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

Introduction to operating systems and their concepts. Both the command line interface (CLI), with commonly used instructions, and a graphical user interface (GUI) will be used to manage and administer current desktop operating systems (Windows, Linux and Mac OS X). Operating systems for mobile devices (Apple IOS, Google Android and Windows Phone) will be introduced and popular applications for mobile devices will be reviewed.

Description: Introduction to computer networking. Topics include network standards and the Open Source Interconnection (OSI) model, topologies and Ethernet standards, network hardware, remote connectivity, wireless networking, in-depth TCP/IP, network security, network troubleshooting and network management.

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Intermediate computing and network security fundamentals. Topics include network vulnerabilities and attacks, network defenses, wireless network security, access control, network assessment and auditing, cryptography and organizational security. Preparation will also be given for the ComptTIA Security + exam.

Prerequisites: CIS 1107 and CIS 1107 and CIS 1130 and CIS 1130 or CIS 1411 or CIS 1411

Description: Introductory and Intermediate aspects of Windows Server administration. Outcomes include installation of the current Windows Server operating system, setup of roles and features, virtualization, client server networking, and knowledge of Active Directory and Group Policy.

Prerequisites: CIS 1107 and CIS 1107 and CIS 1130 and CIS 1130 or CIS 1411 or CIS 1411

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Summer Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Intermediate administration and support functions of the current Windows Server operating system. Focus is on more detailed functions of common roles and features such as core networking, security, and Windows Updating. Also more advanced use of Active Directory and Group Policy.

Prerequisites: CIS 2510

Description: Advanced windows services such as advanced network services, security, backups, and IP Address Management (IPAM). High availability through Network Load Balancing, Failover Clustering, Site failover. Also features such as Federation Services, Certificate Services and Rights Management Services and other advanced topics included.

Prerequisites: CIS 2510

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.