The Systems Administrator option is a two-year program incorporating the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification and the Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA). Edison Community College is a Microsoft Academic Alliance Member and a Cisco Academy commissioned to deliver training. Students who complete this degree are qualified to install, configure, manage troubleshooting, support a network operating system, and install and manage network infrastructure.
The student will:
- Demonstrate and show appreciation for Edison's Core Values;
- Demonstrate general education competence in communication, humanities, mathematics and social sciences;
- Evaluate and analyze problems and apply the tools of logical problem solving;
- Demonstrate basic computer skills in areas such as applications, operating systems, hardware and programming;
- Support new technology and demonstrate sufficient knowledge to adapt to this technology.
In addition to the five general CIT outcomes, the Systems Administrator student will:
- Design and implement fundamental network security solutions;
- Configure WLAN products including access points, bridges, client devices and accessories;
- Demonstrate proficiency in hardware and software installation and configuration;
- Design and implement LAN and WAN infrastructures;
- Manage server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data.
Students who pass certification exams and submit verification can receive college credit as follows:
- Students with A+ certification may apply for credit for CIT 215S .
- Students with NET+ certification may apply for credit for CIT 214S .
- Students with Security+ certification may apply for credit for CIT 237S .
- Students with MCITP:SA certification may apply for 16 credit hours in NEP.
- Students with CCNA certification may apply for credit for CSC 110S , CSC 111S , CSC 130S , and CSC 131S .
- NOTE: CSC 110S , CSC 111S , CSC 130S , and CSC 131S help prepare students for the CCNA exam.