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:
- Integrate Edison's Core Values into every aspect of the program.
- Incorporate Edison's General Education Outcomes into every aspect of the program.
- Evaluate and analyze problems and apply the tools of logical problem solving.
- Demonstrate basic computer skills in areas such as applications, operating systems, and programming.
- Support new technology and demonstrate sufficient knowledge to adapt to this technology.
- Recognize and understand data communication and its relationship to solve business related technological problems and issues.
- Apply programming, database, operating systems, virtual machine concepts, security, and business application skills to troubleshoot and solve information technology problems specific to degree option.
- Demonstrate ability to research, select, use and troubleshoot hardware, software, and network connections appropriate to degree option.
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.