Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Network and System Administration

Business & Information Technology

203 Nielsen Hall

319-398-5416

www.kirkwood.edu/businessdept

Entry time
Fall

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years (5 terms)
Certificate options

Network and system administrators work in a fast-paced and challenging area of technology that designs, builds, integrates, maintains and secures local area networks. They design and support server systems and related software, as well as provide end-user support for all LAN-based applications. After completing a common course of study for the first three semesters, Network and System Administration majors will choose from among three specialty areas to match individual interests and employment availability.

These areas of specialization are Network Administration, System Administration, and Security / Virtualization.

Network Administration students will specialize in LAN and WAN infrastructure including wireless, desktop systems and protocol suites.

System Administration students will specialize in server hardware and software, directory services, scripting and storage management.

Security and virtualization students will specialize in system firewalls, secure group policy, access control lists, information management with disaster recovery, virtual network design and implementation, and virtual switching and routing.

In addition to training for the specialization, this program also focuses on communication skills, professionalism, critical thinking and problem solving, teamwork and life-long learning that are essential for success in the workplace and in life.

The program strives to be vendor neutral to give the graduate the greatest breadth of preparation. In addition to the degree and with additional study, coursework should prepare the student for some of the following industry credentials depending upon the area of specialization: CompTIA A+; CompTIA Network+; Microsoft Certified Solution Associate-Windows 7 and 8; Internet and Computing Core Certification; CompTIA Linux+; Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician; EMC’s Information Storage Associate; Cisco Certified Network Associate; Microsoft Certified Professional; Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert-Server 2012-2016; VMware Certified Professional-Datacenter Virtualization.

Career opportunities: network field technician; network engineer; network support technician; network control operator; assistant network administrator; assistant systems administrator.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

NET-122

Computer Hardware Basics

3

NET-165

Network Plus

3

NET-321

Windows Networking

3

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Math Course

4

 

 

16

Term 2-Spring

ENG-105

Composition I

3

NET-137

Advanced PC Concepts

3

NET-174

LAN Administration

3

NET-235

CCNA Cisco 1

3

NET-338

Directory Concepts

3

NET-630

Cyber Law and Ethics

3

 

 

18

Term 3-Summer

NET-236

CCNA Cisco 2

3

NET-400

Linux Networking

3

NET-561

Directory Administration

3

 

 

9

Network Administration Track

Term 4-Fall

NET-192

Network Cabling

3

NET-237

CCNA Cisco 3

3

NET-599

Information and Storage Management

3

NET-600

Network Security Basics

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

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Communication Course

3

 

 

18

Term 5-Spring

BUS-290

Employment Search and Workplace Success

1

NET-184

Wide Area Network (WAN) Basics

2

NET-238

CCNA Cisco 4

3

NET-348

System Automation and Scripting

3

NET-680

TCP-IP for Networking

3

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Humanities or History/Culture Course

3

 

 

15

System Administration Track

Term 4-Fall

NET-571

Server Configuration

3

NET-599

Information Storage Management

3

NET-600

Network Security Basics

3

NET-616

VMware VCP

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

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Communication Course

3

 

 

18

Term 5-Spring

BUS-290

Employment Search and Workplace Success

1

NET-184

Wide Area Network (WAN) Basics

2

NET-323

Windows Network Management

3

NET-348

System Automation and Scripting

3

NET-680

TCP/IP for Networking

3

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Humanities or History/Culture Course

3

 

 

15

Security/Virtualization Track

Term 4-Fall

NET-571

Server Configuration

3

NET-599

Information and Storage Management

3

NET-600

Network Security Basics

3

NET-616

VMware VCP

3

NET-618

Network Defense & Remote Access Configuration

3

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Communication Course

3

 

 

18

Term 5-Spring

BUS-290

Employment Search and Workplace Success

1

NET-184

Wide Area Network (WAN) Basics

2

NET-619

Network Attacks: Detection, Analysis & Countermeasures

3

NET-650

Cloud Infrastructure OR

3

NET-620

VMWare Optimize and Scale OR

 

NET-572

VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP)

 

 

 

 

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

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Humanities Elective

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

76

Optional Classes-System Administration Track

NET-924

Honors Project

1

NET-928

Independent Study

1

Network and System Administration Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

NET-122

Computer Hardware Basics

3

NET-165

Network Plus

3

NET-321

Windows Networking

3

 

 

9

Term 2

NET-174

LAN Administration

3

NET-235

CCNA Cisco 1

3

 

 

6

Term 3

NET-400

Linux Networking

3

 

 

3

Total program credit hours

18

Network Security Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

NET-165

Network Plus

3

NET-321

Windows Networking

3

NET-630

Cyber Law and Ethics

3

 

 

9

Term 2

NET-174

LAN Administration

3

NET-235

CCNA Cisco 1

3

 

 

6

Term 3

NET-600

Network Security Basics

3

NET-618

Network Defense & Remote Access Configuration

3

 

 

6

Term 4

NET-619

Network Attacks: Detection, Analysis & Countermeasures

3

 

 

3

Total program credit hours

24

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