Apr 01, 2023  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

Network Administrator (MCITP:SA): CP (Competency-Based)(CTE)

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Certificate of Proficiency l 675 hours

School of Applied Technology
Program Location: Taylorsville Redwood Campus, TB 517
General Information: 801-957-7522
Program Information: 801-957-3354
Program Website:
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor: Liliana Rodriguez, SCC SCM 1-061L, (801) 957-3469

Program Faculty:
Associate Professor - Douglas Miller
Assistant Professor - Steven Fogg

Program Description:
In the Network Administrator program, students will learn through hands-on training to install, configure, operate, administer, and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows desktop and server systems and services to support the day-to-day operations of small, medium, and enterprise network environments. Elective courses provide training options in Linux fundamentals, networking and network security fundamentals, data storage, and advanced Windows Server topics.  This training can be used as a step to gaining valuable industry recognized certification titles including Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Linux Essentials, and CompTIA Security + and Network +.

A broad range of client, server, and network management topics are covered in this program including: file and print services, directory services, user and group account management, automation of tasks through scripts, remote management and administration, domain controller management, software distribution and updates, Terminal Services, audit policies, vulnerability assessment, firewall configuration, network access protection, encryption, data backup and recovery, disaster prevention, cluster services, network load balancing, DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP subnetting, Group Policy, VPN configuration, Terminal Services, Routing, Patch Management, operating system virtualization, and Hyper-V

Career Opportunities:
For state and national occupation information, visit http://onlinelonetcenter.org/find and enter the following O*Net codes:

  • 15-1041.00 Computer Support Specialist
  • 15-1071.00 Network and Computer Systems Administrators

The Network Administrator program graduate gains many transferable skills leading to employment opportunities in job roles such as Network Administrator, Systems Support Analyst, Network Technician, Network Specialist, NOC Engineer, Systems Administrator, IT Manager, Desktop Support, Call Center Technician, and Help Desk Technician.

Transfer/Articulation Information: Please check with the department for current articulation information.

Program Entry Requirements: Students must demonstrate basic education skills as assessed by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE):

Reading 10
Math 9

Estimated Cost for Students: Please visit the program website for up-to-date cost information. http://www.slcc.edu/sat/programs/computernetwork/networkadmin.aspx

Estimated Time to Completion: 675 Clock Hours

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
Demonstrate proficiency and knowledge required to implement, troubleshoot, and manage Windows client operating systems in a network environment. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
Demonstrate proficiency and knowledge required to implement, manage, and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Active Directory, Directory Services (including user, group, and computer account management, Group Policy design and implementation, Trust Relationships, Replication, and Domain Controller configuration. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
Demonstrate proficiency and knowledge to implement, manage, and troubleshoot core infrastructure services including DNS, TCP/IP, DHCP, Routing, Remote Access, Network Protection, Patch Management, Firewall Configuration, and IPSec. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
Demonstrate proficiency and knowledge to implement, manage, and troubleshoot core server roles and management tasks including server deployment and installation, file and print services, data management, data protection, application deployment, server virtualization, high availability, and performance optimization. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Advising Notes:

It is recommended that students have CompTIA A+ equivalent knowledge to enter this program (A+ certification is not required). Those with limited or no previous computer network experience should consider enrolling in the Computer Support Specialist program prior to seeking enrollment in the Network Administrator program. Students who are unsure if they meet the minimum requirements should contact the instructor prior to enrolling.

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