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December 15, 2015 Jessica York

Network Administration

This certificate is designed to provide students with skills in the areas of network design, local and wide area networks, networks, network operating systems, and networking administration. This certificate can lead to entry-level positions in network administration and help desk support.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all courses in the program, the Computer Information Systems Network Administration student will have demonstrated the following abilities:

  1. identify and select a LAN architecture based on a given set of requirements
  2. identify and understand the function of each of the layers of the OSI model
  3. describe the concept and function of a Virtual LAN and the associated protocols
  4. identify the technologies used for WAN communications and determine when to use a given WAN technology
  5. install, administer and maintain a Linux network
  6. install, administer and maintain a Windows Server network
  7. develop and implement a backup, recovery and disaster recovery plan for a network
  8. install, maintain, administer and troubleshoot a network using the various TCP/IP protocols.


Program Coordinator: Jessica York

First Semester
Course #TitleCredits
CSC*101 Introduction to Computers (a) 3
CSC*126 Programming Logic & Design with Visual Basic 3
CST*130 Network Essentials I (a) 3
Second Semester
CST*193 Introduction to TCP/IP (a) 3
CST*210 Operating Systems (a) 3
CST*230 Network Essentials II (a) 3
CST*264 Unix/Linux System Administration (a) 3
Third Semester
CST*163 Windows Server Administration (a) 3
CST*270 Network Security Fundamentals (a) 3

(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at:

https://tunxis.edu/ge-netadminBecoming Connecticut State Community College
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