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Microsoft System Administrator Technical Diploma

Program Code: 301505

Prepare for a variety of entry-level systems administrations careers. With this technical diploma program, you'll learn aspects of data networking and security, data storage, network administration and operating systems software. You'll gain an understanding of Microsoft Windows Server, Windows client systems and virtualization technologies. Plus, you can work to obtain industry certifications to enhance employment opportunities. Typical job duties include the installation, configuration, administration and operation of client and server systems including Microsoft Windows server and Windows client. All credits from this program may be applied toward the Network Specialist-IT associate degree.

Follow Your Path

All credits in this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):
• IT Systems Administrator, 101502

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Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Computer User Support Specialist

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Software System Developer

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• One year of high school algebra completed.
• User level familiarity with one or more computer operating environments.
• Ability to use computer keyboard and mouse.
• To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Program Availability

FULL TIMESpring 2018Summer 2018Fall 2018
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Application Checklist

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Microsoft System Administrator technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-150-163
IT:Network:Cisco 1
3
10-150-163 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 1 ...cable characteristics and termination, structured cabling systems, OSI reference model, IP addressing and subnetting, network architectures and basic protocols, Ethernet switches, basic router operation and configuration.
10-150-165
IT:Network:Microsoft Server 1
3
10-150-165 IT:NETWORK:MICROSOFT SERVER 1 ...Acquire necessary skills for supporting and configuring Windows Server including installation and configuration of an Active Directory Domain. Account administration, group policy management and core server roles and features are identified while preparing for MCSA Exam 70-410. (Prerequisite: 10-150-175, IT:Network:Network Essentials)
10-150-175
IT:Network: Network Essentials
3
10-150-175 IT:NETWORK:NETWORK ESSENTIALS...develop the knowledge, skills, process, and understanding of client OS installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting; network connectivity; standard system maintenance procedures; command line introduction; and basic PowerShell script writing.
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs.
SEMESTER TOTAL
10
SECOND SEMESTER
10-150-187
IT:Network: Microsoft Server 2
3
10-150-187 IT:NETWORK:MICROSOFT SERVER 2 ...acquire necessary skills for administering Windows Server environment including Active Directory management, Group Policy, backup and recovery; PowerShell remoting, and infrastructure management; and security concepts while preparing for MCSA Exam 70-411. (Prerequisite: 10-150-165, IT:Network: Microsoft Server 1)
10-150-192
IT:Network:PowerShell
2
10-150-192 IT:NETWORK:POWERSHELL...introduction to PowerShell concepts and how it is used for managing Microsoft networks; develop fundamental understanding of Windows management through the use of native command-lets, programming logic, and script development. (Prerequisite: 10-150-165, IT:Network:Microsoft Server 1)
10-804-133
Math & Logic
3
10-804-133 MATH & LOGIC ...students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA above 2.6 or satisfactory reading and math assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR the appropriate Corequisite/s: 10-831-102, English Composition Prep; 10-834-102, Fundamentals of Math)
SEMESTER TOTAL
8
THIRD SEMESTER
10-150-190
IT:Network:Microsoft Server 3
3
10-150-190 IT:NETWORK:MICROSOFT SERVER 3 ...advanced Windows Server administration including advanced Active Directory management, infrastructure, desktop/server deployment; Hyper-V, VDI, PowerShell automation tasks, high availability and other advanced server services while preparing for MCSA Exam 70-411. (Prerequisite: 10-150-187, IT:Network:Microsoft Server 2)
SEMESTER TOTAL
3
TOTAL CREDITS
21
Curriculum Note
The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.

Program Outcomes

• Install and configure the OS, Active Directory, Group Policies, IIS and security.
• Install and perform administration of remote workstation.
• Deploy enterprise software.
• Install and configure Terminal Services, multi-domain management and migration.
• Analyze and manage administration scripting, performance monitoring, and network security.

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Industry Credentials

Graduates of this program may work toward the following industry certifications:
• Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist-Windows Client and Windows Server (MCTS)
• Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate-Windows Server (MCSA)

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