Network and Systems Administration Proficiency Certificate

These courses are closely linked to professional certification from Comp TIA and Microsoft, and will help you develop the technical skills needed to support and maintain computer networks, plus the analytical skills needed to analyze and manage computer networks. You will learn how to analyze, diagnose and repair common problems with the Windows operating system on a personal computer and on a network server, determine the hardware and software needs for a common local area network (LAN) of personal computers, and install and support peripheral equipment (such as printers) on a LAN of personal computers.

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Computer Network Architect – est. salary $125,860
Computer Network Support Specialist – est. salary $74,062
Database Administrator
– est. salary $93,545*
Information Security Analyst – est. salary $112,407
Telecommunications Engineering Specialist – est. salary $125,860


**EMSI Data, 2019; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Network and Systems Administration Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number Prerequisites Credits
CIS 103 - Computer Applications & Concepts   3 credits
CIS 105 - Computer Systems Maintenance   4 credits
CIS 150 - Network Technology   4 credits
Students should choose one series to complete their certificate: either CIS 252 & 253 or CIS 256 & 257
CIS 252 - Windows Server Configuration & 
CIS 253 - Windows Server Administration
CIS 150
CIS 252
4 credits 4 credits
CIS 256 - Cisco Routing Technology &  CIS 257 - Advanced Cisco Routing and Switch Technology CIS 150 CIS 256 4 credits 4 credits

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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