Network and Systems Administration Proficiency Certificate


The courses in the Network and Systems Administration Proficiency Certificate are closely linked to professional certification from Comp TIA and Microsoft, and engage students in both the development of technical skills needed to support and maintain computer networks, and the application of analytical skills needed to analyze and manage computer networks. When completed, the courses may be applied to the Network Technology Management & Administration Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Industry Certification Preparation:

  • CompTIA Network+ Certification
  • Microsoft Office Users Specialist in Applications
  • Microsoft Windows Operating System Certification
  • CISCO Router and Switching Certification

Program Learning Outcomes:

After completing the courses in the Network and Systems Administration Proficiency Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Analyze, diagnose and repair common problems with the Windows operating system on a personal computer and on a network sever.
  • Determine the hardware and software needs for a common local area network (LAN) of personal computers, including the time needed to setup the network and the costs involved.
  • Set up and maintain a common local area network (LAN) of personal computers with the proper equipment.
  • Install and manage user accounts on a personal computer system and on a local area network (LAN) of personal computers.
  • Install and support peripheral equipment, such as printers, on a local area network (LAN) of personal computers.

Program Entry Requirements:

Students who possess personal computer application skills may test out of CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology. Students who wish to seek employment as systems analysts may also complete CIS 270 - Systems Analysis and Design.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

Successful completion of the program requires a "C" grade or better in each of the courses listed. In order to receive a "C" grade or better and thus demonstrate competency, students must complete assignments, exams and participate in class activities.

Course Sequence:

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

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:


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.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Business and Technology, Room B2-22, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8785; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.

Gainful Employment:

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