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Server Virtualization Certificate

Certificate Offered

Credits Required: 32 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

As organizations continue to expand their use of virtualized computing environments including server virtualization, desktop virtualization; and cloud computing, IT professionals with the skills necessary to design, implement, and support these virtualization environments will be among the most sought-after individuals. In these changing economic times, the IT job market remains extremely competitive it is necessary for individuals to develop new skills if you are  looking for work or trying to advance within your current company. If you're thinking about learning a new skill consider virtualization technology.

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First Semester - 15 Credits

BUSM 260
Project Management
This course covers the topics of contemporary project management utilizing contemporary project management methods. There are a variety of project types and sizes used to support learning that came from several companies, of various sizes, in many industries, to promote scalability and universality. Regardless of project, company, or industry size, project management techniques can be applied to any project. The topics covered include: project selection and prioritization, organizational capability (structure and culture), chartering, stakeholder analysis and planning, defining project scope, constructing work breakdown structures, scheduling, resourcing, and budgeting projects, project risk and quality planning, project kickoff, as well as leading and managing project teams and determining project progress and results. 3-0-3
CISN 100
CISCO I-Network Fundamentals
This course is designed to introduce students to computer networking fundamentals. Topics include binary numbering systems, electronics and signals, network cabling and testing, network topologies, close study of OSI and TCP/IP network models, IP addressing including sub/net masking, and basic network design. The course covers the CCNA Semester 1 training material. This course, in conjunction with CISN110, CISN215, and CISN220 may assist students in preparation for Cisco Network+ and CCNA certification exams. 5-0-5
CISN 205
Server Operating Systems
This course focuses on skills needed to manage a Windows Server 2008 system. Windows Server 2008 materials covered inlcude active directory design, account management, group policy management and configuation, certificate services, AD LDS, AD RMS, AD FS, server core, Windows Hyper-V virtualization, and server management. Material covered may assist in preparation for the MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist) #70-640 certification exam. 4-0-4
COMM 110
Interpersonal Communication
Provides an introduction to the communication process that occurs between people. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, maintain, and evaluate dyadic relationships through language, perception, self-disclosure, listening, verbal and nonverbal communication. Emphasis will be placed on building effective and ethical interpersonal relations in an intercultural context utilizing various media. 3-0-3

Second Semester - 17 Credits

CISN 110
CISCO II-Routing Protocols and Conc
This course is the study of advanced networking concepts. WAN and the function of routers, router components, protocols and configuration, ISO images, IP addressing, network troubleshooting, introduction to network security and management, and introduction to residential networking. The course covers the CCNA Semester 2 training material. This course, in conjunction with CISN100, CISN215, and CISN220 prepares students for the Cisco Network + and CCNA certification exams. Prerequisite CISN100 5-0-5
CISN 200
Client Operating Systems
This course focuses on skills needed to deploy and manage Windows 7 Operating System. Installation and troubleshooting of Windows 7, as well as features such as advanced security are covered. Virtualization techniques using Microsoft's Virtual PC are used to install MS-Windows XP (XP Mode) and other operating systems. Material covered may assist in preparation for the MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist) #70-680 certification exam. 3-0-3
CISN 203
Linux Operating Systems
This course focuses on skills needed to deploy and manage Linux (Fedora/Red Hat) Operating Systems. Topics include Linux installation, file systems, administration, troubleshooting, and network management using command line statements and Graphical User Interfaces. The use of open source operating systems are becoming dominant in the role of server operating systems and becoming a foundation for virtualization and cloud computing. Course material may assist in preparation for the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam. 3-0-3
CISN 208
Help Desk Concepts
The course will introduce students to the service concepts, skills sets, career paths, and operations of the help desk industry. Tracking options, reporting issues, support software, and management tools will be covered. 3-0-3
CISN 223
Elements of this course are broken into three sections: (1) Server Virtualization, (2) Virtualization Management, and (3) Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). It includes hands-on installation of Hyper-V , many components of the System Center Suite, including VMM 2012, and VDI solutions. This Virtualization overview provides an excellent perspective of Microsoft's overall vision for virtualization as well as the options and advantages organizations can realize by implementing virtualization. Pre-Requisite: CISN205 3-0-3