Network Design & Administration CISCO Certificate

Seattle Central offers three options for students interested in network design and administration: an Associate of Applied Science - Transfer (AAS-T) Degree, a 4-quarter certificate and a 3-quarter CISCO Certificate (course planning below). Depending on your goals and previous experience, you can choose the program that is best suited for you.

Prerequisites: Skill Development Courses

Prior to enrolling in the program, you should complete the following courses and maintain minimum 2.0 GPA. Prerequisites can often be completed in one quarter.

ENGL& 101: Composition
5 credits

BTM 111: Business Applications Support I
5 credits
Intro to Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Personal Information Management and Presentation software. Creating letters, business correspondence, spreadsheets and presentations commonly used in business settings. Previously known as MIC 101.

Program Courses

ITC 140: Introduction to Computer Hardware
5 credits
Provides basic understanding of various hardware components, including installation and configuration. Learn how software interacts with and controls the computer's hardware elements. Emphasizes analytical logic, troubleshooting skills and basic networking concepts.

NET 120: Network Essentials – Comptia Network+
5 credits
Intro to networking technologies for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and the Internet.

Suggested Sequence

NET 122: Network Operating Systems 1 – Win 2K Professional
5 credits
Learn to install and configure Microsoft Windows on stand–alone and client computers that are part of a workgroup or domain and those required for Implementing a Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure. Prereq NET 120 with 2.0 or higher or permission.

NET 142: Network Management – Cisco 1
5 credits
Provides experience in current and emerging networking technology for future employment and/or further education. Content standards based on current industry standards. Examines safety, networking, network terminology and protocols, LANs, OSI model, cabling, cabling tools, IP addressing and network standards. Emphasis on decision–making and problem–solving techniques.

NET 134: Network Communications – TCP/IP
5 credits
Learn to set up, configure, use and support Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) on major operating systems used in a networked environment. Emphasis on DNS for directory systems and ports for service availability, troubleshooting network connectivity, bandwidth management and optimization.

NET 124: Network Operating Systems 2 – Win 2K Server
5 credits
Learn to install Windows Server and various file systems and to administer and manage Active Directory services and objects. Use Microsoft Management Console to monitor system performance and to administer Internet Information Services and user accounts, group accounts and group policies. Study print services, network protocols, virtual private networking, Routing and Remote Access Service, DHCP, WINS and DNS. Learn to back up data, implement disaster protection and recover from a disaster.

NET 126: Network Operating Systems 3 – Win 2K Network Infrastructure
5 credits
Continuation of NET 124. Covers capacity planning, directory services, group policies, multiple domain management, trust relationships, implementing RAS, IPsec, interoperating with various network operating systems.

NET 144: Network Management – Cisco 2
5 credits
Continuation of NET 142. Covers safety, networking, network protocols, LANs, WANs, Ethernet, LAN switching, router IOS, TCP/IP addressing, router configuration, dynamic routing, static routing and the network administrator's role and function. Emphasis on techniques to solve networking problems.

ITC 136: Unix Operating System
5 credits
Intro to the Linux/Unix client operating system, including the fundamental Linux/Unix commands in both the command line interface and graphics user interface. Not a Server Administration class.

ITC 146: Network Management – Cisco 3
5 credits
Continuation of NET 144. Extends knowledge and practical experience with configuring LANs, hubs, switches, Internet–work Packet Exchange (IPX) routing, Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP), Wide Area Networks (WANs) and network troubleshooting. Covers Integrated Services Data Networks (ISDN), Point–to–Point Protocols (PPP) and frame relay design, configuration and maintenance.

Total Credits for Certificate (after Prerequisites) = 40

Total Credits for Certificate (including Prerequisites) = 63

Class Schedule