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This program is designed to develop expertise in network design and development, including planning, configuration and resource management and troubleshooting.

Network Technologies Certificate
Credits earned through this certificate program may be applied to the IST Associates Degree Program and/or the IST Baccalaureate Degree Program. (19 credits)

Course Requirements*

Core Courses

IST 110 Information, People and Technology (4 credits)
The use, analysis and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises.

IST 220 Networking and Telecommunications (3 credits)
Introduction to digital network topologies; transmission media, signal modulation, digital packet switching and routing, systems integration, communications management, and security.

IST 225 PC Hardware Basics (3 credits)
Preparation for PC hardware support: Students learn data recovery and how to build, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair PC's.

IST 226 Networking Essentials (3 credits)
Concepts for peer-to-peer and server-based network: International Organization for Standardization-Open Systems Interconnection (ISO-OSI) reference model, industry standards, troubleshooting, performance monitoring, and optimization.

IST 227 Network Administration (3 credits)
Administering peer-to-peer and client/server networks: Planning, installation, server configuration, resource management, remote access, performance monitoring, and optimization.

IST 228 Advanced Network Administration (3 credits)
 TCP/IP planning, installation, configuration: IP addressing, subnetting, routing, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS), address/name resolution, Domain Name System (DNS); database, web, mail server management.