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System Administrator

Certificate

The 18-credit System Administrator certificate program provides IT employees with the knowledge and skills needed to administer Linux and Windows clients and servers. Courses in this certificate help prepare you for the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate, Microsoft Certified: Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate, and LPI Linux Essentials industry certifications.

2022-2023 Required Courses

Core Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ITC 2410
Windows 10 Client Administration
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Learn how to support and configure Windows 10 desktops in an enterprise environment. Students will develop skills that include learning how to install, customize, and update the Windows 10 operating system. Key concepts include managing storage, files, and devices as well as how to configure network connectivity for Windows 10. Students will also learn how to secure the Windows 10 OS and protect data on the device. Finally, students will learn how to manage and troubleshoot Windows 10. This class helps prepare you for the Microsoft MD-100 industry exam.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

ITC 2420
Managing Modern Desktops
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Learn how to plan and implement an operating system deployment strategy using modern deployment methods, as well as how to implement an update strategy. Students will be introduced to key components of modern management and co-management strategies for desktop computing. This course also discusses security in modern management including authentication, identities, access, and compliance policies. Key technologies will include Azure Active Directory, Azure Information Protection, Microsoft Intune, and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, as well as how to leverage them to protect devices and data. This class helps prepare you for the Microsoft MD-101 industry exam.

Prerequisites:

  • ITC 2000 PC Hardware and Software (A+)
  • ITC 2410 Windows 10 Client Administration

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

ITC 2430
Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to install and configure basic Windows Server technologies in a hybrid environment. Topics include Windows Server installation, configuration, Azure integration, PowerShell, Hyper-V, Active Directory, file and folder sharing, group policy, and data storage/syncing. Students will also configure and manage network and remote access technologies including DNS, DHCP, VPNs, Remote Desktop, and Azure networking. This course helps prepare students for the Microsoft AZ-800 Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure professional certification exam.

Prerequisites:

  • CIS 1400 Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals
  • ITC 1400 IT Fundamentals

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ITC 2440
Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to integrate Windows Server environments with Azure services and manage Windows Server in on-premises networks. Topics include Windows Admin Center, PowerShell, Azure Arc, Azure Automation Update Management, Microsoft Defender for Identity, Azure Security Center, Azure Migrate, and Azure Monitor. Students will also secure Windows Server and Azure systems, implement and manage high availability Windows Servers, migrate Windows Server and Azure systems and workloads, and monitor and troubleshoot Windows Server and Azure environments. This course helps prepare students for the Microsoft AZ-801 Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services professional certification exam.

Prerequisites:

  • CNT 2452 Windows OS And Application Support
  • ITC 2410 Windows 10 Client Administration
  • ITC 2420 Managing Modern Desktops
  • ITC 2430 Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ITC 1480
Linux Essentials
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Covers the fundamentals of the Linux operating system, command line interface, and essential open source software concepts. This course is designed for students new to Linux and takes a hands-on approach to exploring the day-to-day operation of a command line Linux system and is aligned to the LPIC Linux Essentials industry certification.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ITC 2480
Administering Linux Servers
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Learn about the installation, configuration and maintenance of Linux systems with an emphasis on server administration. A major focus of this course is learning the Linux command line interface for system administration tasks including basic scripting. Other topics involve providing network services such as containers, routing, firewalls, DNS, DHCP, and web servers to network clients. This course assumes you have basic familiarity with the Linux command line. It is strongly recommended you have completed ITC 1480 or a free online self-study Linux Essentials course to ensure your comfort with basic Linux usage before taking this course, contact the instructor or department before registering for details.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

Total Credits in Core Curriculum 18