This program is designed for individuals who wish to acquire skills in information technology systems administration. Systems administrators install, configure, and maintain computer components and software and related infrastructure. By effectively performing these functions, a systems administrator contributes to the overall efficiency of users. In this technology-driven world, it is important for systems administrators to be able to proactively anticipate users’ needs and forecast upgrades and utilize innovation effectively. In the Systems Administration program, students will acquire skills relating to the management and support of client side operating systems, network management, and workstation management. Students will also learn about system security issues.
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Upon completion of the program, students are expected to be able to:
- Differentiate between and work with versions of Office applications as well as Google Apps
- Demonstrate the knowledge to install and upgrade Server operating systems
- List ways to implement simple security features
- List the considerations to setup a basic wired and wireless network
- Demonstrate the knowledge to install and configure Windows 10 desktops
- Outline the considerations to deploy and support Windows 10 across a network
Active Directory Domain Environment
Client Life Cycle Strategy
Resolve Operating Systems Issues
Deploy, Manage & Troubleshoot User Applications
Configure and Secure User Data
Installation and Migration Strategies
IP Addressing and Network Connectivity
Students may transfer credits from the Systems Administration program into the Associate of Science in Integrated Technologies program. Students should be aware that while the transfer credit option is available, the Systems Administration program is a certificate program and not a degree program.