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Computer Networking and Systems

Windows Support Technician Certificate
19 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0153

Courses for a Certificate:

Credit Hours

CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems


CNS 105 Networking Essentials*


CNS 110 Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System


CNS 111 Microsoft Windows Server Operating System


CNS 150 Microsoft Windows Desktop Technician


One course from the following:



ELT 140* or higher



CNS 114 Microsoft Managing a Windows Server Operating System



CNS 152 Data Media Infrastructure Fundamentals for IT Professionals



CNS 170 Principles of Information Security



CNS 172 Network Defense and Countermeasures



CNS 174 Introduction to Computer Forensics



CNS 176 Security+ Certification


Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate:


*As an alternative to CNS 105 and ELT 140 or higher, students may obtain “Credit for Experiential Learning” through evaluation by Oakton faculty for any of the two third-party certifications offered by CompTIA A+ or Network+.

Students who successfully complete the requirements below with a grade of C or better may qualify for the certification exam indicated:


Credit Hours

Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)



CNS 141 Cisco Introduction to Networks



CNS 142 Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials




Cisco CCNA Voice Certification



Note: Any valid Cisco CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching, or any Cisco CCIE Certification



CNS 147 Fundamentals of VoIP- Cisco Call Manager Express



Also see
Computer Networking and Systems Department
Careers in Computer Networking and Systems
All Degrees and Certificates

Alumni Profile

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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.



February 14
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record*.

February 15
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 16
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

February 28
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 11
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 14 -20
Spring Break

March 21
Classes resume after Spring Break.

March 23
Registration opens for summer 2016 semester.

March 27
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.

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