Computer Networking and Systems

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

Courses for a Certificate:

Credit Hours

CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems
 or
CIS 103 Computer Software and Concepts

3


CNS 105 Networking Essentials*

3

CNS 110 Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System

3

CNS 150 Microsoft Windows Desktop Technician

4

CNS 170 Principles of Information Security
 or
CNS 176 Security+ Certification

3


Workforce Prep:

 

CNS 121 Network+ Certification Preparation

1

CNS 122 Microsoft MCSA Client 1 Certification Preparation

1

CNS 123 Microsoft MCSA Client 2 Certification Preparation

1


Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate:


18


*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 following certification exam:

 

Credit Hours

Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)

8

 

CNS 141 Cisco Introduction to Networks

4

 

CNS 142 Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials

4

Gainful Employment information: Windows Support Technician

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