About this course
The Network Support Administration Associate of Science Degree Program Engineer Option emphasizes the specifics of planning, designing, and implementation of Microsoft Windows server solutions and architectures in medium to large-sized companies. This option builds upon the Network Support Administration core program, leading the student through the Systems Engineer concentration. As the role of IT and network support roles become more defined by industry the Network Support Administration Engineer Option has become a specialization in the IT infrastructure to give IT professionals an advanced industry recognized designation, indicating experience and knowledge that companies and organizations can count on to plan, support, and maintain their critical networking, information/data, and disaster recovery platforms. This understanding allows IT Directors/Information Officers the ability to implement strategic IT hiring plans which will supply a foundation of qualified IT professionals that will take their organization in a positive direction. Network Support Administration Associate of Science Engineers Option will most likely concentrate their expertise in the areas of Local and wide area networking design, implementation, and management. Upon completion of the Engineer Option, the successful student may apply to take the Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS), the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional: Server Administrator (MCITP:SA), and/or the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional: Enterprise Administrator (MCITP:EA) Examinations to become a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist, a Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional: Server Administrator, and/or a Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional: Enterprise Administrator. In addition, upon completion, the successful student may apply to take the Microsoft Exchange Server Examination to be certified.
These exams are available through Microsoft Learning, an independent certification organization. Students will also be expected to complete an internship in their chosen technical field which can provide them with “real world” experience and exposure which can be important in today’s competitive technology market. This program is designed for full-time students to complete the program in 18 months.