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Network Administrator Certificate

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18‐Credit Certificate Program

Hegis Code: 5104
NYSED Code: 22107

Program Description

This certificate program answers a need in the local region for people with the basic skills to effectively manage microcomputer networks. Educational and financial institutions and small businesses of all types have expressed this need. The 18‐credit program is designed to fit within SUNY Ulster’s Network Administrator Associate in Applied Science degree program. The program curriculum is made up of six courses in microcomputer applications and network design. Graduates of the program will be capable of recognizing, evaluating, and controlling microcomputer networks.

SUNY Ulster is a Cisco Systems Academy working under the guidance of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Students enrolling in the program can choose which training path they wish to pursue. The College has a classroom and hardware lab on the Stone Ridge campus dedicated to the Network Administrator curriculum.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the Network Administrator Certificate program, a student will be able to

  • Learn the fundamentals of computer networking;
  • Successfully undertake the CISCO CCNA examination;
  • Successfully undertake the Microsoft MCP examination;
  • Qualify for employment in the field as helpdesk/repair depot technician.

Employment Potential

Graduates will be prepared for employment as entry‐level technicians in a PC networking environment.

Requirements for Program Entry

Developmental Assistance Available

For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster’s Learning Center, The Gary and Janaki Patrik Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information

For more information contact Admissions 1‐800‐724‐0833 ext. 5018 or 5022

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