CIS Professional Certificate in Windows Operating System Administration

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Certificate E0720

The CIS Professional Certificate in Windows Operating System Administration is designed for returning CIS professionals with several years of experience or current students who have completed several CIS courses. This certificate will prepare students for technical support jobs for companies using Windows operating systems. The certificate will provide students the skills to install, manage/administer and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows workstations and Microsoft server operating systems. The courses in this certificate cover the major topics of industry standard certification exams. Opportunities available upon completion of the certificate program include entry-level and mid-level help desk and Windows Administrative positions.

Required Courses

CISN 21Windows Operating System3
CISN 24Window Server Network and Security Administration3
CISN 24LWindow Server Network and Security Administration Laboratory0.5
Total Units6.5

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 Guided Pathway of Study

Explore Your Future in Windows Operating System Administration

The Guided Pathway of Study grid below offers a semester by semester plan for achieving the CIS Professional Certificate in Windows Operating System Administration as recommended by content Faculty Members and Counselors. 

If you are unable to meet the recommended plan, please make an appointment with a counselor who will assist you with developing your personal Guided Pathway of Study for this degree. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Units
CISN 21 Windows Operating System 3
CISN 24 Window Server Network and Security Administration 3
CISN 24L Window Server Network and Security Administration Laboratory 0.5
 Units6.5
 Total Units6.5

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

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