Advanced Desktop and Server Administrator

Overview

Do you design, install, and support an organization’s computer systems? Take your understanding of computer systems to the next level with this advanced certificate on infrastructure, security, and network configurations, and earn more than $36 an hour on average. In just 6-7 months, you can prepare to take CompTIA A+, Network+, Cloud+, Security+, Server+, Linux+, CCNS, ITF+, CySA+, and Pentest+* certifications.

Expand your career and earning potential by validating your skills with advanced CompTIA and Cisco certifications that will put you in demand at a number of large corporations, small businesses, and government organizations in the Midlands. Learn the skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot Linux servers in an enterprise environment. Learn to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot LAN switching and IP routing technologies in a small to medium size enterprise network.

To earn this certificate, students must successfully complete all courses within a two-year period.

To earn this certificate, students must successfully complete all courses within a two-year period.

*Additional testing required for certifications.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

To earn this certificate, students must successfully complete the following courses within a two-year period.  Courses should be taken in the order listed below. This program can be completed in four to six months.

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
3.00 30

IT Fundamentals+

This coures prepares students with the fundamental IT skills and concepts required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, software development, and database use. Students will acquire the essential skills and information they need to set up, configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance of the hardware and software components of a basic personal computer workstation and basic wireless devices. Students will also learn to implement basic security measures and implement basic computer and user support practices as well as prepare candidates to take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) certification exam.

Classroom

ID: CEDST-574

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@strangeracer.com.
$1,495.00
6.00 60

A+ IT Technician

Learn to install, remove, upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware while building a computer using 澳门真人赌博开户正规网址's hardware kits in class. An essential course if you are, or want to be, an entry-level computer service technician. Prepare for the latest A+ certifications.

Classroom

ID: CEDST-528

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@strangeracer.com.
$3,995.00
6.00 60

Network +

Acquire the fundamental skills and concepts used on the job in any type of networking career. Work with the major networking technologies and systems in use in modern PC-based computer networks as you prepare for the Network+ certification exam.

Classroom

ID: CENET-747

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@strangeracer.com.
$2,495.00
3.00 30

Security+

Theft and destruction of intellectual property takes place despite the presence of firewalls, encryption, and corporate edicts. Prepare to implement and monitor security on networks, applications, and operating systems, and respond to security breaches, as you also prepare for the Security+ exam. Prerequisites: Basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts, CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications (or equivalent knowledge), and six to nine months' experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended.

Classroom

ID: CESEC-664

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@strangeracer.com.
$2,495.00
3.00 30

Server+

Through hands-on practice, you will learn server architecture, administration, storage, security, networking, disaster recovery, and troubleshooting while preparing to sit for the CompTIA Server+ certification exam.

Classroom

ID: CENET-753

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@strangeracer.com.
$2,495.00
3.00 30

Cloud+

Learn about cloud concepts and models, virtualization, infrastructure, resource management, security, and business continuity in the cloud. Acquire the knowledge and best practices required of IT practitioners working in cloud computing environments as you prepare for the Cloud+ CompTIA certification.

Classroom

ID: CEMCS-718

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@strangeracer.com.
$2,495.00
3.00 30

Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

Through hands-on practice, you will learn how to support network security within an organization and identify security threats and vulnerabilities, respond to and recover from security incidents, and prepare for the CySA+ certification. Security+ Certification or experience recommended. Prerequisites: At least two years of experience in computer network security technology or a related field preferred; the ability to recognize information security vulnerabilities and threats in the context of risk management; foundation-level operational skills with some of the common operating systems for computing environments; foundational knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in computing environments; foundation-level understanding of some of the common concepts for network environments, such as routing and switching; foundational knowledge of major TCP/IP networking protocols, including TCP, IP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, ARP, ICMP, and DHC.

Classroom

ID: CESEC-683

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@strangeracer.com.
$2,995.00
3.00 30

Linux+

Through hands-on practice, students will learn system administration skills for the Linux operating system and prepare for the CompTIA Linux+ certification. Gain the skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot Linux servers in an enterprise environment. Topics covered include hardware and system configuration, systems operation and maintenance, security, troubleshooting and diagnostics, and automation and scripting.

Classroom

ID: CENET-746

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@strangeracer.com.
$2,495.00
6.00 60

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Prepare to take the exam for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. Learn the skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise network. Topics covered include LAN switching technologies, IP routing technologies, IP services, troubleshooting, WAN technologies, wireless, cloud services, and software defined networking.

Classroom

ID: CENET-751

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@strangeracer.com.
$3,495.00
3.00 30

PenTest+

As organizations scramble to protect themselves and their customers against privacy or security breaches, the ability to conduct penetration testing is an emerging skill set that is becoming ever more valuable to the organizations seeking protection, and ever more lucrative for those who possess these skills. In this course, you will be introduced to general concepts and methodologies related to pen testing, and students will work their way through a simulated pen test for a fictitious company. This course will assist you in preparing for the CompTIA PenTest+ Certification. Prerequisites: Intermediate knowledge of information security concepts, including but not limited to identity and access management (IAM), cryptographic concepts and implementations, computer networking concepts and implementations, and common security technologies. Practical experience in securing various computing environments, including small to medium businesses as well as enterprise environments. Security+ Cer

Classroom

ID: CESEC-685

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@strangeracer.com.
$2,495.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$26,950.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Desktop and Server Administrators

Desktop and server administrators work on computer repair, network installation, server infrastructure, and communication management.

Projected Job Growth

+2.8%

Average Annual Salary

$79,672
According to EMSI data as of 2022

Where Can I Work?

  • Government Agencies
  • Large Corporations
  • Small Businesses

What’s next after I complete this program?

Obtain Certifications

Obtaining the corresponding industry certifications (CompTIA A+, Network+, Cloud+, Security+, Linux+, Cisco CCNA certifications, and ITIL 4 Foundation certifications) will show employers you are ready and able to accomplish the tasks required.

Further Your Education

After gaining several years of industry experience, continue your education at 澳门真人赌博开户正规网址 by expanding your information security knowledge through our Cybersecurity Analyst Certificate.

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