2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Sep 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog

Microsoft Systems Administrator Certificate Course Map


Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your certificate by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets certificate requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, work with the CIS/CNE Navigator to select the appropriate replacement. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Microsoft Systems Administrator Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Action Item: Work with CIS/CNE Navigator


Use your Success Network! Before your first quarter, meet with your CIS/CNE Navigator or CIS/CNE advisor to review any transfer courses you may have, determine need for keyboarding, and to build your education plan showing the sequencing of courses in your degree plan.

1. College Success


  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

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  • Note: The College Success course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following. Your advisor will assist you in selecting either the 3- or 5- credit version of the course. Should you choose to repeat a College Success course you must enroll in a College Success course with the same credit amount as the original course; a COLLG 110 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 110 course and a COLLG 115 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 115 course.

2. Introduction to Computer Information Systems


3. Implementing Windows Client Operating Systems


Action Item: Meet with CIS/CNE Navigator or CNE Advisor


Use your Success Network!  In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps. 

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go!  It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details.  https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

4. Installing and Configuring Windows Server


  • Course purpose: This course prepares you to meet the requirements of the initial Microsoft Windows Server operating system certification. It is also the first in a sequence of three classes that prepares you to meet the requirements of the Microsoft MCSA certification.

5. Administering Windows Server


  • Course purpose: This class prepare you to meet the requirements of a second Microsoft Windows Server operating system certification. It is also the second in a sequence of three classes that will prepare you to meet the requirements of the Microsoft MCSA certification.

6. Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services


  • Course purpose: This class will prepare you to meet the requirements of a third Microsoft Windows Server operating system certification. It is also the third in a sequence of three classes that prepares you to meet the requirements of the Microsoft MCSA certification.

Action Item: Complete Networking Certification Exam(s)


Please complete networking certification exams (ex. CISCO, A+, Security+, Network+), and begin job readiness preparation for internship and post-graduation job search.

Total Credits: 28-30


Program Code: TBA