The Computer Support Specialist Network+/Security+ 35 credit-hour certificate provides additional technical skills and industry-recognized credentials for students to qualify for a wider range of high-demand positions across the broad field of information systems.   Upon completion of the certificate, students are prepared to take both the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ exams. Individuals may choose to enter the workforce with strong computer, network and security support skills, or continue another year of studies to complete their Computer Support Specialist Associate of Applied Science degree.

(Major Code 6620; CIP Code 11.1006)

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Certificate Requirements

First Semester

CSS 105Introduction to Personal Computers: Windows1
CSS 120Computer User Support Skills*3
CSS 128PC Applications: MS Office3
or CSS 108
CSS 110
CSS 123
Word Processing I: MS Word*
and Spreadsheets I: MS Excel
and E-Presentation: MS PowerPoint
ELEC 186CompTIA A+ Core 13
IT 120CompTIA A+ Core 23
IT 141Introduction to Networks3
Total Hours16

Note: Students eligible for the Computer Support Specialist A+ Certificate are qualified to take the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ Certification Credential Exam.

Second Semester

CSS 106Introduction to Personal Computers: Macintosh1
CSS 109Google Apps*1
CSS 118Groupware: Outlook*1
CSS 138Operating Systems: Windows*1
CSS 140Digital Devices and Online Technologies*3
IT 150Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials*3
IT 151VMware vSphere Essentials*3
or IT 152 Google Cloud Fundamentals*
or IT 153 AWS Cloud Foundations*
or IT 155 Microsoft Administration Fundamentals*
or WEB 110 HTML and CSS
WEB 112Professional Skills for the Digital Developer3
Total Hours16

Third Semester

IT 175Cybersecurity Fundamentals*3
Total Hours3

Total Program Hours: 35

Note: Students eligible for this certificate are qualified to take the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Network+ and Security+ Credential Exams.


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