Microsoft Network Administrator Certificate (MS11)

The Microsoft Network Administrator Certificate provides training in Microsoft networking. This certificate will prepare the student for an entry-level computer networking position. Skills taught include implementation of Microsoft operating systems, implementation of Microsoft servers, and networking Infrastructure. This certificate prepares the student to sit for the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) networking exam. Hands-on labs provide students with real world simulations.

Employment Opportunities

Computer Systems Networking focuses on the design, implementation, and management of linked systems of computers, peripherals, and associated software to maximize efficiency and productivity, and that prepares individuals to function as network specialists and managers at various levels.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 55 60 34 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 224 236 229 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

Microsoft Network Administrator Certificate Curriculum

The curriculum for the Microsoft Network Administrator Certificate program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program fall and spring semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 16 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 360 contact hours and generally takes 2 semesters to complete.

Program Courses

Occupational Courses (12 Credits)

CIST 2411Microsoft Client


CIST 2412Microsoft Server Directory Service


CIST 2413Microsoft Server Infrastructure


Microsoft Electives (4 credits)

CIST 2414Microsoft Server Administrator


Program Costs

Tuition ($100 per credit hour): $1,600

Fees ($370 per semester): $740

Books/Supplies: $800

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)