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Master Certificate in System Administration

About this Course:

The Master Certificate in System Administration is awarded to those participants who have completed either Windows Operations & Networking or UNIX System & Administration course with one additional optional elective course listed below of the Information Technology Certificate Courses offered through the School of Applied Technology of Illinois Institute of Technology. Those interested in pursuing this award must complete these two courses. Most often these courses can be successfully completed in one year or less.

Participants who wish to pursue this Master Certificate would be best served by working with a program manager of the Information Technology Certificate Programs for guidance. Some programs may be taken simultaneously and some may require prerequisites. Allowing the program manager to assist in planning the sequence of courses would ensure a successful and enjoyable experience as participants reach their goals.

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Course Details:
This course is designed for students seeking knowledge that will prepare them for a career as a system administrator. One of the following two courses is required. One course from the electives listed below is also required.

IT-O 451 Windows Operations Networking - $4,900 - a 16 week course where participants learn to set up and maintain PC workstations and servers and to administer PC servers and networks. Topics include hardware requirements; software compatibility; and system installation, configuration and options and post-installation topics; administrative practices required for file system security; process management; performance monitoring and tuning; storage management; back-up and restoration of data; and disaster recovery and prevention. 


IT-O 452 UNIX System Administration - $4,900 - a 16 week course where participants learn to setup and configure a contemporary operating system, including the actual installation of the operating system on the participant workstation. User account management, security, printing, disk configuration, and backup procedures are addressed, with particular attention to coverage of TCP/IP and TCP/IP applications. 

One elective must be chosen from the following courses:

Operating System Security Cloud Computing Technologies
Operating System Virtualization Linux+ Certification Training