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IT Certifications

  • Comptia A+
  • Comptia Network+
  • Comptia Security+
  • Microsoft MCSA
  • Cisco CCNA

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Program Overview

SCIT's Information Technology program trains students to install, configure and administer Microsoft and Cisco based computer networks scalable for use ranging from small businesses to large enterprises. Courses are structured around IT certifications such as CompTIA A+, Cisco CCNA, and Microsoft MCSA, providing students with a comprehensive study of modern computer networks beginning with fundamental networking concepts. The goal of the program is to prepare students for a variety of entry-level IT positions such as the following.

Helpdesk Computer Support Specialists

Computer Network Support Specialists

IT Adminitrator Support Specialists

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IT Course Topics

Below is a brief list of some of the key course topics covered in our program. Click on each category to expand the list.

Microsoft Server Technologies

  • Windows Server Active Directory Configuration
  • Windows Server Network Infrastructure Configuration
  • Terminal Services & Web Services
  • Clustering & Virtualization
  • DHCP, DNS, DFS and other network services

Cisco Routers & Switches

  • LAN Switch Configuration & Operation
  • VOIP Telephony Configuration
  • Cisco Router Configuration & Troubleshooting
  • Routing Protocols & Concepts

Network Fundamentals & Client Computing

  • PC Hardware: Processor, Memory, etc.
  • Deployment, Configuration & Administration of Windows 7
  • TCP/IP & Subnet Masks
  • OSI 7 Layer Model

Network Security & Wireless Technologies

  • Identity and access management
  • Common threats and vulnerabilities
  • Cryptography and PKI
  • Installing and maintaining wireless mesh networks

IT Cert Success Program

Students who graduate from the Information Technology diploma or B.S. Information Systems programs are eligible to receive up to $600 for successfully taking and passing recognized IT certification exams. Instructors tailor course material to closely align with certification topics. Students are provided access to online self-study material to prepare for the exams with guidance from faculty.

Free IT certification exam bootcamps conducted by faculty for IT and BSIS students.

Labs & Hands-On Work

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More than half of the IT programs coursework is performed by working on projects and lab exercised in SCIT’s Computer Networking Lab. The lab includes a cluster of servers that provide students with multiple virtual instances of Microsoft Windows Servers and Cisco based Routers and Switches. With these virtual server and network device instances, students can configure and assemble a variety of virtual IT infrastructures based on different business needs and learn how to troubleshoot computer networks and services.

Student are provided laptops as part of the program with enough RAM and computing power to install and run their own virtual machines. All necessary software is provided.

Degree Opportunities

Graduates of the IT program may have an opportunity to pursue a Bachelors of Science Information Systems degree (BSIS) at SCIT after they complete their diploma. Degree courses are offered in the evening, allowing students to work during the day while studying at night toward a degree. Topics in the degree program include:

  • Cybersecurity and ethical hacking
  • Databases and database management
  • Programming and scripting for system administration
  • Introduction to frontend and backend web development
  • Cloud computing and cloud architecture