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CIS DEPARTMENT
Chair: Michael Matera
Phone: 831.477.3270
Email: Send a message
Division: Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS)
Divison office: Room 701
Counselor: 831.479.6274

CIS 71 Information & Communication Technology Essentials

This course provides an introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level Information Communication Technology (ICT) professionals. The fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an ICT professional will be introduced. Preparation for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

CNSA - Featured Careers

Thinking of a career in computer networking? Computer networks are a critical part of most organizations and computer networking is an in-demand career field.

Cybersecurity Professionals

cyber professionalsAs companies struggle with security breaches and data protection, cybersecurity skills are in high demand. The Internet of Everything (IoE) provides enormous opportunities for cybersecurity professionals. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 18% growth rate for Information Security Analysts. The median annual wage for information security analysts was $90,120 in May 2015.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrators

picOnline collaboration, online banking, and streaming video all rely on networking as the foundation. Virtually all companies rely on some kind of network infrastructure. The median annual wage for network and computer systems administrators was $77,810 in May 2015.

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Cloud Computing

picCloud computing continues to grow at a rapid pace and as result the demand for cloud computing professionals is exploding. Careers in cloud computing require networking, Linux, programming, database, security and virtualization skills. The median pay depends on skills set and experience starting around $70,000.

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