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Contact Information

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 - Program Details

The CNSA program offers various certificate and degree options to prepare you for a career in computer networking and systems administration, update your IT skills, or transfer to a four-year institution.

Degree and Certificates

  • CNSA A.S. Degree
  • CNSA Certificate of Achievement
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Skills Certificate
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certificate of Achievement
  • Microsoft System Administration Skills Certificate
  • UNIX/Linux System Administration Skills Certificate
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals Skills Certificate (coming soon)

Core Courses

  • CIS 72 Introduction to Operating Systems
  • CIS 81 Networking Fundamentals and Theory (Cisco CCNA 1)
  • CIS 82 Introduction to Routing Technologies and Theory (Cisco CCNA 2)
  • CIS 90 Introduction to UNIX/Linux
  • CIS 174 Virtualization Infrastructure (VMware ICM)
  • CIS 75 Fundamentals of Computer Security
  • CIS 194 Microsoft Windows Client Administration
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