Certificate of Completion in VMware Network Administrator

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Below is a list of courses that make up this certificate. It is recommended that you meet with an academic advisor before registering for classes.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in VMware Network Administrator program is designed to help students prepare for VMware industry certifications and work in a variety of information technology environments including software-defined data centers. Courses will build the knowledge and skills for students to design, install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage virtual environments and help prepare students for the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux +, CompTIA Network +; VMware VCA, VCP, and/or VCAP-NV Deploy certification exams. Students can also pursue additional Certificates of Completion (CCLs) in a variety of specializations within the information technology field to deepen their knowledge and skills and to help prepare them for multiple industry certification examinations. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration is also available.


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Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Academic Plan
VMware Network Administrator (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total Credits Required
Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Students who pursue this Certificate of Completion (CCL) should have a basic level of computer literacy including navigating the internet and computer systems or take CIS105 as indicated in the required courses. Students with the requisite skills may have the CIS105 requirement waived by permission of the Program Director.
Courses within any of the following prefixes must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the program to be applied toward this award: AIM, BPC, CIS, CLD, CNT, CSC, ITS, and MST.

What You’ll Learn

This certificate will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of concepts and theories of virtualization and cloud computing.
  2. Apply virtualization concepts to hardware hierarchies.
  3. Design, install, configure, and manage VMware environments including basic network functions.
  4. Optimize and scale vSphere.
  5. Troubleshoot and document virtual networks.
  6. Build an enterprise level virtual network infrastructure using industry best practices.

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of Program Director (0)0-3
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3)3
CIS189Virtualization and IT Solutions for Digital Businesses3
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140ABIntroduction to Networks (4)3-4
CIS197VMware ESXI Server Enterprise3
CIS198VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale3
CIS200VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage3

Meet with an Advisor

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Full Award Details

First Term
2021 Fall
Final Term
Total Credits
CIPS code
SOC codes
15-1211.00, 15-1212.00, 15-1244.00, 15-1231.00, 11-3021.00, 15-1241.00
Program Availability
Occupational Area
Information Technology
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