Certificate of Completion in VMware Network Administrator

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Option 1 Sequence

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course OR Permission of Program Director CS 0–3
CIS126DL or
CIS126RH
Linux Operating System or Red Hat System Administration I 3
CIS189 Virtualization and IT Solutions for Digital Businesses Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS190 or
CNT140AB
Introduction to Networking or Introduction to Networks CNT140AB is recommended for students pursuing a Cisco Certification 3–4

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
BPC270 A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support 3
CIS197 VMware ESXI Server Enterprise Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS198 VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS200 VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 3

Option 2 Sequence

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course OR Permission of Program Director CS 0–3
CIS126DL or
CIS126RH
Linux Operating System or Red Hat System Administration I 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS189 Virtualization and IT Solutions for Digital Businesses Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS190 or
CNT140AB
Introduction to Networking or Introduction to Networks CNT140AB is recommended for students pursuing a Cisco Certification 3–4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
BPC270 A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS197 VMware ESXI Server Enterprise Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS198 VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS200 VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 3

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.