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Network Administrator

Objective: Empire College offers network administrator certification in California designed to give students the ability to configure and troubleshoot computer hardware and administer and configure Linux and Microsoft networks. Additionally, the program is designed to provide the student experience with Network Infrastructure Administration and Active Directory Services in a theory and laboratory setting. Students are also introduced to Visio Technical Drawing and Microsoft Office. If you’re looking for network administrator training in California, Empire College has you covered.

Graduates of our network administration program are prepared to assume entry-level positions as network administrators or network technicians.

Empire College is a Microsoft Developers Network Academic Alliance (MSDN AA) member and uses a teaching program that is prescribed by Microsoft to prepare graduates for certification as Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP) at the product level.

Earn your network administration certification in the following areas:

  • CompTIA A+ Technician 
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Microsoft Certification at the product level (MCP-Microsoft Certified Professional) in 4 areas:
    • Windows 7 Professional
    • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
    • Administering Windows Server 2012
    • Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
  • MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) Windows Server 2012: With completion of the three MCP certifications below, the student will have achieved the highly regarded MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.
    • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
    • Administering Windows Server 2012
    • Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Certifications are not required to be employed in the career field or to graduate from the program, but they are highly recommended. Exams may be taken at the on-campus VUE Testing Center. Exam fees vary, ranging from $60 to $225.

Note: All units in this California network administrator program are transferable to the Specialized Associate Degree in Information Technology program.

Expected Educational Outcomes: Upon completing the Network Administrator program, students will have demonstrated:

  1. The ability to provide customer and user support for computer systems and networking products, including Microsoft Windows, Novell Netware, Linux cross platform connectivity and numerous software products
  2. An understanding of Microsoft Windows operating systems, including setup, configuration, and file and user management, as well as router configuration
  3. The ability to interact with users/customers in a professional, businesslike manner

Program Length: 4 quarters
A diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of all graduation requirements. Click here to view a course outline for the network administration program.


"I have always had a passion for technology, and making the decision to enroll in the Information Technology program at Empire College has been a decision I enjoy every day. I am interested in the fields of networking and security, and I currently hold certifications in Microsoft, Security, and Cisco."
- Curtis Plumley, Systems Administrator

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