This CIS Systems Admin certificate is a subset of the core AAS degree technical courses. These technical courses focus on design, implementation, management and troubleshooting computer systems in a business environment. The required courses in the program cover all objectives needed to prepare for the certification exams. Areas covered are Enterprise/Server Support and Client Support in the Windows environment.
Students will receive instruction and hands-on training on subjects that include; installing operating systems, managing performance, implementing security, disaster recovery, directory services, virtualization of servers and desktops, troubleshooting hardware and software, and many more advanced computing technologies.
Since this CIS Systems Administration certificate is a subset of the core AAS degree technical courses, it will enable CNM students who have completed the CIS AAS degree in a different concentration to complete the remaining technical courses in this area and earn this CIS certificate. Additionally, this cert is ideal for students coming to CNM with AA/AAS/BS degrees who wish to do the core technical course work for this area.
Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.
Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.