The proposed audience for this program is any network administrator, network engineer, systems engineer, career changer, or degree candidate who wants to actively be engaged in an integrated enterprise network environment. It is designed to validate not only a student’s cognitive understanding of such an environment but also to affirm their skills through hands-on high-order tasks.
Students who complete this program successfully will be able to validate to employers and HR folks their competence to skillfully manage an integrated production network through the Master of Integrated Networking certificate/degree. Those who successfully complete this program and course will definitely be a step above those who are labeled vendor-based "paper certs."
Students who enroll in the final course as part of the degree program will, upon successful completion, not only earn their degree but also several major vendor certifications and the Master of Integrated Networking certificate.
Prior to being admitted to this program, students will be required to meet two prerequisites:
- CompTIA’s A+ Certificate or equivalent knowledge
- CompTIA’s Network+ Certificate or equivalent knowledge
Equivalent knowledge can be tested either through a face-to-face question and answer examination or through a computer-based cognitive exam that will test cognitive knowledge of a published set of objectives. This test will be offered by the educational or training provider.