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IT Certification Preparation Classes

Want to earn an I.T. certification to advance your career? Southeast Tech has courses designed to prepare students with the training and knowledge needed to prepare for the following exams:


CIS 187, Routers and WANs I, gives students exposure to installing and configuring CISCO routers. Topics include a light review of the OSI 7 layer model, basic bridge and switch operation, identifying different routing and routed protocols, router components, router initialization, updating the IOS, installing TFTP servers and general router IOS command structure.

CIS 171, Introduction to Networking, is a prerequisite to CIS 187, Routers and WANs I, and teaches fundamental concepts used in computer networking, including discussion of the OSI model, how data flows through networked devices, network design, and network protocol configuration.

Credits earned in these courses may be applied to associate degrees in Information Technology Security or Network Administrator; or a Network Support Certificate.

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CompTIA A+

CIS 151, Microcomputer Hardware, is designed to teach the architecture and inner workings of the IBM/IBM compatible personal computer and associated peripheral devices. The main emphasis is aimed at providing a thorough understanding of how hardware devices work and interact with each other. Students will build several types of microcomputers, load software, and become familiar with operating the personal computer system. Skills required to install upgrades will also be taught.

Credits earned in this course may be applied to associate degrees in Information Technology Security, Network Administrator, System Administrator; a Computer Technician diploma; or a Computer Support Certificate.


CompTIA Linux+

CIS 260, Advanced Linux, expands on the Introduction to Linux class. Much of the class will focus on Linux from the network administration side. It includes the following topics: Red Hat Workstation/Server Linux installation and configuration, advanced command line utilization, bash script writing, CRON Scheduler, iptables firewall, Apache web server, FTP server, Samba file sharing server, Sendmail email server, BIND DNS server and NFS file sharing.

Credits earned in this course may be applied to associate degrees in Information Technology Security or Network Administrator.


CompTIA Security+

CIS 278, Operations Security, is designed to provide students with the skills to gather and analyze information to create secure operating system security. This is a lecture-lab course that teaches students how to design a computer security solution. Students will have hands on experience in the hardening of server hardware and operating systems from the security standpoint.

Credits earned in this course may be applied to an associate degree in Information Technology Security



CIS 285, Wireless Data Communications, teaches the principles of installing and maintaining wireless local area networks. Students will be given the opportunity to learn about wireless technologies in computer networking. They will set up 802.11 wireless networks from Cisco. In the lab, students will do site audits to best place the access points for better range and throughput. Wireless standards will be covered to better understand the technology.

Credits earned in this course may be applied to associate degrees in Information Technology Security or Network Administrator.


MCSE 70-410

CIS 180, Windows Server OS, covers the basic installation, configuration, security and maintenance of Windows server. Students should be able to add users, assign a shared disk space and install printers. System management skills, and concepts relating to the MCTS testing process, will also be covered.

Credits earned in this course may be applied to associate degrees in Information Technology Security, Network Administrator, System Administrator; a Computer Technician diploma; or a Computer Support Certificate.


MCSE 70-411

CIS 274, Advanced Windows, covers Microsoft Directory Services Administration. Students will gain experience configuring and implementing Active Directory, DNS, Group Policies and DHCP settings. The course gives students good problem solving skills by exposing them to numerous utilities and tools to effectively problem solve Active Directory problems.

Credits earned in this course may be applied to an associate degree in the System Administrator program.