Moraine Valley additionally offers two supplemental certificate programs that include, Cisco Network Associate and Microsoft Associate.

What Can I Do With An A.A.S. Degree In Cloud Networking and Virtualization ?

This program prepares students to support leading edge technologies used in the field of Information Technology (IT). Professionals involved in converged networks, cloud and virtualization, will learn to design and maintain the systems that transmit, store and analyze information coming through computers and related infrastructure. The program concentrates on the technologies, standards and protocols used to provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Students are introduced to hardware, software and storage systems that provide the foundation for modern network and compute platforms. Cloud Networking and Virtualization careers represent one the most sought after skills and abilities required in the IT job market. Rapid advances in technology, shared services, cloud-based applications, and the Internet-of-Things will continue to fuel the need for knowledgeable IT professionals.

Job Outlook

Employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for information technology (IT) workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks. Growth also is expected as the use of IT in healthcare increases. However, an increase in cloud computing could raise the productivity of network administrators, slowing their growth across many industries.

Employment of network administrators in the computer systems design and related services industry is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026. The increasing adoption of cloud services by small and medium-sized businesses that do not have their own dedicated IT departments could increase the demand for network and computer systems administrators within this industry.

Job opportunities should be favorable. Prospects should be best for applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in computer network and systems administration or computer science and who are up to date on the latest technology, especially cloud computing.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics

Cisco Network Associate Certificate

This program prepares students for employment as a Cisco network technician. Graduates will be able to administer, install, maintain and troubleshoot Cisco systems. In the program, students are introduced to routers, LAN/WAN design and the integration of the Internet in the corporate enterprise network. Students also use this program as an introduction to courses required for the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate). Students can benefit from this program if they are just beginning to train for a career in Cisco network management, or if they already work in the industry and need to upgrade their job skills. Common job titles for recipients of this certificate include help desk technician, LAN technician, Cisco service representative, technical support specialist, and network system administrator.

Microsoft Associate Certificate

This program is designed for information technology professionals pursuing Microsoft training and industry certification.

Program Details

Program NameType of CredentialCurriculum CodeDepartment or Division
Microsoft AssociateCertificate1446Computer Integrated Technologies



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