Virtualization and Cloud Computing Technical Certificate

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Virtual machines in the business industry are a hot commodity and so is having someone who knows how to operate them. Learn to install, configure, troubleshoot, deploy and maintain VMware and Microsoft machines in a virtual environment with this certificate. This certificate prepares students for the VMware Certified Professional credential and is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Network Systems Technology.

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Getting Started: Fall Term 2021

June 14:  Financial Aid


Aug. 16:  Application


Aug. 23:  Classes Begin

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  • Continuing education: Many credits earned in certificate programs can be applied toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) or bachelor's degree at Seminole State. 
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Type: Technical Certificate
Major Code: NWKVIR-CC
CIP: 0511100116
Educational Pathway: NWKVIR-CC

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Fall 2021
This course is an introduction to network maintenance and repair. Preventative maintenance and diagnosis of the microcomputer will be emphasized along with basic-to-advanced troubleshooting skills. Software and hardware tools will be used and evaluated in class. Preventative maintenance, upgrades, system diagnostics, configuration files, power, memory, drives, input/output (I/O), modems, communications, printing and how these topics interact in the network will be examined. Lab fee required.
This course is an introduction to computer networks and operating systems. Computer components are identified and their functions explained. Operating system functions include command execution, disk drive operations, file maintenance, directory maintenance, batch files and system configurations. Network topics include proper logging in, logging out, network security and network questions and solutions. Operating typical business software such as word processing, spreadsheets and database management of a network will be introduced. Lab fee required.
In this course, students learn the concepts and capabilities of virtual architecture with a focus on the installation, configuration and management of a VMware virtual infrastructure. This course covers fundamentals of virtual network design and implementation, fundamentals of storage area networks, virtual switching, virtual management and engineering for high availability.
In this course students will apply the skills required to evaluate and implement standard deployments. Students will implement, maintain and deliver cloud technologies including network, storage and virtualization technologies to create cloud solutions. Students solutions and ensure security of cloud implementations through the use of cybersecurity best practices. In addition, this course prepares students to pass the CompTIA Cloud+ exam and earn the corresponding certification.
This course addresses all of the concepts, terminology and technology covered in the installation, storage and computing of Microsoft Windows Server 2016, and it provides students with the opportunity to get hands-on practice with virtual labs for a complete learning experience. Through this course students can prepare for the 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 exam.
This course is intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing and support.

CTS 1120 is strongly recommended

This course is an introduction to computer networks and operating systems. Computer components are identified and their functions explained. Operating system functions include command execution, disk drive operations, file maintenance, directory maintenance, batch files and system configurations. Network topics include proper logging in, logging out, network security and network questions and solutions. Operating typical business software such as word processing, spreadsheets and database management of a network will be introduced. Lab fee required.
In today's world, organizations must be prepared to defend against threats in cyberspace. Students must be familiar with the basic principles and best practices of cybersecurity to best protect their enterprises. In this course, examples from industry will be explored to give students the principles, the state of the practice and strategies for the future. Students will develop advanced skills by using ATTIVO (or similar) software to simulate real-world cyber attacks.
This course lays the foundation for gaining hands-on skills and significant understanding of packet telephony by presenting the technologies that are common for both Enterprise and Service Provider students. The course is designed to capture the breadth of technical issues surrounding the design of Voice-Over-Data networks and explain a methodology that brings order to approaching problems. The purpose of this class is to discuss the technical issues of designing Voice-Over-Data networks. This course will teach the student a methodology for implementing Voice-Over-Data networks. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared for the Cisco Voice-Over IP certification exam. Lab fee required.
This course is intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing and support.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is a study of the fundamental concepts, structures and organization of operating systems. It includes the study of processes, threads, multi-tasking, concurrency and deadlocks, memory management and file management.
This is an introductory-level course in telephony technology. The telephony environment, tele-management, telephony connectivity and services of telephony will be covered.
This course emphasizes the design and programming of microcontrollers. Students will be introduced to microcontroller architecture, use of programmable counter/timer arrays, analog interfaces, serial communications and other peripherals.
This course provides students with a foundational understanding of information technology (IT) and information systems. The course examines the primary hardware and software systems that comprise a computing environment in various industries.
This course is a study of the fundamentals of systems analysis and how they are applied to the development of information systems for operations in the business environment. Major topics studied include methods of systems investigation, input/output design, system documentation, communication, implementation of new systems, control and security of systems, hardware selection and software development. Typical data processing applications are examined. Lab fee required.
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of modeling and simulating continuous-state, time-driven systems. Topics include mathematical equation representation of systems, formulation of state variable equations and numerical integration techniques including Taylor series, families of Runge-Kutta and Adams methods. Application domains considered include physical, biological, electrical systems and real-time simulations.
This course provides an introduction and overview of security issues for organizational and institutional computing. Physical, software and computing systems security will be discussed. Students will be required to perform introductory security analyses, write code to automate some security preparedness tasks and set up a protection scheme for a simple PC computer.
This course provides topics in issues of security vulnerabilities and protection. Instruction includes hands-on laboratories to apply techniques and tools. Also included are current issues that impact personal and corporate computing.
This course covers how to properly manage IT projects, including technology-specific issues and concerns. The focus of the course is on how IT projects are managed and the tools and techniques that are unique to these projects.
Students will develop on an information systems project working in teams. The project will include analysis, design, development, testing and implementation. Teams will create and present a project proposal, design documentation, test plan and implementation plan to make the information system operational. Note: Students must complete this capstone course with a grade of "C" or higher as a graduation requirement for the IST-BS degree.
This course examines the principles, mechanisms and implementation of network security and data protection. The topics presented will help students gain the fundamentals of network security and explain what happens behind the scenes and from the point of view of a computer. Topics include definition and use of password crackers, operating system exploits, what is a Hacker, IP Spoofing, Session Hijacking, Denial of Service attacks (DOS), Buffer Overloads, general concepts of password security, how to create a company-wide security policy, how to perform security audits and how to recover from such attacks. Lab fee required.
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the skills, knowledge and tools needed to effectively manage projects with special emphasis on the unique challenges of the computing and information technology industries. The course will cover all nine areas of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) established by the Project Management Institute as the industry standard for project management instruction.
In this course students will apply the skills required to evaluate and implement standard deployments. Students will implement, maintain and deliver cloud technologies including network, storage and virtualization technologies to create cloud solutions. Students solutions and ensure security of cloud implementations through the use of cybersecurity best practices. In addition, this course prepares students to pass the CompTIA Cloud+ exam and earn the corresponding certification.
This course examines in great depth the principles, mechanisms and implementation of network security and data protection. Students learn to understand the topics Cipher Block Mode, Key Distribution methodology, Public Key Infrastructure, Kerberos, X.509 Directory Security, IP/Web/Email Security, SLS (Secured Sockets Layer), PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and Network Security Management from both an internal and external security reference. Basic networking concepts and security principles required. Lab fee required.
This class covers the industry standard Structured Query Language (SQL) and additional SQL features specific to Oracle relational databases. Students learn to create and maintain database objects and to store, retrieve and manipulate data. Classroom lecture and hands-on lab assignments reinforce the fundamental concepts. This course prepares students for the Oracle Application Developer and Database Administrator exams. Lab fee required.
Total Credits: 24

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Tuition and Fees

 Technical Certificate12 Credits18 Credits24 Credits28 Credits
Tuition and Fees$1,253$1,879$2,505$2,923
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,ooo$1,000$1,000
Total$2,253$2,879$3,505$3,923

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* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with an equal number of credit hours per term for in-state students. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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