Microsoft Network Administrator

Program Overview

The Microsoft Network Administrator certificate provides training in Microsoft networking. This certificate will prepare the student for an entry-level computer networking position.  Skills taught include implementation of Microsoft operating systems, implementation of Microsoft servers, and networking infrastructure.  This certificate prepares the student to sit for the Microsoft Certified IP Professional (MCITP) networking exam.  Hands-on labs provide students with real world simulations.

Students may enter the Microsoft Network Administrator certificate program any semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 2 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 16 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Microsoft Network Administrator certificate program must show initiative, be willing to continue education as technology advances, be interested in computer networking, be organized, have the ability to multi-task, possess a strong work ethic, and have a desire to work in an office setting.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • North Campus (Sandersville)
  • South Campus (Dublin)
  • Online (Distance Education)

Salary Potential

$28,000.00 – $47,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $2,262.00
Books & Supplies: See program advisor
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Microsoft Network Administrator certificate program are prepared for entry-level computer networking positions. As a computer service technician you would design, install, maintain and repair computer systems and equipment. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher or GED.



Course Overview

  • CIST2411Microsoft Client4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • CIST2412Microsoft Server Directory Services4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • CIST2413Microsoft Server Infrastructure4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • CIST2414Microsoft Server Administrator4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • CIST2420Microsoft Exchange Server4 credit hours90 contact hours