Information Technology Virtualization Certificate

Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
IST 140C Database Design and Management 2 2 3
IST 151C Introduction to Networks 2 2 3
IST 153C Routing and Switching Essentials 2 2 3
IST 282C Virtualization 2 2 3
CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2019-20.

This program is not currently accepting new students.

This certificate focuses on VMWare and Hyper-V virtual servers, in addition to Cisco servers.  Knowledge of virtual servers is in demand and growing throughout the private and public sector. This program is not Financial Aid eligible.

Students who complete this program are eligible to test for Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), a worldwide industry-recognized certification, and will have the skills for jobs in server administration, network support, and virtualization using VMWare and Hyper-V.

Specific Admission Requirements

IST 108C or permission of the Department Chair of Information Technology.

There is a growing demand for server/database administrators in New Hampshire.  In August 2015, the job search site listed over 66 open jobs for VMware and 19 open jobs for Hyper-V and similar jobs open in the state.  National median salaries for server/database administrators is $98,438 (, July 2015).  Job growth in this field is projected at 7.4% in New Hampshire through 2022 (

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Aaron Conn
Information Technology
Department Chair

(603) 271-6484 x4143

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

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