Volume 4, Number 48
August 4, 2006
Garry L. White
Abstract: This paper proposes a network infrastructure four-year degree curriculum based on industry/vendor certifications. The author argues that such a curriculum will meet industry standards and needs. And the academic department will have a valid method of assessment. An employer will be provided high caliber entry level candidates. And the college degreed student wins since he/she will be more marketable for entry level technical positions, plus have the potential to be promoted to management level positions.
Keywords: CCNA, CCNP, certifications, CISSP, CompTIA, curriculum, Microsoft MCP, Network+, Security+
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Recommended Citation: White (2006). Vendor/Industry Certifications and a College Degree: A Proposed Concentration for Network Infrastructure. Information Systems Education Journal, 4 (48). http://isedj.org/4/48/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2005: §2313. ISSN: 1542-7382.)