Storage and Virtualization Administrator

15-credit Technical Certificate

Develop knowledge and skills necessary to support dynamic IT infrastructures and utilize virtualization technologies to optimize efficiency, resiliency and control over complex network environments. Learn about the technologies required to build classic, virtualized and cloud data center environments. Gain practical experience with Microsoft Server 2012, VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V technology in preparation for the VMware VCP5-DCV and Microsoft 70-410 certification exams. Enhance skills with emerging information storage and management solutions to prepare for the EMCCIS (EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services) Associate certification exam.

  • Some credits earned in the Storage and Virtualization Administrator technical certificate may be applied toward IT degree and diploma programs within WCTC’s School of Business.
  • The Storage and Virtualization Administrator technical certificate is the third credential in the Network Specialist Pathway.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-178 Cisco1-Intro to Networks3 *
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-150 Cloud Infrastructure/Services3  
 150-151 Windows 10 Install/Configure3 *
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-152 VMware vSphere6 Install/Config3 *
 150-137 MS Server 20163 *
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.