Computer Networking (NET)

NET-119  Virtualization and Cloud Concepts  (2)  

Introduces learners to the topics of cloud and virtualization. Teaches the components, types, benefits, and uses of virtualization. Explores the role virtualization plays in the cloud, software-defined datacenter, and the imaging/deployment of computers. Enhances and reinforces understanding of the material covered through low-level laboratory exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C- in NET-130.

NET-130  Computer Concepts  (3)  

Introduces the operation of computers from a hardware and software perspective. Teaches the basic elements of a computer system and develops troubleshooting skills for advanced courses. Covers system boards, storage drives, memory, power supplies, and software considerations (such as BIOS, drivers and operating systems) necessary to understanding how computers work. Enhances and reinforces understanding of the material covered through low-level laboratory exercises. Offers A+ certification topics for the benefit of those who plan to take the CompTIA exam. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

NET-165  Network Plus  (3)  

Prepares users for a basic introduction to networking, and can also be used to prepare for CompTIA's Network+ certification exam. Presents current networking hardware and software along with the skills necessary to succeed in the field of networking. Covers protocols, network design and implementation, and troubleshooting and support. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

NET-168  Administering Windows Server  (3)  

Focuses on implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server environment. Includes the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, implementing Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing Network Policies and Network Access Protection, PowerShell scripting, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server environments. Covers the current objectives for the Microsoft Certification Exam. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take ENG-105. Minimum C- in NET-130. Minimum C- in NET-165.

NET-174  LAN Administration  (3)  

Focuses on the hardware and software requirements of a client-server network, the installation process, workstation configuration and configuration of the user environment using a current network operating system. Includes workstation and server configuration, network printing setup, creation and management of network user accounts, security, scripting, directory structures, and file server management and monitoring. Introduces network administrator duties, such as network configuration and system support. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C- in NET-130.

NET-176  Administering Red Hat Server  (3)  

Develops Linux administration skills while administering Red Hat Server operating system. Focuses on foundational Linux concepts and core tasks. Teaches how to apply command-line concepts and enterprise-level tools. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C- in NET-168. Minimum C- in NET-235. Minimum C- in NET-650.

NET-192  Network Cabling  (3)  

Introduces students to the advanced concepts of network infrastructure. Students learn what types of media are used and the concepts about the manufacture and installation of that media. Additionally, students work with copper media in installation, trim-out and finishing. Other topics include infrastructure standards, request for proposals and basic electrical theory. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take NET-236.

NET-235  CCNA Cisco 1  (3)  

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. Focuses on the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media and operations to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Covers building simple LANs, performing basic configurations for routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take ENG-105. Minimum C- in NET-130. Minimum C- in NET-165.

NET-236  CCNA Cisco 2  (3)  

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Covers configuring a router and a switch for basic functionality, troubleshooting routers and switches, and resolving common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C- in NET-235.

NET-237  CCNA Cisco 3  (3)  

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. Covers configuring routers and switches for advanced functionality, troubleshooting routers and switches, and resolving common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Develops knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C- in NET-236.

NET-252  Healthcare IT Technician  (3)  

Introduces the field of healthcare information systems. Includes a comprehensive view of HIT by examining healthcare regulatory requirements and the functions of a healthcare organization, including its medical business operations, IT hardware, software, networking and security. Follows CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician (HIT-001) exam objectives. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C- in NET-174. Minimum C- in NET-235.

NET-323  Windows Network Management  (3)  

Explains administrative duties for Windows Server 2012. Includes installing, configuring and maintaining client and server operating systems, monitoring performance and supporting users, evaluating different versions of Server 2012, exploring services such as DHCP, Clustering, Remote Access, DNS, Virtual Private Networking, and learning to implement security using permissions, encryption and policies. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take NET-561.

NET-348  System Automation and Scripting  (3)  

Explores system automation through the use of scripts. Focuses on designing and implementing scripts that parse event logs, configure hardware, software and networking components. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MAT-102 or MAT-708. Minimum C- in NET-561.

NET-400  Linux Networking  (3)  

Focuses on Linux GUI. Introduces Linux installation, navigating the Linux GUI, creating Linux users and groups, setting up Linux file and directory permissions, managing the Linux file system, using the Linux control panel to customize the system, configuring the Linux network, and developing basic command line and DNS skills. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C- in NET-235.

NET-561  Directory Administration  (3)  

Continues Directory Concepts. Focuses on implementation of Active Directory using Windows Server, and eDirectory using NetWare 6.x. Includes configuration and management of organizations, users, groups, printers, file systems, and many other directory service objects. Introduces virtualization concepts and students deploy software in a virtual environment. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C- in NET-174.

NET-571  Server Configuration  (3)  

Emphasizes managing Linux in a multi-server enterprise environment. Introduces enterprise-level skills in integrating Linux servers in a multiple server environment, configuring advanced network services such as FTP, VPNs, remote management, Web services, DNS, DHCP, LDAP Directory Services, logical volume management, scripting and advanced software installation. Other services may include e-mail and LAMP package management. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C- in NET-400. Take MAT-102 or MAT-708.

NET-600  Network Security Basics  (3)  

Introduces students to basic network security concepts. The non-vendor specific course includes general security concepts, authentication, attacks, secure communications and Internet security. Additional topics include perimeter defense and intruder detection. This course begins student preparation for the Security+ exam. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C- in NET-630. Minimum C- in NET-650.

NET-616  VMware VCP  (3)  

Emphasizes virtual network design and implementation, in an enterprise environment. Includes basic storage area networks, high availability design, virtual system management, virtual switching and virtualization security. Covers the vSphere VMware Certified professional (VCP) exam domains. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C- in NET-235. Minimum C- in NET-168. Minimum C- in NET-650.

NET-618  Network Defense & Remote Access Configuration  (3)  

Focuses on network defenses and defensible networks. Includes basic network defense topologies, basic DMZ configuration, basic intrusion detection configuration and logical security management (proper address assignment, software configuration). Examines identity management systems, such as directory services, to provide authentication, authorization and auditing for sound security management. Includes basic remote access configuration. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Corequisite: Take NET-600.

NET-619  Network Attacks: Detection, Analysis & Countermeasures  (3)  

Provides students the opportunity to attack computer networks to test their defenses and teaches them how to analyze attacks. Explores attacks and attack analysis, intrusion detection and analysis, and advanced defense countermeasure configuration using firewalls, routers, and intrusion detection systems. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C- in NET-168. Minimum C- in NET-176. Minimum C- in NET-600. Minimum C- in NET-650.

NET-620  VMWare Optimize and Scale  (3)  

Emphasizes virtual network design and implementation, in an enterprise environment. Includes basic storage area networks, high availability design, virtual system management, virtual switching and virtualization security. Covers the vSphere VMware Certified professional (VCP) exam domains. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C- in NET-616.

NET-630  Ethics in Information Technology  (3)  

Covers basic laws and ethical behavior associated with network security. Topics include discussions about current common practices used to secure networks as well as test them, and the potential these methods can have in creating a secure network environment. Also included are discussions about HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley laws, and the impact they have on information technology practices. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take ENG-105. Minimum C- in NET-130. Minimum C- in NET-165.

NET-650  Cloud Infrastructure  (3)  

Emphasizes building cloud infrastructure based on a cloud computing reference model that includes five fundamental layers (physical, virtual, control, orchestration and service) and three cross-layer functions (business continuity, security, and service management). Covers technologies, components, processes and mechanisms for each layer and cross-layer function. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take ENG-105. Minimum C- in NET-130. Minimum C- in NET-165.

NET-680  TCP/IP for Networking  (3)  

Introduces students to the concepts of the TCP/IP suite of protocol. Students learn IP addressing, dynamic host configuration protocol, domain name services, universal naming conventions and how this protocol is used to connect to the Internet. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take NET-236.

NET-785  Fundamentals of Desktop Support  (3)  

Focuses on hands-on projects related to the computer support specialist role. Improves proficiency in providing personal computer support by troubleshooting real-life scenarios including specification/management considerations while using customer service skills. Includes lab projects with local organizations. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C- in NET-168. Minimum C- in NET-235.

NET-844  Network/Systems Capstone  (3)  

Covers the analysis, configuration, and implementation of a computer network system. Teaches students to properly configure complete network systems, including but not limited to, configuring routers or switches, installing server software for domain management and configuring user accounts. An emphasis may be placed on configuring security at all levels. Uses Microsoft Visio and other tools to properly document the system and students will present, demonstrate and explain their design process and network layout. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C- in NET-176. Minimum C- in NET-236. Minimum C- in NET-237. Minimum C- in NET-600. Minimum C- in NET-616. Minimum C- in NET-619.

NET-850  Special Topics in Technology  (3)  

Focuses on the history/future of computer technology and the social implications of that technology. Utilizes projects, expert speakers and field trips to explore ethical computing, computer career trends, encryption and security, the wireless world and the human face of computing. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take NET-122.

NET-860  Information Technology Specialist Capstone  (3)  

Teaches project-oriented skills necessary to provide front-end technical support to end-users using networking, computer support, and customer support skills. Uses a teamwork approach to write policies and procedures pertinent to a help desk operation. Reviews how to document a problem and develop a solution when selecting and using ticketing systems. Focuses on how to troubleshoot and solve problems. Culminates in a presentation of this work to local industry members. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Minimum C- in NET-600. Minimum C- in NET-785.

NET-924  Honors Project  (1)  

Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires completion of an honors project contract. May be taken more than once. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Requires approval of supervising professor and dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

NET-928  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Provides readings, papers and basic research or other projects under the individual guidance of a staff member. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Permission of instructor, dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture