Network Engineering Courses
The course explores how computers represent different types of data; numeric, text, image, and audio. Students learn about the difference between analog and digital signals, finite precision, Boolean logic and simplification of digital circuits using Boolean algebra. In addition, they learn how computers perform arithmetic using adders, and how bit storage is implemented using latches and flip-flops. At a higher level, students also learn how computer components interact to achieve computing; memory hierarchy, chipset and system clock, bus system architecture, storage device organization, and motherboard/CPU.
This course provides an introduction to features and functions of networking components. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocol, and services. Laboratory work is integrated within the class.
This course is based on Cisco Networking Academy CCNA curriculum. This is the second of two courses to prepare students for the CCENT/ICDN1 certification test. The course introduces students to basic switching and routing concepts, configurations and troubleshooting. Topics include VLANs, InterVLAN routing, static and dynamic routing protocols RIP2 and OSPF. Students will also be introduced to firewalls, DHCP and NAT.
Introduces students to the basic operation and management of a Microsoft NOS (Network Operating System) LAN. Students will be able to install a server, and a workstation software in a LAN environment. Troubleshooting and network security will be emphasized. Topics will also include policy loan controllers, performance monitoring, and troubleshooting techniques. Students will be able to configure NOS features and utilities for upgrades and interoperability with other NOSs and clients.
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to secure and safeguard applications and services from the threat and vulnerabilities of unauthorized acess. The course covers the majority of the Security+ certification. Topics discussed include authentication methodologies, forms of cyber-attacks, virtual private networks, firewalls, cryptography, web security, and physical security.
Introduces students to Wireless Networks configurations, maintenance, and troubleshooting with strong emphasis on design, security vulnerabilities and management. Students gain insight on emerging Wireless LAN protocols, Media Access standards and Radio Frequency fundamentals. Configuration and troubleshooting of Access Points and hosts to a wired network will be emphasized in a lab-environment.
The course is based on Cisco Networking Academy CCNA curriculum. This is the first of two courses to prepare student for the CCNA/ICDN2 certification test. The course introduces student to scaling networks with LAN Redundancy and LAN aggeration, configuration and troubleshooting of wireless LANs, Multi-area OSPF and advanced EIGRP are covered. Students will also be able to manage IOS systems imaging and licenship.
This course is based on Cisco Networking Academy CCNA curriculum. This is the second of two courses to prepare students for the CCNA/ICDN2 certification test. The course introduces student to designing and connecting a WAN. Topics include point-to-point connections, frame relay, broadband solutions and how to secure a site-to-site connection. Students will also be able to monitor and troubleshoot a network using various hardware/ software tools.
This is an elective course designed to provide field experience in establishing, maintaining, and troubleshooting local area networks. Placements may include business settings, school districts, and the College’s laboratories, administrative systems, and Advanced Technology Institute. Prerequisite: NTW 200 or current CCNA certification. May be repeated once for credit. Credit may not be earned by life learning assessment.
This course is the first of two Cyber Security courses based on the CCNA Security curriculum. It provides advanced skills and techniques to mitigate common security vulnerabilities and threats. Students will be able to implement security techniques and configure devices to secure LANs and WANs, implement AAA (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting) and configure firewalls. Students will also be able to implement zone-based firewalls and Intrusion Prevention systems.
A final, major independent project, under the supervision of Department faculty members forms a capstone experience for senior Network Engineering major students. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of the Program Coordinator.
This course covers advanced topics in Network Engineering. It is offered only when there is an opportunity to present material not included in the curriculum. Course may be repeated for credit as topics change. Laboratory work is integrated within the class. Prerequisite: Announced for each offering.
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