Networking Technology (NET)

Networking Technology

Course Information Cr Hrs
NET-100 Introduction to Networking

Note:  Course only offered in the fall semester. Introduction to Networking covers the essentials of hardware, software, and other elements that comprise today’s data networking environment. Topics covered include network hardware, topologies, transmission media, operating systems, systems administration, security, and IT standards. Lab activities include basic diagnostic software use, network troubleshooting, and solo and team activities designed to build interpersonal communication skills. This is an introductory course for non-Networking majors, as well as for students who may be considering a career in information technology and would like to know more.

4-2-4
NET-101 Cisco Routing and Switching - Introduction to Networks

The CCNA Routing and Switching introductory course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of this course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

 Prerequsites: Grade of "C" or better in MTH 050 and RDG 050
4-2-4
NET-102 Desktop Hardware

This course helps prepare students to pass both components of the CompTIA A+ certification exam under the current objectives.  The following areas are covered in both a lecture and hands-on lab environment; configuration and upgrading of computer hardware and software, diagnosing and troubleshooting computer malfunctions related to hardware and software, preventive maintenance and printer maintenance fundamentals.  In addition, knowledge of command line operation is introduced and practiced.

4-2-4
NET-104 Network Communications and Cabling

Note: Course only offered in the fall semester.  This course targets structured cabling and wireless systems.  Students will install a network infrastructure composed of fiber, copper, and wireless media.  Students will document, design and install network cabling in a group environment.   At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to identify and troubleshoot physical layer problems using appropriate tools and techniques.

 Prerequisites: ENG 101 (or concurrent enrollment)
4-2-4
NET-110 Windows Client Server

Note: Course only offered in the spring semester.  This course builds on the knowledge and skills gained in NET-100 and targets the fundamentals of Microsoft Windows network operating systems.  Students will install and configure Windows network operating systems as domain controllers in a basic network security model.  At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to create user and group accounts, set up security policies, domain trust relationships and Active Directory Services (ADS) for network resource accessibility and administration.

 Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in NET 100
4-2-4
NET-112 Linux Operating System

Note: Course only offered in the spring semester.  This course targets the Linux operating system.  Students will install the Linux operating system and configure a basic Linux network including a server and workstation.  At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to configure user and group accounts and use network resources including applications and printing.

 Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better In NET 100
4-2-4
NET-114 Cisco CCNA - Routing and Switching Essentials

Note: Course only offered in the spring semester.  This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this
course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. At the successful completion of this course - students will be prepared to obtain the Cisco CCENT Certification.

 Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in NET 100
4-2-4
NET-200 Cisco CCNA - Scaling and Connecting Networks

Note: Course only offered in the fall semester.  This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network. This course also discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.

 Prerequisites: ENG 101 or concurrent enrollment and Grade of "C" or better in NET 114.
4-2-4
NET-202 Information Technology Security

Note: Course only offered in the fall semester.  Information Technology Security is a hands -on, course with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop specialized security skills to advance their careers. The curriculum helps prepare students for entry-level security career opportunities. Course content is aligned with the CompTIA Security+ certification.

4-2-4
NET-204 Network Operating Systems and Applications

Note: Course only offered in the fall semester.  This course combines an extensive exploration of the theories behind the components common to all operating systems, with practical examination and lab activities with network-oriented applications such as database, and Web servers, systems for messaging and collaboration, and content/learning management.  Emphasis is stressed on the value of adequate research prior to deployment, and on maintenance once a given system is running.

 Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in NET 112
4-2-4
NET-205 Network Virtualization and Storage Concepts

This hands-on course provides students the opportunity to experience virtualization and network storage utilizing the following resources; VMware installation, configuration, and management (ICM) curriculum based on VMware vSphere ESXi and VMware vCenter Server will be used to provide an understanding of the components of enterprise level virtualization methods. EMC Information Storage and Management (ISM) will be used to provide an understanding of the varied components of modern information storage infrastructure, including virtual environments. Students will learn about the architectures, features, and benefits of Intelligent Storage Systems; business continuity solutions such as backup, replication, and archive; the increasingly critical area of information security; and the emerging field of cloud computing. Citrix XenApp Administration will provide students the foundation necessary to effectively centralize and manage applications in the datacenter and instantly deliver them as a service to users anywhere.

 NET-110 and NET-112 Grade of "C" or better
4-2-4
NET-210 Scripting Languages

Note: Course only offered in the spring semester.  This course introduces students to advanced use of the command line interface, and to script language programming for the purpose of facilitating and automating systems administration tasks.  Initial focus on the Windows CLI is followed by an in-depth exploration of Perl, culminating in basic competence in that language.  Skills gained here will be transferrable to other languages such as PHP, Python, and SQL as the student's career direction and interests develop.

 Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in CIS 120, MTH 125 or above, and NET 110
4-2-4
NET-245 Home Automation Technology

This course will cover home security, audio/home theatre, power, and networking.  Students will receive hands-on experience through their configuration of lab panels for each of these different systems and then test them for proper functionality.  Once the panels have been successfully configured, students will then "integrate" these panels into a single source controller.  Students will also be able to control and maintain home theatre, gaming, networking, lights/fans, and security systems from any laptop or desktop computer.

 Prerequisites: NET-100 and NET-102
3-1-4
NET-260 Advanced Topics

Note: Course only offered in the spring semester.  Computers as part of a homogenous network system, including peripherals, network equipment and software are researched and demonstrated in a laboratory environment. Practical network analysis skills of advanced operating systems and protocols are developed through lecture and assigned projects. Students will integrate multiple network operating systems, services and protocols into a homogenous network.

 Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in NET 204.
4-2-4
NET-290 Co-Operative Education/Internship OR NET-291

This course entails a supervised work experience in the major field which provides the student with the opportunity to make practical application of the knowledge and skills attained. An individualized instructional management plan will determine goals to be accomplished. Seminars may also be required.

 Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credit hours and 2.0 GPA, or advisor’s approval. Please see the department chair of the specific program for application.
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NET-291 Computer Clinic Internship OR NET-291

This course involves supervised work experience in a computer repair facility that performs upgrades, maintenance and repair for customers. While polishing the technical skills learned in the NET program, students will develop customer service, scheduling, troubleshooting, grooming, personal interaction and other soft skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive computer repair field. Seminars may also be required. Please see the Department Chair of specific program area for application.

 Prerequisite: This course has selective admission. Completion of NET 102 with a grade of "C" or better (or instructor permission), minimum 2.5 GPA and Department Chair approval required.
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