Credit Courses

(NET) Networking Technology

Note: Students should consult their academic advisor and the college or university to which they intend to transfer regarding networking technology course requirements. The receiving institution always makes the final decision concerning transferability of credits.

NET 102 - Introduction to PC Hardware and Software (3 credits)
Students learn to install, configure, diagnose, and troubleshoot microcomputer hardware components and various operating systems. Includes an introduction to local area networks, the identification and installation of memory, preventative maintenance, plus coverage of terminology and concepts that will assist students preparing for the A+ Certification exams. 2 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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NET 103 - IT Essentials (3 credits)
Prerequisite: basic computer literacy
A continuation of NET 102. Students learn advanced concepts regarding the installation, configuration, diagnosis, and troubleshooting of microcomputer hardware components and operating systems. Includes coverage of terminology and concepts that will assist students preparing for the A+ Certification exams. 2 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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NET 104 - Fundamentals of Computer Networks (3 credits)
Prerequisite: basic computer literacy
Fundamentals of data communications theory, network management, connectivity, the OSI model, and internetworking protocols and standards. Covers topologies, architectures, operating systems, security, LAN/WAN components, modem implementation, LAN troubleshooting and support resources, fault tolerance, network adapters, and client-server environments. Assists students preparing for the Network+ Certification exam. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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NET 120 - Windows Desktop Operating System Administration (3 credits)
Prerequisite: basic computer literacy
Students learn to install the Windows desktop OS; create users/groups; administer file/print resources; manage hardware; optimize performance and reliability; configure desktops using control panel, registry, system policies; and configure network protocols and services. Covers resource auditing, data storage management, network monitoring, and security, plus introduction to DNS and Active Directory. Hands-on exercises reinforce Microsoft certification exam objectives. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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NET 122 - Windows Server Operating System Administration (3 credits)
Prerequisites: NET 102 or A+ Certification; NET 120 or permission of program coordinator
Students learn to install and configure the Windows server network OS, including overall administration, advanced file system concerns, and active directory services. Covers routing, remote access, network security, fault tolerance, and server and network resource optimization. Introduces application servers and troubleshooting in a network environment. Hands-on exercises reinforce Microsoft certification exam objectives. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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NET 124 - Network Infrastructure Administration (3 credits)
Prerequisite: NET 122
Windows-based focus includes implementing TCP/IP for cross-platform and Internet connectivity, WINS and DNS to resolve hosts on local and remote networks, DHCP to manage address configuration, RAS including dial-up connectivity and virtual private networks, and Internet connection sharing with NAT. Covers securing network communications with certificates, IP security, authentication, and encryption. Hands-on exercises reinforce Microsoft certification exam objectives. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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NET 126 - Network Directory Services Administration (3 credits)
Prerequisite: NET 122
Students plan, configure, and administer a directory services infrastructure. Includes DNS configuration, administering user environments with group policy, remote OS deployment using RIS, and centrally managing users, groups, shared folders, and network resources. Covers implementing and troubleshooting security as well as monitoring and optimizing directory services performance. Hands-on exercises reinforce Microsoft certification exam objectives. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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NET 130 - Routing and Switching Essentials (3 credits)
Prerequisite: NET 104 or Network+ Certification
Study of the concepts and commands required to configure switches and routers in multiprotocol internetworks. Identifies solutions for small to medium-sized businesses, with procedures to configure multirouter, multigroup internetworks using LAN/WAN interfaces for common routed protocols. Also covers installation, configuration, and troubleshooting essentials required by technicians to install and maintain these devices. Hands-on exercises reinforce Cisco certification exam objectives. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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NET 212 - Linux (3 credits)
Prerequisites: NET 102 or A+ Certification; NET 104 or Network+ Certification
Study of current hardware and software components of two operating system environments: Linux and AS/400. Major concentration is on Linux with an introduction to AS/400. Hands-on lab projects reinforce selected Linux lecture topics. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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NET 214 - Mastering Linux (3 credits)
Prerequisite: NET 212 or permission of course coordinator
In-depth study of the Linux operating system, designed for anyone who has had an introduction to Linux and desires to expand their knowledge and skills. Includes an introduction to writing shell scripts plus attention to system utilities, text processing, and system administrator responsibilities. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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NET 230 - Scaling Networks (3 credits)
Prerequisite: NET 130
Study of the concepts and commands required to use routing and switching technologies together, including recommended campus network design methodologies. Topics include Layer 2 switching technologies including Spanning Tree, VLAN, frame tagging, and protocols; and Layer 3 routing services including inter-VLAN routing, multilayer switching, Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP), and IP multicast. Hands-on exercises reinforce Cisco certification exam objectives. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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NET 239 - Connecting Networks (3 credits)
Prerequisite: NET 130
Covers the technology and terminology required to use routing and switching technologies together in a wide area network (WAN) infrastructure, including advanced IP addressing techniques, NAT, PAT, DHCP, PPP, ISDN, DDR, frame relay, and an introduction to optical networking. Hands-on exercises reinforce Cisco certification exam objectives. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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NET 240 - Network Security (3 credits)
Prerequisite or Corequisite: NET 130; NET 244 recommended
Explores security design considerations for enterprise networks through the evaluation of existing and planned technical environments, including identifying security risks and defining security baselines. Topics include controlling resource access using various security techniques. Hands-on exercises reinforce certification exam objectives. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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NET 242 - Directory Services Infrastructure Design (3 credits)
Prerequisite: NET 124, NET 126
Analyzes requirements related to the design of a directory services infrastructure, including connectivity and access, security, performance, and end user support. Topics include assessment of the impact on existing systems and processes, creating a forest model and schema modification plan, and defining and naming domains. Hands-on exercises reinforce Microsoft certification exam objectives. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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NET 244 - Network Defense and Countermeasures (3 credits)
Prerequisite: NET 104 or Network+ Certification
Examines current risks and threats combined with structured safeguarding of an organization's critical electronic assets. Provides a foundation for those new to information security as well as those responsible for protecting network services, devices, traffic, and data. Broad-based, in-depth coverage prepares students for further study in other specialized security fields. Hands-on activities reinforce certification exam objectives. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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NET 245 - Ethical Hacking (3 credits)
Prerequisites: NET 102, NET 104
Combines an ethical hacking methodology with the hands-on application of security tools to better help students secure their systems. Students are introduced to common countermeasures that effectively reduce and/or mitigate attacks, including penetration testing, reconnaissance/open source intelligence gathering, scanning, enumeration, exploitation, and post-exploitation. Hands-on activities reinforce certification exam objectives. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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NET 288 - MS Exchange Server (3 credits)
Prerequisites: NET 124, NET 126
Promotes the skills necessary to administer the Microsoft Exchange Server, involving messaging components, architecture, installation, and management of the Exchange environment. Hands-on exercises reinforce Microsoft certification exam objectives. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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