CNT Course Guide

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About Computer Networking Technology

Courses in Computer and Network Technology provide comprehensive, in-depth knowledge and skills to design, manage, secure and troubleshoot network systems. Topics range from setting up a networked computer for an individual user to understanding how to securely manage a remote server located in another part of the world. Courses can be taken to enhance professional knowledge in a particular technology such as security, wireless or IP telephony as well as to prepare for a career in the ?eld by completing a two-year degree. In addition, all course objectives are aligned with related industry certi?cation exams. Courses are described below.


General CNT

CNT 2000 IT Career Success Skills and Strategies

2 credits; 2 classroom hours a week.

IT Career Success prepares students to enter the IT job market or to successfully transition into a new career in the IT field. Students will learn strategies that will help enhance their IT careers. Some of the things topics covered in this class are resumes, E-portfolio, Job Search Resources and career networking.

CNT 2189 Computer Network Technology Internship

3 credits; 0 classrom hours a week, 6 lab hours a week

Prereq: Permission of instructor, available position, and approval of sponsor.

Provides a supervised work experience utilizing and extending the skills learned in CNT networking and security courses. The experience is intended to result in new learning and increased capabilities for the intern and the completion of authentic work for the sponsoring organization. Internships may be arranged upon the mutual agreement of the student, instructor and sponsoring organization. Internship depends on student qualifications and a successful interview for a particular position. Interns are required to abide by all policies governing employees and meet expectations of regular employment. The objective of this course is to apply classroom-based learning to the real world job enviornment. Also to develop a learning plan based on the rules and duties of the defined position.


CNT 2300 PC Hardware & Software (A+)

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Presents an in-depth exposure to computer hardware and operating systems. Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. Students learn how to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. This course helps students prepare for CompTIA's A+ certification exam, which covers the knowledge and skills essential for becoming a successful computer technician.

Operating Systems

CNT 2311 Administering Linux Operating Systems

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT 2300 or Comp TIA A+ industry certification

Covers the basic installation, configuration and maintenance of Linux systems including X Windows. A major focus of this course is learning the Linux command line interface for system administration tasks. This course helps students prepare for CompTIA's Linux+ certification or the Linux Professional Institute's LPIC-1 certification, which cover the knowledge and skills essential for becoming a successful Linux administrator.

CNT 2451 Windows Operating Systems In The Enterprise

3 credits: 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week

Prereq: CIS1400 or MTA Operating Systems Fundamentals Certification

Covers the features and procedures to deploy, support and troubleshoot the current dominant version of MS Windows desktop operating system in the enterprise environment. Students will develop awareness of the issues and specifications needed to effectively plan, implement and manage deployment of the current operating system in the enterprise enviroment. Students taking this course are expected to have fluency in using the Microsoft Windows computer operating systems prior to beginning the course.

Course Note: The prerequisite for this course will be waived upon proof of passing an operating systems fundamentals examination, contact instructor for details.

CNT 2452 Windows OS And Application Support

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2300, CNT2451

Provides in-depth study of Installing Windows;Customizing and Configuring Windows; Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Devices; Configuring Windows Security; Configuring Networking; Troubleshooting and Repairing Networking; Troubleshooting and Repairing Windows; all the functions and features of installing, configuring, and maintaining Microsoft Office on the Windows operating system such as configuring Internet Explorer and Outlook; resolving issues related to customizing and personalizing Office Applications; identifying and troubleshooting network problems; configuring Office security settings; and monitoring security vulnerabilities and updates. This course provides detailed activities that let you experience firsthand the processes involved in desktop support.

CNT 2453 Windows Server Network Infrastructure

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2300, CNT2451, CNT2510

Explores Windows Server networking and helps the student prepare for the MCTS/MCITP Exam for Windows Server Network Infrastructure. The course focuses on configuring, managing, and troubleshooting networking features and services in a Windows Server environment.

CNT 2454 Windows Server Directory Services

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2300, CNT2451, CNT2510

Prepares student to develop the skills needed to manage a Windows Server system and to prepare to pass the MCTS certification exam. While the focus of topics is on the configuration of Active Directory and related services, coverage of Windows foundational topics such as the file system and networking are also included. Extensive coverage begins with an introduction to Windows Server and goes on to active directory design, account management, group policy management and configuration, certificate services, AD LDS, AD RMS, AD FS, server core, Windows Hyper-V virtualization, and server management.

CNT 2455 Windows Server Administration

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2300, CNT2451, CNT2510

Prepares the student to design, deploy and manage the infrastructure, Web, and IT application servers. As a Server Administrator, you will understand how to manage the server operating system, file and directory services, distribute software, patches, and updates, profile and monitor assigned servers, and troubleshoot.

Networking

CNT 2510 Network Fundamentals (CCNA1)

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CIS1400 or MTA Operating Fundamentals Certification

Introduces students to the overall technology and design of networks. The course covers network terminology and protocols, models for describing network communication, an introduction to network devices, and network standards. The course also has a significant focus on Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and subnetting. Network Fundamentals is the first in a sequence of four courses focusing on preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. Students taking this course are expected to have fluency in computer operating systems and an understanding of computer hardware and basic networking prior to beginning the course.

Course Note: The prerequisite for this course will be waived upon proof of passing an operating systems fundamentals examination, contact instructor for details.

CNT 2520 Routing Protocols and Concepts (CCNA2)

3 credits, 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2510

Focuses on router configuration, router management, routing protocol configuration, TCP/IP, and access control lists (ACLs). Students will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of routing methods and protocols including static routing, RIP, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF. Routing Protocols and Concepts is the second in a sequence of four courses focusing on preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

CNT 2530 LAN Switching and Wireless (CCNA3)

3 credits, 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq:CNT2520

Covers basic design, configuration and troubleshooting of enterprise switched local area networks. This course focuses on developing a better understanding of the design and implementation of switched LANs, particularly the implementation of virtual local area networks (VLANs) and the related concepts of inter-VLAN routing and basic wireless networking. LAN Switching and Wireless is the third in a sequence of four courses focusing on preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

CNT 2540 Accessing the WAN (CCNA4)

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2530

Develops knowledge and skills in the areas of advanced IP addressing techniques (Network Address Translation [NAT], Port Address Translation [PAT], DHCP, and IPv6), WAN technology and terminology, PPP, Frame Relay, VPNs, network management, and troubleshooting. Particular emphasis is given to students being able to demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge from CCNA 1, CCNA 2, and CCNA 3 to a network and to be able to explain how and why a particular strategy is employed as well as troubleshoot problems with the network. In addition, the student will prepare for taking the CCNA Exam. Accessing the WAN is the final course in a sequence of four courses focusing on preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

CNT 2612 CCNP1 Network Switching

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2540 or CCNA Certification

Develops advanced knowledge and skills in building enterprise level switched networks. This is the first of three courses designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills that correlate with the Cisco Certified Network Professional examination.

CNT 2622 CCNP2 Networking Routing

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2612

Develops advanced knowledge and skills in building enterprise level routed networks and applications. This is the second of three courses designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills that correlate with the Cisco Certified Network Professional examination.

CNT 2632 CCNP3 Network Troubleshooting

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2622

Prepares students to conduct advanced-level network diagnosis and corrective action. Combines previous knowledge and skills with proven troubleshooting methodology, tools and processes designed to quickly and accurately determine performance issues and corresponding remedies. Course also covers administrative and documentation issues related to network performance and troubleshooting. This is the last of three courses designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills that correlate with the Cisco Certified Network Professional examination.

CNT 2710 Wireless LAN Technology (CCNA Wireless)

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2520

Provides a comprehensive overview of the design, planning, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of Wireless LANs. Includes theoretical foundations of the technology as well as implementation of wireless technology in various application contexts. Special emphasis is given to security and best practices within an existing local area network.

IP Telephony

CNT 2722 Fundamentals of Voice Over IP

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2530

Introduction to features and implementation of voice over IP technologies. Concepts covered include traditional enterprise telephony, modifications to the data network for supporing voice including QoS, VoIP signalling and encoding, basic VoIP configuration and troubleshooting VoIP systems for the small to medium-sized business.

CNT 2725 Quality of Service (QoS)

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2722

Covers the design and implementation of a quality of service structure to prioritize voice and data applications across the network. In addition, students will properly configure the LAN and WAN architectures to support voice, video, and data convergence in the enterprise network.

CNT 2726 Cisco IP Telephony Intergration (Part 1)

3 credits; 3 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2725

Introduces students to the building and configuration of CISCO IP Telephony infrastructure. Cisco Call Manager and Call Manager Express will be utilized and each of these voice exchange systems will be configured and time will be spent determining when to best utilize each system in different situations.

CNT 2728 Cisco IP Telephony Intergration (Part 2)

3 credits; 3 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2726

Introduces more advanced features of Cisco’s Call Manager and Call Manager Express, integration of additional Cisco products such as Survivable Remote Site, Quality of Service configurations and resource allocations to support ad-hoc conferencing and transcoding resources.

CNT 2731 IP Telephony: Enterprise Planning and Design

3 credits; 3 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2728

Analyzes and develops the business and technical requirements for an IP Telephony environment. In addition, the students will define basic and effective financial models, performing “Return on Investment” (ROI) and “Total Cost of Ownership” (TCO) calculations to support migrating to an IP Telephony architecture.

Security

CNT 2820 Information Systems Security Fundamentals

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2520

Covers the broad framework and environment of information and computer security. The student will learn the strategies and techniques that are used to undermine the security of information and computer systems, and the multi-dimensional approach that is needed to protect computer systems from those vulnerabilities and threats. This is a broad-based course that combines a conceptual understanding of security with an introduction to some of the specific technology and tools that students will learn to use to counteract threats to their personal and work environments. This course does not cover deployment of specific network security technologies.

CNT 2825 Information Systems Security Advanced

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2820

Focuses on the managerial aspects of information security and assurance. Topics covered include access control models, information security governance, and information security program assessment and metrics. Coverage on the foundational and technical components of information security is included to reinforce key concepts. The course includes up-to-date information on changes in the field, such as national and international laws and international standards like the ISO 27000 series.

CNT 2831 Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (CCNA Security)

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2540 or CCNA Certification

Prepares students to secure Cisco routers, switches and associated networks. Students will learn and practice the skills required to to install, configure, troubleshoot and monitor network devices with an emphasis on maintaining the integrity, confidentiality and availability of data in the face of modern threats to network security.

CNT 2832 Advanced Network Security

3 credits; 2 classroom hours a week, 2 lecture hours a week.

Prereq: CNT2831 or CCNA Security Certification

Expands the scope and depth of the skills and knowledge acquired in previous network security courses by focusing on the advanced capabilities of network defense strategies including Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Host Intrusion Detection Systems (HIDS) and Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS). Students will learn the evolution and current best practices of applying these technologies, which are universally deployed in networks of all sizes.

CNT 2900 Network Technology and Security Capstone

3 credits; 4 classroom hours a week, 1 lecture hour a week.

Prereq: CNT2450, CNT2454, CNT2722, CNT2311

Provides students an opportunity to work with an inside or outside organization in a team environment on a course-long project. Focuses on concepts of problem identification, brainstorming, design, problem solving, teamwork, creativity and evaluation. Present findings in oral and written formats to faculty and industry representatives. This course integrates knowledge and skills attained throughout the Network Technology and Security program and should be taken near the end of your program. This course involves a minimum expectation of 192 hours of project work.