IT - Network Specialist Curriculum

IT - Network Specialist Curriculum


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IT - Network Specialist

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IT - Network Specialist

Suggested Course List

IT - Network Specialist

Suggested Course List

IT - Network Specialist

Suggested Course List

IT - Network Specialist

Suggested Course List

IT - Network Specialist

Suggested Course List

IT - Network Specialist

Suggested Course List

IT - Network Specialist

Suggested Course List

IT-Network Specialist

2018-19 - 2-year

IT-Network Specialist

2017-18 - 2-year

IT-Network Specialist

2018-19 - 3-year

IT-Network Specialist

2017-18 - 3-year

IT-Network Specialist 3-Year Pathway Checklist

2019-20

IT-Network Specialist Pathway Checklist

2019-20


Required Program Courses

10150102
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course will cover hardware, software, and the physical environment related to IT security. The processes of defense, prevention, detection, and response will be studied. Typical types of attacks will be studied and potential solutions or defenses will be explored. Networking and operating system experience is required along with a code of ethics. This course covers topics related to the CompTIA Security+ exam. PREREQUISITE: 10154103 Linux Operating Systems.
10150106
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed for students interested in securing the network infrastructure. Focus is on the overall security processes in a network with particular emphasis on hands-on skills, threat identification, mitigation, secure management of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices. Students configure and troubleshoot classic and zone based Firewalls, AAA (local and server), ACLs, IPS, IPSEC and IPsec VPNs (remote access and site to site). Routers and ASAs are configured to secure and test network security. Some campus location may introduce the Palo Alto firewall. The course will help prepare students for the CISCO CCNA Security certification. COREQUISITE: 10150114 Cisco CCNA 4 Connecting Networks.
10150109
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Wireless LANs is an introductory course that will focus on the design, planning, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of wireless networks. It covers a comprehensive overview of technologies, security, and design best practices with particular emphasis on hands-on skills. PREREQUISITE: 10150113 Cisco CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essentials.
10150111
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Cisco CCNA 1 Introduction to Networks (ITN) covers networking architecture, structure, and functions. The course introduces IPv4 and IPv6 addressing structure and design, the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations, the OSI and TCP/IP models and associated protocols to set a strong networking foundation. Wireshark is used to examine protocols on the network. Students configure and troubleshoot routers (IOS), switches and clients for a basic network.
10150113
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Cisco CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essentials (RSE) covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure, device management, switch ports, security, VLANs, Static and Dynamic routing, DHCP (v4 and v6), NAT and ACLs on routers and switches. At the completion of this course student may achieve a discount voucher for the CCENT certification exam. PREREQUISITE: 10150111 Cisco CCNA 1 Introduction to Networks.
10150112
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Cisco CCNA 3 Scaling Networks (ScaN) covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. 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: VLANs spanning multiple switches: VTP, DTP and EtherChannel STP protocols: Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus Protocol (PVST+), Rapid Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus Protocol (RPVST+), first hop redundancy protocols (HSRP) single and multi-area OSPF, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) for IPv4 or IPv6 networks. PREREQUISITE: 10150113 Cisco CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essentials
10150114
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Cisco CCNA 4 Connecting Networks(CN), This course 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. Configure, verify and troubleshoot: HDLC, PPP, PPPoE, virtual private networks (VPNs), eBGP in a single-homed, IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs, SNMP monitoring, SPAN, QoS, and describe Cloud Computing, IOT and Network Programmability in an enterprise network architecture. At the completion of this course student may achieve a discount voucher for the CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam. PREREQUISITES: 10150112 Cisco CCNA 3 Scaling Networks.
10150117
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course provides students with training in the configuration of services in a Microsoft Server environment. Students will learn how to setup and troubleshoot DHCP, DNS, printing, file sharing, and remote access services. Microsoft file permissions will be examined and Active Directory will be introduced. Other topics include Windows Firewall, Network Access Protection, and IPv6. PREREQUISITE: 10154149 Windows Operating Systems.
10150118
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course provides the students with the concepts and techniques necessary to implement, secure and administer Microsoft's Active Directory Services. Students will learn how to use administrative tools, integrate DNS and Active Directory, manage user and group accounts, configure system policies, and configure multiple active directory sites. PREREQUISITE: 10154149 Windows Operating Systems.
10150170
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course introduces Python for network engineering. It begins with basic programming topics such as variables, lists, decisions, loops and I/O. Using this knowledge the course teaches students how to automate the configuration of networking equipment. This course also introduces the “Internet of Things” (IoT) and how to use Python to program IoT devices.
10150139
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UGRD
| 2 CR
The IT Essentials (ITE) course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, mobile devices, security and networking concepts, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. The latest release includes mobile devices, Linux, and client side virtualization, as well as expanded information about Microsoft Windows operating systems, security, networking, and troubleshooting. This course covers materials on the CompTia A+ certification exam.
10150140
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed to introduce students to the concept of Voice Over IP (VOIP) and to give students the chance to build a basic VOIP system in a mixed classroom and lab environment. Students will use IP telephones, analog telephones, and voice gateways to design and build and manage a working VOIP telephone system. Cisco equipment and the call manager are used in the course. A background in routing and switch or telecommunications is recommended before taking this course. This course will cover topics related to the CISCO CCNA voice certification. PREREQUISITE: 10150113 Cisco CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essentials.
10150160
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UGRD
| 1 CR
This course is the capstone work-based experience for the IT – Network Specialist program. Learners will design, develop, and perform a project either in an actual work experience or a simulated project. The project will be designed to utilize skills typical of a graduate in the field. Weekly simulated timesheets, job progress reports, and oral reports to management will be used to track project progress. Successful completion will require project documentation. COREQUISITE: 10150114 Cisco CCNA 4 Connecting Networks.
10150161
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UGRD
| 1 CR
The primary focus of this course is to have the students receive exposure and experience with a business information system. To accomplish this goal, students will get involved with industry or complete a small business lab simulation by designing and implementing a small business project. PREREQUISITE: 10154155 PC Troubleshooting/Upgrading.
10150162
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UGRD
| 1 CR
Network+: Earning a CompTIA Network+ certification demonstrates that a candidate can describe the features and functions of networking components, and possesses the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols, and services. IP addressing techniques and principles will be covered in detail. The exam tests technical ability in the areas of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support. The new exam also covers new technologies such as wireless networking and gigabit Ethernet. Operating system experience is required, as is a basic knowledge of hardware. Students are required to take the Network+ certification test as part of this course. PREREQUISITE: 10154103 Linux Operating Systems.
10154103
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UGRD
| 3 CR
In this course the Linux operating system is examined in-depth with emphasis on features, capabilities, tools, and configurations including an introduction to network configurations. Additional topics will examine other operating systems like MAC OS.
10154149
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UGRD
| 3 CR
A review of the most common command line operations and study of more advanced commands necessary to configure the Windows operating system for a variety of environments. Topics to be studied include creating directories, batch files, menus, custom configurations, file management, multitasking, windowing, security, and disk management utilities. There will be an introduction to usage, configuration, and tools of the Windows operating system.
10154160
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
This course is intended to provide a student with basic technical skills necessary to install and troubleshoot computer hardware components. The student will learn how to identify the type and function of each hardware component as well as perform installation, testing, and replacement. This course utilizes A+ certification materials.

Required General Studies Courses

10801136
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.
10809198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 2 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10801198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.
10801196
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication, and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities, and other projects.

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 3 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10804123
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course integrates algebraic concepts, proportions, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, and basic statistics with business/consumer scenarios. It also applies math concepts to the purchasing/buying and selling processes.
10804113
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Topics include: solving linear equations, graphing, percent, proportions, measurement systems, computational geometry, and right triangle trigonometry. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Mathematics 1A and College Technical Mathematics 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Mathematics 1.
10804133
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases.

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 3 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10809166
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior, and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.
10809172
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relations in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, religion are explored.
10809195
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

Required Elective

A three-credit elective is required for this program. 

Total: 63 Credits


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800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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