Computer Networking

Associate in Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement: Computer Networking

The Computer Networking Program will prepare students for an entry-level position in an IT related industry with emphasis in either systems administration or network administration. The associate degree has two options: CCNA Network Administrator or MCITP Systems Administrator It is designed for transfer to four-year
colleges or universities. The program offers three certificates of completion: Network Associate, Linux/UNIX System Administrator and Security Technologies.
Classes are designed for first-time college students, re-entry students, and current industry employees requiring skill enhancement or upgrade training. Emphasis is placed on hands-on labs and case studies designed to apply principles and develop troubleshooting skills. Students can prepare for industry certifications from industries and organizations such as BICSI, Cisco, CompTIA, or Microsoft.

Student Learning Outcome: Students will be able to design, implement, troubleshoot and maintain networking systems.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 30
 

    Units
CMPNET-131 Voice and Data Cabling 4.0
CMPNET-132 A+ Certification 4.0
CMPNET-133 Data Center 4.0
CMPSCI-111 Introduction to Algorithms and Programming/Java 3.0
CMPSCI-111L Introduction to Algorithms and Programming Lab 1.0
     
Plus 14 units from the following:  
     
CMPNET-151 CCNA Prep 1 7.0
CMPNET-152 CCNA Prep 2 7.0
OR    
CMPNET-166 MCITP Prep 1 7.0
CMPNET-167 MCITP Prep 2 7.0
     
Recommended electives:  
     
CMPSCI-122 Computer Architecture and Assembly Language 3.0
CMPSCI-182 Data Structure & Program Design 3.0
CWE-188CPNT Cooperative Work Experience Education 1.0 - 4.0
MATH-140 Introductory Statistics 4.0
OR    
MATH-140H Introductory Statistics - Honors 4.0


Certificate of Specialization: Linux/UNIX Administration

Linux and UNIX NOS administration using both command line and graphical user interfaces. Develops administration skills including setting up Web, FTP, email, and print servers, telnet, basic network-security with firewalls and routers, utilizing online help, Applications Manager, vi text editor, script programming for basic administration tasks, file navigation, file permissions, file compression, command shells, UNIX shells, backing up and restoring, setting up and administrating user accounts, boot loaders and recompiling the kernel.

Student Learning Outcome: Students will be able to design, implement, troubleshoot and maintain network end devices using the Linux/UNIX Network Operating Systems (NOS).

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 15
 

    Units
CMPNET-132 A+ Certification 4.0
CMPNET-133 Server+ Certification 4.0
CMPNET-191 Linux/UNIX 1: Preparation for LPIC-1 3.5
CMPNET-192 Linux/UNIX 2 3.5


Certificate of Specialization: Network Associate

Design configuration and maintenance of LANs. Develop practical experience in cabling, routing, IP addressing, Cisco supported network technologies, network troubleshooting skills, WAN technologies, VLANs, OSPF, EIGRP.

Student Learning Outcome: Students will be able to design, implement, maintain, and troubleshoot network infrastructure devices.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 14
 

    Units
CMPNET-151 CCNA Prep 1 7.0
CMPNET-152 CCNA Prep 2 7.0


Certificate of Specialization: Security Technologies

Focus on security fundamentals such as security baselines, securing the network infrastructure and web access operations, cryptography, policies, and computer forensics. Advances to coverage of policy design and management, architecture, products and solutions, firewall and secure router design with access control and AAA implementation, trust and identity technology, intrusion detection and prevention, encryption and VPN technologies, and layer 2 secure network architecture and management. Equipment used includes Cisco routers, PIX firewalls, network sensors, and VPN concentrators. Emphasizes hands on skills.

Student Learning Outcome: Students will be able to design, implement, troubleshoot, and maintain network security as it applies to network infrastructure devices.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 14
 

    Units
CMPNET-271 CCSP-1: Preparation for SND & SNRS 3.5
CMPNET-272 CCSP-2: Preparation for SNPA 3.5
CMPNET-273 CCSP-3: Preparation for IPA & HIPS 3.5
CMPNET-274 CCSP-4: Preparation for CANAC & MARS 3.5


CMPNET 131 VOICE AND DATA CABLING
Units: 4.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 108.00 hours lab
Focuses on cabling issues related to data and voice connections and provides an understanding of the industry and its worldwide standards, types of media and cabling, physical and logical networks, as well as signal transmission. Develops skills in reading network design documentation, determining and purchasing cabling equipment, pulling and mounting cable, managing cable, selecting wiring closets, terminating cable at patch panels, installing jacks, and testing cable. Stresses documentation, design, and installation issues, as well as laboratory safety, on-the-job safety, and working effectively in group environments. Prepares the student for the BICSI Level 1 Installer Exam.


CMPNET 132 A+ CERTIFICATION
Units: 4.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 108.00 hours lab
Provides instruction in computer repair and upgrade and prepares students to take the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ certification.


CMPNET 133 DATA CENTER
Units: 4.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 108.00 hours lab
Covers data center design and implementation with a focus on environmentally friendly "green" technologies.


CMPNET 151 CCNA PREP 1
Units: 7.00
CSU 108.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
The first of two classes in designing, configuring, and maintaining of LANs, including cabling, routing, IP addressing, network technologies and network troubleshooting skills. Prepares students for the Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+ certification exams.


CMPNET 152 CCNA PREP 2
Units: 7.00
CSU 108.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CMPNET-151
Second of two classes in designing, configuring, and maintaining of LANs and WANs, including WAN technologies PPP and Frame Relay and LAN technologies VLANs, VTP, and STP. Prepares students for the Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+ certification exams.


CMPNET 153 WIRELESS LANS
Units: 3.50
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
An introduction to Wireless LANs focusing on the design, planning, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of Wireless LANs. Covers a comprehensive overview of technologies, security, and design best practices with particular emphasis on hands-on skills in the following areas: Wireless LAN setup and troubleshooting; 802.11 (a, b, and g) technologies, products and solutions; radio technologies; WLAN applications and site surveys; resilient WLAN products, design, installation, configuration and troubleshooting; WLAN security; vendor interoperability strategies; and emerging wireless technologies. Prepares the student for the Cisco WLANFE Certification exam.


CMPNET 166 MCITP PREP 1
Units: 7.00
CSU 108.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
First of two courses designed to prepare students for pursuing a Microsoft MCITP certification. This course covers the tests for the server administrator.


CMPNET 167 MCITP PREP 2
Units: 7.00
CSU 108.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CMPNET-166
Second of two courses designed to prepare students for pursuing a Microsoft MCITP certification. This course covers the tests for the enterprise administrator.


CMPNET 171 SECURITY+ CERTIFICATION
Units: 3.50
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CMPNET-133
Covers basic concepts in network security including security baselines, securing the network infrastructure, Web security, cryptography, operational security, security policies, and introduces computer forensics. Prepares the student for the Security+ certification exam.


CMPNET 189 MS EXCHANGE SERVER
Units: 3.50
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: CMPNET-166
Presents designing, implementing, and managing Microsoft Exchange Server, including preparing the student for the two Microsoft certification exams for these topics.


CMPNET 191 LINUX/UNIX 1: PREPARATION FOR LPIC-1
Units: 3.50
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Provides the foundation for the development of Linux/UNIX administration skills. Prepares the student for the LPIC-1 certification.


CMPNET 192 LINUX/UNIX 2
Units: 3.50
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CMPNET-191
An intermediate course on the Linux and UNIX operating systems with the primary focus on Red Hat's Linux operating system. Builds on the foundation established by CMPNET-191. Topics covered include Linux installation, graphical user interfaces, printers, boot loaders, user accounts, file compression, recompiling the kernel, firewalls, routers, servers and file sharing. A hands-on, lab oriented course preparing the student for Linux/UNIX administration.


CMPNET 251 CCNP: PREPARATION FOR BSCI
Units: 3.50
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CMPNET-152, CMPNET-157 or Possession of a valid Cisco CCNA certificate
Part of the Cisco CCNP offered through the College of the Canyons Cisco Academy. Topics include advanced routing, routing protocols, routing tables, scalable routing protocols, access lists, route distribution, multicast, IPv6, and configuration of advanced networks.


CMPNET 252 CCNP: PREPARATION FOR ISCW & MPLS
Units: 3.50
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CMPNET-152, CMPNET-157 or Possession of a valid Cisco CCNA certificate
Part of a four-course series preparing the student for Cisco CCNP certification. Topics include WANs, Modems, PPP, ISDN, Frame Relay, Queuing, Network Address Translation, and Virtual Private Networks.


CMPNET 253 CCNP: PREPARATION FOR BCMSN
Units: 3.50
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CMPNET-152, CMPNET-157 or Possession of a valid Cisco CCNA certificate
Part of a four-course series preparing the student for Cisco CCNP certification. Some topics include LAN switching, network design LAN media types, VLAN identification and spanning tree protocol.


CMPNET 254 CCNP-4: PREPARATION FOR ONT
Units: 3.50
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CMPNET-251, CMPNET-252 and CMPNET-253 or Possession of a valid Cisco CCNP certificate
Final course in the Cisco CCNP series. Topics include troubleshooting methodologies, management and diagnostic tools, LAN switch environment, VLANS, frame relay, ISDN, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP protocols. Prepares students for the Cisco CCNP certification exams.


CMPNET 261 CCVP-1: PREPARATION FOR CVOICE
Units: 3.50
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CMPNET-152 Recommended Preparation: CMPNET-254
Introduces Voice over IP (VoIP) focusing on interconnecting traditional telephony and IP telephony with particular emphasis on applied skills. Equipment used includes Cisco routers and PIX firewalls, POTS, and PBX's. Prepares the student for the CVOICE certification exam.


CMPNET 262 CCVP-2: PREPARATION FOR CIPT
Units: 3.50
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CMPNET-261
Continues the pursuit of the Cisco Certified Voice Professional industry certification. Equipment used includes Cisco routers and PIX firewalls, POTS, and PBXs. Prepares the student for the CIPT certification exam.


CMPNET 263 CCVP-3: PREPARATION FOR GWGK
Units: 3.50
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CMPNET-262
Continues the pursuit of the Cisco Certified Voice Professional industry certification. Equipment used includes Cisco routers and PIX firewalls, POTS, and PBXs. Prepares the student for the GWGK certification exam.


CMPNET 271 CCSP-1: PREPARATION FOR SND & SNRS
Units: 3.50
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CMPNET-152 Recommended Preparation: CMPNET-252
Introduces WAN Network Security focusing on the overall security processes with particular emphasis on applied skills. Equipment used includes Cisco routers and PIX firewalls. Prepares the student for the SND & SNRS certification exams.


CMPNET 272 CCSP-2: PREPARATION FOR SNPA
Units: 3.50
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CMPNET-271
Course continues the pursuit of the Cisco Certified Security Professional industry certification. Equipment used includes Cisco routers, PIX firewalls, and adaptive security appliances. Prepares the student for the SNPA certification exam.


CMPNET 273 CCSP-3: PREPARATION FOR IPA & HIPS
Units: 3.50
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CMPNET-272
The third course in the Cisco Certified Security Professional industry certification. Equipment used includes Cisco routers, PIX firewalls, and adaptive security appliances. Prepares the student for the IPS & HIPS certification exams.


CMPNET 274 CCSP-4: PREPARATION FOR CANAC & MARS
Units: 3.50
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: CMPNET-273
The final course in the pursuit of the Cisco Certified Security professional industry certification. Equipment used includes Cisco routers, PIX firewalls, and adaptive security appliances. Prepares the student for the CANAC & MARS certification exams.


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