Information Technology Careers

Advanced Network Technology

Certificate

The Advanced Network Technology certificate program provides an opportunity for IT professionals with large enterprise network administration responsibilities and/or experience to learn about state-of-the-art networking concepts and configuration beyond topics covered in the Network Technology and Security degree program.

Coursework covers:

  • Network programmability
  • QoS
  • Advanced BGP
  • Advanced OSPF
  • Advanced EIGRP
  • Overlay networks
  • VPNs
  • Wireless networking
  • Multicast

Courses in this certificate help prepare you for the Cisco DevNet Associate, CCNP Enterprise, and additional CCNP Enterprise concentration areas based on your career path and interests.

2022-2023 Required Courses

Core Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ITC 2480
Administering Linux Servers
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Learn about the installation, configuration and maintenance of Linux systems with an emphasis on server administration. A major focus of this course is learning the Linux command line interface for system administration tasks including basic scripting. Other topics involve providing network services such as containers, routing, firewalls, DNS, DHCP, and web servers to network clients. This course assumes you have basic familiarity with the Linux command line. It is strongly recommended you have completed ITC 1480 or a free online self-study Linux Essentials course to ensure your comfort with basic Linux usage before taking this course, contact the instructor or department before registering for details.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

ITC 2830
ITC 2536
Introduction to Cisco Network Security    OR

Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation, and Intro to Cisco Network Sec
6

Introduction to Cisco Network Security
Course Outline
Credits: 3
Provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. An emphasis on practical experience develops specialized skills for securing networks through the use of firewalls, VPNs, and other network security technologies.

Prerequisites:

  • CNT 2520 Routing Protocols and Concepts (CCNA 2)
  • ITC 2515 Introduction to Networks and Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 1/2)
  • ITC 2520 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CCNA 2)
  • ITC 2530 Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation, and Intro to Cisco Network Sec
Course Outline
Credits: 6
Explores the architecture, components, operations, and security required for large, complex networks, including wide area network (WAN) technologies, and the fundamentals of cryptographic systems. This includes the ability to configure the OSPF routing protocol, access control lists, NAT, firewalls, and VPNs. The course emphasizes network security concepts and introduces network virtualization and automation. Students learn how to configure, troubleshoot, and secure enterprise network devices, understand how application programming interfaces (API) and configuration management tools enable network automation, and how to provide for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and network systems. This course completes the coursework preparation for the CCNA certification exam and provides additional network security content.

Prerequisites:

  • CNT 2510 Network Fundamentals (CCNA 1)
  • ITC 2510 Introduction to Networks (CCNA1)
  • ITC 2515 Introduction to Networks and Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 1/2)
  • ITC 2516 Intro to Networks and Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CCNA1/2)
  • ITC 2520 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CCNA 2)

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ITC 2320
Cisco DevNet Associate
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Introduces the methodologies and tools of modern software development, applied to the IT and Network operations. This course introduces a wide variety of topics applicable to DevOps including microservices, testing, and containers as well as securely automating infrastructures with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Students completing this course, gain practical, relevant, hands-on lab experience, including programming in Python, using GIT and common data formats (JSON, XML and YAML), deploying applications as containers, using Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines and automating network and server infrastructure using code. The course helps to prepare students for entry-level infrastructure automation jobs and for the Cisco DevNet Associate certification exam.

Prerequisites:

  • ITC 2000 PC Hardware and Software (A+)

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ITC 2611
Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (CCNP 1)
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Explores the core technologies of an enterprise network. Focuses on implementing core enterprise network technologies including dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6) architecture, virtualization, layer 2, 3, and wireless infrastructure, network assurance, security and automation. This is the first of two courses preparing students for the Cisco Certified Network Professional Enterprise certification.

Prerequisites:

  • CNT 2530 LAN Switching and Wireless (CCNA 3)
  • ITC 2530 Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation
  • ITC 2535 Scaling and Connecting Networks (CCNA 3/4)
  • ITC 2536 Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation, and Intro to Cisco Network Sec

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

ITC 2621
Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (CCNP 2)
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Explores the implementation and troubleshooting of advanced routing technologies and services. These include: extensive routing protocol troubleshooting, VPN services including DMVPN, infrastructure security troubleshooting, infrastructure services, and infrastructure automation. This course is designed to prepare students for the Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI) CCNP exam and is the second in a series of two courses preparing for the CCNP Enterprise certification.

Prerequisites:

  • ITC 2536 Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation, and Intro to Cisco Network Sec
  • ITC 2611 Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (CCNP 1)

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ITC 2250
Special Topics in Information Technology & Careers
3

Course Outline
Examines current topics in computers, networking or security. Allows students to pursue industry certifications and topics not normally covered in ITC courses. This course is not regularly offered, students interested in pursuing additional certifications should contact an ITC instructor for more information. Prerequisites: Prerequisites will vary based on topics selected. Requires instructor consent.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Core Curriculum 18-21