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Networking and Cybersecurity Operations

Certificate

The 18-credit Networking and Cybersecurity certificate program provides you with knowledge and skills essential to configuring, securing, and maintaining modern business networks and internet connections.

Centered around preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate industry credential, this certificate offers courses about user facing network devices and security operations center skills that bolster your confidence to work in small- and medium-sized business networks.

Courses in this certificate help prepare you for the CompTIA A+, Cisco Certified Network Associate, and Cisco CyberOps Associate industry certifications.

2022-2023 Required Courses

Core Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ITC 2000
PC Hardware and Software (A+)
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
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. Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

ITC 2516
Intro to Networks and Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CCNA1/2)
6

Course Outline
Credits: 6
Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks as well as the implementation of basic enterprise routing, switching, and wireless technologies. The fundamentals of IP addressing, Ethernet, router, switch, and wireless configuration are practiced through hands-on lab work. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with VLANs, Spanning-Tree, EtherChannel, Wireless LANs, DHCP, SLAAC, static IP routes, and first-hop redundancy protocols. Course Note: The prerequisite for this course can be waived upon proof of passing an IT fundamentals examination administered by the department. Contact the instructor or department for more information.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

ITC 2536
Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation, and Intro to Cisco Network Sec
6

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 2810
Cisco CyberOps Associate
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills used by security analysts working on a Security Operations Centers (SOC) team. These teams keep a vigilant eye on security systems, protecting their organizations by monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing, and responding to cybersecurity threats and events. This course is designed to prepare you for the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate industry certification exam.

Prerequisites:

  • CNT 2300 PC Hardware and Software (A+)
  • ITC 1480 Linux Essentials
  • ITC 2000 PC Hardware and Software (A+)

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Core Curriculum 18