Information Technology Careers --- ITC


Department Homepage: https://www.inverhills.edu/DegreesAndPrograms/ITCareers/

 

ITC 0090  Digital Literacy   1.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 0090

Introduces basic computer concepts and skills so that people can use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities. Whether you are entirely new to computing or have some experience, this course will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The Digital Literacy course helps you develop the essential skills you need to begin computing with confidence.

ITC 1000  Computer Careers   1.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 1000

Introduce the wide variety of jobs available in computing and information technology. Includes discussion of educational requirements, work environments and typical positions for many careers including programmers, developers, network administrators, systems administrators, security analysts, information technology managers and others. Students will develop a plan of study for their career of interest. Recommended for students considering a career related to computers and information technology.

ITC 1100  Introduction to Computers   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 1100

Introduces the use of computers as tools for creating, communicating and organizing information. The course covers the basic concepts related to computer information systems. It provides hands on experiences on the following software applications: File Management (working with Windows) and Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and Outlook). Prerequisites: ITC 0090 (formerly CIS 0090) or Microsoft Digital Literacy Certification. Course Note: The prerequisite for this course will be waived upon proof of passing a digital literacy placement test, contact instructor for details.

ITC 1200  Cybersecurity Essentials   2.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 1200

Explores the characteristics and tactics used by cyber criminals as well as the technologies, products, and procedures used to combat cybercrime. The curriculum also allows the exploration of the cybersecurity field, how it relates to information and network security, and introduces students to the characteristics of common attacks and security principles. Course Note: The prerequisite for this course will be waived upon proof of passing a digital literacy placement test, contact instructor for details.

ITC 1400  IT Fundamentals   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 1400

Examines the foundational concepts of information technology including identifying and explaining computer components, installing software, establishing network connectivity and preventing security risks. This course assists students in preparing for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification.

ITC 1480  Linux Essentials   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 1480

Covers the fundamentals of the Linux operating system, command line interface, and essential open source software concepts. This course is designed for students new to Linux and takes a hands-on approach to exploring the day-to-day operation of a command line Linux system and is aligned to the LPIC Linux Essentials industry certification.

ITC 2000  PC Hardware and Software (A+)   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2000

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.

ITC 2100  IT Career Success Skills and Strategies   2.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2100

Prepares information technology (IT) students to enter the IT job market or successfully transition into a new career in the IT field. Students will learn effective IT job search skills as well as strategies that will serve to enhance their IT careers once they have obtained employment.

ITC 2189  Information Technology Careers Internship   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2189

Provides a supervised work experience utilizing and extending the skills learned in ITC Information Technology Careers 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. Prereq: Permission of instructor, available position, approval of sponsor.

ITC 2250  Special Topics in Information Technology & Careers   cr
Course Outline for ITC 2250

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.

ITC 2300  Information Technology Services and Applications   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2300

Introduces current technologies and network applications commonly supported and used by information technology professionals above and beyond basic infrastructure or servers, operating systems, and network devices. Provides the concepts behind and hands-on lab experience with at least three technologies such as VoIP/collaboration, security monitoring, visualization, storage networking, mobile/BYOD device management which are transforming the IT landscape.

ITC 2410  Installing and Configuring Windows Clients   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2410

Covers the features and procedures to deploy, support and troubleshoot the Microsoft Windows 10 client operating system in the enterprise environment. Includes the planning, installation, configuration, and management of Windows, networking, storage, and authentication. Course Note: The prerequisite for this course will be waived upon proof of passing an IT fundamentals examination, contact instructor for details.

ITC 2420  Configuring Windows Devices   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2420

Provides in-depth study of configuring and maintaining a Windows 10 client environment in the enterprise. Topics include identity management, desktop and device deployment, device management, client network configuration, storage configuration, data access and protection, client remote access, desktop application support, and system updates and recovery.

ITC 2430  Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2430

Provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to implement a core Windows Server infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The course covers topics on implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server environment including server storage, high availability, containers, and Hyper-V configuration.

ITC 2440  Identity with Windows Server   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2440

This course provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to configure and administer identity and directory services in a Windows Server enterprise environment. Includes the installation, configuration, management, and maintenance of Active Directory, group policy, certificate services, and identity federation.

ITC 2450  Networking with Windows Server   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2450

Provide students with advanced skills and knowledge needed to implement and administer network services in a Windows Server enterprise environment. Topics include the domain name system, DHCP, IP address management, distributed file system, and high performance networking.

ITC 2480  Administering Linux Servers   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2480

Covers 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. Other topics involve providing network services such as routing, firewalls, DNS, DHCP, file, web, and email servers to network clients. Prerequisites: ITC 1480 or Linux Essentials Certificate (see course notes). Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

ITC 2510  Introduction to Networks (CCNA1)   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2510

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for understanding networking and security. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

ITC 2515  Introduction to Networks and Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 1/2)   6.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2515

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks as well as the configuration of basic router and switch protocols and configuration. The fundamentals of IP addressing, Ethernet, router and switch 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 RIPv1, RIPng, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

ITC 2520  Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 2)   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2520

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPng, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Routing and Switching Essentials is the second in a sequence of four courses focusing on preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

ITC 2530  Scaling Networks (CCNA 3)   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2530

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. Configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a wireless LAN in a small-to-medium network. Scaling Networks is the third in a sequence of four courses focusing on preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

ITC 2535  Scaling and Connecting Networks (CCNA 3/4)   6.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2535

Explore and configure the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex local and wide area networks as well as network services required by converged applications. Technologies included in this course include WAN layer two protocols, wireless, OSPF, EIGRP, VPNs, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will understand the selection criteria of network devices and technologies to meet network requirements as well as practice their configuration and troubleshooting.

ITC 2540  Connecting Networks (CCNA 4)   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2540

Discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. Understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network. Connecting Networks is the final course in a sequence of four courses focusing on preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

ITC 2610  CCNP 1 Network Switching   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2610

Develops advanced knowledge and skills in building complex enterprise level switched networks using the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. Topics will include advanced layer 2 technologies such as Ether-channel load balancing, MST, advanced spanning-tree, switch spanning and remote spanning, switch security features, and first hop redundancy. 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. Prerequisites: ITC 2535, or ITC 2540, or CCNA Certification

ITC 2620  CCNP 2 Network Routing   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2620

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. Prerequisites: ITC 2540.

ITC 2630  CCNP 3 Network Troubleshooting   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2630

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. Prerequisites: ITC 2610, ITC 2620.

ITC 2710  Wireless LAN Technology (CCNA Wireless)   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2710

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. Prerequisites: ITC 2520 or CCENT Certification or CCNA Certification

ITC 2720  Fundamentals of Voice over IP (CCNA Voice)   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2720

Introduces features and implementation of Voice over IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications (UC) technologies. Concepts covered include knowledge of administrator and end-user interfaces, telephony and mobility features, and Cisco UC solutions maintenance. This course helps students prepare for the first exam of the CCNA Collaboration industry certification.

ITC 2730  Quality of Service (QoS)   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2730

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. Prerequisites: ITC 2720.

ITC 2740  Cisco IP Telephony Integration (Part I)   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2740

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. Prerequisites: ITC 2730.

ITC 2750  Cisco IP Telephony Integration (Part II)   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2750

Introduces more advanced features of Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CME, 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. Prerequisites: ITC 2740.

ITC 2760  IP Telephony: Enterprise Planning And Design   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2760

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. Prerequisites: ITC 2750.

ITC 2810  CCNA Cybersecurity Operations   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2810

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 CCNA Cyber Ops industry certification exams. Prerequisites: ITC 1480 or test out, ITC 2000.

ITC 2820  Information Systems Security Advanced   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2820

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. Prerequisites: ITC 2430, ITC 2480, ITC 2530.

ITC 2830  Implementing Cisco Network Security (CCNA Security)   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2830

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. This course assists in preparation for the Implementing Cisco Network Security (IINS) certification exam leading to the Cisco CCNA Security certification.

ITC 2840  Advanced Network Security   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2840

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. Prerequisites: ITC 2830 or CCNA Security Certification

ITC 2900  Information Technology Careers Capstone   3.0 cr
Course Outline for ITC 2900

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 Information Technology Careers programs and should be taken your final semester. Pre-requisites: ITC 2430, ITC 2480.