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Network Technology Course Descriptions

NET123 Network Comp Operating Systems
Introduces network computer operating systems using the command line. Includes hands-on work with network computer operating systems in a structured lab environment. Prerequisite: CIS101 with a grade of C or better; or equivalent experience as determined by instructor. F, Offered as needed
4 Credits

NET141 Network for Small Business
The first course of four part sequence teaches the skills needed to work in small-to-medium network environments. Develops entry-level skills needed by computer network technicians, cable installers, and industry network support technicians. Provides an introduction to networking and Internet connectivity, using tools and hardware commonly found in small-to-medium business and industrial networks. Lab exercises provide practical hands-on experience. Prerequisite: CIS101 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp, Offered as needed
4 Credits

NET142 Medium Business Networks
The second course in a four-part sequence prepares students for jobs as network technicians; develops additional skills required for computer Network Support technicians. Includes an overview of routing and remote access, addressing, and security, network servers used for email services, web space, and authenticated access. Lab exercises provide practical hands-on experience. Prerequisite: CIS101 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, Offered as needed
4 Credits

NET143 Routing and Switching Systems
The third course in a four-part sequence familiarizes students with the equipment applications and protocols installed in enterprise networks. Focuses on switched networks, IP Telephony requirements, and security. Introduces advanced routing protocols such as Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol and Open Shortest Path First protocol. Hands-on exercises, including configuration, installation, and troubleshooting, reinforce student learning. Prerequisite: CIS101 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Offered as needed
4 Credits

NET144 Network Design and Support
The fourth course in the four-part sequence introduces students to network design processes using a large enterprise network and a medium-sized network. Students follow a standard design process to expand and upgrade each network, which includes requirements gathering, proof-of-concept, and project management. Lab exercises provide practical hands-on experience. Prerequisite: CIS101 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp, Offered as needed
4 Credits

NET261 Fundamentals/Network Security
Explains network security processes and equipment with a hands-on emphasis. Covers security policy design and management; security technologies, solutions and products; security appliance firewalls and secure router design; and AAA and VPN implementation. Intended for people currently employed in the computer industry or computer technology instructors. Prerequisite: NET154 with a grade of C or better; or current CCNA certification; or consent of instructor. W
5 Credits

NET271 IP Telephony
Introduces Cisco IP Telephony, a converged voice and data network. Includes the challenges faced by these different technologies. Covers Voice over IP and Quality of Service concepts as they apply to the Cisco CallManager Express environment. Offered as needed.
4 Credits

NET299F CISCO Academy Upgrade/Retool
Presents a train the trainer course that focuses on instructor retooling and upgrades training, for current Cisco Academy instructors. Focuses on upgrading skills to align with the new version releases of Cisco Academy curricula. Covers changes to online curriculum content, lab activities, module exams, and new curriculum resources and tools. Discusses equipment changes and needs for updated curriculum and lab activities. Prerequisite: Current Active Cisco Academy Instructor status. Offered as needed.
2 Credits

NET299G CNAMS Orientation
Introduces new Cisco Academy instructors to all operational aspects of the Cisco Academy Community web site. Provides orientation to the online Academy Management System, including the online instructor community, instructor tools, system navigation, use of the online curriculum, student class creation, online testing and feedback, the online grade book system, online exam system, and the Quality Assurance Program for Academy Instructors. Offered as needed.
1 Credits

NET299K IT-E2: Network Op Sys Fst Trk
An accelerated course designed to meet the fast track certification requirements for Cisco Academy instructors. Provides an overview of computer network operating systems and peripherals. Reviews hardware and software requirements of different systems and management techniques. Includes discussion of technical support methods and recommended best practices. Prerequisite: CS101 with a grade of C or better; or equivalent as determined by the instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

XNET9050A Network Fundamentals
Introduces basic networking concepts and common network industry terminology. Examines popular networking topologies used in LANs, VLANs, WANs, WLANs and Internetworks. Covers the OSI seven-layer reference model and discusses it as a network diagnostic and troubleshooting tool. Covers TCP/IP addressing, subnetting and common routed and routing protocols and services used in LANs and WANs. Also introduces Access-Control-Lists (ACLs) and discusses them as a form of network security. Prerequisite: Computer literacy
2 CEU

XNET9050B Introduction to Wireless LANs
Introduces the theory of operation of wireless LANs (local area networks). Covers common terminology and the advantages and disadvantages of wireless LANs.
.4 CEU

XNET9050C Intro to Computer Networking
Covers basic networking concepts and terminology. Examines popular networking topologies and introduces the OSI seven-layer reference model. Covers TCP/IP Addressing and Subnetting, and Access-Control-Lists (ACLs) as a form of network security. Prerequisite: Computer literacy.
2 CEU

XNET9050D Introduction to LAN Security
Covers security concepts relevant to LANs and provides an extended examination of Cisco Security Appliance (PIX) and Router Firewall implementations. Designed for those already maintaining a LAN. Prerequisite: Student must be computer literate and a current administrator of a local area network.
.4 CEU

XNET9050E Intro to Computer Networks
Provides the basics of computer networking and reviews the history of computer networking. Discusses terminology used in the networking industry. Prerequisite: Computer literacy
.8 CEU

XNET9050F Network Component/Connectivity
Covers how networks are categorized and how they work. Introduces the basic skills needed to design, set up, and troubleshoot basic PC networks. Prerequisite: Computer literacy.
.8 CEU

XNET9050G Networking Protocol/Addressing
Covers information on the networking standards, protocols, and services that form the basis of computer-to-computer communication from the smallest home network to the vast global internet. Prerequisite: Knowledge of media, topologies, and troubleshooting or equivalent knowledge and equipment, including the ability to: differentiate between common types of PC networks (client-server, peer-to-peer, LANs, MANs and WAN's); describe the common LAN topologies and architectures; describe how network signaling works and recognize common signaling types; describe the physical components of the network (media, network adapters, and connectivity devices); list the characteristics of different media access methods used on PC networks; recognize common network troubleshooting tools and describe general guidelines for troubleshooting PC networks.
.8 CEU

XNET9050H Wireless LAN Fundamentals
Introduces the fundamentals of wireless LANs and focuses on design, planning, implementation, operation and troubleshooting. Includes hands-on laboratories in security and design practices. Prepares students to achieve the Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist designation. Designed for current employees in the computer industry or active computer technology instructors. Prerequisite: Computer industry experience equivalent to NET152 or consent of instructor. Su
4.8 CEU

XNET9050J Network Security Fundamentals
Explains network security processes and equipment and includes hands-on experiences. Covers security policy design and management; security solutions and technologies; security appliance firewalls and router design. Designed for current employees in the computer industry or computer technology instructors. Prerequisite: Industrial experience equivalent to NET154 or current CCNA certification or consent of instructor.
8 CEU

XNET9050K Introduction to SolidWorks
Introduces SolidWorks software for part modeling and drawing generation. Covers use of sketch, relation, and feature tools to construct models of machined, cast, forged, extruded and thin-walled parts. Addresses drawing setup and plotting.
2.4 CEU

XNET9050L IP Telephony-CIPT1 & CIPT2
Covers the installation, configuration, and maintenance of a Cisco IP telephony system.
4.8 CEU

XNET9050M IP Telephony
Introduces Cisco IP Telephony, the converging voice and data networks, and the challenges faced by technologies. Covers Voice over IP (VoIP) and Quality of Service (QoS) concepts as they apply to the Cisco Call Manager Express (CME) environment.
4.8 CEU

XNET9050N IT-E 2: Net Op Sys Fast Track
Offers a Cisco Academy accelerated course designed to meet the fast track instructor certification requirements for Cisco Academy instructors. Provides an overview of computer network operating systems and peripherals. Reviews the hardware and software requirements of different systems and management techniques. Includes discussion of technical support methods and recommended best practice. Prerequisite: CS101 or equivalent as determined by the instructor.
4.4 CEU

XNET9050P IT-E Update Instruct Fst Track
Offers a Cisco Academy accelerated two-part course covering IT-Essentials I & II, designed to meet the fast track instructor upgrade and certification requirements for Cisco Academy instructors. Part 1 provides a review of PC hardware and software, Part 2 reviews network server operating systems and peripherals and systems management techniques. Includes discussion of secure access, management issues and best practices. Prerequisite: Current Cisco Academy Instructor as determined by the Cisco Regional Academy LMC.
4 CEU