Academic Catalog

Network Engineering (NET)

NET 110  Network Communications  

This course prepares students to have an overall view of the way computers communicate and the basics of networking. Key topics include networking standards, the OSI model, network protocols, transmission media, topologies, hardware, software, WANs and remote connectivity, security, managing and upgrading a network, and TCP/IP.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Describe and implement various network services and standards as related to the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model.
Demonstrate the ability to properly troubleshoot network connectivity problems.
Establish network security and various management practices.
Describe and install network connectivity devices and transmission media.
Define the topologies and how they work with each other.
Perform basic TCP/IP computations and perform troubleshooting utilizing various TCP/IP command line utilities.
Describe and implement common network protocols.

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Information Technology (TC)

Prerequisites: ((ENG 050 and REA 050) or ENG 099 or REA 075) and (MAT 040 or MAT 050). Appropriate placement test scores may be accepted.

3 Credits3 Weekly Lecture Hours

NET 115  Microsoft Windows 10  

This course is designed to introduce students to setup and manage the current field accepted and supported Microsoft Windows client operating system, Windows 10. Students will gain experience in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting this enterprise level workstation operating system along with gaining the knowledge and foundation related to Microsoft’s current vendor certification exams for this operating system.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Understand the current Windows operating system features and requirements.
Perform installations and upgrades of current Windows client operating systems.
Configure and manage virtual hard disks.
Configure IP addresses and network settings.
Configure and manage NTFS permissions to shares, folders, and files.
Configure and monitor Windows system performance.
Configure User Account Controls and Local Policies.
Configure Windows Firewall.
Configure Windows backup and recovery options.
Configure Windows mobility and remote access controls.

Corequisites: NET 110.

4 Credits3 Weekly Lecture Hours
 2 Weekly Lab Hours

NET 116   Microsoft Server 2016: Installation and Storage  

This course is designed to introduce students to setup and support the Microsoft Windows Server 2016 operating system. Students will gain hands-on experience in installing, administering, and configuring this enterprise level server operating system. Additionally, students will gain hands-on experience in IP address configuration, creating and managing volumes, creating virtual hard disks, installing and managing Active Directory, implementing group policies, configuring DNS zones, configuring NTFS permissions, creating and sharing printers, installing and configuring the DHCP server role, and installing virtual microsoft servers. This course is also designed to help prepare students for the current, related, Microsoft Server 2016 Certification Exam.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Plan and install the most recent Microsoft Windows Server operating system.
Install and configure the DHCP and DNS server roles.
Install and configure Active Directory.
Create and manage server volumes and virtual hard disks.
Configure server IP addresses.
Plan and implement NTFS file and printer permissions.
Create and share printers.
Plan and implement Group Policies.
Configure DNS zones.
Install Microsoft Windows Server virtual machines.

Corequisites: NET 115.

4 Credits4 Weekly Lecture Hours

NET 117  NET 117: Microsoft Server: Networking  

This course is designed for students who plan to support Microsoft Server 2016 and its various domain environment and networking services. Students will learn how to manage and configure DNS and TCP/IP on a Microsoft Server, how to install and configure a DHCP server, how to install and configure the Routing and Remote Access policies and Network Access policies in a Microsoft Server environment, as well as configuring NIC teaming. This course is designed to help students prepare for the current, related, directly maps towards and is a first step in helping students prepare for the Microsoft Server 2016 Networking 70-741 certification exam.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Manage and Configure DNS on a Microsoft Server.
Manage and Configure TCP/IP settings and addresses.
Install and Configure a Microsoft DHCP Server.
Install and Configure Routing and Remote Access on a Microsoft Server.
Implement and Manage Network Access Policies on a Microsoft Server.
Configure NIC Teaming on a Microsoft Server.

Corequisites: NET 116.

4 Credits4 Weekly Lecture Hours

NET 142  Cyber and Network Security Concepts  

This course gives the student the skills necessary to apply and implement secure network administration procedures and policies. Students will be able to identify common network threats and vulnerabilities, understand networking compliance and operational security, implement application, data and host security, manage access control, and perform stable cryptography implementations. This course is intended to help prepare students for the CompTia Security+ certification exam.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Explain the security function and purpose of network devices and technologies.
Apply and implement secure network administration principles.
Implement and use common protocols and default network ports.
Execute disaster recovery plans and procedures.
Analyze and differentiate among types of malware.
Analyze and differentiate among types of social engineering, wireless, and application attacks.
Analyze and differentiate among types of mitigation and deterrent techniques.
Implement assessment tools and techniques to discover security threats and vulnerabilities.
Explain the fundamental concepts and best practices related to authentication, authorization and access control.
Implement appropriate security controls when performing account management.
Use and apply appropriate cryptographic tools and products.
Implement Private Key Infrastructure, certificate management and associated components.

Prerequisites: NET 110.

4 Credits4 Weekly Lecture Hours

NET 210  CCNA CISCO Network Support  

In this course, students will learn how to select, configure, and troubleshoot Cisco networking devices. The course will also provide the student with fundamental knowledge of computer networking topics including Internetworking essentials, the OSI Model, and various networking protocols including TCP\IP.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Explain the OSI Model and the concept of Layered Communications.
Explore the fundamentals of Bridging and Switching.
Learn the origin and functionality of the TCP\IP protocol stack and the Novell IPX\SPX protocol stack.
Describe Cisco Network Basics and the Cisco IOS.
Identify features and characteristics of various WAN protocols.
Configure Cisco Routers and Switches.

Prerequisites: NET 110.

6 Credits6 Weekly Lecture Hours

NET 230  Network Operating Systems Concepts  

Network operating systems concepts provides information needed to understand and support Linux systems in use today. Major concepts include Linux operating system theory, installation, upgrading, configuring (operating system and hardware), file systems, security, hardware options, storage, resource sharing, network connectivity, maintenance and troubleshooting.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Understand components of desktop and Linux server operating systems.
Implement a logical, organized, and secure file system.
Establish login security.
Create login scripts and user connectivity.
Use server console commands, services, and processes.
Perform/rebuild Linux server operating system installation.
Describe messaging and the Internet infrastructure.
Explain differences in Linux versions.

Prerequisites: NET 110.

4 Credits3 Weekly Lecture Hours
 2 Weekly Lab Hours

NET 231  Network Systems Administration  

This course is designed for students who plan to support Microsoft Server 2016 and its various Identity related services. Students will learn how to install and manage Microsoft Active Directory, Group Policy, Active Directory Certificate Services, Active Directory Federation Services, and Active Directory Rights Management Services. This course directly maps towards and is a first step in helping students prepare for the Microsoft Server 2016 Identity certification exam. .

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Plan, implement, and manage Active Directory container and leaf objects.
Configure and implement Microsoft’s Group Policy.
Install and configure Active Directory Certificate Services.
Install and configure Active Directory Federation Services.
Install and configure Active Directory Rights Management Services.

Prerequisites: NET 115.

4 Credits4 Weekly Lecture Hours

NET 232  Network Design and Implementation  

This course provides students with the necessary advanced skills to design and create a multiple Linux-based network server implementation plan. Students will consider design strategies and implementations to complete a multiple Linux server environment. Students will also learn Linux server tools. The class will focus on directory services including preparation, troubleshooting, and accessibility. This course also provides an in-depth discussion of advanced electronic messaging and network security concepts.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Design a multiple Linux server network.
Describe Linux advanced storage and implementation.
Describe Linux storage configuration management.
Describe and manage troubleshooting tools.
Describe and implement directory services preparation, troubleshooting, and accessibility.
Understand advanced electronic messaging concepts.
Understand advanced network security concepts.

Prerequisites: NET 231.

4 Credits3 Weekly Lecture Hours
 2 Weekly Lab Hours