Computer Networking & InfoTech Courses
Introduction to new technologies and employment opportunities in computer networking and information technology. Guest speakers currently working in the field describe opportunities, working conditions, pay levels, and training required to succeed in the field today.
ADVISE: CRER 62
Skills and techniques for effective professional self-promotion and workplace rapport in an Information Technology environment. Establishing a professional image and reputation, including resumes and portfolio building, and adhering to workplace protocols and standards for professional conduct.
ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English
General and specialized computer and technology skills for teachers and future teachers. Desktop and mobile computer hardware, networking and security basics, software and coding tools for teaching and learning, and representative and emerging technologies in use in educational settings such as K-12 and higher education. Meets multiple and single subject credential state requirements.
ADVISE: CNIT 106
DNS is essential but has numerous security issues: hijacking, packet amplification, spoofing, snooping, and more. Configure secure DNS servers and detect malicious activity. DNSSEC (DNS Security) principles and deployment. Hands-on projects using both Windows and Linux platforms.
ADVISE: CNIT 106
Learn modern, powerful techniques to inspect and analyze network traffic, to quickly detect abuse and attacks and respond to them. This class also covers the configuration and use of Security Onion, a popular open-source Linux distribution designed for network security monitoring.
A computer literacy course using personal computers. Prepares students to use computer applications. Provides an overview of computer components including hardware, software, and data, as well as computer concepts related to networks and security. Includes fundamentals of Windows and other operating systems and applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentations and the internet. Students use computers to complete class assignments.
Computer literacy course using Apple computers. Prepares students to use computers to write papers, organize information and use email. Overview of computer components including hardware, software and data. Fundamentals of Finder and applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email, and the Internet. Students use Apple computers to complete class assignments.
ADVISE: CNIT 100
A technical course about the Microsoft Windows operating system for students who have some computer experience. Learn techniques to manage a personal computer through the use of operating system utilities and commands. Practice setting up and
customizing the interface and managing programs and data. Manage the computer system hardware.
ADVISE: CNIT 101
An intermediate to advanced-level course covering the use of Windows command line tools with the primary focus on Command Prompt and Windows PowerShell. This course is designed for students planning to take a certificate with concentration in Windows server and client administration, networking or hardware, and for advanced Windows users. Students will learn how to use Windows command line tools to manage and troubleshoot Windows servers and workstations.
ADVISE: CNIT 101
This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to install hardware, configure, repair and maintain computer system in a typical office environment. Topics include hardware components and peripherals, assembly, upgrading and basic troubleshooting.
ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: CNIT 103
A project-oriented hands-on introduction to hardware identification, maintenance, upgrade, diagnosis, and troubleshooting. Designed to provide practice with concepts, techniques and procedures covered in CNIT 103 with hands-on exercises that prepare for A+ certificate exams. Teamwork will be emphasized.
ADAVISE: CNIT 100M
This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to service the hardware on various Apple Mac systems. Topics include hardware components, system configuration, hardware upgrades, troubleshooting techniques, Apple specific tools and safety
ADVISE: CNIT 103
This course provides the knowledge and skills to select and install system software, and to diagnose and troubleshoot system problems due to software configuration. Covers all aspects of the operating system, configuration files, drivers, and resource allocation. Topics include computer architecture and the interaction of hardware and software, documentation, command line operations, use of utilities for diagnostics and for configuration, and editing the Registry.
ADVISE: CNIT 103 and CNIT 104
Introduction to the field of technical support, including the critical people skills and exceptional technical knowledge required to provide outstanding service. Emphasis on information resources and technical tools needed most to function effectively in a technical support position.
ADVISE: CNIT 105.
Hardware diagnosis and troubleshooting, software maintenance, upgrading, and problem-solving. Work with Help Desk software to log calls and real end-user problems in a simulated service center. Designed to provide hands-on practice with hardware and software, techniques and procedures, covered in CNlT 105. Teamwork will be emphasized.
ADVISE: CNIT 100; CNIT 103
This course will teach the skills required to troubleshoot, configure, and manage common network devices; establish basic network connectivity; understand and maintain network documentation; identify network limitations and weaknesses; and implement network security, standards, and protocols. The candidate will have a basic understanding of enterprise technologies, including cloud and virtualization technologies. Follows objectives of CompTIA Network+ certification exam.
This is a course for students in related disciplines such as audiovisual technology, who need a basic understanding of networking to use equipment in the field.
ADVISE: CNIT 106
Selection, installation and configuration of wireless networks, including: fundamentals
and standards of wireless communication, installation of network access points, and
installation, configuration and management of typical products. Also included: common
applications, monitoring the network, security, troubleshooting, upgrade, and
modification. Students in this course should be already familiar with LAN technologies.
ADVISE: CNIT 107
Students will design, install, configure, manage, and maintain wireless networks with
advanced fundamentqls ofWLANs, current and developing standards and protocols,
boosting, detecting and extending signal, troubleshooting and monitoring the network,
security issues, research of proposed security solutions. The course follows objectives for
the Certified Wireless Network Administrator Exam (CWNA).
ADVISE: CNIT 100
Overview of mobile device technologies with an emphasis on smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices. This course will introduce the technologies behind smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices including the hardware, cellular networks, operating systems, browsers, app development process, and support needs from an individual and corporate perspective.
ADVISE: CNIT 201C and CNIT 106
Knowledge and skills - to recognize security vulnerabilities, implement security measures,
analyze network environments for known security threats or risks, defend against attacks
or viruses, ensure data privacy and integrity. Terminology and procedures for
implementation and configuration of security: access control, authorization, encryption,
packet filters, firewalls and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
ADVISE: CNIT 120
Forensics tools, methods and procedures for investigating computers. Data recovery
techniques and evidence collection, protection of evidence, expert witness skills and
computer crime investigation techniques. Analysis of various file systems and specialized
diagnostic software to retrieve data. Prepares in part for CompTIA Security+ and maps to
Computer Investigation Specialists exam.
ADVISE: CNIT 120
Fundamentals, techniques, and procedures to design an effective secure Internet connection using software or hardware firewalls. Discussion of types of firewalls, packet filtering, proxy servers, Intrusion Detection Systems, and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
ADVISE: CNIT 106 or CNIT 201C or CNIT 120
Learn how hackers attack computers and networks, and how to protect Windows and Linux systems. Legal restrictions and ethical guidelines will be taught and enforced. Students will perform many hands-on labs, both attacking and defending, using port scans, footprinting, buffer overflow exploits, SQL injection, privilege escalation, Trojans, and backdoors.
ADVISE: CNIT 123
Advanced techniques in ethical hacking of Windows and Linux systems. Hands-on labs include Google hacking, automated footprinting, sophisticated ping and port scans, privilege escalation, attacks against telephone and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems, routers, firewalls, wireless devices, web servers, and Denial of Service attacks.
ADVISE: CNIT 123
In-depth course in information security, including access control, application security, enterprise continuity, cryptography, technical risk management, physical security, and telecommunications and network security. This course supports preparation for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential, which is essential for high-level information security professionals.
ADVISE: CS 110B or equivalent familiarity with programming
Learn how to analyze malware, including computer viruses, trojans, and rootkits, using basic static analysis and dynamic analysis, including IDA Pro and other tools.
ADVISE: CNIT 123
Learn how to find vulnerabilities and exploit them to gain control of target systems including operating systems. Covers essential exploit development skills for advanced penetration testers and security professionals. Students will be required to obey high
ethical principles and not exploit systems without authorization.
ADVISE: CNIT 113 and CNIT 123
Mobile devices run specialized operating systems with security problems. Students will learn how mobile operating systems and apps work, how to find and exploit vulnerabilities and how to defend them. Topics will include phone call, voicemail, SMS intrusion, jailbreaking, rooting, NFC attacks, mal ware, browser exploitation, and application vulnerabilities.
ADVISE: CNIT 100 or demonstration of CNIT 100 exit skills
Overview of Wordpress and social media technologies to develop websites and/or use together with existing websites. Covers Web 2.0 and 3.0 technologies such as blogs, sites, social media, wikis, video and photo sharing and other tools how to integrate those technologies together.
ADVISE: CNIT 120 and CNIT 131
This course teaches techniques used by attackers to breach Web applications and how to prevent security attacks. Topics include how to secure and manage assets such as authentication systems, access controls, databases, and back-end components, and how to protect users from attackers, including identifying common vulnerabilities in compiled code and source code.
Methods of using the Internet. History, design and protocol methods used on Internet
including: electronic mail, connection to remote computers, file transfer, World Wide
Web, basic web page creation and publishing using HTML and CSS. Additional topics
include: computer security, copyright and electronic commerce, and basic Unix shell
commands requisite to shell account use.
ADVISE: CNIT 131H or CNIT 131
(JSON). Hands-on experience with XML documents, Document Type Definition (DTD),
namespaces, schemas, and data presentation with eXtensible Style Language (XSLT) or
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Introduction to JSON syntax to store and exchange data.
ADVISE: CNIT 100
This is a beginning course in the use of HTML and CSS. It will prepare students to build simple web pages using basic HTML and CSS according to the latest standards. Students will also learn how to upload the web page files to a web server.
ADVISE: CNIT 131 or CNIT 131H
Hand-coded web pages using HTML, CSS following latest standards and FTP to transfer to web server
ADVISE: CNIT 132
Advanced HTML & CSS techniques such as performance, advanced styling and animation techniques, semantics, accessibility, preprocessors, search engine optimization, and use of analytics reports.
ADVISE: CNIT 132
PREREQ:. CNIT 133 ADVISE: CNIT 132
frameworks/libraries to enhance web development projects.
PREREQ; CNIT 133 ADVISE: CNIT 214
PREREQ.: CNIT 133 or CS 110A ADVISE: CNIT 132
Creation and maintenance of web pages using server side technologies such as ASP.NET. Server controls, HTML controls, database access, validation of input data, sitemap, navigation (menu) based on the most current ASP.NET technology.
First part requires Windows OS to install Visual Studio
ADVISE: CNIT 124
Intensive training and preparation for national security competitions and CTF (capture the flag) events. Material includes penetration testing methodology, network defense methodology, and report writing.
ADVISE: CNIT 120 and MATH 40
The class focuses on practical applications: selecting, implementing, testing, and maintaining systems to protect data on modern computer networks. Mathematical underpinnings and practical applications of modern cryptographic systems, including the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), the Secure Hash Algorithms (SHA), and Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA).
This course is an introduction to virtualization. Students will learn about server, cloud, client, storage networking and application virtualization in the public and private cloud, and requirements for virtual environments, administration, and data security. Students will be exposed to different virtualization applications and platforms such as: VMware, Oracle VBox and Azure.
ADVISE: CNIT 120 and CNIT 106
When computer networks are breached, incident response (IR) is required to assess the damage, eject the attackers, and improve security measures so attackers cannot return. This class covers the IR tools and techniques required to defend modern corporate networks. This class is part of the Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate.
PRERE.: CNIT 106
This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of
VMware products. Upon completion of this course students can take the examination to become a VMware
Certified Professional. The course is based on the latest release of VMware software available.
PREREQ.: CNIT 106
Students will learn about the transition from a Classic Data Center environment to Virtual Data Center and the Cloud virtualization at each layer - compute, storage, network, desktop, and application - along with business continuity in a VDC environment. Students will also learn Cloud computing basics, infrastructure components, service management activities, security concerns, and considerations for Cloud adoption.
This course covers Amazon Web Server Cloud deployment and service models, Cloud infrastructure, and the key considerations in migrating to Cloud computing. This course also provides the required technology essentials across all domains�including server, storage, networking, applications, and databases� to help develop a strong understanding of virtualization and Cloud computing technologies.
ADVISE: CNIT 120
Explores security technology, risks, countermeasures, and consequences, to help cybersecurity analysts protect those who rely on them. Includes hands-on activities such as packet analysis, exploiting vulnerable systems, and password cracking, and also research, presentations, and debates about current controversies, laws, and policies. Addresses topics such as surveillance, cyberwar, and computer crime.
ADVISE: CNIT 103; CNIT 131; CNIT 106
Technical Cloud infrastructure skills that can be applied to a variety of Cloud vendors and technologies. Configuration and deployment, security, maintenance, management and troubleshooting of Cloud systems. Follows the objectives of the CompTIA Cloud+ certification exam and is a required course for the Cloud Administration Certificate of Achievement.
PREREQ: CNIT 131 and AUTO 50
Students will learn about cybersecurity threats to computer systems and embedded software in modern vehicles. Topics include vulnerabilities of communications over the vehicle CAN bus and between devices and systems. Students will learn to intercept data and perform specific hacks to track vehicles, unlock doors, glitch engines and flood communication. Part of a joint program offering between AUTO and CNIT.
ADVISE: CS 130B or CS 231 or CS 150A or CS 232 or CNIT 133 or CS 110B or CS 111B
Develop, design and program a professional web application or web site project in a team environment. Set professional social media profile and e-portfolio and learn about tools used in web application projects to work on realistic projects.
PREREQ.: Approval of the CNIT Department ADVISE: Completion of 9 units of CNIT courses
Supervised on- or off-campus work involving computer use. Internships are joint ventures between institutions or companies and the Computer Networking and Information Technology Department. Students must be employed in any area including, but not limited to, help desk, hardware technician, networking technician, system administration, internet, web development, or computer operation. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid, or 75 hours of paid work.
PREREQ.: Approval of the CNIT Department ADVISE: Completion of 9 units of coursework in CNIT
Supervised on- or off-campus work involving computer use. Internships are joint ventures between institutions or companies and the Computer Networking and Information Technology Department. Students must be employed in any area including, but not limited to, help desk, hardware technician, networking technician, system administration, internet, web development, or computer operation.
One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid or 75 hours of paid work.
PREREQ.: CNIT 100
Architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. Use of OSI and TCP layered models to examine protocols and services. IP addressing and subnetting. Fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations. First course of Cisco Networking Academy Exploration series preparing for CCENT and CCNA Certifications.
ADVISE: CNIT 201C
Architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Configure router and switch for basic functionality. Troubleshoot and resolve common issues with RIPvl, RIPv2, single-area OSPF, virtual LAN, and inter-VLAN routing in IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Second course in Cisco Networking Academy towards CCENT and CCNA Certifications.
PREREQ: CNIT 202C
Architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Configuration and troubleshooting of routers and switches for advanced functionality with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
Knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network.
PREREQ.: CNIT 202C ADVISE: CNIT 203C
WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. Selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Configuration and troubleshooting of network devices with data link protocols. Implementation of virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.
PREREQ.: CNIT 201C; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: CNIT 202C
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security provides the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for entry-level security specialist careers. CCNA Security aims to develop an in-depth understanding of network security principles as well as the tools and configurations required to secure a network. Preparation for the CCNA-Security certification exam.
PREREQ.: CNIT 106 or CNIT 201C
Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT), where people, processes, things, and data are connected via emerging Internet technologies. A variety of networking and computer hardware devices will be integrated into end-to-end systems to solve practical problems.
PREREQ: CNIT 214
Model and protect against threats to the Internet of Things (IoT) environment of an organization or workplace. Learn foundational knowledge in security analysis such as vulnerability and risk assessment of IoT systems. Perform threat modeling activities on physical devices, communication systems and applications found in the IoT.
ADVISE: CNIT 101
Knowledge, skills and hands-on experience to install, configure, and maintain Windows
10 Operating system. Course aligned with the Microsoft Certification Certificates.
ADVISE: CNIT 103 or 106
Knowledge and skills required to install and configure Windows 2012 core infrastructure services. This course is aligned with the Microsoft Certified System Administrator 70-410.
This course is introduced to account for the new line of servers introduced by Microsoft. It provides students with the knowledge and skills required to administer Windows core infrastructure services. This course is aligned with the Microsoft Certified System.
ADVISE: CNIT 411
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to administer advanced Microsoft servers. The students acquire hands-on knowledge of real world experience to become IT administrators. This course in aligned with the Microsoft Certifications exams on configuring advanced server services.
This advanced course overs the SQL Server database management system. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to install, configure, and maintain SQL Server and manage the day-to-day administration of a client/server database in an enterprise network
ADVISE: CNIT 103; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: CNIT 106
This course introduces the new line of servers by Microsoft. It provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install and configure Windows 2016 core infrastructure services. This course is aligned with the Microsoft Certified System Administrator 70-740.
ADVISE: CNIT 416
This course introduces the new line of servers by Microsoft. It provides students with the knowledge and skills required to administer Windows core infrastructure services. This course is aligned with the Microsoft Certified System Administrator exam.
ADVISE: CNIT 417
This course provides the knowledge and skills required to administer advanced Microsoft servers. The students acquire hands-on knowledge of real world experience to become IT administrators. This course is aligned with the Microsoft Certifications exams on configuring advanced server services.
ADVISE: CNIT 101 or CNIT 416
Azure administrator skills training needed to be successful deploying Software-as-a-Service (Saas), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions. Includes training in planning IaaS solutions for fault tolerance and performance, deployment of Virtual Machines (VMs), and systems management using Windows Powershell and the Azure CLI V2.
PREREQ.: CNIT 120
Preparation for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) credential. This field includes information systems audit, governance, life cycle, system implementation, protecting information assets, business continuity, and disaster recovery.