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NETW 121: Introduction to Networks
Prerequisite: Completion of NETW 150 with a grade of C or better. This is the first of four courses in the Cisco Networking Academy designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology. This course is designed to be integrated into technology curricula or continuing education programs at postsecondary institutions such as technical schools and universities. Instruction includes, but is not limited to: networking, LANs, WANs, OSI models, routers, router programming, topologies, and IP addressing. 3 HRS

NETW 122: Routing & Switching Essentials
Prerequisite: Completion of NETW 121 with a grade of C or better. This is the second of four courses in the Cisco Networking Academy designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology. Instruction includes, but is not limited to: network terminology and protocols specifications, LANs, WANs, Ethernet, TCP/IP Addressing Protocol, dynamic routing, and the network administrator’s role and function. Particular emphasis is given to the use of problem-solving to solve networking problems. 3 HRS

NETW 123: Scaling Networks
Prerequisite: Completion of NETW 122 with a grade of C or better. This is the third of four courses in the Cisco Networking Academy designed to provide students with a comprehensive and practical approach to learning the technologies and protocols needed to design and implement a converged switch network. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, Fast Ethernet, LAN switching methods, LAN segmentation on routers, and switches. The course explains how to configure a switch to implement Virtual LANs, VTP, Inter-VLAN routing and Spanning Tree Protocol in a converged network. 3 HRS

NETW 124: Connecting Networks
Prerequisite: Completion of NETW 123 with a grade of C or better. This is the last of four courses in the Cisco Networking Academy designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in network services required applications in enterprise networks. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, Frame Relay features, router commands to monitor and configure Frame Relay LMIs, and subinterfaces. Students will learn how to implement data link protocols and WAN security concepts. 3 HRS

NETW 150: Workstation Operating Systems
Prerequisite: CSCI 101. This course presents the features of a workstation operating system and takes a detailed look at command line based and graphical user interface based microcomputer operating systems. The class will be taught using Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP and DOS in a Windows format. Includes discussion concerning Network Operating Systems and functional criteria for operating system design, job management, task management, data management, resource allocation and dump and trace facilities. 3 HRS

NETW 151: PC Hardware Maintenance & Repair
Prerequisite: CSCI 101. This course covers the common microcomputer hardware maintenance functions. This course is not intended to train experienced technicians but rather to assist the common microcomputer user concerning basic maintenance functions and to determine when to call an expert technician for help. This course also covers basic installation procedures for commercial microcomputer software. 3 HRS

NETW 160: Introduction to Networking
Prerequisite: CSCI 101. This course is an introduction to hardware and software used in data communication and networking. Topics include personal computer hardware, operating systems, connecting to a network and the Internet, network addressing, network services, wireless technology, basic security and troubleshooting. This course provides a knowledge base of networking concepts and terminology in preparation for more advanced study of networks with a basic understanding of digital data and communications. Practical experience with networks is part of the course. 3 HRS

NETW 162: Networking Technologies
Prerequisite: NETW 150 with a grade of C or better. This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the TCP/IP protocol stack including its history, development, current applications, and future implications. This will include the presentation of both the TCP/IP model of networking and the OSI Reference Model. It also helps students as a beginning technical course for more advanced networking courses. Topics are basic TCP/IP functionality and how it relates to the OSI Reference Model, related LAN and WAN protocols, TCP/IP network addressing, security, routing, monitoring and managing IP networks. 4 HRS

NETW 166: Windows Workstation Administration
Prerequisite: NETW 150 with a grade of C or better. This course prepares students to setup and support the Microsoft Windows workstation operating system. It also helps prepare students for the related Microsoft certification exam. 3 HRS

NETW 167: Windows Server Administration
Prerequisite: NETW 166 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in NETW 166. This course prepares students to install and configure Microsoft Windows Server. Various file systems and disk management functions, administering the operating system, network protocols, and remote access are included. It also helps prepare students for the Microsoft Certified Professional examination. 3 HRS

NETW 170: Network Security Fundamentals
Prerequisite: NETW 124 or NETW 167 with a grade of C or better, or concurrent enrollment. The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the network security for System Administrators, Network Administrators, and IT professionals who implement, manage and troubleshoot existing network and server environments. These skills cover an understanding of general security concepts, communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography and operational & organizational security. This course will help prepare for the CompTIA’s "Security+" certification exam. 3 HRS

NETW 172: Wireless Networking with Security
Prerequisite: Completion of NETW 124 with a grade of C or better. This course is designed to introduce students to the topics pertaining to the Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist certification. The course will introduce and extend the student’s knowledge of and practical experience with wireless networks. The concepts covered in this course will help individuals develop practical experience in skills related to designing, planning, and implementing wireless networks. Also covered in this course will be in-depth discussions of the continued operation and troubleshooting of wireless networking security. 3 HRS

NETW 181: UNIX Fundamentals
Prerequisite: NETW 162. This course covers fundamental command-line features of the UNIX environment including file system navigation, file permissions, the vi text editor, command shells, and basic network use. 3 HRS

NETW 182: Linux Administration
Prerequisite: NETW 150 with a grade of C or better. The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for System Administrators, Network Administrators, and IT professionals who install, configure, manage, and support Linux networks. This course helps prepare for the Linux + Certification Exam. 3 HRS

NETW 183: Linux Security
Prerequisite: NETW 182 with a grade of C or better. The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for managing and implementing Linux networking and security. The course introduces networking and security technologies and protocols, and then moves into configuring a Linux network using a variety of command line and graphical utilities. 3 HRS

NETW 208: Data and Cabling Systems
Prerequisite: NETW 121 or NETW 160 or concurrent enrollment in either. Data and Cabling Systems is the study of operation, characteristics, and applications of data cabling. Students will study safety, troubleshooting and installation of various data cabling systems. The student will be introduced to current cabling methods and emerging cabling technologies. 3 HRS

NETW 221: Advanced Routing
Prerequisite: Completion of NETW 124 with a grade of C or better or current CCNA certificate. This is one of several advanced courses in the Cisco Networking Academy designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology. Instruction focuses on advanced routing and using Cisco routers connected in local-area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs) typically found at medium to large network sites. 3 HRS

NETW 223: Advanced Switching
Prerequisite: Completion of NETW 124 with a grade of C or better or active CCNA Certificate. This is one of several advanced courses in the Cisco Networking Academy designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology. Instruction focuses on advanced switching and using Cisco switches connected in campus networks and WANs typically found at medium to large network sites. 3 HRS

NETW 261: Windows Network Infrastructure
Prerequisite: NETW 167 with a grade of C or better. The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge required by System Administrators, Network Administrators, and IT professionals who install, configure, manage, and support a network infrastructure that uses the Windows® server products. This course helps prepare for the related Microsoft certification exam. 3 HRS

NETW 262: Windows Directory Services
Prerequisite: Completion of NETW 167 with a grade of C or better. The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for System Administrators, Network Administrators, and IT professionals who install, configure, manage, and support network directory services. This course helps prepare for the MCSE Exam, Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure. 3 HRS

NETW 271: Cisco Router Security
Prerequisite: NETW 122. This is an advanced course in the CISCO Networking Curriculum. The course is designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in securing Cisco Routers and interrelated networks. Instruction will focus on network security essentials, attack threats and basic router management. Secure router administration, authentication, configuring RADIUS and TACACS+ servers, access lists, cryptography along with intrusion detection and VPN configuration will also be covered. 3 HRS

NETW 283: Introduction to Voice Over IP
Prerequisite: NETW 124. Introduction to Voice Over IP is designed to help students focus specifically on the objectives for the CCNA Voice IIUC 640-460 exam. The class is designed to prepare individuals to understand the concepts necessary to connect IP phones to the LAN infrastructure. Students will also be educated in the key voice terms and features of Voice over IP systems. Knowledge of how to configure and apply basic Call Manager Express phone systems will be covered as well as the configuration of gateways and trunks. Students will also be exposed to some of the newest systems for the Smart Business Communications Suite. 3 HRS

NETW 296: Special Topics in Networking
Prerequisite: As set by faculty. NETW 296 will offer students an opportunity to study a topic which is (1) unique and infrequently offered as a part of their program curriculum or (2) of special interest to industry. Each student wishing to enroll in Special Topics in Networking will be reviewed based on (1) previous experience, (2) courses completed, and (3) aptitude/ability match with selected topic. 1-4 HRS