Information Technology Networking (ITN) at Patrick Henry Community College


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ITN 101 - Introduction to Network Concepts
Provides instruction in networking media, physical and logical topologies, common networking standards and popular networking protocols. Emphasizes the TCP/IP protocol suite and related IP addressing schemes, including CIDR. Includes selected topics in network implementation, support and LAN/WAN connectivity.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 106 - Microcomputer Operating Systems
Teaches use of operating system utilities and multiple-level directory structures, creation of batch files, and configuration of microcomputer environments. May include a study of graphical user interfaces.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 107 - Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting
Includes specially designed instruction to give a student a basic knowledge of hardware and software configurations. Includes the installation of various peripheral devices as well as basic system hardware components.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 120 - Wireless - Network Administration (WNA)
Provides instruction in fundamentals of wireless information systems. Course content includes terms, standards, components, and operating requirements in the design and implementation of wireless networks.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 154 - Network Fundamentals, Router Basics, and Configuration (ICND1) - Cisco
Provides instruction in the fundamentals of networking environments, the basics of router operations, and basic router configuration.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 155 - Switching, Wireless, and WAN Technologies (ICND2) - Cisco
Provides the skills and knowledge to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small-to-medium sized branch office enterprise network, including configuring several switches and routers, configuring wireless devices, configuring VLANS, connecting to a WAN, and implementing network security.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 156 - Basic Switching and Routing - Cisco
Centers instruction in LAN segmentation using bridges, routers, and switches. Includes fast Ethernet, access lists, routing protocols, spanning tree protocol, virtual LANS and network management.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 260 - Network Security Basics
Provides instruction in the basics of network security in depth. Includes security objectives, security architecture, security models and security layers; risk management, network security policy, and security training. Includes the five security keys, confidentiality integrity, availability, accountability and auditability.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 261 - Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking
Encompasses in-depth exploration of various methods for attacking and defending a network. Explores network security concepts from the viewpoint hackers and their attack methodologies. Includes topics about hackers, attacks, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) malicious code, computer crime and industrial espionage.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 262 - Network Communication, Security and Authentication
Covers an in-depth exploration of various communication protocols with a concentration on TCP/IP. Explores communication protocols from the point of view of the hacker in order to highlight protocol weaknesses. Includes Internet architecture, routing, addressing, topology, fragmentation and protocol analysis, and the use of various utilities to explore TCP/IP.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 263 - Internet/Intranet Firewalls and E-Commerce Security
Gives an in-depth exploration of firewall, Web security, and e-commerce security. Explores firewall concepts, types, topology and the firewall's relationship to the TCP/IP protocol. Includes client/server architecture, the Web server, HTML and HTTP in relation to Web Security, and digital certification, D.509, and public key infrastructure (PKI).
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 266 - Network Security Layers
Provides an in-depth exploration of various security layers needed to protect the network. Explores Network Security from the viewpoint of the environment in which the network operates and the necessity to secure that environment to lower the security risk to the network. Includes physical security, personnel security, operating system security, software security and database security.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 267 - Legal Topics in Network Security
Conveys an in-depth exploration of the civil and common law issues that apply to network security. Explores statutes, jurisdictional, and constitutional issues related to computer crimes and privacy. Includes rules of evidence, seizure and evidence handling, court presentation and computer privacy in the digital age.
Lecture 3-4 hours hours per week.
3-4 credits