Information Technology Networking (ITN) at Virginia Highlands Community College


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ITN 100 - Introduction to Telecommunications
Surveys data transmission systems, communication lines, data sets, network, modes of transmission, protocols, and interfacing. Emphasizes network structure and operation.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
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 102 - Introduction to Networked Client Operating Systems (LAN)
Consists of instruction in the installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting of networked client operating systems in a data communications environment. This course can utilize any mixture of available networked client operating systems.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 103 - Administration of Networked Servers
Instruction focuses on the installation, configuration, and management of local area networked servers. Topics covered include support for local area networked devices, system services, and deployment of networked operating systems. This course can include any version of Windows or Linux Server Platforms.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 104 - Maintaining Servers in the Networked Infrastructure
Provides instruction on how to implement, manage, and maintain servers within a communications infrastructure. Topics covered include support for Terminal Services, Remote Access, Group Policy, NAT, IPSec, and specific security configurations.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 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 110 - Client Operating System (Specify Version)
Covers installation, configuration, administration, management, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the desktop client operating system in a networked environment.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 111 - Server Administration (Specify Version)
Covers installation, configuration, administration, management, maintenance, and troubleshooting of a server in a networked environment.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 112 - Network Infrastructure (Specify Version)
Covers planning, installation, configuration, administration, management, maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting of network infrastructure components.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 113 - Active Directory (Specify Version)
Covers planning, installation, configuration, administration, management, maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting of Active Directory (AD) and Domain Name Service (DNS) in a networked environment.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 114 - Windows XP Professional
Consists of instruction in installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting of Windows XP Professional as a desktop operating system in a networked data communication environment.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 115 - Windows 2003 Server (SER)
Consists of instruction that teaches students how to manage and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 116 - WIN 2003 Network Infrastr,Implem,Mgmt & Maint.(NI-IMM)
Provides instruction on how to implement, manage, and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 network infrastructure.
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 157 - WAN Technologies - Cisco
Concentrates on an introduction to Wide Area Networking (WANs). Includes WAN design, LAPB, Frame Relay, ISDN, HDLC, and PPP.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 171 - Unix 1
Provides an introduction to UNIX operating systems. Teaches login procedures, file creation, UNIX file structure, input/output control, and the UNIX shell.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ITN 200 - Administration of Network Resources
Focuses on the management of local area network servers. Teaches proper structuring of security systems. Explains print queues, disk management, and other local area network (LAN) issues. Presents concerns and issues for the purchase and installation of hardware and software upgrades. Can be taught using any network operating system or a range of operating systems as a delivery tool.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 209 - Voice Over Internet Protocol
Discusses in depth the concept, theory and principles of Voice over Internet Protocol technology. Reviews the existing PSTN architecture. Examines VOIP Quality of Service, various speech coding techniques, the H.323 architecture, Session Initiation Protocol, Media Gateway Protocol and the relationship between VOIP and SS7.
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 give 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 Firewals 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 280 - Wireless-Network System Engineering (W-NSE)
Centers instruction on how to design and implement Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) and introduces them to wireless networking products. Covers learn radio frequency and spread spectrum fundamentals, network architecture, standards and regulations, hardware/software equipment, OSI Model Layers, wireless protocols, site surveys, WEP/WEP2, security features, antenna systems, wireless test equipment, security and personal communication systems.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
ITN 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ITN 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits