Information Technology Networking (ITN) at Piedmont Virginia 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 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 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 126 - Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics
Provides skills needed to ideate, design, prototype, and present the business value of an end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solution utilizing sensors and actuators, gateways, wired and wireless network connections and cloud services. Covers fundamentals of data analytics and the tools needed to apply data analyses to solve problems.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
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ITN 170 - Linux System Administration
Focuses instruction on the installation, configuration and administration of the Linux operating system and emphasizes the use of Linux as a network client and workstation.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 208 - Protocols and Communications TCP/IP
Centers on providing an understanding of the TCP/IP suite and the details of its implementation. The details of implementation are treated by discussing IP addressing, the structure of frames and protocol headers that enable communication between two computers. Discusses IP routing, tunneling, SNMP, and security.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 213 - Information Storage and Management
Focuses on advanced storage systems, protocol, and architectures including Storage Area Networks (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), Fibre Channel Networks, Internet Protocol SANs (IPSAN), iSCSI, and Content Addressable Storage (CAS).
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 254 - Virtual Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration
Explores concepts and capabilities of virtual architecture with a focus on the installation, configuration, and management of a virtual infrastructure, and Virtual Center. Covers fundamentals of virtual network design and implementation, fundamentals of storage area networks, virtual switching, virtual system management, and engineering for high availability.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
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ITN 257 - Cloud Computing: Infrastructure and Services
Focuses on cloud infrastructure, deployment, security models, and the key considerations in migrating to cloud computing. Covers the technologies and processes required to build traditional, virtualized, and cloud data center environments, including computation, storage, networking, desktop and application virtualization, business continuity, security, and management.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
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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 270 - Advanced Linux Network Administration
Focuses instruction on the configuration and administration of the Linux operating system as a network server. Emphasizes the configuration of common network services such as routing, http, DNS, DHCP, ftp, telnet, SMB, NFS, and NIS.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 276 - Computer Forensics I
Teaches computer forensic investigation techniques for collecting computer-related evidence at the physical layer from a variety of digital media (hard drives, compact flash and PDAs) and performing analysis at the file system layer. Credit will be given to ITN 275 or ITN 276 and ITN 277, but not all three courses.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ITN 106, ITN 107. Co-requisite: ITN 260.
3-4 credits
ITN 277 - Computer Forensics II
Develops skills in the forensic extraction of computer evidence at a logical level using a variety of operating systems and applications (i.e., e-mail) and learn techniques for recovering data from virtual memory, temporary Internet files, and intentionally hidden files. Credit will be given to ITN 275 or ITN 276 and ITN 277, but not all three courses.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ITN 276.
3-4 credits
ITN 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits