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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 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 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 109 - Internet and Network Foundation
Provides a basic comprehension of Internet and network technologies including IT job roles, connection methods, TCP/IP functionality and DNS. Explores web server technologies with security and project management concepts. Introduces network creation, physical and logical topologies including media properties, server types, IP addressing and network security.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 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 154L - Network Fundamentals, Router Basics, and Configuration (ICND1) - Laboratory
Provides problem solving experience to supplement instruction in Networking Fundamentals - Cisco. Co-requisite: ITN 154.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 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 155L - Switching, Wireless, and WAN Technologies (ICND2) - Cisco Laboratory
Provides problem solving experience to supplement instruction in Introductory Routing - Cisco. Co-requisite: ITN 155.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 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 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 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 195 - 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 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 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 245 - Network Troubleshooting
Focuses on servicing and maintaining local area networks (LANS). Teaches network installation, network troubleshooting, installation of file servers and workstations, configuring of network boards and cables, and diagnosing common network problems.
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
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 275 - Incident Response and Computer Forensics
Prepares the student for a role on an organizational IT support staff where the need for resolving computer incidents is becoming increasingly common. Includes legal and ethical issues of search and seizure of computer and peripheral storage media leading to laboratory exercises examining computers configured with mix of both simulated criminal and other activities which are not criminal in nature, but do violate scenario-driven organizational policy. Requires the student to make choices/recommendations for further pursuit of forensics evidence gathering and analysis. Students will select and gather the utilities and procedures necessary for a court-acceptable forensics toolkit which will then be used to gather and examine specially configured desktop computers. Students will then participate in a mock court proceeding using the collected evidence. Credit will be given to either ITN 275 or ITN 276 and ITN 277, but not all three courses.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 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 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits