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ITN 90 - 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
ITN 93 - 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 95 - 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 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ITN 97 - 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 98 - 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
ITN 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
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 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 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 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 124 - Wireless-Network Administration (WNA)
Incorporates instruction in the fundamentals of radio frequency and spread spectrum technology and wireless networking systems implementation and design. Includes radio frequency and spread spectrum concepts, 802.11 standards and regulations, wireless network architecture, topology, software, equipment, OSI Model, site surveys, security features, and the design and implementation of wireless network solutions.
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
ITN 126 Detailed Outline (VCCS Faculty & Staff Only)
ITN 150 - Networking Fundamentals and Introductory Routing-Cisco
Contains an introduction to the functions of layer of the OSI reference model, data link and network addresses, data encapsulation, different classes of IP addresses and subletting, and the functions of the TCP/IP network-layer protocols. Includes features of the Cisco IOS software, including login, content-sensitive help, command history and editing, loading software, configuring and verifying IP addresses, preparing the initial configuration of a router, and adding routing protocols to the router configuration.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 154 - Introduction to Networks - Cisco
Provides instruction in the fundamentals of networking environments, the basics of router operations, and basic router and switch configuration.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
4 credits
ITN 154 Detailed Outline (VCCS Faculty & Staff Only)
ITN 154L - Network Fundamentals, Router Basics, and Configuration (ICND1) - Laboratory
Provides problem solving experience to supplement instruction in Networking Fundamentals - Cisco.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
Co-requisite: ITN 154.
1 credits
ITN 155L - Switching, Wireless, and WAN Technologies (ICND2) - Cisco Laboratory
Provides problem solving experience to supplement instruction in Introductory Routing - Cisco.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
Co-requisite: ITN 155.
1 credits
ITN 155 - Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials - Cisco
Provides the skills and knowledge to install, operate, and troubleshoot routers and switches in small networks. Introduces students to wireless local area networks (WLANS) and network security concepts.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ITN 154
4 credits
ITN 155 Detailed Outline (VCCS Faculty & Staff Only)
ITN 156 - Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation - Cisco
Teaches students to configure, troubleshoot, and secure enterprise networks. Introduces students to virtualization, application programming interfaces (APIs) and the configuration management tools that make network automation possible.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ITN 155
4 credits
ITN 156 Detailed Outline (VCCS Faculty & Staff Only)
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 190 - 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
ITN 193 - 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 193 - 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 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 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 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 198 - 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
ITN 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
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 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 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 214 - Messaging Server Administration (Specify Version)
Covers planning, installation, configuration, administration, management, maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting of a messaging server in a networked environment.
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 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, ESX Server, 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
ITN 255 - Virtual Infrastructure: Deployment, Security and Analysis
Focuses on the deployment, security, and analysis of the virtual infrastructure, including scripted installations, advanced virtual switching for security, server monitoring for health and resource management, high-availability management, system backups, and fault analysis.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
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
ITN 257 Detailed Outline (VCCS Faculty & Staff Only)
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 264 - Introduction to Malware Analysis
Provides instruction in fundamentals of malware analysis using open-source tools. Emphasizes malware detection as well as the utilization of industry standard tools to analyze malwares using both static and dynamic techniques.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ITN 261
3 credits
ITN 264 Detailed Outline
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 268 - Cloud Computing Administration
Focuses on cloud computing services and cloud environments in the planning, subscriptions and resources of managing cloud environments. Students will explore storage implementation and management, virtual machine (VMs) deployment and management, virtual network configuration and management, and identity management in a cloud environment.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITN 268 Detailed Outline (VCCS Faculty & Staff Only)
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 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
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 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. 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
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
ITN 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits