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CMNET 110: NETWORK CONCEPTS

3 hrs. (OC)

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This course provides a baseline level of knowledge of computer networking. The course begins with information on how to select and maintain a network. Existing network hardware and software are examined, and methods of connecting networks are explored. Finally, security considerations and installation concerns are addressed.

CMNET 130: WINDOWS COMMAND LINE

3 hrs. (OC)

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This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to utilize the commands and functions that are available from the Windows command line.

CMNET 140: WINDOWS ADMINISTRATION

3 hrs. (OC)

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This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot Microsoft desktop operating systems.

CMNET 150: COMPUTER HARDWARE INFRASTRUCTURE

3 hrs. (OC)

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This course introduces students to the underlying components of personal computers from hardware elements to the software that operates the computer. Students will be provided with the knowledge and skills required to perform computer hardware installation, maintenance, and problem resolution.

CMNET 151: OPERATING SYSTEM ENVIRONMENTS

3 hrs. (OC)

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This course will provide the practical knowledge and skills necessary to troubleshoot computer operating systems. Students will learn the fundamentals of Windows operating systems. Topics covered will include how to install, configure, upgrade, diagnose, and troubleshoot Windows operating systems. In addition, fundamental networking capabilities of these operating systems will be studied.

CMNET 155: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER FORENSICS

3 hrs. (TC)

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This course will provide an overview of computer forensics and associated investigation tools and techniques. Students will learn what computer forensics and investigation is as a profession and gain an understanding of the overall investigative process. The most commonly used computer operating system architectures and disk structures will be discussed. Students will learn the importance of digital evidence and how to process crime and incident scenes. Finally, they will learn the fundamentals of data acquisition, computer forensic analysis, email investigations, image file recovery, investigative report writing, and expert witness requirements.

CMNET 160: INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK SECURITY

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CMWEB 110 with a grade of "C" or better or CMCIS 151 with a grade of "C" or better, or concurrent enrollment or department approval.

This course will provide an introduction to network security issues. Intended as a survey course, the material covered in this class will provide broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare students for further study in specialized areas of security. Topics covered will include but not be limited to authentication, remote access, intrusion detection, disaster recovery planning, security forensics, and security issues involved in email, web, and wireless networks.

CMNET 165: HELP DESK CONCEPTS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CMNET 150 and 140 all with a grade of "C" or better or department approval.

In this course, students are introduced to the organizational role and operation of the help desk function as it merges technology with communication and customer support services.

CMNET 190: WIRELESS NETWORKING

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CMCIS 151 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

The purpose of this course is to provide training for individuals who wish to administer, install, design, and support IEEE 802.11-compliant networks. Students will learn about the fundamental concepts behind wireless networking such as radio frequency basics, network architecture, and access methods as well as to apply this information in practical labs that range from configuration of access points to site-surveys.

CMNET 210: WINDOWS SERVER ADMINISTRATION

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CMNET 140 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval.

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot Microsoft network operating system.

CMNET 220: NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE ADMINISTRATION

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CMNET 210 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to implement and support TCP/IP and Windows network services in local and wide-area network environments.

CMNET 221: DESIGNING NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CMNET 220 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to design, implement, and maintain a Windows network infrastructure.

CMNET 226: SQL SERVER ADMINISTRATION

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CMNET 210 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, administer, and trouble-shoot the Microsoft SQL Server client/server database management system.

CMNET 230: DIRECTORY SERVICE ADMINISTRATION

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CMNET 210 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to implement and administer an enterprise-class, central directory database and its services.

CMNET 250: ADVANCED SECURITY TOPICS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CMNET 230 with a "C" or better or department approval

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of securing Windows servers that are connected to corporate networks and the Internet. In addition to learning the fundamentals of designing a secure framework, students will learn how to secure computers based on their function, how to secure the network management process, and how to configure group policies and administrative functions to increase ease of maintenance while retaining high levels of security. Students will learn the fundamentals of scripting with an emphasis on PowerShell, how to use existing scripts to assist in rapid deployment of security fixes and documentation, how to write scripts to interface with the operating system, and how to document scripts so they can be maintained by others. Students will learn terminology associated with security, scripting, and the fundamentals of risk assessment and management. Lecture and laboratory hours per week will vary depending upon the credit given and the course content in each section offered, this course is repeatable up to a maximum of four total hours of credit.

CMNET 260: NETWORKING INTERNSHIP

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

In cooperation with the Internship Coordinator, each student is assisted in locating an appropriate training station where a minimum of fifteen hours per week of on-the-job work experience is provided. The student's work will include those experiences which involve hands-on computer experience. This course may be repeated one time; however, it may be used only once to fulfill the requirement for an Associate in Applied Science degree.

CMNET 261: COMPUTER FORENSICS II

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CMNET 155 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

The purpose of this course is to provide students a more in-depth look at computer forensics and the techniques used in computer forensic exams while utilizing Guidance Software EnCase Forensic utility. Students will learn advanced techniques for conducting computer forensic exams as well as participate in computer forensic examination exercises. Students will generate computer forensic exam reports and participate in mock computer forensic trials.

CMNET 267: CURRENT TOPICS IN UNIX

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CMPSC 249 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is designed to dynamically cover current topics in the UNIX operating environment. Coverage will include updates concerning hardware and software changes, security issues, and other advanced topics that do not warrant a complete course.

CMNET 268: SYSTEM INTEROPERABILITY

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CMNET 210 and CMPSC 249 both with a grade of "C" or better

With the explosive growth of networks, there are many issues and challenges created by the interoperability surrounding different operating systems. The capability of operating systems to coexist, communicate, transact, and share data and applications is imperative. Students in this course will gain the knowledge of the tools used to integrate operating systems and maintain network interoperability.

CMNET 270: MESSAGING INFRASTRUCTURE ADMINISTRATION

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CMNET 210 with a grade of "C" or better and CMNET 220 with a grade of "C" or better (or concurrent enrollment) and CMNET 230 with a grade of "C" or better (or concurrent enrollment) or department approval

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to update and support a reliable, secure messaging infrastructure. This infrastructure is used for creating, storing, and sharing information by using a messaging server (e.g., Microsoft Exchange Server) in a medium-sized to large-sized messaging environment. This course offers hands-on practices, discussions, and assessments that assist students in becoming proficient in the skills that are needed to update and support a messaging server.

CMNET 280: FIREWALL ADMINISTRATION

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: CMNET 210 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to plan, install, configure, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot firewall, proxy, and caching services in local and wide-area network environments.