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CSNT: Networking Courses

Although the CSIT department keeps this web site as accurate as possible, please consult the college catalog for active degree and course offerings. The college catalog is the ONLY official source of active degree and course listings.

CSNT 110 Hardware and O.S. Fundamentals (4)
Lecture: 3.5; Lab: 1.5
Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to build a foundation in computer hardware and operating systems. Includes P.C. hardware and operating system fundamentals; installation, configuration and upgrading; diagnosing and troubleshooting; preventative maintenance; motherboards, processors, and memory; printers; and basic networking including network operating systems. CSU

CSNT 111 Networking Fundamentals (4)
Lecture: 3.5; Lab: 1.5
Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to build a solid foundation in computer networking. Includes networking fundamentals, the OSI model, subnetting, features and functions of networking components, and the skills needed to install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware peripherals and protocols. CSU

CSNT 120 Windows Client (3)
Lecture: 2.5; Lab: 2
Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to install and configure Microsoft Windows Client on stand-alone computers and on client computers that are part of a network. CSU

CSNT 121 Windows Server (3)
Prerequisite: CSNT 120
Lecture: 2.5; Lab: 2
Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, and administer a Microsoft Windows Server in a Network. Typical network services and applications include file and print, database, messaging, proxy server or firewall, dial-in server, desktop management, and Web hosting. CSU

CSNT 140 Linux Administration (3)
Prerequisite: CSCI 130
Lecture: 2; Lab: 3

For users of Linux (or UNIX) who want to start building skills in systems administration to a level where they can attach and configure a workstation on an existing network. CSU

CSNT 141 Linux Networking and Security (3)
Prerequisite: CSNT 140
Lecture: 2; Lab: 3

A hands-on introduction to important administration activities required to manage a Linux network configuration. Course will cover topics configuring TCP/IP, DNS, PPP, send mail, Apache Web Server and the firewall. CSU

CSNT 160 Cisco Networking Fundamentals (3)
Prerequisite: CSNT 110
Recommended Preparation: CSNT 111
Lecture: 2.5; Lab: 2

Emphasis on the OSI model and industry standards. Includes network topologies, IP addressing, subnet masks, basic network design and cable installation. This 70 hour course of instruction prepares the student for the Cisco certification examination. CSU

CSNT 161 Cisco Router Configuration (3)
Prerequisite: CSNT 160
Lecture: 2.5; Lab: 2

Development of knowledge and skills to install, configure, customize, maintain and troubleshoot Cisco routers and components. This 70-hour course of instruction prepares the student for the Cisco certification examination. CSU

CSNT 180 Wireless Networking (3)
Prerequisite: CSNT 110 and CSNT 111 or CSNT 160
Lecture: 2.5; Lab: 2

Provides a hands-on guide to planning, designing, installing and configuring wireless LANs that prepares students for the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) certification. In-depth coverage of wireless networks with extensive step-by-step coverage of IEEE 802.11b/a/g/pre-n implementation, design, security, and troubleshooting. Material is reinforced with hands-on projects at the end of each chapter from two of the principal wireless LAN vendors, Cisco and Linksys. CSU

CSNT 181 Hacker Prevention/Security (3)
Prerequisite: CSNT 110 CSNT 111 or CSNT 160
Lecture: 2.5; Lab: 2

In-depth analysis and hands-on experience in PC and network security concepts specific to Microsoft, Unix-based, and Cisco systems. Various topics including hacker prevention and intrusion detection, firewall installation and configuration, wireless network security, disaster recovery, access control lists, identification of malicious code, cryptography and forensics. Team dynamics in a lab environment, planning, installing, and configuring various network security elements regarding hardware, software, and media. Understand and demonstrate proper planning and implementation of a secure network, document and offer training to end-users, executives, and human resources on the proper maintenance of a secure network. CSU

CSNT 221 Windows Infrastructure Administration (3)
Prerequisite: CSNT 121
Lecture: 2.5; Lab: 2

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, manage, and support a network infrastructure that uses the Microsoft Windows Server products. CSU

CSNT 222 Plan and Manage a Windows Infrastructure (3)
Prerequisite: CSNT 221
Lecture: 2.5; Lab: 2

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, manage, administer, support, and troubleshoot networks that incorporate Microsoft Windows. CSU

CSNT 224 Active Directory Services Administration (3)
Prerequisite: CSNT 121
Lecture: 2.5; Lab: 2

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows Active Directory Services. Also focuses on implementing Group Policy and understanding the Group Policy tasks required to centrally manage users and computers. CSU

CSNT 230 Design Windows Active Directory & Infrastructure (2.5)
Prerequisite: CSNT 221 , CSNT 222 , CSNT 224
Lecture: 2; Lab: 2

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to design a Microsoft Windows directory services infrastructure in an enterprise network. CSU

CSNT 231 Design Windows Network Security (2.5)
Prerequisite: CSNT 221 , CSNT 222 , CSNT 224
Lecture: 2; Lab: 2

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to design a security framework for small, medium, and enterprise networks using Microsoft Windows technologies. CSU

CSNT 235 Microsoft Exchange Server (3)
Prerequisite: CSNT 121 CSNT 221 CSNT 224
Lecture: 2.5; Lab: 2

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate Microsoft Exchange Server. CSU

CSNT 260 Cisco Advanced Routing and Switching (3)
Prerequisite: CSNT 161
Lecture: 2.5; Lab: 2

Development of knowledge and skills to configure advanced routing protocols, Local Area Networks (LANs), and LAN switching. Design and management of advanced networks. This 70-hour course of instruction prepares the student for the Cisco certification examination. CSU

CSNT 261 Cisco Wide Area Network Design and Support (3)
Prerequisite: CSNT 260
Lecture: 2.5; Lab: 2

Development of knowledge and skills to design and configure advanced Wide Area Network (WAN) projects using Cisco IOS command set. This 70-hour course of instruction prepares the student for the Cisco certification examination. CSU