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Computer Networking Technology
CNT 43 Professional Communications 4.00 Units
This course is designed to help students develop and refine the written and oral communication skills necessary to communicate effectively in a business environment. This will be accomplished through the planning, composing, and evaluating of written communication; report writing; and oral presentations. Additional focus will be placed on developing interpersonal skills, team participation skills, and professionalism. Students who have completed or are enrolled in Computer Information Systems 43, Computer Science 43, English 43, or Speech 43 may not receive credit. Strongly recommended: Eligibility for English 1A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 50 Intro to Desktop Operating Sys 2.00 Units
By performing numerous hands-on labs, students in this class will gain an understanding of desktop operating systems using command line and GUI interfaces, such as Windows XP, 2003, 2008, Win7, UNIX/Linux, Apple, and other emerging operating systems. Including online web-based desktops and cloud computing. Students will use virtualization software VMware, MS VirtualPC, or Sun VirtualBox to install and configure operating systems and user applications on a microcomputer system. Students will also experiment with online desktops-like AjaxWindows, Schmedley, Glide, Google Docs, eyeOS. Operating systems for cell phones (Google Android Chrome OS, IPhone) will be demonstrated. The role of hardware, application software and the operating system and how they interact with each other will be explored. Students who have completed or are enrolled in CIS 65 may not receive credit. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 51A CompTIAs A+ Essentials Cert. 2.00 Units
This is an extensive course designed to take students from the just-a-user level to the I-can-fix-it level for most common PC hardware issues. This class covers the objectives for the CompTIA A+ Essentials exam number 200-701: Hardware; Troubleshooting, Repair & Maintenance; Operating Systems & Software; Networking; Security; Operational Procedure. In addition, students learn communication skills and professionalism required of all entry-level IT professionals. Students will have the knowledge and skills required to identify hardware, peripheral networking, system problems and employ basic troubleshooting methodology, and practice proper safety procedures. Strongly recommended: Computer Technology 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 51B CompTIAs A+ Practical Appl. 2.00 Units
This class covers the objectives for the CompTIA A+ Practical Application certification exam. This is the second of the two exams for the CompTIA A+ certification. It is an extension of the knowledge and skills identified in CompTIA A+ Essentials Certification, with more of a hands-on orientation focused on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems. Students learn to install, configure, upgrade, and maintain PC workstations, the Windows OS and SOHO networks. Students utilize troubleshooting techniques and tools to effectively and efficiently resolve PC, OS, and network connectivity issues and implement security practices. Strongly recommended: CNT 51A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 52 Networking Fundamentals 3.00 Units
This course is a foundation course that explains and describes how computer networks are designed, installed, and administrated. Introduction to communications concepts, data communications, networking, and internetworking. Review of major network components: hardware, software, protocols (TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NETBEUI), topologies, and cabling. Overview of LAN administration, setup, and installation. Preparation for the Network+ certification exam. Students may receive credit for either CIS 66 or CNT 52. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 54 WINDOWS CLIENT-MS NETWORKING 3.00 Units
In this class, students learn to install and configure the current Windows client workstation for a professional business network using virtualization and/or online using virtual labs. Students install applications and learn to configure laptop computers. Course content follows the Microsoft Official Academic course curriculum and is intended to prepare students to take the Microsoft client component of the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), or the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification exam. Topics include creation of user and group accounts, group policies, administrating access to shared resources, configuration of hardware devices, monitoring of system resources, troubleshooting, and ensuring data integrity and security. Strongly Recommended: Computer Networking Technology 51B, and Computer Network Technology 52.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 55 Windows Server 3.00 Units
Installation and configuration of Windows Server operating system. Preparation for the Microsoft Certificated Engineer (MCSE) exam. Students will learn to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows Server in a domain environment. Networking fundamentals and protocols with emphasis on the TCP/IP suite. Mixed environment networking, data security server domain models, network directory concepts. Server system administration, troubleshooting, and optimization. Creation of user and group accounts, group policies, administrating access to shared resources, configuration of hardware devices, monitoring of system resources, troubleshooting, and ensuring data integrity and security in a domain environment. Strongly recommended: Computer Networking Technology 51 and Computer Networking Technology 52.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 56 Implem Windows Network Infras 3.00 Units
This course will enable students to install, configure, manage, and support a network infrastructure that uses the Microsoft Windows Server products. The course focuses heavily on TCP/IP and related services including DHCP server, DNS server, WINS, network security protocols, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), and remote access. This course also enables a student to configure Windows as a network router, configure Internet access for a network, configure a Web server, and manage a Windows deployment using Remote Installation Service (RIS). The student will also learn to enable network connectivity between NetWare, Macintosh, and UNIX networks. Strongly recommended: Computer Network Technology 54 and Computer Network Technology 55.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 57 Implem Windows Active Dir Serv 3.00 Units
Students will learn to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows Active Directory services. This course focuses on implementing Group Policy and understanding the Group Policy tasks required to centrally manage users and computers. Students will use Group Policy to configure and manage the user desktop environment, to configure and manage software and implement and manage security settings. Students will install and manage Windows domains and domain controllers through Active Directory. Strongly recommended: Computer Network Technology 54 and Computer Network Technology 55.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 62A Cisco Networking Academy 1/2 4.00 Units
This course covers the first two parts in the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum, and the objectives of the CCNA 640-821 INTRO certification exam. This course will cover the fundamentals of networking, including the OSI model and industry standards, concepts, network topologies, cabling, network hardware, basic network design, LANs, and network configuration and troubleshooting. It includes router and routing concepts and terminology including RIP, EIGRP and IGRP routing protocols, distance vector and link state routing, routing loop issues, routing theory, TCP/IP basics, IP addressing, subnetting, router IOS and configuration, switching concepts, CDP and CSMA-CD. Students will get hands-on experience configuring Cisco routers and switches. Students should have basic computer skills and knowledge of Internet use. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 62B Cisco Network Acad CCNA 3/4 4.00 Units
This course covers the third and fourth parts of the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum, and the objectives of the CCNA 640-811 ICND exam. It covers internetwork topology and design, configuring LAN switches, STP, VLANs and trunking, TCP/IP suite, VLSM / CIDR IP addressing and subnetting, advanced routing concepts and configuration for RIP, EIGRP, IGRP, and static routes. Also includes WANs using Frame Relay, ISDN, dial-on-demand routing, PPP, PAP/CHAP authentication, and network address translation. Network security, best practices, router/switch security, passwords, and remote access concepts. This class includes hands-on experience using Cisco routers and switches. Prerequisite: Computer Networking Technology 62A (Completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or completion of Cisco Networking Academy 1 & 2 at a Cisco Academy.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 63 Cisco CCNP Advanced Routing 4.00 Units
This course is the first course in the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) curriculum. This course will cover the configuration of Cisco routers for operating in large or growing multiprotocol internetworks. This course includes lectures and laboratory exercises that focus primarily on scalable technologies and the Cisco IOS software features that are most useful in building large or growing internetworks. These features include scalable routing protocols, such as OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP, queuing, VLSM, route distribution, route summarization, and NAT. Reommend students take classes in order and only one CCNP course at a time. Prerequisite: Computer Network Technology 62 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or have a CCNA certificate.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 64 Cisco CCNP Remote Access 4.00 Units
This is one of the four courses in the Certified Cisco Network Professional (CCNP) curriculum. This course is designed to provide students a combination of both lectures and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology. This will prepare them for the Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) exam: Building Cisco Remote Access Networks. Instruction includes ISDN, DDR, ODR, dialup networking, Cisco 700 series routers, Frame Relay, and AAA. Recommend students take classes in order and only one CCNP course at a time. Prerequisite: Computer Network Technology 62 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or have a CCNA certificate.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 65 Cisco CCNP Sem 7/Multilayer Sw 4.00 Units
This is one of the four courses in the Certified Cisco Network Professional (CCNP) curriculum. This course is designed to provide students a combination of both lectures and laboratory experience in current and emergent networking technology. This will prepare them for the Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) exam: Building Cisco Multilayer Switching Networks. Instruction includes both routing and switching concepts, covering both Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies. This course includes topics in LAN design, media types, VLANS, VLAN Trunking Protocol, ISL, 802.1Q, Spanning Tree, Inter-VLAN routing, Multilayer Switching, Flow Masks, HSRP, Multicasting, IGMP, and CGMP. Recommend students take classes in order and only one CCNP course at a time. Prerequisite: Computer Network Technology 62 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or have a CCNA certificate.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 66 Cisco CCNP Sem 8/Internetwork 4.00 Units
This is one of the four courses in the Certified Cisco Network Professional (CCNP) curriculum. This course is designed to provide students a combination of both lectures and laboratory experience in current and emergent networking technology. This will prepare them for the Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) exam: Internetworking Troubleshooting and Support Exam. This advanced course provides networking professionals with the troubleshooting processes on Cisco Routers and Catalyst Switches. Students are taught how to baseline and troubleshoot an environment using Cisco routers and switches for multi-protocol client hosts and servers connected with: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Token Ring, Serial, Frame Relay, and ISDN BRI. Recommend students take courses in order and only one CCNP course at a time. Prerequisite: Computer Network Technology 62 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or have a CCNA certificate; also complete Semesters 5, 6, and 7 of CCNP program; or have a CCNA certificate and industry equivalent experience.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 67 WIFI/WIRELESS/HOTSPOT NETWORKS 3.00 Units
This course will prepare students to plan, purchase, and install a small to medium-sized wireless or WIFI HotSpot network and secure it, and meets the needs of small businesses, SOHO (Small Office, Home Office) workers, telecommuters, and home wireless networks. Subjects covered include: wireless network access, modems, routers, firewalls, war-driving, security, compatibility, site survey and network planning, basic network administration, basic network troubleshooting, and objectives of the CWNA wireless networking exam. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50, Computer Networking Technology 55, or similar hands-on experience.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 68 Intro to Computer Forensics 3.00 Units
A survey course in the detection, prevention and investigation of incidents involving computers and digital information, including cyber attacks and the use of computers to investigate crimes. The program will include introduction to computer forensics, incident response, methods of investigation, tracking persons and data, the secure analysis of hard drives and storage mediums, and IT security utilizing court-approved forensic software and tools. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 69 Network Security Sec+ 3.00 Units
Following the Sec+ certification objectives, an introduction to the concepts and practices of secure network design and management using desktop and network operating systems, router and switch operating systems, hardware and software Firewall and VPN technology for wired and wireless systems. The program will include authentication methods and devices, protocol analysis and IP network troubleshooting, strategies for identifying and countering vulnerabilities, network medias and topologies in a secure network, intrusion detection and forensic incident response. Strongly Recommended: Computer Networking Technology 62B or CCNA certification.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 70 Computer Forensics II 3.00 Units
A practical course in the detection and investigation of incidents involving computers and digital information. Case oriented, following the objectives for the CFE Computer Forensics Examiner certification exam, the class includes understanding and practice in basic computer forensics, methods of investigation, analysis of hard drives, storage mediums, and network logs, and investigation reporting utilizing court-approved forensic software and tools. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50 or similar hands-on experience.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 72 CCNA BOOTCAMP CERT PREP 3.00 Units
This course covers preparation for the CCNA - Cisco Certified Networking Associate exam. All Cisco certification exam objectives are covered conceptually, practically and specifically as they relate to the exam. Effective troubleshooting and Cisco recommended methods and nomenclature are reviewed and practiced. Topics include: basic characteristics of ethernet networks, LANs and WANs, Cisco router and switch configuration and IOS, RIP, OSPF, IGRP and EIGRP routing protocols, PPP, ISDN and Frame Relay concepts and configuration, IP network addressing, Switching, VLANS, VLSM, CIDR and network troubleshooting using Cisco methods and router and switch commands, and certification test methods, practice and preparation. Strongly Recommended: CNT62A, CNT62B or the equivalent industry experience.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 7210 CCNP Bootcamp Cert Prep 4.00 Units
This accelerated bootcamp course covers preparation for the CCNP—Cisco Certified Networking Professional exams. All Cisco certification exam objectives are covered conceptually, practically, and specifically as they relate to the exams. Effective troubleshooting and Cisco-recommended methods and nomenclature are reviewed and practiced. Topics include: EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP Optimizing routing. IP multicast, IPv6, VLANs, Spanning Tree, InterVLAN routing, Layer 3 redundancy, Wireless LANs, VoIP in-campus networks, Campus network security, Frame-mode MPLS, IPsec, Cisco device hardening, Cisco IOS® threat defenses, Cisco VoIP, QoS and AutoQoS, Wireless scalability. This course can be used to prepare for one or more of the following CCNP exams: 642-892 Composite BSCI BCMSN, 642-901 BSCI, 642-812 BCMSN, 642-825 ISCW, 642-845 ONT. Strongly recommended: Computer Networking Technology 62B, current CCNA certification or the equivalent industry experience.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 7301 VoIP: CISCO AND ASTERISK 4.00 Units
VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) offers a cost-effective alternative to plain old telephone service. What is it, how does it work and what does it mean? This class is for all business, SOHO and computer users interested in using this technology, and will provide a guide for selecting, setting up and using IP phone services. It will serve as a practical hands-on guide to the purchase and setup of hardware and software for Internet phones and the broadband Internet services required to support them, providing basic need-to-know information about getting the most out of VoIP services. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 7401 INTRO TO LINUX/UNIX, LINUX+ 4.00 Units
This course provides hands-on training covering basic installation, management, configuration, security, documentation and hardware topics for the Linux/UNIX operating system on workstations in a LAN environment. The objectives for basic technician certifications such as RHCT, CompTIA Linux+ are covered. Topics include desktop security objectives and major types of security vulnerabilities, physical security, file protection, basic system and network configuration, account security, logging, backups, Linux/UNIX desktop security features and useful utilities, detecting and preventing DOS attacks, hacking, authentication and data recovery. Strongly recommended Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 7501 WhiteHat Hacker Testing 4.00 Units
WhiteHat and Pen testing training covers the concepts, use and appropriate application of Penetration Testing software and utilities in Ethernet networks. Students will explore the ethical use of security tools and countermeasures. Students are required to sign the "White Hat Oath" agreement of Ethical and Professional Conduct. The course will include: Hacking methods, tools, their use and detection; penetration testing and countermeasures; exploits, vulnerability assessment in computers and networks, hands-on practice in a sandbox environment. Tools used include Wireshark, Whitehat/Pentest tools for Windows, OSX, Linux. Strongly Recommended: One or more of CNT67, CNT69, CNT62A, CNT57,or CNT55 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or the equivalent industry experience.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 7502 WIRESHARK, TCP/IP ANALYSIS AND 4.00 Units
Course is geared to teach solid network management skills using the WiresharkTM network analyzer. The class provides a logical troubleshooting approach to capturing and analyzing data frames. Armed with this knowledge, students can effectively troubleshoot, maintain, optimize and monitor network traffic and keep your network operating at its peak performance. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 7601 SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY DHTI+ 4.00 Units
This course provides hand-on training in digital home networking and systems integration and will cover the objectives of CompTIA's DHTI+ certification exam. Specific topics covered include: Introduction to HTI; Home Network Design and Configuration; Home Network Central Components and Low-Voltage Wiring; High-Voltage Wiring; Video and Audio Fundamentals; Audio/Video Installation and Setup; Telecommunications and Networking Fundamentals and Installation; Home Lighting Control; Heating, Ventilation and air-Conditioning (HVAC) Management; Water System Management; Miscellaneous Automated Control Systems, TCP/IP, Router/Computer network configuration, Wiring standards, testing and certification, Troubleshooting. Strongly recommended Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 7701 VMware, Microsoft & Xen Virtua 4.00 Units
VMWare, Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtual PC and XEN are virtualization software, more common every day. Using virtual machines gives huge savings in time, money, energy and resources for individuals and companies. Every power user and sysadmin needs to understand virtualization and the implications for the future of desktops and servers. This class covers Virtual Machine basics, concepts, and use. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 82A Networking for Home & Sm Bus 3.00 Units
First of four courses in the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Discovery program, providing career-oriented, IT-skills instruction. CCNA Discovery prepares the student for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT™) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA™) exams. Students will plan, install, verify and troubleshoot a personal computer and home/small business network, configure Internet applications and services, and services, and recognize and mitigate security threats. (May not receive credit if Computer Applications Systems 92A or Electronic Systems Technology 72A has been completed).
College: Chabot College
Division: Applied Technology Business
 
CNT 82B Networking Sm to Med Bus/ ISP 3.00 Units
Second of four courses in the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Discovery program, providing career-oriented, IT-skills instruction. CCNA Discovery prepares the student for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT™) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA™) exams. Students will install, configure, and troubleshoot Cisco IOS® devices, plan a wired network infrastructure, implement basic WAN connectivity, demonstrate proper disaster recovery procedures, perform server backups, monitor network performance, isolate failures, and troubleshoot problems using logical application of the OSI model and the process of encapsulation. (May not receive credit if Computer Applications Systems 92B or Electronic Electronic Systems Technology 72B has been completed) Prerequisite: 92A (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or , CNT 82A (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or, ESYS 72A (completed with a grade of "C" or higher).
College: Chabot College
Division: Applied Technology Business
 
CNT 82C Routing & Switching in the Ent 3.00 Units
Third of four courses in the Cisco® Networking Academy® ® CCNA® Discovery program, providing career-oriented, IT-skills instruction. CCNA Discovery prepares the student for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT™) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA™) exams. Students will implement, configure, and troubleshoot an enterprise LAN network utilizing VLANs, access control list, WAN links and advanced routing protocols. Prerequisite: CAS 92B (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or , ESYS 72B (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or , CNT 82B (completed with a grade of "C" or higher).
College: Chabot College
Division: Applied Technology Business
 
CNT 82D Design & Support Comp Net 3.00 Units
Fourth of four courses in the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Discovery program, provide career-oriented, IT-skills instruction. CCNA Discovery prepares the student for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT™) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA™) exams. Students will implement, configure, and troubleshoot an enterprise LAN network utilizing VLANs, access control lists, WAN links and advanced routing protocols. Prerequisite: CAS 92C (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or , ESYS 72C (completed with a grade of of "C" or higher) or , CNT 82C (completed with a grade of "C" or higher).
College: Chabot College
Division: Applied Technology Business
 
CNT 83A IT Essentials: PC Hard/ Soft I 2.00 Units
First of two courses of the Cisco Networking Academy IT Essentials program. Students will describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also connect to the Internet and share resources in a network environment. Additional topics covered include laptops and portable devices, wireless connectivity and basic implementation skills, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), security, safety and environmental issues, applied network configuration and troubleshooting skills, and communication skills. (May not receive credit if Electronic Systems Technology 63A has been completed).
College: Chabot College
Division: Applied Technology Business
 
CNT 83B IT Essentials: PC Hard/Soft II 2.00 Units
Second of two courses of the Cisco Networking Academy IT Essentials program. Students will describe the process for upgrading computer hardware, assemble a computer system, upgrade, configure, and optimize an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also connect to the Internet and share resources in a network environment. Additional advanced topics covered include laptops and portable devices, wireless connectivity, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), security, applied network configuration and troubleshooting skills. (May not receive credit if Electronic Systems Technology 63B has been completed) Prerequisite: ESYS 63A (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or , CNT 83A (completed with a grade of "C" or higher).
College: Chabot College
Division: Applied Technology Business
 
CNT 95 Work Exprience Practicum 1.00 to 3.00 Units
Earn college credit for learning while working. Occupational Work Experience is college-supervised employment of students that extends classroom learning to the work place and relates to the students' educational or occupational goals. Students must have a job (paid, volunteer or internship) in a licensed business that directly relates to their goals. Through a set of individualized learning objectives established by the student, supervisor and instructor, each student will work with and learn from professionals in their field of study. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and apply knowledge and skills gained in the traditional classroom in a work-site situation. Corequisite: Computer Networking Technology 96. 5-15 hours or more of paid employment per week or 4-12 hours of volunteer work per week.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV V - LPC
Co-Requisites: CNT 96
 
CNT 96 Work Experience Seminar 1.00 Unit
Earn college credit for learning while working. Focal point for the coordination of the student's program of study with college supervised part-time or full-time employment in the student's major field. Case studies, job related problems, student cases and presentations, and material related to employment, organizations and management are discussed; emphasis on building strong working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, and co-workers. Course content will serve as a guideline as you go through the employment cycle of setting goals, researching careers, applying for and getting a job and dealing with workplace issues. Corequisite: Computer Networking Technology 95.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV V - LPC
Co-Requisites: CNT 95
 
CNT 9901 Wireless Network/Security/SOHO 2.00 Units
This survey course is designed to provide students a combination of reading and practical exercises in current and emerging wireless and security technology. This will prepare them to plan, purchase, and install a small to medium sized wireless network and secure it. This is designed to meet the needs of small businesses, SOHO (Small Office, Home Office) workers, telecommuters, or those wanting to have a wireless home network. Subjects covered include: wireless network access, modems, routers, firewalls, war-driving, security, compatability, basic network planning, basic network administration, basic network troubleshooting. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50 or Computer Information Systems 55.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 9902 Computer Forensics 3.00 Units
A survey course in the detection, prevention and investigation of incidents involving computers and digital information, including cyber attacks and the use of computers to investigate crimes. The program will include introduction to computer forensics, incident response methods of investigation, tracking persons and data, the secure analysis of hard drives and storage mediums, IT security and more utilizing court-approved forensic software and tools. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50 or Computer Information Systems 55 or similar hands-on experience.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 9904 Computer Networking/Non-majors 2.00 Units
The focus of the class will be to assist non-technical students and professionals to master the networking technologies used in their fields. This course covers topics including: real-world networking and desktop security, e-mail, spam, digital privacy and protection, network printing, how networks work and how to keep them working. Labs will use realistic business and work situations and scenarios to develop important skills employers want.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 9905 CCDA & Converged Networks 4.00 Units
This course covers the objectives of the Cisco Certified Design Associate exam. It also covers best practices in designing modern converged networks for Voice over IP (VoIP) and Video. Topics covered will include: differences between traditional voice and data networks, designing a unified network infrastructure, understanding deployment of switching, routing, virtual LANs, wireless, and security in a converged environment, and issues affecting end-to-end quality of service to ensure call quality, data integrity and network availability.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 9906 Desktop Support Tech 2.00 Units
The course is based on the knowledge; skills and abilities commonly found in computer user support or Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) position descriptions and on the tasks employers expect entry-level support staff to be able to perform. Students will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to troubleshoot basic problems end users will face while running the Microsoft Windows operating system in an Active Directory network environment, or Windows operating system Home edition in a workgroup environment. Focusing on building your ability to resolve end-user incident requests about Windows Operating system AND applications running on the Windows operating system in the corporate or home environment, this course covers configuring and troubleshooting applications, including Microsoft Office and Microsoft Internet Explorer; resolving issues related to usability and application customization; configuring and troubleshooting connectivity for applications; and configuring application security features. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50 or equivalent (completed with a grade of "C" or higher).
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 9907 CCNA Bootcamp Cert Prep 3.00 Units
This course covers preparation for the CCNA - Cisco Networking Associate exam. All Cisco objectives are covered conceptually, in general and specifically as they relate to the exam. Effective troubleshooting and Cisco recommended methods and nomenclature are learned and practiced. Topics include: basic characteristics of ethernet networks, LANs and WANs, Cisco router and switch configuration and IOS, RIP, OSPF, IGRP and EIGRP routing protocols, PPP, ISDN and Frame Relay concepts and configuration, IP network addressing, Switching, VLANS, VLSM, CIDR and network troubleshooting using Cisco methods and router and switch commands, and certification test methods, practice and preparation. Strongly recommended: CNT 60, CNT 61, CNT 62 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or the equivalent industry experience.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 9908 WhiteHat Hacker Security Train 4.00 Units
WhiteHat Hacker Training covers the concepts, use and appropriate application of Penetration Testing software and utilities in Ethernet networks. Students will explore the ethical use of security tools and countermeasures. Students are required to sign the "White Hat Oath" agreement of Ethical and Professional Conduct. The course will include: Hacking methods, tools, their use and detection; penetration and countermeasures; exploits, vulnerabilities and countermeasures in computer and servers, hands-on practice in a sandbox environment. Tools used include Ethereal, Brutus, AIDA32, Ettercap, NetScan Tools, HTTP Sniffer, Specter HoneyPot. Strongly recommended: One or more of CNT 99.02, CNT 99.03, CNT 62, CNT 57, or CNT 55 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or the equivalent industry experience.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 9909 Microsoft Win Security/Network 3.00 Units
Understanding, designing and implementing security on Windows computers. Evaluating vulnerabilities and understanding systems attacks. Using Windows and Industry tools in the network. Recommended: CNT 55 Windows Server.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 9910 Linux Desktop Secur/Linux+ 4.00 Units
Linux is the fastest growing operating system. This course covers Linux Desktop Security and Networking. In addition to basic installation and configuration, issues in best security practices in a mixed OS LAN environment are covered. The course covers the objectives of the ComptTIA Linux+ certification test. Topics include networking fundamentals, OS installation fundamentals, configuring basic networking and client services, using network services, configuring file sharing services, configuring major network services, security, ethics, privacy, file security, user security, cryptography, network security fundamentals, security tools, and Linux certification objectives.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 9911 Internet Radio/Podcast/Stream 2.00 Units
Podcasting and Internet Radio streaming are here now. This course covers the basics of understanding and manipulating the technology behind them. Subjects include TCP-IP basics, Multicasting, Audio/Video formats, Codecs, Digital sampling and bit resolution, digital storage media, audio and video capture basics, transcoding, compression, preprocessing, recording applications and equipment, streaming applications, web pages and HTML for streaming, XML and RSS basics, assembling a streaming system, managing media files.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 9912 Special Topics in CNT 1.00 to 3.00 Units
VMWare virtual machines. VMWare is virtualization software. Using virtual machines with VM Server and Player gives huge savings in time, money and resources. Every power user and sysadmin needs to understand the buzz around virtualization and why you should be using this. This class covers VMWare basics, concepts, and use as well as other virtualization technologies.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CNT 9913 MS Small Business Server 3.00 Units
Small and medium businesses (less than 100 users) make up 90% of all businesses. Windows Small and Medium Business Server (SMB) targets those companies. Students will install, configure, and manage their own full-version server and client computers following the official Microsoft curriculum. The students will also install Exchange for E-Mail hosting, IIS for website, FTP hosting, SharePoint for the Intranet hosting, intra-company collaboration, and Remote Web Workplace so users can access all their files anywhere with an internet connection. Microsoft designed SMB for beginners who prefer to use wizards, but information technology (IT) professionals will also benefit by practicing features they may have overlooked so far. The contents coever topics required for the Microsoft MCP and other MCSE certifications. Strongly recommended: CIS 50. 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 

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