Computer Networking

Computer Networking I is a skill-level course designed to provide students with the skills needed to setup, configure, test, troubleshoot, maintain, and administer a date network using various network operating systems such as Windows and Linux. Instruction will include network planning decisions, such as choosing an appropriate network configuration, determining the performance level requirements considering the differences among operating systems, and recommending network interface cards and cabling. Students will also learn how to setup and manage file systems and resources, and network topologies, protocols, and system utilities to efficiently run software applications on a network. Students will learn to use basic operating system commands, install and configure networks, set up user accounts and rights, and establish user security permissions. 

Computer Networking II
is a skill-level course for students who have completed Computer Networking I. students will continue to learn skills to set up, configure, test, troubleshoot, maintain, and administer a data network using various network operating systems such as Windows and Linux. Students will learn to use troubleshooting services, system monitoring utilities, and data backup and recovery systems. Instruction will include setting up and configuring various network services such as TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, VPN, terminal services, e-mail, content filtering, and web services. Student will learn technique to secure and protect network servers and data. Students will be introduced to some basic concepts regarding web server configuration. Studetns will also learn to use standard software tools to determine system vulnerabilities and correct these vulnerabilities by re-configuring the operating system. Students will diagnose network problems using public domain network sniffers such as Ethereal. Instruction will include setting up anc configuring a firewall, intrusion detection system, and encryption software for identifying and preventing potential network attacks.
*Both courses have been dual credited with Heartland Community College. 

Certification Opportunities
-CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate)

Competitions

-SkillsSUA Internetworking

Enrichment Opportunities
-Heartland College Technology Tour
-Heartland College Interactive Technology Lab
-State Farm High School Internship Program
-Roadtrip Nation - Heartland College Credit


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