Information Technology (IT)

IT 100. Introduction to Cybersecurity. 1 Credit Hour.

This course introduces the people, products, and processes that protect electronic data from those with malicious intent. This course will introduce students to various experts who discuss the concepts of cybersecurity including what it is, why it is important, and some of the products and processes that they use to secure data. Connections between the required courses in the Cybersecurity Program will be explored. The opportunities within this growing field will be covered. This course is not intended to teach students to implement security products and processes, but rather to make students aware of the global need for cybersecurity and the advancement in this industry. Cybersecurity requires a basic understanding of networking concepts. Supplemental information and activities for specific networking concepts are included where needed throughout the course.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

IT 101. Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks. 5 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on learning the fundamentals of networking. Practical and conceptual skills that build the foundation for understanding basic networking will be covered. This is the first of four (4) courses as preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification as well as the first of two (2) courses as preparation for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT).
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

IT 102. Desktop Client Support. 3 Credit Hours.

This course prepares students to take the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exam for Windows Configuration, 70-680. Students will learn to implement, administer, and troubleshoot the Microsoft Windows client operating system. Topics include installation, upgrades, restoration, user profiles and accounts, and the TCP/IP protocol. Basic computer literacy is expected.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

IT 103. Help Desk Principles. 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on key information and skills for user support professionals, including troubleshooting and problem solving, communicating successfully with clients, performing end-user needs analysis and assessment, and training end-users. With balanced coverage of both people skills and technical skills, this course is an excellent resource for those in or preparing for the technical support field.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

IT 120. Enterprise Security Management. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines managerial aspects of computer security and assurance for enterprises. Topics include risk management, contingency planning, access control models, and information security governance including FISMA compliance, program assessment and metrics. The student will acquire knowledge of accreditation, certification, procurement and operating principles for secure computing systems.
Prerequisites: IS 237 and Reading Proficiency.

IT 121. Secure E-Commerce and E-Government. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the principles and techniques for secure electronic commerce and secure electronic government. Topics include cryptography, certification authorities, public key infrastructure, biometrics, digital signatures, and legal and national policy issues surrounding e-commerce and e-government. Students also develop an e-commerce website using current industry tools.
Prerequisites: IS 229 and IS 237, both with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.

IT 201. Cisco Networking Academy II: Routing and Switching Essentials. 5 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on the architecture, components and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Configuration and troubleshooting routers and switches for basic functionality will be covered. This is the second of four (4) courses offered as preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam as well as the second of two (2) courses as preparation for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT).
Prerequisites: IT 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.

IT 202. Cisco Networking Academy III: Scaling Networks. 5 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on hierarchical network design, redundant network implementation, first-hop redundancy protocols, and enhanced-switching technologies, spanning tree protocols, IPv4/IPv6 OSPF and EIGRP routing. Basic wireless configuration and concepts are introduced. This is the third of four (4) courses as preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.
Prerequisites: IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.

IT 203. Cisco Networking Academy IV: Connecting Networks. 5 Credit Hours.

The course focuses on WAN technologies including PPP, Frame Relay, broadband links, WAN security concepts, and mitigation of common security threats. The course explains the principles of traffic control and access control lists (ACLs), and describes the implementation of IP addressing services (NAT, DHCP), and IPv6 addressing concepts. During the course, students learn how to detect, troubleshoot, and correct common Enterprise network implementation issues. This is the fourth of four (4) courses as preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.
Prerequisites: IT 202 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.

IT 204. Cisco CCNP: R&S ROUTE. 5 Credit Hours.

This course provides preparation for students seeking the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification. Knowledge and skills necessary to implement scalable and highly secure Cisco routers will be covered. Course activities and assignments will help students to prepare for the current Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)-R&S ROUTE and the Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certifications.
Prerequisites: IT 203 or CCNA certification or department approval and Reading Proficiency.

IT 206. Cisco CCNP: R&S SWITCH. 5 Credit Hours.

This course provides preparation for students seeking the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification. Knowledge and skills necessary to plan, configure and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions will be covered. Course activities and assignments will help students to prepare for the current Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - R&S SWITCH and the Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certifications.
Prerequisites: IT 203 or CCNA certification or department approval and Reading Proficiency.

IT 207. Cisco CCNP: R&S TSHOOT. 5 Credit Hours.

This course provides preparation for students seeking the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification. Knowledge and skills necessary to troubleshoot and maintain complex enterprise routed and switched Cisco IP Networks will be covered. Course activities and assignments will help students to prepare for the current Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - R&S TSHOOT and the Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certifications.
Prerequisites: IT 203 or CCNA certification, IT 204 and IT 206 and Reading Proficiency.

IT 208. Cisco Networking Academy: CCNA Security. 5 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on network security processes emphasizing hands-on skills for security policy design and management, security technologies, security products and solutions, firewall and secure router design, installation, configuration, maintenance, Authentication , Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) implementation using routers and firewalls, securing the network at the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) layers 2 and 3, stressing documentation, design, and installation.
Prerequisites: IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" or CCENT certification and Reading Proficiency.

IT 210. Firewall and VPN Security. 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on security solutions and processes in a network with emphasis on practical skills in the following areas firewall, Intrusion Prevention (IPS) and VPN design, implementation, configuration and maintenance using ASA and PIX Security Appliance.
Prerequisites: IS 237, IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.

IT 211. Introduction to Virtualization and Cloud Computing. 4 Credit Hours.

Introduction to Virtualization and Cloud Computing explores the installation, configuration, and management of virtualization tools, including VMware vSphere using ESX/ESXi and vCenterServer and/or other leading virtualization solutions. Completion of this hands-on course prepares students to obtain recognized industry certifications, including the VMWare Certified Associate and VMWare Certified Professional.
Prerequisites: IT 201 and IT 240 with minimum grades of "C", and Reading Proficiency.

IT 212. Ethical Hacking. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the background, history, and theory of ethical hacking. Hands-on activities using practical applications and real-life simulations to practice hacking techniques and methodologies will be used to find and attempt to exploit vulnerabilities of an organization's network infrastructure. Best countermeasures will be determined to improve security policies to protect information resources in an effort to minimize or eliminate any potential attacks. Communication skills and techniques for the cybersecurity workplace are emphasized throughout the course. This course serves as preparation for the EC-Council Ethical Hacking certification exam.
Prerequisites: IS 237 and Reading Proficiency.

IT 214. Systems Security Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

This course prepares the student to identify, evaluate, and prioritize potential threats, and manage and mitigate threats through risk management concepts, assessment activities, and monitoring terminology, techniques, and systems. Students will gain skills to properly respond to a security incident or forensic investigation with incident handling processes and procedures such as Business Continuity Planning (BPC) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP).
Prerequisites: IS 237 and Reading Proficiency.

IT 216. Digital Forensics. 3 Credit Hours.

Digital crime scene investigation practices and digital evidence capture, documentation, validation and preservation techniques are taught through in-depth participatory exercises. Steganography, mobile data acquisition, network monitoring, decryption, manual and automated file and password recovery techniques are taught.
Prerequisites: IS 112, IS 229, IS 237 and Reading Proficiency.

IT 235. Network Infrastructure Design. 3 Credit Hours.

This course covers the skills and knowledge necessary for network design engineers. Topics include design of routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, and broadband access for organizations, including service virtualization. The Enterprise Composite Model facilitates planning, design, implementation, operation and optimization (PDIOO) through modular design and the relations between modules.
Prerequisites: IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.

IT 240. Windows Server: Installation and Configuration. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is part one in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server Infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Students will get hands-on instruction and practice installing and configuring Windows Server. This course maps to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Windows Server 2012 certification exam 70-410.
Prerequisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in IT 102 and Reading Proficiency.

IT 241. Windows Server: Administration. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Students will get hands-on instruction and practice administering Windows Server. This course maps to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Windows Server 2012 certification exam 70-411.
Prerequisites: IT 240 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.

IT 242. Windows Server: Advanced Services Configuration. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is part three in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Students will get hands-on instruction and practice configuring advanced services in Windows Server. This courser maps to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Windows Server 2012 certification exam 70-412.
Prerequisites: IT 241 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.