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ITN 101: Introduction to Network Concepts (3 cr.) — Provides instruction in networking media, physical and logical topologies, common networking standards and popular networking protocols. Emphasizes the TCP/IP protocol suite and related IP addressing schemes, including CIDR. Includes selected topics in network implementation, support and LAN/WAN connectivity. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ITN 124: Wireless Network Administration (WNA) (3 cr.) — Incorporates instruction in the fundamentals of radio frequency and spread spectrum technology and wireless networking systems implementation and design. Includes radio frequency and spread spectrum concepts, 802.11 standards and regulations, wireless network architecture, topology, software, equipment, OSI Model, site surveys, security features, and the design and implementation of wireless network solutions. Lecture 3 hours per week

ITN 154: Networking Fundamentals – Router Basics - Cisco (4 cr.) — Provides instruction in the fundamentals of networking environments, the basics of router operations, and basic router configurations. Lecture 2-3 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.

ITN 155: Introductory Routing - Cisco (4 cr.) — Features an introduction to basic router configuration using Cisco IOS software. Includes system components, interface configuration, IP network design, troubleshooting techniques, configuration and verification of IP addresses, and router protocols. Prerequisite: Completed ITN 154. Lecture 4 hours per week.

ITN 156: Basic Switching and Routing - Cisco(4 cr.) — Centers instruction in LAN segmentation using bridges, routers, and switches. Includes fast Ethernet, access lists, routing protocols, spanning tree protocol, virtual LANS and network management. Prerequisite: Completed ITN 155. Lecture 4 hours per week.

ITN 157: WAN Technologies - Cisco (4 cr.) — Concentrates on an introduction to Wide Area Networking (WANs). Includes WAN design, LAPB, Frame Relay, ISDN, HDLC, and PPP. Prerequisite: Completed ITN 156. Lecture 4 hours per week.

ITN 170: Linux System Administration (3 cr.) — Focuses instruction on the installation, configuration and administration of the Linux operating system and emphasizes the use of Linux as a network client and workstation. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ITN 171: Unix 1 (3 cr.) — Provides an introduction to UNIX operating systems. Teaches login procedures, file creation, UNIX file structure, input/output control, and the UNIX shell. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ITN 200: Administration of Network Resources (3 cr.) — Focuses on the management of local area network servers. Teaches proper structuring of security systems. Explains print queues, disk management, and other local area network (LAN) issues. Presents concerns and issues for the purchase and installation of hardware and software upgrades. Can be taught using any network operating system or a range of operating systems as a delivery tool. Lecture 4 hours per week.

ITN 208: Protocols and Communications-TCP/IP (4 cr.) — Provides an understanding of the TCP/IP suite and the details of its implementation. Discusses details of implementation such as IP addressing, the structure of frames and protocol headers that enable communication between two computers. Discusses IP routing, tunneling, SNMP, and security. Lecture 4 hours per week.

ITN 260: Network Security Basics (3 cr.) — Provides instruction in the basics of network security in depth. Includes security objectives, security architecture, security models and security layers; risk management, network security policy, and security training. Includes the five security keys: confidentiality, integrity, availability, accountability, and auditability. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.

ITN 261: Network Attacks, Computer Crimes and Hacking (4 cr.) — Encompasses in-depth exploration of various methods for attacking and defending a network. Explores network security concepts from the viewpoint of hackers and their attack methodologies. Includes topics about hackers, attacks, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), malicious code, computer crime and industrial espionage. Prerequisite: Completed ITN 260. Lecture 4 hours per week.

ITN 263: Internet/Intranet Firewalls and Ecommerce Security (4 cr.) — Gives an in-depth exploration of firewalls, Web security, and e-commerce security. Explores firewall concepts, types, topology and the firewall’s relationship to the TCP/IP protocol. Includes client/server architecture, the Web server, HTML, and HTTP in relation to Web security, and digital certification D.509, and public key infrastructure (PKI). Prerequisite: Completed ITN 260. Lecture 4 hours per week.

ITN 266: Network Security Layers (3 cr.) — Provides an in-depth exploration of various security layers needed to protect the network. Explores Network Security from the viewpoint of the environment in which the network operates and the necessity to secure that environment to lower the security risk to the network. Includes physical security, personnel security, operating system security, software security and database security. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ITN 267: Legal Topics in Network Security (3 cr.) — Conveys an in-depth exploration of the civil and common law issues that apply to network security. Explores statutes, jurisdictional, and constitutional issues related to computer crimes and privacy. Includes rules of evidence, seizure and evidence handling, court presentation and computer privacy in the digital age. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ITN 276: Computer Forensics I (4 cr.) — Teaches computer forensic investigation techniques for collecting computer-related evidence at the physical layer from a variety of digital media (hard drives, compact flash and PDAs) and performing analysis at the file system layer. Prerequisite: ITN 106, ITN 107. Co-requisite: ITN 260. Credit will be given to ITN 275 or ITN 276 and ITN 277, but not all three courses. Lecture 4 hours per week.

ITN 277: Computer Forensics II (4 cr.) — Develops skills in the forensic extraction of computer evidence at a logical level using a variety of operating systems and applications (i.e., e-mail) and learn techniques for recovering data from virtual memory, temporary Internet files, and intentionally hidden files. Prerequisite: ITN 276. Credit will be given to ITN 275 or ITN 276 and ITN 277, but not all three courses. Lecture 4 hours per week.

ITN 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

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