Computer Network Technologies (CNG)

CNG 104 | Introduction to TCP/IP

Lecture Credit: 3

Outlines four important networking architectures in corporate environments today - TCP/IP, SNA, AppleTalk, and DNA. Focuses on the major components and functions of each of these architectures as well as methods used to connect different architectures. Provides students with concepts that are important to the field of systems integration, as well as a conceptual basis for understanding network architectures.

Prerequisite: CIS 118 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

CNG 105 | Internet Technologies

Lecture Credit: 3

Outlines the important Internet Technologies in use today. Focuses on the major components and functions of each of these technologies as well as methods used to connect different technologies. Provides the students with concepts that are important to the field of systems integration with the Internet as well as a conceptual basis for understanding Internet Technologies.

Prerequisite: CIS 118 with a grade of C or better

CNG 116 | Microcomputer Hardware

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces computer hardware. Since hardware depends upon specific software to make it work properly, the course also explores relevant software topics. The course covers taking computers apart, diagnosing and fixing minor problems, and upgrading PCs with new components.

Corequisite: CIS 118

CNG 120 | A+ Certification Preparation

Lecture Credit: 4

Prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification examination. PC hardware and operating system installation, configuration and troubleshooting are practiced and reviewed using A+ techniques.

Prerequisite: CNG 116 with a grade of C or better, or CNG 116 as a corequisite

CNG 124 | Networking I: Network +

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides students with the knowledge necessary to understand, identify and perform necessary tasks involved in supporting a network. Covers the vendor-independent networking skills and concepts that affect all aspects of networking, such as installing and configuring the TCP/IP. This course also prepares students for the Networking II: Network + course.

Prerequisite: CIS 118 with a grade of C or better

CNG 125 | Networking II: Network +

Lecture Credit: 3

Continues to provide students with the knowledge necessary to implement and support a network. Focuses on the vendor-independent networking skills and concepts that affect all aspects of networking. The Networking I and II: Network + courses prepare students for the Network + certification.

Prerequisite: CNG 124 with a grade of C or better, or CNG 124 as a corequisite

CNG 131 | Principles of Information Assurance

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides skills and knowledge required to survey key issues associated with protecting information assets, determine the levels of protection and response to security incidents, and design a consistent, reasonable information security system, with appropriate intrusion detection and reporting features. Students learn to inspect and protect information assets, detect and react to threats to information assets, and examine pre- and post-incident procedures, and technical and managerial responses. Students learn about information security planning and staffing functions.

Prerequisite: CNG 132 with a grade of C or better

CNG 132 | Network Security Fundamentals

Lecture Credit: 3

Delivers a comprehensive overview of network security, including general security concepts. Communication Security is studied, including remote access, e-mail, the Web, directory and file transfer, and wireless data. Common network attacks are introduced. Cryptography basics are incorporated, and operational/organizational security is discussed as it relates to physical security, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Computer forensics is introduced.

Prerequisite: CNG 124 with a grade of C or better

CNG 160 | Telecommunications I

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces the background needed to understand telephony products and services in the telecommunications industry. Includes hardware and devices, transmission characteristics and codes, network configurations, software and protocols.

Prerequisite: CIS 118 with a grade of C or better

CNG 209 | MS Server Active Directory Configuration

Lecture Credit: 4

Provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure Active Directory Domain Services in a distributed environment, implement Group Policies, perform backup and restore, and monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory related issues.

Prerequisite: CNG 124 with a grade of C or better

CNG 211 | Windows Configuration: (OS)

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the implementation and desktop support needs of customers who are planning to deploy and support Microsoft Windows Client OS in a variety of network operating system environments.

Prerequisite: CIS 124 or CNG 124 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission, or CIS 124 as a corequisite

CNG 256 | Vulnerability Assessment I

Lecture Credit: 3

Presents students with an introduction to vulnerability assessment. Vulnerability assessment skills are necessary to understand how companies address vulnerabilities in the business environment. Students gain a better understanding of how information technology security integrates into the corporate world and how a balance must be achieved between security and functionality.

Prerequisite: CNG 132 with a grade of C or better or permission from the instructor
Corequisite: CNG 257

CNG 257 | Network Defense and Counter Measures

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines the tools, techniques and technologies used in the technical securing of information assets. This course provides in-depth information of the software and hardware components of Information Security and Assurance. Topics include firewall configurations, hardening Unix and NT servers, Web and distributed systems security and specific implementation of security modes and architectures. The curriculum maps to the Security Certified Network Professional (SCP) Network Defense and Countermeasures exam.

Prerequisite: CNG 132 with a grade of C or better or permission of instructor
Corequisite: CNG 256

CNG 275 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics ofinterest

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor