Computer Networking Systems (CNTS)

CNTS1101 | Introduction to Operating Systems | Lec/Lab (4 Credits)

Examine maintenance and repair concepts of computer operating systems, hardware, peripherals, and component selection/installation for machines commonly found in a business. Practice using the file systems and command line interfaces of Linux and Windows operating systems to gain a basic understanding of how they work and their similarities and differences.

Corequisite(s): CNTS1122

CNTS1121 | Network Fundamentals | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Concept and terminology introductions, data communications in a business environment. Client-server networking; communication hardware, software, and basic security is introduced. Services and models supporting data communications interoperability introduced. Configure and troubleshoot basic network connections and the hardware/software associated.

CNTS1122 | Introduction to Networking | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Introduction to the concepts and terminology of data communications in a business environment. Examine client-server networking, communication hardware, software, and basic security. Analyze services and models supporting data communications interoperability. Configure and troubleshoot basic network connections and the associated hardware/software.

Corequisite(s): CNTS1101

CNTS1201 | Scripting | Lec/Lab (4 Credits)

Apply programming techniques to managing computer systems and networks. Topics include: programming and its best practices, methods of code writing, and development of real world scripts used to manage enterprise networks.

Prerequisite(s): CWEB1003

Corequisite(s): CNTS1211

CNTS1210 | Server Systems I | Lec/Lab (5 Credits)

Install, configure, maintain, and manage the primary services in the Microsoft Windows Server operating system. Introduction to the sharing of system resources, remote administration techniques to facilitate efficient and effective management of business computer systems.

Prerequisite(s): CNTS1110, Or CNTS1111, And CNTS1120, Or CNTS1121

CNTS1211 | Server Systems | Lec/Lab (5 Credits)

Install, configure, maintain, and manage the primary services in the Server operating system. Introduction to the sharing of system resources, remote administration techniques to facilitate efficient and effective management of business computer systems.

Prerequisite(s): CNTS1101 And CNTS1122

Corequisite(s): CNTS1201

CNTS1220 | Routing & Switching I | Lec/Lab (5 Credits)

Concepts and application of bridging, switching, and routing in an industry-standard networking environment. Install, configure, and manage networks, routers, and switches to facilitate basic network communication architectures. Portions of this course help to prepare for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam.

Prerequisite(s): CNTS1120 Or CNTS1121

CNTS1230 | Network Systems | Lec/Lab (4 Credits)

Expansion of concepts and terminology of business data communications and how they apply to the business environment. Intermediate to advanced client-server networking concepts, including its associated networking hardware, addressing and services. Logical addressing, IP routing, and network protocols. Installation and configuration of client-server networking systems.

Prerequisite(s): CNTS1121

CNTS1231 | Network Systems | Lec/Lab (4 Credits)

Expansion of concepts and terminology of business data communications and how they apply to the business environment. Intermediate to advanced client-server networking concepts, including its associated networking hardware, addressing and services; logical addressing, IP routing, and network protocols. Install and configure client-server networking systems.

Prerequisite(s): CNTS1122

CNTS2101 | Routing & Switching | Lec/Lab (5 Credits)

Examine concepts and application of bridging, switching, and routing in an industry-standard networking environment. Install, configure, and manage networks, routers, and switches to facilitate basic network communication architectures. Portions of this course help to prepare for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam.

Prerequisite(s): CNTS1231

CNTS2111 | Server Systems II | Lec/Lab (5 Credits)

Install, configure, maintain, and manage directory services for the network infrastructure including server deployment, terminal services, web services, network application services, planning, designing, and business continuity.

Prerequisite(s): CNTS1210

CNTS2112 | Advanced Server Systems | Lec/Lab (5 Credits)

Install, configure, maintain, and manage enterprise servers and services. Configure and deploy cloud-based servers and services. Configure and deploy virtual server environments. Configure and deploy highly available server and service solutions. Utilize automation in the management of Directory services.

Prerequisite(s): CNTS1211

CNTS2120 | Routing & Switching II | Lec/Lab (5 Credits)

Advanced concepts and application of bridging, switching, and routing in an industry-standard networking environment. Practice advanced business network communication architectures. This course helps to prepare for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam.

Prerequisite(s): CNTS1220

CNTS2130 | Virtualization | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Install, configure, maintain, and manage a variety of virtualization software; examine the underlying principles of virtualization; create a virtual IT infrastructure; advantages and disadvantages of moving to a virtualized environment; comparison of major virtualization software systems.

Prerequisite(s): CNTS1210

CNTS2131 | Virtualization | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Install, configure, maintain, and manage a variety of virtualization software; examine the underlying principles of virtualization; create a virtual IT infrastructure; advantages and disadvantages of moving to a virtualized environment; comparison of major virtualization software systems.

Prerequisite(s): CNTS1211

CNTS2201 | Advanced Routing & Switching | Lec/Lab (5 Credits)

Advanced concepts and application of bridging, switching, and routing in an industry-standard networking environment. Practice advanced business network communication architectures. This course helps to prepare for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam.

Prerequisite(s): CNTS2101

CNTS2211 | Enterprise Application Administration | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Install, configure, maintain, and manage Microsoft Exchange Server (email) and the considerations needed to optimize Exchange Server deployment. Managing and maintaining databases and multidimensional databases on Microsoft SQL Server. Development and deployment of SharePoint sites, security, database connectivity; administer and monitor SharePoint sites for use in a business setting.

Prerequisite(s): CNTS2111

CNTS2212 | Enterprise Systems | Lec/Lab (5 Credits)

Install, configure, maintain, and manage Enterprise email services and the considerations needed to optimize deployment. Manage and maintain Enterprise databases. Develop and deploy Enterprise Content management services including, site security, database connectivity; site administration and monitoring for use in a business setting. Develop skills in Cloud service Architecture as part of the AWS Academy curriculum.

Prerequisite(s): CNTS2112

CNTS2223 | Open Source Software | Lec/Lab (4 Credits)

Install, configure, maintain, and manage a wide variety of Open Source Software (OSS) with an emphasis on common web, file and database servers found in industry; the history of the open source movement. Configure OSS operating systems to support common client-servers, Web hosting, and other services commonly found at the enterprise and ISP levels of industry. In-depth coverage of technologies related to hosting websites including programming language support, database support/connectivity, and remote access.

CNTS2224 | Enterprise Linux Administration | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Install, configure, maintain, and manage a wide variety of Open Source Software (OSS) with an emphasis on common web, file and database servers found in industry; the history of the open source movement. Configure OSS operating systems to support common client-servers, Web hosting, and other services commonly found at the enterprise and ISP levels of industry. In-depth coverage of technologies related to hosting websites including programming language support, database support/connectivity, and remote access.

Prerequisite(s): CNTS2130

CNTS2240 | Administrative Scripting | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Programming techniques that apply to managing computer systems and networks. Programming and its best practices, methods of code writing, and development of real world scripts used to manage enterprise networks.

CNTS2250 | Career Preparation | Lecture (1 Credit)

Design a business resume, cover letter and thank you letter; implement a job search strategy, and submit resume, cover letter and thank you letter in search of an entry level job. Assemble artifacts for a student portfolio, create the portfolio, and present it to industry professionals.