Academics

CMNET 110 NETWORK CONCEPTS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides a baseline level of knowledge of computer networking. The course begins with information on how to select and maintain a network. Existing network hardware and software are examined, and methods of connecting networks are explored. Finally, security considerations and installation concerns are addressed.


CMNET 140 WINDOWS ADMINISTRATION

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot Microsoft desktop operating systems.


CMNET 150 COMPUTER HARDWARE - A+

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This is one of two courses designed to provide students with the latest skills needed by today's computer support professionals. Instruction includes but is not limited to: hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking, and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues. This course is aligned to CompTIA's A+ certification.


CMNET 151 OPERATING SYSTEMS - A+

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This is one of two courses designed to provide students with the latest skills needed by today's computer support professionals. Instruction includes but is not limited to: installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, macOS, and Linux. It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures. This course is aligned to CompTIA's A+ certification.


CMNET 155 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER FORENSICS

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course will provide an overview of computer forensics and associated investigation tools and techniques. Students will learn what computer forensics and investigation is as a profession and gain an understanding of the overall investigative process. The most commonly used computer operating system architectures and disk structures will be discussed. Students will learn the importance of digital evidence and how to process crime and incident scenes. Finally, they will learn the fundamentals of data acquisition, computer forensic analysis, email investigations, image file recovery, investigative report writing, and expert witness requirements.


CMNET 160 INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK SECURITY

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course will provide an introduction to network security issues. Intended as a survey course, the material covered in this class will provide broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare students for further study in specialized areas of security. Topics covered will include but not be limited to authentication, remote access, intrusion detection, disaster recovery planning, security forensics, and security issues involved in email, web, and wireless networks.

Pre-requisite: CMWEB 110 with a grade of "C" or better or CMCIS 151 with a grade of "C" or better, or concurrent enrollment or department approval


CMNET 165 HELP DESK CONCEPTS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
In this course, students are introduced to the organizational role and operation of the help desk function as it merges technology with communication and customer support services.


CMNET 210 WINDOWS SERVER ADMINISTRATION

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot Microsoft network operating system.

Pre-requisite: CMNET 140 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


CMNET 220 NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE ADMINISTRATION

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to implement and support TCP/IP and Windows network services in local and wide-area network environments.

Pre-requisite: CMNET 210 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


CMNET 230 DIRECTORY SERVICE ADMINISTRATION

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to implement and administer an enterprise-class, central directory database and its services.

Pre-requisite: CMNET 210 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


CMNET 250 ADVANCED SECURITY TOPICS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of securing Windows servers that are connected to corporate networks and the Internet. In addition to learning the fundamentals of designing a secure framework, students will learn how to secure computers based on their function, how to secure the network management process, and how to configure group policies and administrative functions to increase ease of maintenance while retaining high levels of security. Students will learn the fundamentals of scripting with an emphasis on PowerShell, how to use existing scripts to assist in rapid deployment of security fixes and documentation, how to write scripts to interface with the operating system, and how to document scripts so they can be maintained by others. Students will learn terminology associated with security, scripting, and the fundamentals of risk assessment and management. Lecture and laboratory hours per week will vary depending upon the credit given and the course content in each section offered, this course is repeatable up to a maximum of four total hours of credit.

Pre-requisite: CMNET 230 with a "C" or better or department approval


CMNET 260 NETWORKING INTERNSHIP

3 Credit Hours (OC)
In cooperation with the Internship Coordinator, each student is assisted in locating an appropriate training station where a minimum of fifteen hours per week of on-the-job work experience is provided. The student's work will include those experiences which involve hands-on computer experience. This course may be repeated one time; however, it may be used only once to fulfill the requirement for an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


CMNET 270 MESSAGING INFRASTRUCTURE ADMINISTRATION

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to update and support a reliable, secure messaging infrastructure. This infrastructure is used for creating, storing, and sharing information by using a messaging server (e.g., Microsoft Exchange Server) in a medium-sized to large-sized messaging environment. This course offers hands-on practices, discussions, and assessments that assist students in becoming proficient in the skills that are needed to update and support a messaging server.

Pre-requisite: CMNET 210 with a grade of "C" or better and CMNET 220 with a grade of "C" or better (or concurrent enrollment) and CMNET 230 with a grade of "C" or better (or concurrent enrollment) or department approval