Computer Networking & Cybersecurity

comThis course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks and computer hardware, operating systems, and troubleshooting. It uses the OSI and TCP/IP layered models to examine the roles of protocols and services. This includes the principles and structure of IP addressing, LAN and WAN specifications, and network management, which provide a foundation for the course. Hands-on and simulation-based activities in this course assist with the configuration, operation, and troubleshooting of routers and switches in a small to medium sized internetwork. This course also provides a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical approach to learning the technologies and protocols needed to design, implement, and secure enterprise and wide area networks. This includes functionality, configuration, and troubleshooting of inter-VLAN routing, VLANs, WLANs as well as wide area networking technologies. This course prepares the student for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) certification exam.


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JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Computer support specialists provide help to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. Solving an IT problem in a timely manner is important because organizations rely on their computer systems. Administrators manage an organizations servers. Median annual earnings of computer support specialists is $52,810. For administrators, it is $81,100. Job opportunities are outstanding with employment expected to grow by over 18%.


COLLEGE CREDIT
Students can currently receive up to 12 hours of free dual credit from State Fair Community College.
  Articulated Credit is also available from SFCC and Metropolitan Community College . 


FROM THE INSTRUCTOR

“The networking and cybersecurity fields are growing at an exponential rate, and there are not enough people to fill those jobs. Learn the skills that will set you apart and make you stand out in the crowd." Mr. Frank Mesh, instructor
  



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