Course Descriptions

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CITE-101

Networking I

Credit(s): 4

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to install and configure server operating systems in a small business environment. It will focus on four main areas: installing, securing, networking, and basic network services. By the end of the course, students will have installed and configured a server operating system that is secure, on the network, and provides basic network services to the end user.
Corequisites: CITE-101L

CITE-102

Networking II

Credit(s): 3

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure server operating systems in a small-medium business environment. It will focus on four main area: resource access, security, advanced networking, and advanced network services. By the end of the course, the student will have configured a server operating system that is fault-tolerant, secure, scalable, and providing advanced network services to end user. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: CITE-101
Corequisites: CITE-102L

CITE-102A

Networking II Certification Exam Preparation

Credit(s): 1

This course is intended to assist students in preparing for the Networking II Information Technology industry certification examination by providing instructor mentoring, practice, simulation certification practice exam questions, supplemental resources, and optional supplement lab exercises. Lab: 8-16 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-102

CITE-103

Command Line Fundamentals

Credit(s): 1

This course teaches the fundamental skills necessary for working in a command line environment of today's common operating systems such as Microsoft DOS and PowerShell, and the Linux Bash environment. This course is intended for technical professionals wanting to advance their skills and for students preparing for a technology related career. Lecture: 1 hour per week

CITE-104

Systems Administration I

Credit(s): 3

This course covers the fundamentals of implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a server-based network environment. This course covers the initial implementation and configuration of core networking services, such as IP networking, file storage, Directory Services, user and group management, file and print services, and virtualization. Lecture: 1 hour per week

CITE-105

Systems Administration I Projects

Credit(s): 3

This course utilizes projects in teaching the fundamentals of implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a server-based network environment. This course covers the initial implementation and configuration of core networking services, such as IP networking, file storage, Directory Services, user and group management, file and print services, and virtualization. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 6 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-104

CITE-106

Systems Administration I Certification

Credit(s): 1

This course will assist students in preparing for Information Technology Systems Administration level one industry certification exam(s). Lecture: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites: CITE-104 and CITE-105

CITE-110

Personal Computer Support I

Credit(s): 3

This course covers the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security, and the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components. It introduces PC hardware and software installation, the basic functionality of the operating system, basic troubleshooting methodology, practicing of proper safety procedures, and effectively interacting with customers and peers. Students will work hands on with computer components and PC operating systems. Lecture: 8 hours per week Lab: 8 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-110L

CITE-110A

Pc Support I Certification Exam Preparation

Credit(s): 1

This course is intended to assist the student in preparing for part one of the CompTIA A+ Information Technology Industry certification examination by providing instructor mentoring, practice and simulation certification practice exam questions, supplemental resources, and optional supplemental lab exercises. Lab: 8-16 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-110

CITE-111A

Supporting Desktop OS Certification Exam Preparation

Credit(s): 1

This course is intended to assist the student in preparing for supporting desktop operating systems in business information technology industry certification examination by providing instructor mentoring, practice and simulation certification practice exam questions, supplemental resources, and optional supplemental lab exercises. Lab: 8-16 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-111

CITE-112

Personal Computer Support II

Credit(s): 3

This course presents the underlying technology and methodology for installing, configuring, upgrade, and maintaining PC workstations, the Windows OS and SOHO networks. This course includes a hands-on component involving building, maintaining, and upgrading PC-type (Intel and Intel-compatible) microcomputer systems. Students will utilize troubleshooting techniques and tools to effectively and efficiently resolve PC, OS, and network connectivity issues and implement security practices. Lecture: 8 hours per week Lab: 8 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-112L

CITE-112A

Pc Support II Certification Exam Preparation

Credit(s): 1

This course is intended to assist students in preparing for part two of the CompTIA A+ Information Technology Industry certification examination by providing instructor mentoring, practice, simulation certification practice exam questions, supplemental resources, and optional supplemental lab exercises. Lab: 8-16 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-112

CITE-114

Supporting a Desktop Operating System In Business

Credit(s): 4

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to install and configure secure PC desktop operating systems in a business environment. It will focus on installing, deploying, managing, maintaining, supporting business applications, security, networking, and mobile computing and remote access. Lecture/Lab: 16 hours per week
Prerequisites: CITE-110 and CITE-112
Corequisites: CITE-114L

CITE-115

Desktop Operating System Support Certification

Credit(s): 1

This course will assist students in preparing for Information Technology desktop operating system industry certification exam(s). Lecture: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites: CITE-116 and CITE-117

CITE-116

Desktop Operating System Support

Credit(s): 3

This course concentrates on supporting desktop and mobile operating systems in an enterprise computing environment. It examines installation, configuration, networking, remote access, resource access, secure wireless network access, security issues and their resolution. Lecture: 3 hours per week

CITE-117

Desktop Operating System Support Projects

Credit(s): 1

This course utilizes projects in supporting desktop and mobile operating systems in an enterprise computing environment. It examines installation, configuration, networking, remote access, resource access, secure wireless network access, security issues and their resolution. Lab: 3 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-116

CITE-118

Computer Information Technology Essentials

Credit(s): 2

This course provides students with the knowledge of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. Students who complete this course will be able to explain the internal components of a computer, describe how to assemble a computer system and install an operating system. Understand troubleshooting methodologies used in both computer system repair and maintenance as well as in a networked environment. Lecture: 3 hours per week

CITE-119

Computer Information Technology Essentials Projects

Credit(s): 2

This course presents a comprehensive advanced exposure to computer operating systems and hardware. Students working through hands-on activities and labs gain skills in assembling components, install, configure and maintain devices, PCs and software, understand the basics of networking and security/forensics, laptops, printers and properly diagnose, document, resolve common hardware and operating system software issues while applying troubleshooting skills. Students also gain understanding of appropriate customer support; understand the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 6 hours per week
Prerequisites: CITE-116 and CITE-117
Corequisites: CITE-118

CITE-120

Computer Information Technology Essentials Certification

Credit(s): 1

This course is intended to assist the student in preparing for the Information Technology industry certification examination by providing instructor mentoring, practice and simulation certification practice exam questions, supplemental resources, and optional supplemental lab exercises. Lecture: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites: CITE-118 and CITE-119

CITE-121

Network Support I

Credit(s): 3

This course provides students with the knowledge of the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of LAN concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for students. Lecture: 3 hours per week

CITE-122

Network Support I Projects

Credit(s): 3

This course provides students with the knowledge of the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of LAN concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the student to be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes and troubleshoot network issues. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 6 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-121

CITE-123

Network Support I Certification

Credit(s): 1

This course will assist students in preparing for entry level network technician industry certification exam(s). Lecture: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites: CITE-121 and CITE-122

CITE-150

Introduction to Networking

Credit(s): 3

This course is designed to provide students with the background necessary to understand local area networking information including industry language, data communications protocols, and an overview of microcomputers and network user basics. Topics include operating systems, network operating systems, network card configuration, and installation needed for network connectivity. Hands-on exercises and scenario-based reviews are included with coverage of critical networking issues and concepts. This is a required course in the Computer Information Technology certificate program. This class is geared towards preparing students for Network+ Certification. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week

CITE-151

Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

Credit(s): 4

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage accounts and resources in a Microsoft Windows Server153 2003 environment. The course is intended for systems administrator and systems engineer candidates who are responsible for managing accounts and resources. These tasks include managing user, computer, and group accounts; managing access to network resources; managing printers; managing an organizational unit in a network based on Active Directory174 director service; and implementing Group Policy to manage users and computers. This is the first course in the Systems Administrator and Systems Engineer tracks for Windows Server 2003 and serves as the entry point for other courses in the Windows Server 2003 curriculum. (Microsoft course 2274.) Lecture/Lab: 8 hours per week for 8 weeks Prerequisite: A+ certification or equivalent knowledge and skills.

CITE-153

Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

Credit(s): 3

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to effectively maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data on a computer running one of the operating systems in the Microsoft Windows Server153 2003 family. (Microsoft course 2275.) Lecture/Lab: 8 hours per week for 8 weeks
Prerequisites: Take CITE-151; Minimum grade C-

CITE-161

Supporting Microsoft Windows Vista Windows XP Professional

Credit(s): 3

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to install and configure Windows Vista desktops and successfully configure mobile computers and applications that run Windows Vista. It will focus installing, securing, networking, and browsing; maintenance and optimization tools; media applications; productivity applications; notebook computers; mobile devices; and tablet PCs. Microsoft courses 5115 and 5116. Lecture/Lab: 16 hours per week for 4 weeks

CITE-165

Linux System Administration

Credit(s): 3

This course is for anyone interested in gaining a greater understanding of Linux. It contains essential information for anyone responsible for providing basic installation, operation, and troubleshooting services on Linux workstations and servers. This course will also appeal to Microsoft professionals seeking to gain Linux expertise. Lecture/Lab: 8 hours per week for 8 weeks Prerequisite: Proficiency in one or more non-Linux operating systems.

CITE-166

New and Emerging Technologies

Credit(s): 1

This course introduces new and emerging technologies in the Information Technology industry. These could include: desktop and network operating systems; network services; and hardware. The purpose of this course is to introduce the learning to these new and emerging technologies with an emphasis on design, installation and support. Lecture/Lab: 16 hours

CITE-167

Scripting for Network Administration

Credit(s): 1

This course provides students with the knowledge and fundamental experience to develop their own administrative scripts with Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition and Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition and Microsoft Windows Script Host. This course focuses on writing scripts for commonly encountered administrative tasks. Lecture/Lab: 16 hours

CITE-171

Internetworking I

Credit(s): 4

This course covers the fundamentals of networking protocols and processes, building an in-depth understanding and a foundation in these protocols. This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. It uses the OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. Lab work is designed to simulate real-world internetworking. This course introduces students to the networking field. Lecture: 10 hours per week Lab: 6 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-171L

CITE-172

Internetworking II

Credit(s): 3

This course is titled "Internetworking 2: Introduction to Cisco Router Configuration" and begins with an overview of LAN's covered in Internetworking 1 and continues to Wide Area Networks (WAN). Topics include Network layer, Cisco IOS (Internetwork Operating System), software user interface, display router configuration information, router startup and setup configuration, router configuration, sources for Cisco IOS software, TCP/IP, configuring router interfaces with IP addresses, router configuration and routing protocols (RIP and IGRP), and access lists. A threaded case study will be introduced. This is a required course in the Internetworking Support Technician option of the CITE program. Lecture/Lab: 8 hours per week for 8 weeks
Prerequisites: CITE-171
Corequisites: CITE-172L

CITE-172A

Internetworking II Certification Exam Preparation

Credit(s): 1

This course is intended to assist the student in preparing for the Internetworking II Information Technology industry certification examination by providing instructor mentoring, practice and simulation certification practice exam questions, supplemental resources, and optional supplemental lab exercises. Lab: 8-16 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-172

CITE-201

Networking III

Credit(s): 3

This course provides to teach students the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to configure network identity and access management services in corporate business environment through the use of central administration and policy enforcement. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: CITE-102
Corequisites: CITE-201L

CITE-202

Networking IV

Credit(s): 3

This course provides to teach students the knowledge and skills needed to maintain and support network identity and access management services in corporate business environment. Topics addressed include: managing policies, perform backup and restore, and monitor and troubleshoot directory services related issues. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: CITE-201
Corequisites: CITE-202L

CITE-202A

Networking IV Certification Exam Preparation

Credit(s): 1

This course is intended to assist students in preparing for the Networking IV Information Technology industry certification examination by providing instructor mentoring, practice, simulation certification practice exam question, supplemental resources, and optional supplemental lab exercises. Lab: 8-16 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-202

CITE-203

Networking V

Credit(s): 3

This course addresses the responsibilities of server administration and the day-to-day operations and management of an infrastructure of servers for an enterprise organization. Topics addressed include: server administration using scripts and batch files, remote administration and managing hosted services. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-202

CITE-203A

Networking V Certification Exam Preparation

Credit(s): 1

This course is intended to assist students in preparing for the Networking V Information Technology industry certification examination by providing instructor mentoring, practice, simulation certification practice exam questions, supplemental resources, and optional supplemental lab exercises. Lab: 8-16 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-203

CITE-205

Systems Administration II Certification

Credit(s): 1

This course will assist students in preparing for Information Technology Systems Administration level two industry certification exam(s). Lecture: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites: CITE-206 and CITE-207

CITE-206

Systems Administration II

Credit(s): 3

This course covers the administration tasks necessary in maintaining a network server in a business infrastructure. Topics include deploying images, managing users and groups in a directory database, managing policies, securing data, remote access, monitoring, and update management. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: CITE-104

CITE-207

Systems Administration II Projects

Credit(s): 3

This course uses projects to teach the skills necessary to maintain network servers in a business infrastructure. Projects include deploying images, managing users and groups using a directory database, management policies, securing data, configuring remote access, monitoring, and configuring update management. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 6 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-206

CITE-208

Systems Administration III

Credit(s): 3

This course covers advanced administration tasks necessary in supporting enterprise network infrastructures. Topics include deploying an enterprise network infrastructure, advanced user and group management, advanced networking services, cross vendor network integration, identity management, designing for fault tolerance, and disaster recovery. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: CITE-206

CITE-209

Systems Administration III Projects

Credit(s): 3

This course uses projects to teach the skills necessary to support enterprise network infrastructures. Projects include deploying an enterprise network infrastructure, implementing advanced user and group management, implementing advanced networking services, supporting cross vendor network integration, supporting identity management, designing for fault tolerance and disaster recovery. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 6 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-208

CITE-211

Systems Administration III Certification

Credit(s): 1

This course will assist students in preparing for Information Technology Systems Administration level three industry certification exam(s). Lecture: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites: CITE-208 and CITE-209

CITE-213

Network Support II

Credit(s): 3

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn about configuration of routers and switches for advanced functionality. Students will develop the knowledge for configuring and troubleshooting routers and switches to resolve common issues in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: CITE-121

CITE-215

Network Support II Projects

Credit(s): 3

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. Students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 6 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-213

CITE-217

Network Support III

Credit(s): 3

This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: CITE-213

CITE-219

Network Support III Projects

Credit(s): 3

This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement remote access operations in a complex network. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 6 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-217

CITE-221

Network Support III Certification

Credit(s): 1

This course will assist students in preparing for an associate level network technician industry certification exam(s). Lecture: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites: CITE-217 and CITE-219

CITE-255

Implementing a MS Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

Credit(s): 3

The goal of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to configure a Windows-based computer to operate in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 networking infrastructure. (Microsoft course 2276) Lecture/Lab: 16 hours per week for 3 weeks Prerequisite: A+ certification or equivalent knowledge and skills. Network certification or equivalent knowledge and skills.
Prerequisites: CITE-253

CITE-257

Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining A Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

Credit(s): 3

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement, manage, and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server153 2003 network infrastructure. The course is intended for systems administrator and systems engineer candidates who are responsible for implementing, managing, and maintaining server networking technologies. These tasks include implementing routing; implementing, managing, and maintaining Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS); securing Internet Protocol (IP) traffic with Internet Protocol security (IPSec) and certificates; implementing a network access infrastructure by configuring the connections for remote access clients; and managing and monitoring network access. This is Microsoft course 2277. Lecture/Lab: 8 hours per week for 8 weeks
Prerequisites: CITE-255

CITE-267

Advanced New and Emerging Technologies

Credit(s): 1

This course introduces advanced new and emerging technologies in the Information Technology industry. These could include: advanced desktop and network operating systems; advanced network services; and advanced hardware. The purpose of this course is to introduce the learning to these advanced new and emerging technologies with an emphasis on design, installation, and support. Lecture/Lab: 16 hours
Prerequisites: CITE-102

CITE-281

Internetworking III

Credit(s): 3

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure advanced routing protocols, LAN switching, and internetwork access methods. Students will be able to troubleshoot configurations using Cisco bridges, routers, and switches. This is the third of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. This course is part of the Cisco Network Academy Program. Lecture/Lab: 8 hours per week for 8 weeks
Prerequisites: CITE-171
Corequisites: CITE-281L

CITE-282

Internetworking IV

Credit(s): 3

This course is the fourth and last course in a series of courses designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam and the Network+ exam. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to design and configure Wide Area Networks (WANs) using the Cisco IOS command set. This course is part of the Cisco Network Academy Program. Lecture/Lab: 8 hours per week for 8 weeks
Prerequisites: CITE-171
Corequisites: CITE-282L

CITE-282A

Internetworking IV Certification Exam Preparation

Credit(s): 1

This course is intended to assist the student in preparing for the Internetworking IV Information Technology industry certification examination by providing instructor mentoring, practice and simulation certification practice exam questions, supplemental resources, and optional supplemental lab exercises. Lab: 8-16 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-282

CITE-283

Fundamentals of Wireless LANs

Credit(s): 3

This course is an introduction of Wireless LANs, focusing on the design, planning, implementation, operation and trouble-shooting of Wireless LANs and bridging. It will cover a comprehensive overview of technologies, security and design best practices with particular emphasis on hands on skills in the following areas: Wireless LAN setup and troubleshooting, 802.11a and 802.11b technologies, products and solutions, Site Surveys, Resilient WLAN design, installation and configuration, WLAN Security, vendor interoperability strategies. The Fundamentals of Wireless LANs will map against the Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist designation. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week for 16 weeks
Prerequisites: CITE-171

CITE-285

Fundamentals of Network Security

Credit(s): 4

This course is designed for students interested in securing the network infrastructure. It focuses on the overall security process based on a security policy with the particular emphasis on hands-on skills in the area of secure perimeter, secure connectivity security management, identity services, and intrusion detection. Lecture/Lab: 16 hours per week for 5 weeks
Prerequisites: CITE-281
Corequisites: CITE-285L

CITE-285A

Fundamentals of Network Security Certification Exam Preparation

Credit(s): 1

This course is intended to assist the student in preparing for the Security Information Technology industry certification examination by providing instructor mentoring, practice and simulation certification practice exam questions, supplemental resources, and optional supplemental lab exercises. Lab: 8-16 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-285

CITE-290

Voice Over IP

Credit(s): 1

This course gives an overview of the subject of voice over IP and IP telephony. Students will learn how voice and data communications merge in the voice over IP (VoIP) technology. It will cover basic operation and looks at many of the issues that need to be considered when deploying voice over IP and discusses briefly how these may be dealt with. It provides a foundation for understanding the protocols in use in VoIP networks. Lecture/Lab: 16 hours

CITE-291

Advanced Routing Technologies

Credit(s): 1

This course introduces students to scaling IP networks. Students learn to use VLSM, private addressing, and NAT optimize IP address utilization. The majority of the course content is related to learning how to implement the RIPv2, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP routing protocols as well as the important techniques used for route filtering and route redistribution. Lecture/Lab: 16 hours
Prerequisites: CITE-281

CITE-295

Computer Information Technology Internship

Credit(s): 4

This course involves a working partnership in which the sophomore students of the CITE program join with area employers in a structured, real-life relationship. Students will gain insight and on-the-job work experience doing projects that would normally be assigned to the employer's entry-level support staff. During this supervised experience, students will be evaluated on their performance of course competencies. Students are responsible for finding an appropriate internship site and permission of the instructor is required. This course may be used to substitute for ATEC-117. Lecture: 15 hours On-Site Work: 135 hours