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-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
Recommended: CITE-104 and CITE-105

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
Recommended: 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 covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. Additional topics include mobile operating systems, OS X, Linux, and client-side virtualization. Expanded topics include Microsoft Windows operating systems, cybersecurity concepts, networking, and troubleshooting. 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. Additional topics include mobile operating systems, OS X, Linux, and client-side virtualization. Expanded topics include Microsoft Windows operating systems, cybersecurity concepts, networking, and troubleshooting. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 3 hours per week
Recommended: CITE-116 and CITE-127
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
Recommended: 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
Corequisites: CITE-122, CITE-118 and CITE-119

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
Recommended: CITE-118 and CITE-119
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
Recommended: CITE-121 and CITE-122

CITE-124

TCP/IP Fundamentals

Credit(s): 2

This course offers an in-depth look at the various TCP/IP protocols that comprise today's converging communication technologies and data networks. This course is intended for students wishing to understand how communication and network protocols operate: programmers writing network applications, system administrators responsible for maintaining systems and networks utilizing the various protocols, and users who deal with network applications on a daily basis. Lecture: .5 hours per week Lab: 4.5 hours per week
Recommended: CITE-118, CITE-121, and CITE-122

CITE-127

Desktop Commodity Operating System Support Projects

Credit(s): 2

This course utilizes projects in supporting commodity desktop and mobile operating systems in an enterprise computing environment. It examines installation, configuration, maintenance, remote access, resource access, secure wireless network access, security issues and their resolution. In addition configuring backups and restoring data, installing patches and updates, and networking are examined. Lecture: 4.5 hours per week Lab: 1.5 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-116

CITE-142

Information Security Fundamentals

Credit(s): 3

This course is an introduction to network security and overall security processes and offers in-depth coverage of the risks and threats to an organization's data, combined with a structured way of addressing the safeguarding critical assets. The course provides a foundation for those new to security practices as well as those responsible for protecting network services, devices, traffic, and data. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 6 hours per week
Recommended: CITE-213 and CITE-215

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-155

Linux Essentials

Credit(s): 3

This course will provide students with the fundamental concepts of Linux operating systems. The course covers such topics as the Linux file system, commands, utilities, text editing, shell programming, and text processing utilities. Students will learn command line syntax and features of the popular Linux shells, including filename generation, redirection, pipes, and quoting mechanisms. The course is designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information technology and cybersecurity fields. It also helps prepare individuals seeking to pass Linux-based industry certification. Lecture: 2 hours per week Lab: 3 hours per week

CITE-165

Linux System Administration

Credit(s): 3

This course introduces the student to the intermediate level of system administration using Linux operating systems. Additionally, the course provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare students for further study in other specialized security fields and will also appeal to Microsoft professionals seeking to gain Linux experience. Lecture: 2 hours per week Lab: 3 hours per week
Recommended: CITE-155

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-203L

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
Recommended: 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
Recommended: 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 a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with virtual LANs and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: CITE-121
Corequisites: CITE-215

CITE-215

Network Support II Projects

Credit(s): 3

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with virtual LANs and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 6 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-213

CITE-217

Network Support III

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 and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with routing and switching protocols in IP networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement remote access operations in a complex network. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: CITE-213

CITE-219

Network Support III 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 and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with routing and switching protocols in IP networks. 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
Recommended: CITE-217 and CITE-219

CITE-235

Network Security Fundamentals

Credit(s): 3

This course prepares students for entry-level security specialist careers by developing an in-depth understanding of network security principles and the tools and configurations needed to secure a network. Students will have hands-on experience with network implementation, network security, firewall implementation and maintenance and server hardening techniques. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 6 hours per week
Corequisites: CITE-142

CITE-237

Ethical Hacking and Systems Defense

Credit(s): 3

This course combines an ethical hacking methodology with the hands-on application of security tools to better help students understand securing systems. Students are introduced to common countermeasures that effectively reduce and/or mitigate attacks. Students will also practice using structured knowledge bases to discover vulnerabilities and recommend solutions for tightening network security and protecting data from potential attackers. Focus is on penetration-testing tools and techniques to protect computer networks. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 6 hours per week
Prerequisites: CITE-235

CITE-239

Network Forensics & Incident Response

Credit(s): 3

This course explores security incidents and intrusions, including identifying and categorizing incidents, responding to incidents, log analysis, network traffic analysis, various tools, and creating an incident response team. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 6 hours per week
Prerequisites: CITE-235

CITE-243

Command Line and Scripting Fundamentals

Credit(s): 3

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. It also offers an introduction to scripting languages including basic data types, control structures, regular expressions, input/output, and textual analysis. Lecture: 2 hours per week Lab: 3 hours per week

CITE-275

Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems Fundamentals

Credit(s): 3

This course is designed to allow students to gain a thorough foundation in the design, implementation, and administration of Intrusion Detection Systems and Intrusion Prevention Systems, as well as practical, hands-on experience working with these systems. In addition, students analyze various attack signatures and the network traffic these systems collect. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 6 hours per week
Prerequisites: CITE-235

CITE-289

Cyber Competitions

Credit(s): 3

This course prepares the student to participate in various cybersecurity competitions. It covers topics in the major areas of concentration for the competitions, and students will participate in practice competitions. Participating in a competition teaches students practical techniques for securing a network or personal data. This course provides an in-depth understanding of how to effectively protect computer networks. Students will learn the tools and penetration testing methodol0gies used by ethical hackers. In addition, the course provides a thorough discussion of what and who an ethical hack is and how important they are in protecting corporate and government data from cyber attacks. Students will learn updated computer security resources that describe new vulnerabilities and innovative methods to protect networks. Also covered is a thorough update of federal and state computer crime laws, as well as changes in penalties for illegal computer hacking. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 6 hours per week

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

CITE-296

Cybersecurity Internship

Credit(s): 3

This course involves a working partnership in which the sophomore students of the Network Security Administration 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 or CITE-289 Cybersecurity Competitions in the Network Security Administration program. On-Site Work: 135 hours. Students must be sophomore status or have instructor permission to enroll in CITE-296.