Instructor: Vickie Houlihan

5234 Networking Fundamentals

Networking Fundamentals introduces students to concepts of local and wide area networks, home networking, networking standards using the IEEE/OSI Model, network protocols, transmission media and network architecture/topologies. Security and data integrity will be introduced and emphasized throughout this course. The purpose of this course is to offer students the critical information needed to successfully move into a role as an IT professional supporting networked computers. Concepts covered will include TCP/IP client administration, planning a network topology, configuring the TCP/IP protocol, managing network clients, configuring routers and hubs as well as creating a wireless LAN.

5257 Servers and Security

Servers and Security focuses on the software skills needed to manage a network. Students will learn and practice the skills necessary to perform in the role of a network administrator. They will be able to accomplish fundamental network management tasks on a server such as set up of computer network services, create users and appropriate login scripts, develop groups, set the serer remotely, set up security, backup/restore the server and setup/maintain clients.

4588 Infrastructure of the Internet

Infrastructure of the Internet focuses on learning the fundamentals of networking, routing, switching and related protocols. In this course, students learn both the practical and conceptual skills that build the foundation for understanding basic networking, routing and switching. Students are introduced to the two major models used to plan and implement networks: OSI and TCP/IP. The OSI and TCP/IP functions and services are examined in detail. Students will learn how a router addresses remote networks and determines the best path to those networks, employing static and dynamic routing techniques.

Potential Careers/Salary

Computer Hardware Engineer - $98,810 per year
Computer Machine Repair - $37,280 per year
Computer Programmer - $59,990 per year
Computer Systems Analyst - $68,770 per year
Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects - $75,660 per year
Network and Computer Systems Administrators - $69,160 per year
Software Developer - $78,580 per year
Computer and Information Systems Manager - $100,080 per year

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, on the Internet at