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Maintain and secure your network

With organizations increasingly relying on technology in order to conduct business, it's imperative that companies maintain and secure their networks.

Whether you are just starting out in the IT field or looking to update your skills, CCBC has a class for you.

Networking and Cybersecurity Courses

Introduction to Firewalls

Explores both hardware and software-based firewall systems. The material covered in this course provides the broad-based knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students to design, implement, and administer firewall system. In today’s computing environments, system/network/security administrators must understand how to protect their assets from attacks. Firewall systems are the first line of defense administrators use to protect these assets, therefore, a thorough grounding in the design, implementation and administration of firewall systems, as well as practical, hands-on experience, is a necessity for any system/network/security administrator.

Students enrolling in this course the first half of the semester typically register in Intro to Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems for the second half of the semester.

Prerequisite: Cisco IV

Advanced Network Protocols

This advanced course offers an in-depth look at the various TCP/IP protocols that comprise today’s converging communication technologies and state-of-the-art networks. This course is intended for anyone wishing to understand how communication and network protocols operate: programmers writing network applications, system administrators responsible for maintaining systems, network administrators who implement various protocols and users who deal with network applications on a daily basis.

Prerequisite: Network+ certification or Network Technician Certification class (Network+ Part 2)

Introduction to Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems

Presents students with a thorough introduction to both software and hardware based Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSes) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPSes). This class combines the theoretical concepts and hands-on skills needed to design, implement, and administer both IDSes and IPSes. Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems are critical components of well-designed and secure networks. In some cases, these systems act as a second line of defense, protecting company assets from attacks. A detailed understanding of the design, implementation and administration of these systems is essential for any information security professional.

Students enrolling in this course typically take Intro to Firewalls the first half of the semester.

Prerequisite: Advanced Network Protocols.

Introduction to Network Forensics

Explores the new and growing field of digital forensics. Students learn how to conduct thorough, forensically sound digital forensic examinations. The course focuses on forensic recovery techniques and ensuring that what is found during the examination can be admitted in court. This class provides the broad-based knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students for further study in digital forensics and may also be used by those interested in a general introduction to the field.

Prerequisite: Networking and Data Communications (Net+ Part 1).Introduction to Network Forensics

VMware Virtualization & Cloud Computing

The course is designed for students pursuing a career in virtualization and cloud computing and enables students to install, configure, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a virtual network infrastructure/cloud platform using VMware vSphere. Students install and configure virtual machines, virtual networks, and virtual hard disks on datacenter and cloud servers. The course is designed to help students prepare for the VMware VCA and VCP certification exams.

Prerequisite: Networking and Data Communications (Net+ Part 1), or A+ courses – background.

Linux – Unix Shell Scripting

Explores advanced concepts of Linux/UNIX shell scripting languages. Various versions of Linux/UNIX shells will be discussed, including the Bourne, Korn, and bash shells as well as an introduction to Perl, Tk/Tcl, and CGI. Students will write shell programs in AIX and Linux environments. Emphasis will be placed on writing scripts to support system and network configuration, interfaces for system utilities, and user programs. This course is taught in a combination of lecture and hands-on environment.

Prerequisite: Linux Fundamentals and permission from coordinator.

Online course offered in partnership with ed2go

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  • Introduction to PC Troubleshooting
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Intermediate Networking
  • Wireless Networking
  • Introduction to PC Security
  • Advanced PC Security