2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Data Communications Technology

DCOM 101 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Data Communications

Provides an overview of computer networking including servers, switches, routers, LAN's, WAN's, network protocols, TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, network topologies, and wireless. Topics include network design, implementation, and management, ssecurity configuration, and troubleshooting. Designed for a student pursing a career in networking. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Corequisite: CSIT 101

DCOM 141 – 4 Credits
Introduction to PC Repair and Operation

Designed to provide an introduction to the expansive microcomputer field. Upon completion of this course, the student will have a basic technical understanding of the function and operation of the major elements of personal computer systems. The course focuses on microcomputer operating systems, broad concepts, and diagnostic tools that allow the student to rapidly determine the condition of a PC system and how best to rectify a fault. This is the first of a two-course sequence designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examination. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: CSIT 101 or consent of Program Coordinator Lab fee: $15.00

DCOM 142 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Linux/UNIX

Provides students with the fundamental concepts of Linux and other UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems. Students will use command line utilities, learn basics of shell scripting, pipes, redirection, filename generation and programming fundamentals. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: CSIT 101 or DCOM 101 or DCOM 141.

DCOM 161 – 3 Credits
Fiber Optics

Examines the fundamental principals behind basic data and voice transmission via fiber optic cable; covers light theory, refraction, reflection, critical angle, cable mode and index ratings, and installation and termination techniques. This course is taught in a combination lecture and hands-on format. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

DCOM 201 – 4 Credits
Windows Professional

Students will install, configure, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot Microsoft's client/workstation operating system. Topics include: User and group management, disk configuration, protocol installation and configuration, network connectivity, security and performance optimization. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Corequisite: DCOM 101 or DCOM 141

DCOM 202 – 4 Credits
Windows Server

Students will install, configure, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Server operating system. Topics include: Server administration, disk mirroring, Active Directory, NTFS permissions, global groups, remote management and performance monitoring. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: DCOM 101 or DCOM 141 or DCOM 201.

DCOM 203 – 4 Credits
Windows Network Infrastructure

Students will implement and configure a secure network infrastructure that ensures reliable network connectivity. Topics include: installation of network protocols and services, TCP/IP, subnetting, routing, internetworking, remote access, DNS, encryption, and authentication. Helps prepare for th MCP exam. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

DCOM 205 – 4 Credits
Directory Services Infrastructure

Students will install, configure and manage Windows Active Directory domains, servers, and workstations. Topics include: Active Directory design, implementatin, and configuration; Active Directory sites, domains, and organizational units, and group policy configuration. Helps prepare for MCP exam. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: DCOM 202 or written permission from program coordinator required

DCOM 206 – 4 Credits
SQL Server

presents the installation, configuration, and maintenance of Microsoft's SQL Server. This course, taught in a combination lecture and hands-on format, prepares students for one of the Microsoft MCP exams required for MCSA and/or MCSE certification.

DCOM 207 – 4 Credits
Exchange Server

Presents the installation, configuration, and maintenance of Microsoft's Exchange Server. This course taught in a combination lecture and hands-on format, prepares students for one of the Microsoft MCP exams required for MCSA and/or MCSE certification.

Prerequisite: DCOM 202 or written permission from program coordinator required

DCOM 208 – 4 Credits
Designing Network Infrastructure

Presents the methodology to design Microsoft networking environments. Students will perform tasks performed by Network Engineers. This course taught in a combination lecture and hands-on format, prepares students for one of the Microsoft MCP exams required for MCSA and/or MCSE certification.

Prerequisite: DCOM 202 or written permission from program coordinator required

DCOM 210 – 4 Credits
Windows Network Security

Enables the student to design and implement a secure network infrastructure. Students evaluate an organization's existing security system; identify weaknesses; and design and implement the hardware, software, and procedures necessary to reduce or eliminate vulnerability to security threats. Students install and securely configure network hardware and software. Taught in a combination of lecture and hands-on format. Prepares students for one of the Microsoft MCP exams required for MCSA and/or MCSE certification.

Prerequisite: DCOM 202

DCOM 211 – 4 Credits
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 systems. 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. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: DCOM 220 or consent of the Program Coordinator.

DCOM 212 – 4 Credits
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 and critical components of well-designed and secure networds. In some cases, these systems act as a second line of defense, protecting company assets from attacks. A thorough grounding in the design, implementation and adminstration of these systems is a necessity for any information security professional. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: DCOM 252 or consent of Program Coordinator.

DCOM 214 – 4 Credits
Operating Systems Security

Provides students with the hands-on skills needed to protect networks from the inside-out by focusing on Linux and Windows system hardening. The class is designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) field and the Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP) certification exam. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: DCOM 142 or consent of the Program Coordinator.

DCOM 215 – 4 Credits
Ethical Hacking and Systems Defense

Combines an ethical methodology with the hands-on application of security tools to better help students secure their systems. Students are introduced to common countermeasures that effectively reduce and/or mitigate attacks. The class is designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) field and the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification exam. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: Consent of the Program Coordinator.

DCOM 217 – 4 Credits
Cisco I - Network Fundamentals

Provides students with classroom and laboratory experiences in current and emerging networking technologies. The class is designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) field and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Corequisite: DCOM 101 or consent of the Program Coordinator. Lab fee: $15.00

DCOM 218 – 4 Credits
Cisco II - Routing Protocols and Concepts

Introduces the student to the architecture, components and operation of routers. This class also explains the principles of routing and the primary routing process. This class is designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) field and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: DCOM 217 or consent of the Program Coordinator.

DCOM 219 – 4 Credits
Cisco III - LAN Switching and Wireless

Provides a comprehensive approach to learning the technologies and protocols needed to design and implement a converged switched network. The class is designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) field and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Corequisite: DCOM 218 or consent of the program coordinator. Lab fee: $15.00

DCOM 220 – 4 Credits
Cisco IV - Accessing the WAN

Introduces the Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies and network services required by converged applications in enterprise networks. The class is designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) field and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: DCOM 219 or consent of the program coordinator.

DCOM 235 – 4 Credits
Comp Sys Oper,Mntc,Trblesht

Deals with the interrelationships between hardware and software at the system level. System components, such as video adapters, mass storage interfaces, and input/output ports, will be introduced and supported through "hands-on" exercises. Diagnostic software will be used to identify and isolate faulty devices and sub-systems. This is the second of a two-course sequence designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examinations. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: DCOM 141 or consent of Program Coordinator Lab fee: $15.00

DCOM 242 – 4 Credits
Linux 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. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: DCOM 142 and permission of the Red Hat Academy Program Director

DCOM 244 – 3 Credits
Red Hat Linux Core Essentials

Introduces students to the procedures, processes, commands, and tools needed to become a Red Hat Enterprise Linux power user. This is the first of a two course series designed to prepare students to successfully complete the Red Hat RHCT Certification Exam. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions. Lab Fee: $15.00

Prerequisites: DCOM 142 and permission of the Red Hat Academy Program Director

DCOM 251 – 4 Credits
Local Area Networks

Exposes students to this important network component through lecture and laboratory experiences; covers planning, installation, maintenance, and management of Local Area Networks (LANs). Taught in a combination of lecture and hands-on format. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: DCOM 101 or written permission from program coordinator required Lab fee:$15.00

DCOM 252 – 3 Credits
Advanced TCP/IP

Surveys the various protocols that comprise today's converging communication 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 and networks utilizing the various protocols, and users who deal with network applications on a daily basis. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: DCOM 251 or consent of the Program Coordinator

DCOM 258 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Information Security

serves the needs of students interested in understanding the field of information Security and how it relates to other areas of information technology (IT). The material covered in this class provides the broad-based knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students for further study in specialized security fields, or may be used by those interested in a general introduction in the field. This course is also intended to serve the needs of those seeking to pass the Computing Technology Industry Association's (Comp TIA) Security+ certification. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: DCOM 101 or consent of the Program Director.

DCOM 259 – 4 Credits
Red Hat Linux System Administration

Introduces students to the procedures, commands, and tools needed to become a Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Administrator. Students learn in a combination lecture, web, and hands-on environment those skills needed to install, configure, and troubleshoot Red Hat Linux Systems including networking and services. This is the second of a two course series designed to prepare students to successfully complete the Red Hat RHCT Certification Exam. Taught in a combination of lecture and hands-on format. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: DCOM 244 or written permission from program director required

DCOM 262 – 4 Credits
Applied Information Security

Functions as the capstone course in the Network Security Certificate program. Students work in teams to carry out an in-depth study of the class network that includes: developing comprehensive security policies and procedures, conducting a vulnerability assessment, utilizing network security tools, methodologies, and best practices to secure the network and its related systems and services, detecting and responding to an intrusion, anticipating and protecting the network from future intrusion, and identifying relevant regulatory, legal, and ethical issues. Taught in a combination of lecture and hands-on format. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: DCOM 261 or written permission from program director required

DCOM 271 – 1 Credit
Internship II

DCOM 272 – 2 Credits
Internship II

DCOM 273 – 3 Credits
Internship II

Course is offered as a internship II to students. Students need permission from the Department Chair or Program Coordinator to enroll.

DCOM 274 – 4 Credits
Internship II