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Computer Information Technology Courses

Computer Information Technology Courses 

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CIT - Computer Information Technology

CIT-011: Introduction to Computer Hardware and Software ( A+) (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Advisory: MAT 903 or High School Algebra I, or equivalent. This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts such as security, networking, mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, client side virtualization, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. It helps students prepare for entry-level career opportunities in ICT and the CompTIA A+ certification. It also provides a learning pathway to Cisco CCNA. Hands-on lab activities are an essential element of the course. The Virtual Laptop and Virtual Desktop are stand-alone tools designed to supplement classroom learning and provide an interactive "hands-on" experience in learning environments with limited physical equipment. The use of Packet Tracer supports alignment with the new CompTIA A+ certification objectives.

CSU - California State University

CIT-012: Introduction to Networking (Network+) (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 4.0)

This course introduces the fundamental building blocks that form the modern network, such as protocols, media, topologies and hardware. It then provides in-depth coverage of the most important concepts in contemporary networking, such as TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless transmission, virtual networks, security and troubleshooting. This course helps students prepare for entry-level career opportunities in ICT and the CompTIA Network+ certification. It also provides a learning pathway to Cisco CCNA.

CSU - California State University

CIT-016: CyberSecurity and Ethical Hacking (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 4.0)

This course is an introduction to IT security and ethical hacking using the latest operating systems, security techniques, and wireless standards. It also covers the fundamentals of system security, network infrastructure, access control, assessments and audits, cryptography, and organizational security. Students gain hands-on experience with various ethical hacking methods and techniques.

CSU - California State University

CIT-017: Cyber Security Essentials (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 4.0)

The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. This course explores the importance of cybersecurity, data confidentiality, and best practices for using the internet and social media safely. This course introduces students to characteristics of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity. Pass/No Pass Option.

CSU - California State University

CIT-018: CCNA Cyber Security Opertations (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 4.0)

TThe CCNA Cybersecurity Operations course introduces the knowledge and skills needed for a Security Analyst working with a Security Operations Center team. It teaches core security skills needed for monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing, and responding to security events, thus protecting systems and organizations from cybersecurity risks, threats, and vulnerabilities. Pass/No Pass Option.

CSU - California State University

CIT-021: Cisco Network Fundamentals (CISCO-1) (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 4.0)

This course is the first of four courses leading to the CCNA designation. This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks.

CSU - California State University

CIT-022: Routing and Switching Essentia (CISCO-2) (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite: CIT 021 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.

CSU - California State University

CIT-023: Scaling Networks (CISCO-3) (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite: CIT 022 This course is the third of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA Routing and Switching) designation. It describes the architecture,components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality.

CSU - California State University

CIT-024: Connecting Networks (CISCO-4) (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite: CIT 023 This course is the fourth of four courses leading to the CCNA designation. This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required in Enterprise networks.

CSU - California State University

CIT-078: Microsoft Server Essentials 1 (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Advisory: CIT 011 This course focuses primarily on the installation, storage, “compute features and functionality” and the “networking features and functionality” available in Windows Server 2016. It covers general installation tasks and considerations and the installation and configuration of Nano Server, in addition to the creation and management of images for deployment. It also covers DFS and BranchCache solutions, high performance network features and functionality, and implementation of software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, such as Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) and Network Controller.

CSU - California State University