Network Security

Paul Burkholder, BS, Interim Chair
Phone: (419) 995-8123
Email: burkholder.p@RhodesState.edu
Office: 179M JJC

The Information and Emerging Technology department consists of four majors: Web Programming/Computer Programming, Digital Media Technology, Network Security, and Operations Excellence.

Each of these majors provide the students with a valuable education using state-of-the-art coursework, equipment, and technology.

The Network Security Major stresses the design, installation and maintenance of a computer network. This option would be most appropriate to a student who was anticipating a career working with computers running a popular network operating system. This major prepares a student to take the following certification exams:

  • A+
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
  • Linux+
  • LPIC-1
  • Network+
  • VMware Certified Professional 

This major also provides the coursework that will train the students to design, build and implement complete end-to-end security solutions. The coursework will also provide exposure to various digital, computer, and network forensic methods, VPNs, secure remote access, and disaster recovery techniques. Course content covers objectives for various certifications including:

  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Security +
  • Cisco CCNA Security
  • Palo Alto ACE

In order to become a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), students should take CPT 1410 Microsoft I, CPT 1415 Microsoft II and CPT 1420 Microsoft III and pass the associated Microsoft exams. Passing any one of these exams would give the student the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certification. All of these courses use official Microsoft curriculum.

Rhodes State College is an official Microsoft Information Technology Academy, which means that Rhodes State College is an authorized training partner with Microsoft, and we use official Microsoft curriculum in our Microsoft courses.

In order to become a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), the student should take CPT 1705 Cisco I - CCNA, CPT 1715 Cisco II - CCNA, CPT 2705 Cisco III - CCNA and CPT 2715 Cisco IV - CCNA and pass the CCNA exam.

In order to become a CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional), the student should take CPT 2740 Cisco V - CCNP and CPT 2741 Cisco VI - CCNP and pass the associated CCNP exams.

In order to become a CCNA with Security specialization (CCNAS), the student should take CPT 2960 CCNA Security and pass the CCNAS exam.

Rhodes State College is an authorized Local Cisco Network Academy. which means that Rhodes State College is an authorized training partner with Cisco, and we use official Cisco curriculum in our Cisco courses.

In order to become a VCP (VMware Certified Professional), the student should take CPT 2940 Virtualization I and CPT 2945 Virtualization II and pass the VCP exam.  

Rhodes State College is an authorized VMware IT Academy, which means that Rhodes State College is an authorized training partner with VMware, and we use official VMware curriculum in our virtualization courses.

Technical Standards

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Tech Prep Partner

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Networking Security Major

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Structured Course Sequence (4 Semester Plan)

First Year
First SemesterHours
COM 1110 English Composition 3
CPT 1410Microsoft I 3
CPT 1415Microsoft II 3
CPT 1605IT Essentials 3
CPT 1620Linux Administration I 3
SDE 1010 First Year Experience 1
 Term Hours16
Second Semester
COM 1140Technical Writing 3
CPT 1420Microsoft III 3
CPT 1625Linux Administration II 3
CPT 1705 Cisco I - CCNA 3
CPT 1715Cisco II - CCNA 3
Humanities or Science Elective  3
 Term Hours18
Second Year
First Semester
CPT 2705Cisco III - CCNA 3
CPT 2715Cisco IV - CCNA 3
CPT 2930Ethical Hacking I 3
CPT 2935Ethical Hacking II 3
CPT 2991Field Experience 1
 Term Hours13
Second Semester
CPT 2940Virtualization I 3
CPT 2945Virtualization II 3
CPT 2960CCNA Security 3
CPT 2965   Applications of Network Security 3
MTH 1151
   or MTH 1260
Quantitative Reasoning
   or Statistics
3
PSY 1010 
   or SOC 1010
General Psychology
   or Sociology
3
 Term Hours18
 Total Hours 65

See here for Portfolio and Capstone information.

Prerequisites:
Students should check course prerequisites before registering. Prerequisites are listed in the Course tab.

  Portfolio

 Capstone

CPT 0980 — Developmental Computer Skills
2 Credit hours  

Introduces students to beginning computer terms and concepts. Students will learn how to operate a microcomputer and to use the computers in the campus microcomputer labs. Topics covered include: mouse operation, practice with keyboarding, elementary Windows operating system techniques, use of a flash drive, file management techniques, elementary word processing (Microsoft Word), and elementary electronic spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel). Students will also learn to use the Internet and email.

CPT 1040 — Introductory Computer Applications
1 Credit hour  

Introduces students to general computer terms and concepts. In addition, students will learn how to operate a microcomputer and to use the computers in the campus microcomputer labs. The students will learn about the Windows operating system and how to use a word processor (Microsoft Word) and an electronic spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel). Some keyboard experience is recommended. Self-paced and proficiency exam(s) available.

CPT 1050 — Technology Basics for IT Pro
3 Credit hours  

Teaches students advanced computer terms and concepts. This course is required for all Information Technology majors. Students will use the computers in the campus computer labs. Students will learn Windows operating system, command line logic, electronic spreadsheets, and HTML/CSS programming. Emphasis will be on command line logic. Keyboarding experience and word processing skills will be required. Proficiency exams are available.

CPT 1060 — Intermediate Computer Applications
2 Credit hours  

Introduces students in health majors to become proficient doing the following tasks: research using the internet and search engines, intermediate and advanced features in Windows, advanced topics using Microsoft PowerPoint and advanced topics in Microsoft Word.

CPT 1110 — Introduction to Programming Logic and Design
3 Credit hours  

Introduces computers, systems, and the management of information in a business environment. Provides a comprehensive overview of the principles of programming and teaches the beginning programmer how to develop logical thinking, structured procedural and program logic, and good programming style. Focuses on concepts such as procedural logic, programming concepts and enforces good style and logical thinking. Programming Logic and Design provides the beginning programmer with a guide to developing structured program logic. The course assumes no programming experience and does not focus on any one particular programming language. It introduces programming concepts and enforces good style and logical thinking. This class does not involve any programming in C, C++ or Java. This class teaches flowcharting and writing algorithms or pseudo code. Pseudo code learned in this class will help students to write actual code in any programming language like C++ in the Programming class.

CPT 1120 — Introduction to VB Programming
3 Credit hours  

Introduces programming concepts using the Microsoft Visual Basic.Net programming language. The concepts will involve planning and using algorithms; and programming with object-oriented design. There will be applications created using variables and constants, the selection structure, the repetition structure, controls, and handling events. Students should have knowledge of basic computer skills, including file/folder management concepts.
Prerequisites: MTH 0903.

CPT 1250 — Computer Applications in the Workplace
3 Credit hours  

Introduces student to essential concepts in computer terminology, hardware components, operating systems and software issues. The student will have hands-on introduction to word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software using the Windows operating environment. Students will be required to prepare letters, reports and other documents and will be required to import data between the word processing and spreadsheet software applications. Proficiency exam options available. Some keyboard experience is recommended before taking this class.
Prerequisites: Keyboarding experience recommended.

CPT 1410 — Microsoft I
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to installing and configuring a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Network. This course focuses on the initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as Networking, Storage, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, File and Print Services, and Hyper-V. Different server roles are looked at including DNS servers, DHCP servers and Active Directory Domain Controllers. This course will help the student prepare for the following Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 exam: 70-410. The material the student will use in this course will include Microsoft Official Academic Course textbooks and CDs.

CPT 1415 — Microsoft II
3 Credit hours  

Describes multiple topics including implementing, managing, maintaining and troubleshooting a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 environment. This course focuses on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, implementing Remote Access solutions such as Direct Access, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing Network Policies and Network Access Protection, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as, update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments. This course willl help the student prepare for the following Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 exam: 70-411. The materials the student will use in this course will include Microsoft Official Academic Course textbooks and CDs.
Corequisites: CPT 1410.

CPT 1420 — Microsoft III
3 Credit hours  

Learn advanced configuration and service tasks necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure. Topics include advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS), Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), Network Load Balancing, Failover Clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery services, as well as, access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control (DAC), and Web Application Proxy integration with AD FS and Workplace Join. This course will help the student prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 70-412 exam. The materials the student will use in this course will include Microsoft Official Academic Course textbooks and CDs.
Prerequisite: CPT 1415.

CPT 1440 — Internet Usage and Web Page Program
1 Credit hour  

Utilizes the Internet to access popular email services, upload and download files, use bulletin boards, new services, and other applications found on the Internet. Social Media services will also be discussed and used. Students will also develop a web page. Some experience with computers is recommended before taking this course.

CPT 1470 — Introduction to Database Programming
3 Credit hours  

Enables students to create, maintain, and manipulate relational databases. They use Oracle SQL Plus to operate in a relational database environment. SQL will be covered. This course is required for IT majors with the digital media option.
Corequisites: CPT 1050.

CPT 1580 — Introduction to Graphic Design and Layout
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to design and layout concepts that make an effective presentation. Topics of instruction will include layout, type design, color usage, scaling photographs and artwork, design of various documents, and integration with written work. An introduction to the use of desktop publishing software will also be included. Classwork will contribute to a required student portfolio.

CPT 1605 — IT Essentials
3 Credit hours  

Prepares students for CompTIA A+ Certification exams. This class is designed for students who want to pursue careers in IT and gain working knowledge of how computers work, how to assemble computers, and how to troubleshoot hardware and software problems. This class is also designed to give the student basic IT and Operating Systems knowledge and introduction into industry terminology and concepts.
Corequisites: CPT 1050.

CPT 1615 — OS Introduction
3 Credit hours  

Discusses operating systems, which are not limited to, Microsoft and Linux. Hands-on-labs and in class material will be presented in a format that will help the student prepare for computer-based questions they might experience on this exam. This course provides exposure to Linux command line utilities, KDE, GNOME, Xserver and basic shell scripting. This class is also designed to give student comparisons between many of the different operating systems utilized in industry. OS Introduction helps a student to prepare for the CompTIA Linux+ Certification exams.
Corequisites: CPT 1050.

CPT 1620 — Linux Administration I
3 Credit hours  

Exposes students to basic shell scripting as well as configuring network settings and administrative tasks. This class will also provide students with the knowledge to setup, configure, and maintain a Linux server for use in industry as well as personal use. Topics covered will be how to configure server based services including, but not limited to, DNS, DHCP, web, NFS, and SSH. This class will also cover different distributions for Linux including, but not limited to, Fedora and Ubuntu. This class will also assist in the preparation for the LPIC-1 Certification Exam 101 and 102.

CPT 1625 — Linux Administration II
3 Credit hours  

Provides students with the knowlege to setup, configure, and maintain a Linux server for use in industry as well as personal use. This class will provide students with knowledge to setup, configure, and maintain a Linux Server. Topics covered will be how to configure server based services including, but not limited to, SNMP management services, email, secure file sharing, and SQL. This class will also cover different distributions for Linux including, but not limited to, Fedora and Ubuntu. This class will assist in the preparation for the LPIC-1 Certification Exam 101 and 102.
Prerequisites: CPT 1620.

CPT 1705 — Cisco I - CCNA
3 Credit hours  

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the internet and other computer networks. It uses the OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. The principles and structure of IP addressing, the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Labs use a "model internet" to allow students to analyze real data without affecting production networks. At the end of the course, students build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, performing basic configurations of network devices such as routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes.
Prerequisites: CPT 1050.

CPT 1715 — Cisco II - CCNA
3 Credit hours  

Describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students analyze, configure, verify and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF. By the end of this course, students will be able to recognize and correct common routing issues and problems. Students complete a basic procedural lab, followed by basic configuration, implementation, and troubleshooting labs in each chapter.
Prerequisites: CPT 1705.

CPT 1820 — ASP.NET Programming
3 Credit hours  

Introduces web programming technologies. ASP.NET is a server-side programming environment that you can use to create and run dynamic interactive web server applications. The student will use HTML and Visual Basic and databases to create data driven and interactive web sites.
Prerequisites: CPT 1120.

CPT 1850 — Webpage Layout and Design
3 Credit hours  

Introduces student to the software Dreamweaver. This course is intended to expose the student to the concepts of developing and displaying web pages using hypertext markup language (HTML) editors for visually designing and managing websites and pages in a professional environment. The course will introduce the student to the features of Dreamweaver with a series of explantions, examples, exercises and projects that develop the skills needed to develop attractive and effective web pages and create, organize and manage websites. Students will learn to use tables, layers, frames, style sheets, behaviors and forms.
Prerequisites: CPT 1050.

CPT 1965 — Application of Network and Computer Security
3 Credit hours  

Allows students to demonstrate their proficiency by integrating technical knowledge with core skills and abilities. Students learn to provide modular, scalable security, using firewalls, access management, host security, and encryption as the foundation for security. Students will utilize case studies to implement access management including AAA, TACAS+, Kerberos, and physical card devices or token cards. Students will develop auditing procedures that combine host and network security practices.
Prerequisites: CPT-1930, CPT-1720.

CPT 1990 — Independent Study in CPT
1-5 Credit hours  

Provides the student with an opportunity for in-depth work on a special topic within the field of Information Technology which the student was not able to pursue in the desired degree of depth in the regular course offerings. During the first week of the semester, the student is required to describe the proposed course of study in writing that he/she wishes to pursue. Such proposal must be submitted to the division dean for approval and student assignment to an Information Technology area faculty member for overseeing the project. This course of independent study may be substituted for an Information Technology technical course if it is applicable. Not more than five (5) credit hours will count towards graduation.

CPT 2070 — Educational Technology
3 Credit hours  

Encompasses effectively identifying, location, evaluating, designing, preparing and efficiently using educational technology as an instructional resource in the classroom as related to principles of learning and teaching. Required course for all preservice teachers. Candidates will develop increased classroom communication abilities through lectures, discussions, modeling, laboratory experiences and completion of a comprehensive project.

CPT 2110 — Introduction to Programming - COBOL
4 Credit hours  

Introduces students to basic programming terms, concepts, and documentation techniques. By the end of the course students will be able to design, write, compile, test and debug basic computer programs. Programming is done using the structured Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL). Topics covered include formatting/printing, computing, decision making, iteration, multi-level control break processing, and data validation. This course covers both batch and interactive processing. Microsoft Windows experience is recommended.
Corequisites: CPT 1050.

CPT 2120 — Advanced COBOL Programming
4 Credit hours  

Introduces students to advanced programming terms and concepts. This is the second of two courses in structured Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL). Students will be introduced to advanced programming terms and concepts. By the end of the course students will be able to design, write, compile, test, and debug advanced COBOL programs. Topics covered include arrays and tables, sequential and indexed file processing, sorting, and screen design. This course also incorporates the elements of systems design through completed programming and documentation. Each student will design and implement a complete information system. The system will include multiple programs, make use of sequential and indexed files and use batch and interactive processing.
Prerequisites: CPT 2110.

CPT 2210 — Systems Analysis and Design
3 Credit hours  

Presents an introduction to the fundamental concepts of business systems analysis and design. Topics covered include an introduction to information systems, systems planning, systems analysis, systems design, systems implementation, systems operation, systems support, and security. The course presents a practical approach using a blend of traditional development with current technologies. It uses "real world" case studies that promote critical thinking and student participation.
Prerequisites: At least one programming course.

CPT 2350 — Database Programming
3 Credit hours  

Designed to obtain an understanding of relational database management concepts, theories, and procedures. They will design and create a relational database. The student will also normalize a database and design a relational database schema. The will use Oracle to access and manipulate data in a relational database environment. They will received extensive instruction on how to perform queries using Oracle SQL. At the end of the semester, the student should be able to use Oracle SQL in the SQL Plus Environment to perform advanced queries on a relational database.
Corequisites: CPT 1050.

CPT 2400 — Special Studies in IT
3 Credit hours  

Covers advanced topics using sub and function procedures, multi-tier database access and using classes to build object-oriented programs. This course will include an e-portfolio assignment and an exit evaluation of critical thinking and writing skills.
Prerequisites: CPT 1120, CPT 1820, CPT 2350, EET 2320.

CPT 2500 — iOS Mobile Applications Development
3 Credit hours  

Introduces the concepts of building iOS applications for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. This course will also cover using the Apple Macintosh's development program Xcode 4.
Prerequisites: EET 2320.

CPT 2650 — Creating and Editing Digital Image
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to creating and/or editing digital images. Students will learn to create bitmap images using a variety of software tools, and will capture digital images using a digital camera and a scanner, and transfer those images to a computer for editing. Students will learn both the design and productions perspective, including creating and managing layer masks, creating color effects and improving images with adjustments layers, working with text and combining text and imagery, and using filters and layer styles to create eye-popping special effects. This is a hands on course. Classwork will contribute to a student portfolio.

CPT 2670 — Graphics Software and Applications
3 Credit hours  

Introduces studens to creating and/or editing digital graphics. Students will learn to create vector graphics using a variety of software tools to create simple graphics, icons, and text to complex and multilayered illustrations. Through a thorough exploration of vector graphics students are able to apply their knowledge to all of the software tools, features and special effects, allowing them to create fun and interesting artwork. This is a hands on course. Classwork will contribute to a student portfolio.

CPT 2700 — Digital Video Editing
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to video production, compression, and editing concepts. Students will record video, capture the video to a computer, build a video presentation using a combination of video, sound, graphics, titles, and effects. This is a hands-on course. Classwork will contribute to a student portfolio.

CPT 2705 — Cisco III - CCNA
3 Credit hours  

Provides a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical approach to learning the technologies and protocols needed to design and implement a converged switched network. Students learn about the hierarchical network design model and how to select devices for each layer. The course explains how to configure a switch for basic functionality and how to implement Virtual LANs, VTP, and Inter-VLAN routing in a converged network. The different implementations of Spanning Tree Protocol in a converged network are presented, and students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network.
Prerequisites: CPT 1715.

CPT 2715 — Cisco IV - CCNA
3 Credit hours  

Discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in enterprise networks. The course uses the Cisco Network Architecture to introduce integrated network services and explains how to select the appropriate devices and technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to implement and configure common data link protocols and how to apply WAN security concepts, principles of traffic, access control, and addressing services. Finally, the students learn how to detect, troubleshoot, and correct common enterprise network implementation issues.
Prerequisites: CPT 1715.

CPT 2740 — Cisco V - CCNP
3 Credit hours  

Provides students with an opportunity to learn how to create an efficient and expandable enterprise network. Students will also learn how to install, configure, monitor, and troubleshoot network infrastructure equipment. Topics include configuration of EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP routing protocols, and how to manipulate and optimize routing updates between these protocols. Other topics include multicast routing, IPv6, and DHCP configuration.
Prerequisites: CPT 2715.

CPT 2741 — Cisco VI - CCNP
3 Credit hours  

Covers the deployment of state-of-the art campus LANs. The primary focus is on the selection and implementation of the appropriate Cisco IOS services to build reliable, scalable, multilayer-switched LANs. Focus areas of the course include VLANs, Spanning Tree Protocol, wireless client access, minimizing service loss, and minimizing data theft in a campus network. This hands-on, lab-oriented course stresses the design, implementation, operation, and troubleshooting of multilayer switched networks.
Prerequisites: CPT 2715.

CPT 2750 — HTML and CSS
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), two of the core technologies for building web pages. HTML provides the structure of the page, CSS the (visual and aural) layout, for a variety of devices. HTML5 features are designed to make it easy to include and handle multimedia and graphical content on the web without having to resort to proprietary plugins and APIs. Along with graphics and scripting, HTML and CSS are the basis for building web pages and web applications. This is a hands on course. Classwork will contribute to a student portfolio.
Prerequisites: CPT 1050.

CPT 2760 — Animation
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to produce visually innovative motion graphics and effects for film, video, DVD, and the web. Students will also learn how to composite and animate in 2D or 3D space using multiple cameras and lights. Integration of this product will be used in conjunction with other software packages. Students will create rich internet content and applications by using powerful video, multimedia and application development features. Upon completion of this course, students will be well versed in creating animations for a variety of uses. Class work will contribute to a student portfolio.

CPT 2770 — Animation II
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to create rich internet content and applications by using powerful video, multimedia, and application development features. Upon completion of this course students will be well versed in creating animation for a variety of uses. Classwork will contribute to student portfolio.

CPT 2900 — Advanced Digital Media Studies Capstone
3 Credit hours  

Allows students to demonstrate their proficiency by integrating technical knowledge with core skills and abilities. The skills learned in previous digital media courses will be combined and used to produce an advanced multimedia project of the student's digital media skills. The course will include an e-portfolio assignment and an exit evaluation of critical thinking and writing.
Prerequisites: COM 1110, CPT 1850, CPT 2670, CPT 2700
Corequisites: CPT 2750, CPT 2760, CPT 2770.

CPT 2930 — Ethical Hacking I
3 Credit hours  

Acquaints students with the world of offensive information security. This penetration testing training introduces the latest hacking tools and techniques in the field and simulates a full penetration test, from start to finish, by injecting the student into a diverse and vulnerable network. This class does express the legal and ethical aspects of utilizing these tools in industry.
Prerequisites: CPT 1620, CPT 1410.

CPT 2935 — Ethical Hacking II
3 Credit hours  

Acquaints students with the world of offensive information security. Students will not only apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents, it ensures that they can anticipate security risks and guarding against them. This class will also cover investigative techniques and post mortem analysis of attacks on a network
Prerequisites: CPT 1620, CPT 1410.

CPT 2940 — Virtualization I
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to the installation, configuration, and management of the VMware ESXi server infrastructure. The materials the student will use in this course will include VMware Official Academic Course textbooks. This is the first of two VMware course offered.

CPT 2945 — Virtualization II
3 Credit hours  

Explores the advanced features of installation, configuration, and management of the VMware ESXi server infrastructure using vSphere, VMware ESXi, VMware vCenter. the materials the student will use in this course will include VMware Official Academic Course textbooks. This is the second of two VMware courses offered.

CPT 2950 — VoIP I
3 Credit hours  

Applies the core principles of voice and data technology as they integrate the IP Telephony architecture. Topics included in this course will be modifylng the LAN, MAN, and WAN to accomodate IP Telephony and translating the various layers in the OSI model. Quality of Service (QoS) will be described, as well as cabling issues for IP Telephony in the enterprise. Asterisk and other open source IP Telephony services will be covered in this course.
Prerequisites: CPT 1620, CPT 1410.

CPT 2955 — VoIP II
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to the building and configuration of CISCO IP Telephony infrastructure. Call Manager Express will be utilized, each of these voice exchange systems will be configured, and time will be spent determmining when to best utilize each system in different situations.
Prerequisites: CPT 1620, CPT 1410.

CPT 2960 — CCNA Security
3 Credit hours  

Develops the skills needed to succeed in IT-related degree programs and prepare for the CCNA Security certification. It provides a theoretically rich, hands-on introduction to network security, in a logical sequence driven by technologies. The goals of CCNA Security are as follows: provide an in-depth, theoretical understanding of network security; provide an experience- oriented course that employs industry-relevant instructional approaches to prepare students for associate-level jobs in the industry; enable students to have significant hands-on interaction with IT equipment to prepare them for certification exams and career opportunities. Upon completion of the CCNA Security course, students will be able to perform the following tasks: describe the security threats facing modern network infrastructures; secure network device access; implement the Cisco IOS IPS feature set; implement site-to-site IPSec VPNs; administer effective security policies.
Prerequisites: CPT 2715.

CPT 2965 — Applications of Network Security
3 Credit hours  

Focuses on interoperability of real world server integration combining services across various platforms. Topics will include, but not limited to, integration of Windows, Linux, and Novell systems, file sharing, domain services, directory services, database services, VPNs, web services, print services, VoIP services, and server clustering. With these services being implemented security will also be stressed. Services will need to be avaialble as well as secure. The course will include an e-portfolio assignment and an exit evaluation of critical thinking and writing.
Prerequisites: CPT 2715, CPT 2935.

CPT 2991 — Field Experience
1-4 Credit hours  

Enables work activity which relates to an individual student's occupational objectives. With permission of a faculty advisor, the field experience replaces elective or required courses in a student's associate degree program. The experience is coordinated by a faculty member of the college who assists the student in planning the experience, visits the site of the experience for a conference with the student and his/her supervisor at least once during the semester and assigns the course grade to the student after appropriate consultation with the employer/supervisor.
Prerequisites: Completion of first semester and faculty advisor approval. This course is graded S/U.

Nathan Carnahan, AAS, AAS, CCNA, ITQ
Instructor
Phone: 419-995-8345
Office: JJC 179N
Email: carnahan.n@rhodesstate.edu

Lisa Cogley, MA, BS, AAB
Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-995-8207
Office: JJC 179H
Email: cogley.l@rhodesstate.edu

Michael Eilerman, BS, MCSE, MCP
Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-995-8330
Office: JJC 179L
Email: eilerman.m@rhodesstate.edu

Elisa Hueve, BS
Instructor
Phone: 419-995-8181
Office: JJC 179F
Email: hueve.e@rhodesstate.edu

Diane Miller, MA, BA, AAB
Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-995-8140
Office: JJC 179G
Email: miller.d@rhodesstate.edu

Steve Stiles, AAB, AAB, CCNA, CCNA Security, ITQ
Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-995-8325
Office: JJC 179K
Email: stiles.s@rhodesstate.edu

 

Cyber Security Certificate

LAW 1130Introduction to Criminal Justice3
LAW 1540 Constitutional Issues3
LAW 2040Criminal Evidence and Procedure3
CPT 1410Microsoft I3
CPT 1620Linux Administration I3
CPT 1705 Cisco I - CCNA3
CPT 1715Cisco II - CCNA3
CPT 2930Ethical Hacking I3
CPT 2935Ethical Hacking II3
Total Hours27

 Portfolio

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