Course Descriptions

Networking Technology Systems

NTS 104 CCNA 1:  Intro to Networks

[formerly CST 170 Introduction to Internetworking and Cabling]

4 cr.  (2 lec/4 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  CAPP 120 or Instructor Approval.

Provides students in the first of four semester courses with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology that will empower them to enter employment or further education and training in the computer networking field.  Covers the following networking topics and skills:  OSI model and industry standards, network topologies, IP addressing including subnet masks, networking components, basic network design, beginning router configurations, and routed and routing protocols.

 

NTS 105 CCNA 2:  Routing & Switching Essentials

[formerly CST 172 Introduction to IP Routing]

4 cr.  (2 lec/4 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  NTS 104.

Teaches students the skills they will need to design, build, and maintain small to medium size networks.  The focus of this course is basic configuration of routers into small networks.

 


 

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NTS 204 CCNA 3:  Scaling Networks

[formerly CST 174 Advanced Routing and Ethernet Switching]

4 cr.  (2 lec/4 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  NTS 105.

Teaches students the skills they will need to design, build, and maintain small to medium size networks.  The focus of this course is the integration of routers and switches into small networks.

 

NTS 205 CCNA 4:  Connecting Networks

[formerly CST 176 Wide Area Networking]

4 cr.  (2 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  NTS 204.

Teaches students the skills they need to design, build, and maintain small to medium size networks.  The focus of this course is configuring routers and small networks into WANs (wide area networks).