Computer Networking and Information Technology

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An analysis of technologies for connecting computers and computer related devices into networks. This course covers the terminology and the major components of networks: architecture, topologies, hardware components, connections, protocols, network operations, network administration, support, and troubleshooting. Wide Area Networks (WANs) are also covered. Follows the objectives of the CompTIA Net+ certification exam. CSU Requires an additional 2 hours. Preparation for CompTIA Network+ certification exam. ADVISE: CNIT 100 or 101.

Lec-3   P/NP Available
ADVISE: CNIT 106 or 201C
Knowledge and skills to recognize security vulnerabilities, implement security measures, analyze network environments for known security threats or risks, defend against attacks or viruses, ensure data privacy and integrity. Terminology and procedures for implementation and configuration of security: access control, authorization, encryption, packet filters, firewalls and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).


This is a collection of information relating to configuring and administering High Performance Computing (HPC), clusters, and General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) and multi-core compute servers.