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Course Descriptions

CPC 107   A+ (Computer Repair and Maintenance) ...   5

Preparation to meet the requirements of the A+ certification exam. How to build, configure, upgrade, and troubleshoot PCs. Combination of lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on labs.

CPC 125   Windows Desktop Operating Systems ...   3

In-depth introduction to current Windows desktop operating systems including installation, resource use, hardware devices and drivers, system performance and reliability, network protocols and services, desktop, security and troubleshooting. Emphasis on supporting end users. Combination of lectures, demonstrations, discussions and hands-on labs. Preparation for Microsoft certification.

CPC 155   Cyber Security Essentials ...   3

This class focuses on prerequisite skills required for cyber security, ethical hacking, and forensics.  An introduction to programming, web-design, and database query languages.  Additional topics will be added as prerequisite skills change along with technology.  This class is offered in a hybrid format only and will require guided self study.

CPC 160   Security Fundamentals ...   3

Prerequisites: CPC 107 or CPC 125

Learn the fundamentals of security and prepare for the Security + certification exam.  Combination of hands-on labs, lectures, and demonstrations.

CPC 161   Computer Forensics ...   3

Prerequisites: CPC 160

Explore use of analytical and investigative techniques to identify, collect, examine and preserve evidence or electronically stored information. Combination of hands-on labs, lectures and demonstrations.

Corequisites: CPC 155

CPC 162   Ethical Hacking ...   3

Prerequisites: CPC 160

Determine weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems using the same tools and knowledge as a malicious hacker (in a lawful way) in order to increase security. Preparation for CEH certification. Combination of hand-on labs, lectures and demonstrations.

Corequisites: CPC 155

CPC 170   CCNA1 ...   5

First course in a four-course sequence that prepares student for Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) certification and the job market. Over the four-course sequence learn networking fundamentals, routing and switching protocols, router and switch configuration in the LAN and WAN, security issues and solutions, and wireless technologies. Combination of hands-on labs, lectures, and demonstrations.

CPC 171   CCNA2 ...   5

Prerequisites: CPC 170

Second course in a four-course sequence that prepares student for Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) certification and the job market. Over the four-course sequence learn networking fundamentals, routing and switching protocols, router and switch configuration in the LAN and WAN, security issues and solutions, and wireless technologies. Combination of hands-on labs, lectures, and demonstrations.

CPC 172   CCNA3 ...   5

Prerequisites: CPC 171

Third course in a four-course sequence that prepares student for Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) certification and the job market. Over the four-course sequence learn networking fundamentals, routing and switching protocols, router and switch configuration in the LAN and WAN, security issues and solutions, and wireless technologies. Combination of hands-on labs, lectures, and demonstrations.

CPC 173   CCNA4 ...   5

Prerequisites: CPC 172

Fourth course in a four-course sequence that prepares student for Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) certification and the job market. Over the four-course sequence learn networking fundamentals, routing and switching protocols, router and switch configuration in the LAN and WAN, security issues and solutions, and wireless technologies. Combination of hands-on labs, lectures, and demonstrations.

CPC 180   Introduction to UNIX/Linux ...   3

Introduction to UNIX/Linux, installation, users and groups, package management, permissions and general network configuration.  Combination of lectures, demonstrations, discussions and hands-on labs.

CPC 202   Windows Server and Active Directory ...   5

Prerequisites: CPC 107, CPC 125, or instructor permission.

In-depth study of the latest Windows Server operating system including installation, managing a server environment, access to resources, disaster recovery, IP addressing, name resolution, routing and remote access and network security. Combination of lectures, demonstrations, discussions and hands-on labs. Preparation for Microsoft certifications.

CPC 224   Microsoft SQL Server ...   3

Prerequisites: CPC 202, CPC 203

Preparation to meet certification requirements to become Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) or Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). How to design and implement database solution using Microsoft SQL Server. Combination of lectures, demonstrations, discussions, online assignments, and hands-on labs.

CPC 225   Microsoft Exchange Server ...   3

Prerequisites: CPC 202

Preparation to meet certification requirements to become Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) or Microsoft Certified Systems A. How to implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate Microsoft Exchange Server. Combination of lectures, demonstrations, discussions, online assignments, and hands-on labs.

CPC 240   Wireless LANs ...   5

Prerequisites: CPC 171 or CCENT certification.

Introduction to Wireless LANs. Topics include IEEE 802.11 standard, wireless radio technology, wireless topologies, access points, bridges, antennas, security, site survey preparation, troubleshooting, and emerging technologies. Combination of lectures, demonstrations, discussions, online assignments, and hands-on labs.

CPC 245   CCNA Security ...   5

Prerequisites: CPC 171 or CCENT Certification

In-depth introduction to network security based on router firewalls and security appliances. Topics include Access Control Lists (ACLs), AAA security, intrusion detection, monitoring, and securing Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Combination of lectures, demonstrations, discussions, online assignments, and hands-on labs. Preparation for security-related industry certifications.

CPC 246   Network Security II ...   5

Prerequisites: CPC 245 or computer networking instructor permission.

Second course in a series of security classes providing in-depth study of network security based on firewall security devices. Topics include router and security appliance ACLs, AAA, advanced protocols and intrusion detection, failover and system maintenance, VPNs, and device management. Combination of lectures, demonstrations, discussions, online assignments, and hands-on labs. Preparation for security-related industry certifications.

CPC 247   Voice Over IP ...   5

Prerequisites: CPC 173 or CCNA Certification.

Introduction to Voice over IP including a discussion of converged networks, gateways and trunks, and call management. Combination of lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on labs.

CPC 260   UNIX/Linux Administration ...   3

Prerequisites: CPC 180

Learn what a UNIX/Linux administrator needs to know to support a UNIX/Linux server.  Includes DNS, DHCP, mail services, Web and SQL services, file and print sharing, backup and recovery, monitoring and optimization, and configuration management.

CPC 270   CCNP1 ...   5

Prerequisites: CPC 173 or CCNA certification

First course in a series that prepares students for CCNP ceertification.  Reference Cisco System's Web site (www.cisco.com/certification) for specific competencies addressed.  Combination of hands-on labs, lectures and demonstrations.

CPC 271   CCNP2 ...   5

Prerequisites: CPC 173 or CCNA Certification

Second course in a series that prepares students for CCNP certification.  Reference Cisco System's Web site (www.cisco.com/certification) for specific competencies addressed.  Combination of hands-on-labs, lectures and demonstrations.

CPC 272   CCNP3 ...   5

Prerequisites: CPC 173 or CCNA Certification

Third course in a series that prepares students for CCNP certification.  Reference Cisco System's Web site (www.cisco.com/certification) for specific competencies addressed.  Combination of hands-on labs, lectures and demonstrations.

CPC 273   CCNP4 ...   5

Prerequisites: CPC 173 or CCNA Certification.

Fourth course in a series that prepares students for CCNP certification.  Reference Cisco System's Web site (www.cisco.com/certification) for specific competencies addressed.  Combination of hands-on labs, lectures and demonstrations.

CPC 290   Virtualization Technologies ...   3

Prerequisites: CPC 107

Introduction to virtualization technologies and use in current corporate environments.  Heavy emphasis on VMware and other products like Hyper V.  Combination of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on labs.

CPC 299   New Technologies ...   3

Prerequisites: CPC 107

Advanced IT topics including current trends and important skill sets.  Combination of lectures, demonstrations and hand-on labs when appropriate.