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CISCO

CSCO-281 Network Fundamentals
3 Credits

The focus of this course is on learning the fundamentals of networking. Topics include: the two major models used to plan and implement networks—OSI and TCP/IP; the functions and services of the OSI and TCP/IP layers; the various network devices, network addressing schemes, and the types of media used to carry data across the network. Labs will include hands-on configuration of routers and switches in client-server and peer-to-peer environments with utilization of various network tools for protocol data unit analysis and troubleshooting. Prerequisite: CMSY-106. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

CSCO-282 Routing Protocols and Concepts
3 Credits

The focus of this course is on routing and routing protocols. The goal is to develop an understanding of how a router learns about remote networks and determines the best path to those networks. The hands-on labs and virtual lab activities used in this course are designed to help the student develop an understanding of how to configure routing operations while reinforcing the concepts learned. Prerequisite: CSCO-281. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

CSCO-283 LAN Switching and Wireless Networks
3 Credits
This course helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how switches operate and are implemented in the LAN environment for small and large networks. Beginning with a foundational overview of Ethernet, this course provides detailed explanations of LAN switch operation, VLAN implementation, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Inter-VLAN routing, and wireless network operations. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, RSTP, VTP, and wireless networks. Campus network design and Layer 3 switching concepts are introduced. Prerequisite: CSCO-281. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

CSCO-284 Accessing the WAN
3 Credits

This course explains the principles of traffic control and access control lists (ACLs) and provides an overview of the services and protocols at the data link layer for wide-area access. Students learn about user access technologies and devices and discover how to implement and configure Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), DSL, and Frame Relay. WAN security concepts, tunneling, and VPN basics are introduced. The course concludes with a discussion of the special network services required by converged applications and an introduction to quality of service (QoS). Prerequisites: CSCO-282 and CSCO‑283. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

CSCO-305 Cisco IP Telephony
3 Credits
This course concentrates on the fundamental elements of VoIP calls, the description of dial plans, and the implementation of gateways, gatekeepers and IP-IP gateways. This course provides extensive hands-on exercises. This course prepares students to take the Cisco Voice Over IP (CVOICE) certification exam (642-436). Prerequisite: CCNA certification or CSCO-284. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

CSCO-308 CCNA Security
3 Credits
This course concentrates on in-depth, theoretical understanding of network security principles as well as the tools and configuration available. This course emphasizes the practical application of skills needed to design, implement, and support network security. This course prepares students to take Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) certification exam (640-543). Prerequisite: CCNA certification or CSCO‑284. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

CSCO-651 Implementing IP Routing
3 Credits

This course teaches students how to implement, monitor, and maintain routing services in an enterprise network. Students will learn how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions, using a range of routing protocols in IPv4 and IPv6 environments. The course also covers the configuration of secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers. Comprehensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills. This course prepares students to take the Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) 642-902 certification exam. Prerequisites: CSCO-284 or CCNA certification. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

CSCO-652 Implementing IP Switching
3 Credits

This course teaches students how to implement, monitor, and maintain switching in converged enterprise campus networks. Students will learn how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions. The course also covers the secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks. Comprehensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills. This course prepares students to take the Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (Switch) 642-813 certification exam. Prerequisites: CSCO-284 or CCNA certification. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

CSCO-653 Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks
3 Credits

This course teaches students how to monitor and maintain complex, enterprise routed and switched IP networks. Skills learned include the planning and execution of regular network maintenance, as well as supporting and troubleshooting using technology-based processes and best practices, based on systematic and industry recognized approaches. Extensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce troubleshooting techniques. This course prepares students to take the TSHOOT 642-832 certification exam. Prerequisites: CSCO-651 and CSCO-652. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST