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CISCO

 
CSCO-291  Introduction to Networks
3 Credits
The focus of this course is on learning the fun- damentals of networking. Topics include: the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks; the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations; basic router and switch configuration; and implementation of
IP addressing schemes. Prerequisite: CMSY-106. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)
 
CSCO-292  Routing and Switching Essentials
3 Credits
This course describes the architecture, compo- nents, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common  issues with  Routing In- formation  Protocol  (RIP)v1, RIPv2, single-area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.  Prerequisite:  CSCO-291. (2 hours lec- ture, 3 hours lab weekly)
 
CSCO-293  Scaling Networks
3 Credits
This course describes the architecture, compo- nents, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex  network.  Students learn how  to configure  routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common  issues with open shortest path first (OSPF), enhanced interior  gateway routing protocol (EIGRP), spanning tree protocol (STP), and VLAN trunk protocol (VTP) in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) and domain  name system (DNS)  operations in a network.  Prerequisite:  CSCO-292. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)
 
CSCO-294  Connecting Networks
3 Credits
This course discusses the wide  area network (WAN)  technologies and network ser vices required by converged applications in a com- plex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common  issues with  data link protocols.   Stu- dents will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement  IPSec and virtual private network (VPN)  operations in a complex  net- work.  Prerequisite:  CSCO-293. (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 lec- ture, 3 hours lab weekly)
 
CSCO-651  Implementing IP Routing
3 Credits
This course teaches students how to implement, monitor,  and maintain routing ser vices 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 solu- tions to support branch offices and mobile work- ers. 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 implemen- tation of complex enterprise switching solutions. The course also covers the secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into cam- pus networks. Comprehensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce con- figuration 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 trouble- shooting using technology-based processes and best practices,  based on systematic and industry recognized approaches. Extensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to re- inforce 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 
Biomedical 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 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
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 
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 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST