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Networking Technology Systems (NTS)


NTS 094 PCE Non-Credit NTS Course

CEUs: 6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Non-credit professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide condensed coursework to meet the needs of working students and professionals. These courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and are transcribed on the student's continuing education transcript.

NTS 104 CCNA 1: Intro to Networks

Credits: 3

Term: (F)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: CSCI 105 or consent of instructor

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

NTS 105 CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials

Credits: 3

Term: (F)

Prerequisite OR Corequisite: NTS 104

Describes the architecture, components, 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 RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

NTS 206 CCNA 3: Enterprise Networking Security and Automation

Credits: 3

Term: (S)

Prerequisite: NTS 105

This course describes architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting enterprise networks. It covers wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used to secure remote access along with the introduction of software-defined networking, virtualization, and automation concepts that support the digitalization of networks.