Diablo Valley College

CIS jobs go by a variety of titles, including applications developer, programmer analyst, software designer, customer support specialist, help desk technician, workstation support specialist, database designer, database analyst, database security, network control operator, network security administrator, internet developer, webmaster, internet systems integrator, among others. Completion of this degree or the certificates will provide excellent preparation for a student interested in a career in a variety of industries in any of those job categories.Students will acquire basic occupational competencies enabling them to perform the duties of Information Technologies and Management workers as identified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Available Courses

CNT-114 Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials/Administration

This course introduces students to the installation and configuration of Microsoft Windows Professional on stand-alone  computers and on client computers connected to a work-group  or domain. The skills and knowledge necessary to install and  configure Windows Server, to create files, print, and Terminal  Servers will be covered. Students will also administer an organizational unit within a single domain structure. CSU

CNT-106 Introduction to Networks

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The course uses the OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Students build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling; performing basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches; and implementing IP addressing schemes. This course is preparation for the CompTIA Network+, Cisco Certified Entry-Level Network Technician (CCENT

and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exams. CSU

CNT-146 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security

This course presents an in-depth study of network security  principles as well as the tools and configurations required to  secure a network focused specifically on preparation for the  CCNA-Security certification exam. CSU

CNT-120 Routing and Switching Essentials

This course presents the architecture, components, and  operations of routers and switches in a small network.  Students will configure routers and switches for basic functionality. Students will 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. This  course is preparation for the Cisco Certified Entry-Level  Network Technician (CCENT) and Cisco Certified Network  Associate (CCNA) certification exams. CSU

CNT-125 Introduction to Virtualization Technology

The course provides students with the knowledge and  skills necessary to install and configure both Microsoft  and VMWare Virtualization Technologies. Students will be  introduced to storage systems, business continuity, storage  security and management, virtualization technology and  concepts. This course will cover deployment and administration of various operating systems, Hyper-V, Virtual  machine networks. CSU

CNT-148 Introduction to Cybersecurity: Ethical Hacking

Students will analyze computers and networks for vulnerabilities and to preserve information for forensic investigation. Laws pertaining to computer and network forensic  investigation will be presented and students will complete  case studies on cyber attack investigations. This course  contributes to the preparation for the following certifications: AccessData Certified Examiner™ credential, Certified  Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cisco  Certified Security Professional (CCSP), Security+, and  Microsoft Security Certification. CSU

CNT-104 IT Essentials (A+)

This course provides an introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing  demand for entry-level IT professionals. The fundamentals  of computer hardware and software as well as advanced  concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an IT professional will be introduced. Preparation for  CompTIA’s A+ certification exam is provided. CSU


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