Gavilan College

Computer Networking is designed to provide entry-level skills and knowledge for students to enter the networking profession. Students will be eligible to take the industry A+ hardware exam. The program also provides a solid foundation in network technology for students who plan to pursue further education in the networking field at a four year college.

Available Courses

CSIS 184 Computer Forensics

Introduction to computer crime investigation processes. The student is introduced to the hardware, software, networks and devices found in typical home and business settings. Techniques and equipment used to collect evidence, ensure integrity, locate and prepare data for forensic investigation. Covers chain of custody requirements for admissible evidence, data formats for a variety of modern equipment, and recovery of deleted or encrypted information. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. This course is also listed as AJ 184.

CSIS 181 PC Hardware

This course examines computing hardware, operating systems, and software applications from
a technical side to enable students to select, install, maintain and optimize a computer system.
This course will help prepare students to pursue the A+ Hardware Certification. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: CSIS 124, CSIS 1 OR CSIS 2, or equivalent computer experience.

CSIS 182 Operating Systems

This course will survey current computer operating systems. Topics include file system
management, systems requirements, network systems integration, security, and regular
maintenance procedures. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY:
CSIS 1 or CSIS 2 or equivalent computer experience

CSIS 183 Introduction to Microsoft Servers

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Microsoft Server setup and administration.
Topics include managing file systems (including Active Directories), devices, user accounts,
backups, and basic security. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass.
ADVISORY: CSIS 182.

CSIS 48

UNIX / Linux Operating System
This course will provide the basics of the UNIX/Linux operating system, including the history
and the use of UNIX/Linux with hands-on experience using commands and files. Topics to be
covered include basic UNIX/Linux commands, text editing, files and directories, electronic mail, pipes and filters, and shell programming. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: CSIS 1 or CSIS 2 or equivalent computer experience

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