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Engineering & Information Sciences

Network Systems Administration Associate's Degree Coursework

These are the courses you will take in addition to the core coursework of your Network Systems Administration degree. Through this targeted curriculum, you can learn to activate accounts and security controls, monitor network performance, install and configure routers, launch network systems and maintain existing ones, and troubleshoot problems.

Network Systems Administration Course Descriptions

Intro to Engineering Technology & Information Sciences

Hardware and Software with Lab

Introduction to Scripting and Database with Lab

Principles of Information Systems Security

Intro to Engineering Technology & Information Sciences

CEIS100 - Introduction to Engineering Technology and Information Sciences
This course introduces basics of networking, programming logic and electrical engineering technology concepts. Topics include the importance of ethics and communications in the engineering world, as well as the benefits of belonging to a professional organization. In the lab, students gain experience in problem solving and completing lab reports. They also create portfolios and plan which courses they will take while at DeVry.  

Hardware and Software with Lab

COMP129 PC Hardware and Software with Lab
This course explores the PC system from software, hardware, and operating system points of view. Hardware topics include system boards, processors, memory, power supplies, input/output (I/O) ports, internal adapters, printers, and basic networking devices. Software topics include client/server operating systems and installation, as well as licensing software applications.  

Introduction to Scripting and Database with Lab

COMP230 Introduction to Scripting and Database with Lab
This course introduces basic programming concepts, logic, and scripting language tools used to automate basic system administrator processes. Critical thinking, logic, and troubleshooting are emphasized. Database applications are also introduced, helping students develop basic skills in using a typical database. Security topics are discussed.
 

Principles of Information Systems Security

SEC280 Principles of Information Systems Security
This course provides a broad overview of information systems security in organizations. Topics include security concepts and mechanisms; mandatory and discretionary controls; basic cryptography and its applications; intrusion detection and prevention; information systems assurance; and anonymity and privacy. Various types of controls used in information systems, as well as security issues surrounding the computer and computer-generated data, are also addressed.
 

Networking Fundamentals Track

Introduction to Networking with Lab

Introduction to Routing with Lab

Introduction to Switching with Lab

Introduction to WAN Technologies with Lab

Introduction to Networking with Lab

NETW-202 Introduction to Networking with Lab
This course introduces the underlying technology of local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the Internet. Topics include networking media, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP), an overview of routing and switching, and small network con figuration and troubleshooting. Students prepare and test cabling and become familiar with protocol analyzers.
 

Introduction to Routing with Lab

NETW-204 Introduction to Routing with Lab
This course introduces router configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting; routing protocols; and use of access control lists (ACLs) as a traffic management tool. Students gain command- line-interface (CLI) knowledge and configure local and wide area networks with routers. In addition, students apply the transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) suite of commands and ACLs to real networks under troubleshooting and traffic management scenarios.
 

Introduction to Switching with Lab

NETW-206 Introduction to Switching with Lab
This course presents advanced Internet protocol (IP) addressing techniques, intermediate routing protocols, switch con figuration and maintenance, virtual local area networks (VLANs) and related protocols, and network design strategies. Students expand their skills in router and switch con figuration and maintenance by building and troubleshooting various networks.
 

Introduction to WAN Technologies with Lab

NETW-208 Introduction to WAN Technologies with Lab
This course addresses wide area network (WAN) design using various technologies; WAN protocols configuration and trouble-shooting; and network management. In the lab, students expand their skills in router and switch con figuration and maintenance by building and troubleshooting various networks, as well as de- sign, con figure and troubleshoot various WAN topologies. Use of the following protocols and technologies is expanded or introduced: network address translation and port address translation, dynamic host configuration protocol, point-to-point protocol authentication, integrated services digital network, dial-on-demand routing and frame relay.
 

Cisco Networking Fundamentals track

Cisco Networking Academy - Intro to Networking with Lab

Cisco Networking Academy - Intro to Routing with Lab

Cisco Networking Academy - Intro to Switching with Lab

Cisco Networking Academy-Intro to WAN Technologies &Lab

Cisco Networking Academy - Intro to Networking with Lab

NETW-203 Cisco Networking Academy - Introduction to Networking with Lab
This course introduces the underlying technology of local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the Internet. Topics include networking media, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP), an overview of routing and switching, and small network con figuration and troubleshooting. Students prepare and test cabling and become familiar with protocol analyzers. This course is based on Cisco Networking Academy content.
 

Cisco Networking Academy - Intro to Routing with Lab

NETW-205 Cisco Networking Academy - Introduction to Routing with Lab
This course introduces router con figuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting; routing protocols; and use of access control lists (ACLs) as a traffic management tool. Students gain command- line-interface (CLI) knowledge and configure local and wide area networks with routers. In addition, students apply the transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) suite of commands and ACLs to real networks under troubleshooting and traffic management scenarios. This course is based on Cisco Networking Academy content.

Cisco Networking Academy - Intro to Switching with Lab

NETW-207 Cisco Networking Academy - Introduction to Switching with Lab
This course presents advanced Internet protocol (IP) addressing techniques, intermediate routing protocols, switch con figuration and maintenance, virtual local area networks (VLANs) and related protocols, and network design strategies. Students expand their skills in router and switch con figuration and maintenance by building and troubleshooting various networks. This course is based on Cisco Networking Academy content.

Cisco Networking Academy-Intro to WAN Technologies &Lab

NETW-209 Cisco Networking Academy - Introduction to WAN Technologies with Lab
This course addresses wide area network (WAN) design using various technologies; WAN protocols configuration and trouble-shooting; and network management. In the lab, students expand their skills in router and switch configuration and maintenance by building and troubleshooting various networks, as well as de- sign, con figure and troubleshoot various WAN topologies. Use of the following protocols and technologies is expanded or introduced: network address translation and port address translation, dynamic host configuration protocol, point-to-point protocol authentication, integrated services digital network, dial-on-demand routing and frame relay. This course is based on Cisco Networking Academy content.

Network Operating Systems and Technologies

Network Operating Systems – Windows, with Lab

Network Operating Systems – UNIX, with Lab

Voice/VoIP Administration with Lab

Network Operating Systems – Windows, with Lab

NETW230 Network Operating Systems – Windows, with Lab
This course explores basic operation and management of local and wide area networks using the Microsoft network operating system (NOS). Topics include installation of server and work- station software, physical network configuration, network security, policy, domain controllers, performance monitoring, and troubleshooting techniques. NOS features, ease of management, utilities, upgrades, and interoperability with other NOSs and client types are analyzed.
 

Network Operating Systems – UNIX, with Lab

NETW240 Network Operating Systems – UNIX, with Lab
This course explores basic operation and management of local and wide area networks using UNIX or similar network operating systems (NOSs). Topics include server and workstation soft- ware installation, physical network configuration, network security, policy, performance monitoring and troubleshooting techniques. NOS features, ease of management, utilities, up-grades, and interoperability with other NOSs and client types are analyzed.
 

Voice/VoIP Administration with Lab

NETW250 Voice/VoIP Administration with Lab
This course examines technologies and systems that serve voice traffic, including enterprise switches (e.g., private branch exchanges and Centrex), networked telephony solutions, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), call centers, voice processing and wireless systems. Administration of these systems is emphasized, and relevant troubleshooting and security issues are discussed.