Cisco Specialist

Mini-Certificate

This program provides training for those who want to work toward becoming a CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate).

CAPS 1101Introduction to Computers *3
CAPS 1140Microcomputer Operating System *3
CAPS 1145Introduction to Networks3
CAPS 1270Routing & Switching Essentials3
CAPS 1276Scaling Networks3
CAPS 1277Connecting Networks3
Total Hours18
*

Can be waived through credit-by-exam or demonstration of sufficient knowledge.

Courses

CAPS 1101. Introduction to Computers. 2-2-3 Units.

If a student has no computer experience, it is advised to take OADM 1140. Students who have no knowledge of computer key function and do not type a minimum 20 words per minute are urged to take OADM 1140, either prior to, or in conjunction with, this course. A survey of computer-related topics; including the basic elements of a computer system, ways in which computers can be used, and their organizational and social impact. Hands-on experience with microcomputers using Microsoft Windows, data-management, and electronic-spreadsheet programs. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F,S,M)

CAPS 1140. Microcomputer Operating System. 2-2-3 Units.

An overview of operating system essentials for microcomputers, with emphasis on a current version of MS-Windows. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F,S)

CAPS 1145. Introduction to Networks. 3-0-3 Units.

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

CAPS 1152. Linux. 3-0-3 Units.

Study of the Linux operating system, to include basic system operation and access, system installation and configuration, file system organization, file management and manipulation, shell usage, and system maintenance and security.This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement.(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1140.

CAPS 1211. Intro to RPG Programming. 3-2-4 Units.

Students design, code, and test programs using the Report Program Generator (RPG) language. Programs written include report editing, mathematical operations, use of subroutines to support structured programming, IFs and case structures, and external and logical files. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement.(As needed for Industry)

CAPS 1212. Advanced RPG Programming. 3-2-4 Units.

A continuation of CAPS 1211. Programs written include file processing, interactive applications, tables and arrays, and subfiles. Review of RPG logic cycle. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement.(As needed for Industry)

CAPS 1213. Control Lang Prog iSeries 400. 2-2-3 Units.

Introduces concept, purpose, uses, and implementation of Control Language (CL) programming. Emphasis is on CL syntax and interactive and batch programs in the iSeries environment. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement.(As needed for Industry)

CAPS 1216. Database/Interactive Applicati. 3-2-4 Units.

This course involves Database design; queries; application development in a database environment. Students receive hands-on experience with a rational database package. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement.(As needed for Industry)

CAPS 1240. Advanced Topics in CAPS. 3-0-3 Units.

Selected topics in the use of the computer based on current needs and trends; for example, an in-depth exploration of an operating system or an introduction to a programming language not currently taught. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1270.

CAPS 1270. Routing & Switching Essentials. 3-0-3 Units.

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. (Career Course)(F,S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1145.

CAPS 1275. Comp Syst/Networking Security. 3-0-3 Units.

An introduction to communication security in computer systems and networks. Both information flow and information integrity policies will be considered. Topics include: authentication, protection, security models, cryptography, application, hacker tools and public policy, along with case studies.(Offered as needed)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1140.

CAPS 1276. Scaling Networks. 3-0-3 Units.

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a large and 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 OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network. (Career Course)(F,S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1270.

CAPS 1277. Connecting Networks. 3-0-3 Units.

Discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex 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. Students also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.(F,S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1276.

CAPS 2278. CCNA Security. 3-0-3 Units.

This course provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. This course is a hands-on, career-oriented e-learning solution with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop specialized security skills, along with critical thinking and complex problem solving skills.(S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1270.