Genesee Course Listing
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Computer Sys & Network Technology Courses:
CSN115 - Introduction to Operating Systems
Catalog Description: Examines several operating systems with emphasis on a modern LINUX-based distribution. Topics include memory and process management, I/O systems, storage, multi-processing,networking, and system commands. Requires hands-on projects in system administration tasks such as managing file systems, creating and configuring user accounts and groups, managing file/directory permissions, creating shell scripts, and setting up services. Prerequisite: Some PC experience is recommended.
CSN120 - Network Fundamentals
Catalog Description: Explores computer networks using the OSI and TCP models, network protocols, IP, Ethernet and application services. Uses a combination of lectures and laboratory experiences to analyze protocols, network operations, cabling, routers and switches. Prerequisite: Completion of the Genesee Community College math proficiency.
CSN150 - Computer Repair
Catalog Description: Introduces the microcomputer and its operating system components. Includes hardware installation, repair, systematic troubleshooting, bus structures, operating system installation, and navigation tools. Lab work includes PC assembly and repair projects. Three class hours, three lab hours.
CSN190 - Operating Systems 2: Advanced Linux
Catalog Description: This course is a follow up to the Introduction to Operating Systems course, and provides students with an in-depth examination of a modern Linux-based operating system. Topics include the boot process, file system administration, package management, system administration tools, kernel configuration, networking services, the X window system, shell scripting, troubleshooting, and security. Students will be required to complete several hands-on projects during the course of the semester. Prerequisite: CSN115
CSN201 - Network Client Operating Systems
Catalog Description: Explores concepts and requirements of network client operating systems with an emphasis on the current Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. Introduces the various tools for installing, administering, configuring and supporting Windows. Prepares students to take the current Microsoft Windows certification examination. Two class hours, two lab hours. Prerequisite or corequisite: CSN120 or permission of instructor.
CSN202 - Network Operating Systems
Catalog Description: Explores concepts and requirements of network operating systems with an emphasis on the current Microsoft Windows family of server operating systems and the problems and techniques involved with successfully implementing a computer network in a corporate environment. Introduces the various tools for installing, administering, configuring and supporting Windows Server Operating Systems. Prepares students to take the corresponding Microsoft certification examination. Two class hours, two lab hours. Prerequisite: CSN201.
CSN206 - LAN Switching and Wireless Networking
Catalog Description: Introduces technologies and protocols needed to design and implement converged switched and wireless networks. Topics include Ethernet switching, VLAN, switch trunking, interVLAN routing, VTP, RSTP, wireless networking and wireless security. Students complete procedural labs on configuration, implementation, and troubleshooting of enterprise level network switches and wireless LANs. Fall only. Two class hours, two lab hours. Prerequisite: CSN120
CSN207 - Wide Area Networking
Catalog Description: Presents WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in enterprise networks. Lectures and labs cover protocols, WAN security, Voice Over IP, principles of traffic, access control, and addressing services. Skills include configuration, implementation, detection, troubleshooting and corrective actions. Spring only. Prerequisite: CSN206
CSN208 - Overview:Comp/Network Security
Catalog Description: Provides a solid foundation of the core concepts and terminology used in the field. Includes topics such as authentication, identifying and describing risks, and intrusion detection. Fall only. Prerequisite: CSN 120.
CSN217 - Cooperative Education
Catalog Description: Participation in a cooperative business/organization for the purpose of gaining experience in business operations, management, and networking computing which are related to career and academic objectives. Prerequisite: Successful completion of CSN 202 or 12 credit hours of CSN and/or CIS courses.
CSN220 - Inter/Intra Networking
Catalog Description: Introduces LAN/WAN architecture, network routing protocols, IP addressing and interconnecting networks. Also introduces technologies and protocols needed to design and implement converged switched networks. Topics include Ethernet switching, VLAN, switch trunking and interVLAN routing. Three lecture hours, two lab hours. Prerequisite: CSN120.
CSN291 - Cybersecurity Analyst
Catalog Description: Introduces students to cybersecurity practices and concepts with high emphases placed on hands-on practical virtual lab work. Students gain access to full software and hardware resources to more fully engage in discovery. This curriculum maps to NSA/NICE standards and prepares students for CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst certification (CySA+). CompTIA CySA+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. Prerequisites: CSN150, CSN208, CSN220