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Fall 2021

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CSN115 - Introduction to Operating Systems

Credits: 3

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.

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CSN121 - Network Fundamentals

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explores computer networks using the OSI and TCP models, network protocols, IP, Ethernet, network hardware, media and application services. Uses a combination of lectures and hands-on experiences to analyze protocols, network operations, cabling, routers and switches. Prerequisite: Completion of the Genesee Community College math proficiency.

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CSN130 - Operating Systems 2: Advanced LINUX

Credits: 3

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

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CSN151 - Computer Repair

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces computer hardware, software and operating system components. Includes hardware installation, configuration, repair, systematic troubleshooting, internal operation, peripheral devices, operating system installation, and system tools. Lab work includes PC assembly and repair projects.

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CSN201 - Client Operating Systems

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explores concepts and requirements of client operating systems with an emphasis on the current Microsoft Windows operating systems. Introduces the various tools for installing, administering, configuring and supporting Windows using skills based activities. Prepares students to take the current Microsoft Windows certification examination. Fall only. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CSN121 or CSN115 or permission of instructor.

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CSN202 - Server Operating Systems

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explores concepts and requirements of server operating systems with an emphasis on current Microsoft products. Introduces the various tools for installing, administering, configuring and supporting Windows Server Operating Systems using skills based activities. Prepares students to take the corresponding Microsoft certification examination. Spring only. Prerequisite: CSN201 or permission of instructor.

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CSN206 - LAN Switching and Wireless Networking

Credits: 3

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. Prerequisite: CSN121

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CSN207 - Wide Area Networking

Credits: 3

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. Two class hours, two lab hours. Prerequisite: CSN206

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CSN209 - Overview of Computer & Network Security

Credits: 3

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 121.

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CSN217 - Information Technology Internship

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Participation in a minimum of 120 hours field experience in an internship business/organization for the purpose of experiential learning in business operations, management, and information technologies which are related to career and academic objectives. Prerequisite: 12 credit hours of CSN and/or CIS courses and permission of instructor.

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CSN221 - Inter/Intra Networking

Credits: 3

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. Prerequisite: CSN121.

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CSN291 - Cybersecurity Analyst

Credits: 3

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

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