Computer Networking


C-TV host Michelle tells you why you should consider a career in Computer Networking.

 
Perfect your skills and get certified for a number of high-paying careers.
 
 
 
 

New Class in FIBER OPTIC CABLING

One of our newest classes, CST 102, FIBER OPTIC CABLING teaches students how to make fiber cables used in telephone systems, the cable TV system, the Internet, medical imaging, or mechanical engineering inspection, just to name a few.

New Classes

  • CST C113 Virtual Software Survey
  • CST C161 MS Vista: Installing and Configuring
  • CST C184 MS 2008 Active Directory Configuration
  • CST C185 MS 2008 Network infrastructure
  • CST C217 Call Manager Express

Certifications

Coastline's IT Department (formerly Computer Services Technology) offers a variety of courses that can lead to certifications in Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+. A typical 3-unit class will cost a student approximately $60.00 plus books which, in today's world of $3000-$5000 Boot Camps, is a tremendous value.

Certificates

With as few as three completed classes, a student can receive a college-issued certificate stating the student has completed a category of related classes and has earned a certificate. This certificate can be shown to a current or prospective employer for career advancement.
Computer Networking Certificate of Achievement (options)
  • Cisco
  • Microsoft
  • Security
  • Convergence
  • Microsoft SharePoint Security
CCNA
CCNP
CompTIA Computer Hardward
CompTIA Computer Software
LINUX Administration
Network Security Specialist
Networking Tools
MCTS SharePoint Server
MCTS Vista

CISCO Regional Networking Academy

Coastline is a Cisco Regional Training Academy, which means the college teaches Cisco classes and trains instructors that teach at other colleges and high schools. Coastline has offered Cisco classes since 1998 and our instructors are not only Cisco Certified but have received rigorous training through the Cisco Networking Academy system. Some Courses offered:
  • CCNA Exploration (v.4.0)
  • CCNP v.5.0
  • Cisco VoIP (Voice over IP)
  • Security classes (CCSP)
  • Fiber optic cabling in partnership with Panduit
The Cisco labs have the following equipment:
  • Cisco 2800 series routers with VOIP capabilities including CME (Call Manager Express - VOIP) and CUE (Cisco Unity Express - Voicemail)
  • Cisco switches ranging from 2900 - 3500 series
  • Cisco VOIP phones
  • T1 simulators
  • Cisco PIX (501 & 515)/ASA (5505 & 5510)
  • PSTN simulators (simulate a call coming from/to the telephone company)

CompTIA

The courses offered in this program are designed to provide you with theory and necessary hands-on skills to prepare you to meet the needs of prospective employers. CompTIA certifications include: A+
  • Essentials
  • IT Technician
  • Remote Support Technician
  • Depot Technician
LINUX +
Network+
Security+

Microsoft®

Did you know that Microsoft® Windows runs more computers than any other operating system in the world? Coastline's Microsoft® instructors have completed specialized training making them Microsoft Certified Trainers ("MCT"). Coastline is a Microsoft® Training Partner and offers courses leading to many Microsoft® Certifications including:
  • Microsoft® Certified Product Specialist (MCPS)
  • Microsoft® Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
  • Microsoft® Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
All classes include rigorous hands-on training.

Security

Is your computer protected from hackers? Are you safe from Identity Theft? Is everyone in your neighborhood listening to your wireless Internet conversations? Secure your home and office computers and fill the demand at public and private companies to address Internet security concerns in today's world.
 
Coastline offers a wide variety of Computer/Network Security courses. Hands-on courses include Security Essentials, Ethical Hacking, Wireless Security, Intrusion Detection, and Forensics. These courses can lead to a Certificate of Completion in Cybersecurity as you train to become a network security specialist.

Pearson Vue, Prometric, and Novell Testing Center

Coastline's Garden Grove location now hosts a testing center in the Computer Lab, room 103. Take professional certification exams such as, CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, and Linux in the comfort of our new Testing Center. Students taking networking courses at Coastline can receive a discounted voucher for select CompTIA exams. For more information, please (714) 241-6209, ext. 17324

Job Opportunities

Did you know that with a certificate in the computer networking field you can find employment as a:
  • Network Technician
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Help Desk
  • Test Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Information Systems Architect
  • Systems Integrator


Computer Networking Course Outlines

Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

CST-C112

Section Description

Virtualization is one of the exciting new technologies being adopted by the computer industry. In this class we will explore the business and educational usages of Virtualization and give the student hands-on experience with the software. Students will install a virtual environment on their classroom systems and learn how to create and run virtual computer systems (Microsoft, Linux, and Novell) simultaneously in this environment. ADVISORY: CST C116 and C117 or CST C128. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Configure a multi-server network that allows the servers to work together.
  • Creation a Virtual Microsoft Server and a Virtual Linux Server.
  • Install, configure and use VMWare Server Console.

CST-C116

Section Description

The A+ Essentials Hardware course teaches necessary competencies for an entry-level IT professional. Topics include Personal Computer Components, Operating Systems, Networks, Security. Lecture and hands-on experience in structured labs is included. The A+ Essentials Hardware course maps to CompTIA’s A+ Essentials Hardware exam. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Given a working PC, students will be able to disassemble the PC to its component parts, reassemble the PC, troubleshoot problems, and return the PC to its original working state.
  • Student will be able to explain concepts and terminology associated with topics associated with the A+ Essentials course materials.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency with various software packages to solve common networking problems using theories learned in the classroom to design and implement a workable solution.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate technical resources to solve problems with networking hardware and software.
  • Students will be able to build and maintain secure networks.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and analysis.
  • Demonstrate innovative thinking, and adaptive, creative problem solving skills.

CST-C128

Section Description

This Network+ certification course provides an in-depth survey of the field of Networking, including terms, OSI model, various NOS, certification requirements, and security. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Design and Configure a Simple Network Security Plan
  • Design and Configure IP Addressing for a Simple Network Topology
  • Given a Scenario, Diagram Appropriate Network Topologies

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency with various software packages to solve common networking problems using theories learned in the classroom to design and implement a workable solution.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate technical resources to solve problems with networking hardware and software.
  • Students will be able to build and maintain secure networks.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and analysis.
  • Demonstrate innovative thinking, and adaptive, creative problem solving skills.

CST-C220A

Section Description

Virtualization allows consolidation of many traditional servers into a few physical servers with many virtual machines to realize significant cost savings. In this VMware-authorized, hands-on course, students learn to install, configure, and manage VMware® vSphere™ 5.1, which consists of VMware® ESX/ESXi and VMware® vCenter Server. Upon completion of this course, students can take the examination to become a VMware® Certified Professional. Topics covered map to a VCP-DCA Exam. ADVISORY: CST C112: Introduction to VMware. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • 1 infrastructure.
  • Demonstrate proficiency monitoring, optimizing, and securing the vSphere 5.
  • Explain and describe components of a vSphere 5.
  • Plan, install, configure, and manage virtual machines, ESXi 5.

CST-C253

Section Description

This course covers the Cisco ASA and PIX security appliances, IPS, and VPN Adaptive Security Appliance. Students will learn to design and evaluate such features as access control, IP routing, virtual firewalls, transparent firewalls, and how to install the ASA and PIX security hardware. ADVISORY: CCNA or equivalent. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Display proficiency with network and security troubleshooting and analysis.
  • Given a description of a business’s security needs, students will demonstrate the ability to design and configure a secure network using the Cisco ASA and PIX.
  • Given specific network scenarios, students will be able to explain concepts and terminology associated with the Cisco ASA and PIX.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency with various software packages to solve common networking problems using theories learned in the classroom to design and implement a workable solution.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate technical resources to solve problems with networking hardware and software.
  • Students will be able to build and maintain secure networks.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and analysis.
  • Demonstrate innovative thinking, and adaptive, creative problem solving skills.

CST-C390L

Section Description

The lab provides supervised computer lab time on network computers and servers. Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco and other networking students can utilize specialized software and hardware for additional hands-on practice. ADVISORY: Concurrent enrollment in any Coastline Community College class. Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Complete assignments for currently enrolled courses.
  • Perform labs and other classroom projects.
  • Utilize specialized computer hardware and software.

CST-C391L

Section Description

This course provides supervised lab time on network hardware and software. Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, and other networking students can utilize specialized software and hardware for additional hands-on practice. Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Complete skills-based classroom projects.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with specialized computer hardware and software.


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Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our certificate programs.

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