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-C102

Section Description

Authorized Cisco Academy PNIE course. Lecture and labs in this course will include topics such as basic networking concepts, copper cabling, different modes of fiber optics, safety principles, and cabling installation processes. Emphasis on hands-on training. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Given a set of network specifications, student will be able to build and administrate the physical layer of network infrastructure.
  • Student will be able to explain concepts and terminology associated with basic network cabling.

CST-C115

Section Description

This course prepares students to use Command Line Utilities and scripting techniques to manage and maintain operating systems and network appliances. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Given a description of certain networking tasks that need to be done on a periodic basis without human intervention, students will write scripts using windows operating system to automate the process of performing those tasks.
  • Given salient parameters for a Network Operating System, student will be able to create batch files using DOS that will allow the tasks to be performed automatically at a specified day and time.
  • Given specific topics to discuss, student will be able to explain concepts and terminology used by Network Administrators.

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

  • 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 the ability to locate technical resources to solve problems with networking hardware and software.

Institutional Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and analysis.

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-C157

Section Description

Provides an introduction to relational database fundamentals and SQL programming skills in the Microsoft environment. Topics covered include relational database architecture, database design techniques, and simple and complex query skills. This class is intended for students new to the SQL programming language. ADVISORY: C172. Graded and Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Create and manage database objects.
  • Create stored procedures, functions, triggers and views.
  • Manage transactions, error handling, and change tracking.

CST-C177

Section Description

The course provides hands-on experience with Windows 8. Topics include storage management, optimization of file system, performance and reliability tools, troubleshooting, configuring IPv6, wireless networking, file/folder management, SkyDrive functionality, client Hyper-V, VPNs, and Direct Access. This course maps to Windows 8 MCSA and 70-687 exams. ADVISORY: CST C128. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will install, configure, and maintain Microsoft Vista Mobile computers and applications.
  • Students will troubleshoot mobile problems and determine solutions.

CST-C191

Section Description

Linux+ is CompTIA's vendor neutral entry level certification. Like most of CompTIA's certifications (A+, Net+, etc) Linux+ has become the entry level must-have certification. You will explore the history, various releases of Linux, and perform Linux installation. You will compare and contrast Desktop managers, traverse the Linux file system, explore the wonders of Vi--scripts and the Command Line. What is a Runlevel?--you will know at the end of this class. Before it is over, you will document, archive, back up, and secure the workstation. ADVISORY: CST C116 or CST C117 or C128. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Display proficiency with various scripting, command line, and help tools.
  • Explain concepts and terminology associated with computer hardware and Linux.
  • Install, configure, manage, operate a Linux server system.

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-C201

Section Description

Authorized Cisco Academy CCNA Exploration course. Lecture and labs in this introductory course will include topics such as the OSI model, IP addressing, basic cabling, network topologies, and configuring Cisco devices. Emphasis on hands-on training. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Build various types of cables and use them to configure and test a small network.
  • Display proficiency with various network analysis tools.
  • Explain concepts and terminology associated with the OSI Model and with planning and cabling networks.

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-C202

Section Description

This course covers routing protocols, VLSM and CIDR, and RIP. It provides an introduction to the CLI and Cisco Router Configuration. This is the second in a series of courses providing preparation for students seeking the Cisco CCNA Certification. Emphasis is on hands-on training. ADVISORY: CST C201. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Explain concepts and terminology associated with various routing protocols.
  • Given a network topology and certain protocols, configure routers into a working network.
  • Model and analyze routing processes and protocols.

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-C203

Section Description

This course covers switch concepts, LAN design, VLAN implantation, interVLAN routing, VTP, and Cisco switch configuration. This is the third in a series of courses providing preparation for students seeking the Cisco CCNA Certification. Emphasis is on hands-on training. Cisco Academy requires that students complete CCNA 1 (CST C201) prior to enrollment in this course. ADVISORY: CST C202. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Explain concepts and terminology associated with LAN Switch operation.
  • Given a Network Topology, design and configure LAN switched network.

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-C204

Section Description

It includes topics such as WAN technologies; Access Control Lists (ACLs), WAN protocols, Natting, Security, and Frame Relay. This is the fourth and last in a series of courses providing preparation for students seeking the Cisco CCNA Certification Emphasis is on hands-on training. Cisco Academy requires that students complete CCNA 1 (CST C201) prior to enrollment in this course. ADVISORY: CST C201 and C202 and C203. This course may be taken four times. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Explain concepts and terminology associated with WAN technologies.
  • Given a WAN Topology configure a network using various WAN protocols and technologies.

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-C208

Section Description

Students will learn to plan tasks, evaluate designs, and interpret performance measurements. Hands-on activities will include configuring, verifying, and troubleshooting a Cisco IP Network. This course covers the material in the current version of Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks. ADVISORY: CST C205. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Plan and perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks.
  • Use technology-based practices and a systematic ITIL-compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting.

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-C220

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. 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. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency monitoring, optimizing, and securing the system.
  • Explain and describe components of the vSphere product suite.
  • Plan, install, configure, and manage virtual machines, ESX/ESXi Server, vCenter Server, and VMware Update Manager.

CST-C220A

Section Description



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-C221

Section Description

This class covers managing and tuning a vSphere environment. It prepares you to make design choices and improve and tune a vSphere environment. Topics include understanding and tuning CPU, memory, network, storage, virtual machine, and application performance. The class will have lecture and hands-on components. ADVISORY: CST C220. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of monitoring, troubleshooting, and tuning CPU, memory, network, storage, virtual machine, and application performance best practices.
  • Use VMware and other vendor tools to monitor, analyze, and configure vSphere for optimal performance.

CST-C222

Section Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge to implement a core Windows Servers 2012 Infrastructure into an existing enterprise environment. First of three courses in preparation for the MCSE certification. Topics include implementation/configuration of Server 2012 core services including Active Directory and networking services. Topics covered maps to Microsoft 70-410 Exam. ADVISORY: CST C128. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers in a Windows Server.
  • Students will be able to configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers in a Windows Server.
  • Students will be able to install and configure IP addressing and applications methodologies.
  • Students will be able to install and configure Windows Server 2012.

CST-C230

Section Description

This class is a survey of Network/Internet security. It will help prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ Exam. Topics will cover Authentication, Malicious Code, Web Security, Intrusion Detection, Cryptography, and Biometrics. The class will have lecture and hands-on components. ADVISORY: CST C128. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental terminology and theory associated with Network Security.
  • Install, configure, and fine tune various tools used in the field of Network Security.

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-C231

Section Description

Building on the skills learned in Security +, this course builds the technical knowledge and skills required to conceptualize, design, and engineer secure solutions across complex enterprise environments. The candidate will apply critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines to propose and implement solutions that map to enterprise drivers. This course maps to the CompTIA CASP exam. ADVISORY: CST C230. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Distinguish which cryptographic tools and techniques are appropriate for a given situation.
  • Execute and implement risk mitigation strategies and controls.
  • Select and distinguish the appropriate security controls with regard to communications and collaboration.

CST-C245

Section Description

Introduction to Computer Forensics Investigations. The class will cover such topics as how to recognize that a computer crime has occurred and steps follow when acquiring, authenticating, and analyzing data on a compromised system. Hands-on portion will explore the use of several Computer Forensics tools. ADVISORY: CST C232 and CST C238. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Given specific Forensics’ tools, students will demonstrate the ability to analyze data on a compromised computer disk.
  • Given specific topics to discuss students will be able to explain concepts and terminology used by Computer Forensics’ Specialists.

CST-C284

Section Description

To enhance each Work Based Learning participant's opportunity for success in the field of Computer Service Technology by bridging the gap between educational theory and on-the-job practices through individualized performance objectives related to the student's career or occupational goal in Computer Service Technology. PREREQUISITE: Be employed or volunteer in a field related to Computer Service Technology for 5 hours per week per 1 unit of Work Based Learning. COREQUISITE: Be enrolled in a total of 7 units including Work Based Learning. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply and build on theoretical and practical education in the performance of work tasks in chosen field.
  • Based on self-evaluation and supervisor feedback, develop appropriate professional development and career advancement goals.

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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