The Computer Networking/IT program prepares students for excellent career opportunities that are in demand such as a PC technician, IT support technician, IT help desk, computer network engineer, network administrator, cybersecurity, wireless network administrator, virtualization specialist, cloud-based solution advisor and implementer, and sales. The program offers an Associate in Science Degree or Certificate of Achievement in Computer Networking/IT as well as preparation in for Cisco®, CompTIA®, and Microsoft® certification exams. Our academic partnerships with Cisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft provides students with significant discounts on certification exams. We have also partnered with Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon AWS so that students can be trained on these popular cloud computing platforms.
The field of Computer Networking/IT evolves at a fast pace and the program frequently updates course content to keep up with the changes in the industry. The program is a Cisco Networking Academy, CompTIA Authorized Partner Program, and a member of the Microsoft Imagine Academy. Our relationships with these leaders in the industry keeps our curriculum and training current.
This course is a technical introduction to computing devices and the operating systems they run. Additional course topics include the essentials of computer networks, wireless networking, cybersecurity, and printers. This course also covers soft skill topics such as customer service and communication. Students will gain a solid foundation in information technology that will help prepare them for entry-level positions in IT as well as the more advanced computer networking courses in the CNIT program.
This course is offered by the Oxnard College Cisco Networking Academy. It covers foundation level computer networking including cabling, network topologies, local area networks (LANs), Ethernet, switching, routing, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, TCP/IP protocols, and the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Model. The fundamentals of wireless networking and network security are also covered in this course. Students will develop networking skills in this course from hands-on labs as well as the ability to troubleshoot common networking problems. This is one of the essential courses to take on the pathway towards preparation for the Cisco CCNA certification and this is an appropriate first course to take in the CNIT program.
This course is taken after students have acquired foundation-level computer networking knowledge from CNIT R120 (Cisco CCNA Networking I). The following topics are covered in this course: Static routing, dynamic routing protocols (RIPv2/EIGRP/OSPF), network address translation (NAT) and port address translation (PAT), Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), Access-Control Lists (ACLs), and DHCP. These topics are covered from the perspective of supporting networks using IPv4 or IPv6 addressing. Computer network security is emphasized in this course including port security, authentication, encryption, and analyzing protocol traffic. The curriculum is provided by the Cisco Networking Academy at no additional charge to students.
This course covers the fundamentals of wireless networking technology. At the completion of this course, students will have the ability to design, implement, administer, secure, and troubleshoot a wireless local area network (WLAN). This course is also helping to prepare students for a vendor-neutral wireless certification exam from the Certified Wireless Network Professionals (CWNP) organization.
This course prepares students to deploy, configure, and secure the Windows 10 operating system for an enterprise setting. This course also covers virtualizing Windows 10 using Hyper-V and securing apps. Students who successfully complete this course should be prepared for the Microsoft Windows 10 (MD-100) and Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) certification exams. Completing this course effectively prepares students to earn their Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate certification.
This course prepares students to administer the most recent version of the Microsoft Windows Server operating system while preparing students to become certified. Students will learn how to administer a network and manage resources including: configuring server roles, automating server deployments, setting up DHCP and DNS services, designing an Active Directory infrastructure, planning file and print services, managing user accounts, maintaining server availability with clusters, automating backups, virtualization, and deploying updates and security features.
This course provides instruction and hands-on training in the areas of hardware installation, software configuration, diagnostics and troubleshooting, preventative maintenance, basic networking, basic security, wireless, and operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Android, and Apple OS X. Students will also receive instruction on safety and environmental considerations as it relates to computing environments. In addition, this course prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Oxnard College is a CompTIA Authorized Partner Program which entitles our students to significant discounts on CompTIA certification vouchers.
This course provides instruction and hands-on training on the Linux operating system. Students will gain an understanding of an open-source operating system, perform a Linux installation, administer user accounts, configure file settings, and customize settings of the operating system. The course will also cover networking with Linux, the command-line interface, security issues, and interoperability with other operating systems. Students in this course will complete a project-based learning activity using a Raspberry Pi computing device and the Linux OS. Also, this course prepares students for the CompTIA Linux+ certification. CompTIA certification voucher discounts are available to Oxnard College CNIT students.
The CompTIA Network+ certification is an internationally recognized validation of the technical knowledge required of foundation-level IT network practitioners. A student who successfully completes this course should have the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to design, install, manage, and troubleshoot a network infrastructure for both wired and wireless networks. This course will also cover network security basics. Students who successfully complete this course should be prepared for the CompTIA Network+ certification. CompTIA certification voucher discounts are available to all CNIT program students.
The CompTIA Security+ course covers a wide variety of IT security topics at a foundation level including host security, network security, security issues related to cloud computing, vulnerabilities and threats, risk assessment and risk mitigation, and security policies. The course also covers access control, identity management, incident management, wireless network security, and cryptography. This course includes hands on cybersecurity training labs. Students who successfully complete this course should be prepared for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam which is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs.
This course helps to prepare students for a lucrative career in cybersecurity. Students will learn the methods to perform a vulnerability scan and subsequently a penetration test on host-based and network-based systems. Students will learn how to interpret the results, write detailed summary reports, and recommend mitigation strategies. This course prepares students for the CompTIA PenTest+ certification.
This course educates students about cloud computing, cloud deployment and service models, cloud infrastructure, cloud backup and storage, security issues related to the cloud, and how to leverage the cloud for cost savings. Students will also gain experience with the most popular cloud computing platforms in the market including Google Cloud, Amazon AWS, and Microsoft Azure.
How great would it be to write your own computer program or design a modern web or desktop application? Both are a possibility if you learn how to code in Python. Python is the very versatile, object-oriented programming language used by startups and tech giants, Google, Facebook, Dropbox and IBM. Python is also recommended for aspiring young developers who are interested in pursuing careers in security, networking, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and Internet-of-Things. This course utilizes the Cisco Networking Academy PCAP Python curriculum.
This course is designed to be taken after a student has completed a full semester 3 or 4 unit CNIT course that is mapped to a specific IT industry certification exam such as Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, etc. The purpose of this course is to provide focused certification preparation prior to a student actually taking the actual certification exam at a testing center such as PearsonVUE.
This course will cover common IT projects. The following are examples of IT projects that may be covered in this course: IP video surveillance systems, home entertainment networks, setting up and optimizing a personal digital assistant, managing Internet of Things (IoT) Devices, virtual reality headsets, and Raspberry Pi computer projects. Course is offered Pass/No Pass (P/NP) at student's option.
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