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HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
NW 101 INTRO TO WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    An examination of the rapid change from wired telephony and wired networks to wireless technologies. Students learn how radio frequency is used in wireless and how wireless network cards communicate with Access Points (the antenna for wireless). The course covers how industry classifies wireless data communications today and looks at the advantages and disadvantages of various data communication systems. Cellular technology, antennas, base station and telephone switches are introduced. The new technologies in wireless that augment cellular technology are discussed. (G only) Assessment level: MA 097/099. Three hours each week.
NW 127 MICROCOMPUTER ESSENTIALS 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    An introduction to microcomputer hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components. Students will understand the basic functionality of the operating system and basic troubleshooting methodology, practice proper safety procedures, and will effectively interact with customers and peers. In addition, this course prepares students to take the Essential exam for the CompTIA A+ Certificate. (G only) (CE) Assessment level: RD 099/103. Three hours each week.
NW 130 NETWORK CABLING TECHNOLOGY 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Features hands-on instruction designed to cover cabling techniques using coax, copper and fiber for video, voice data communications and networking. Students will master basic cabling techniques using state-of-the-market equipment in accordance with industry standards. (G only) Assessment levels: MA 097/099, RD 099/103. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
NW 130L NETWORK CABLING TECHNOLOGY No Credit NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of NW 130.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
NW 140 MICROCOMPUTER PRACTICAL APP 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Designed to provide competence in PC support areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. Students will have the skills required to install, configure, upgrade, and maintain PC workstations, the Windows OS and SOHO networks and will utilize troubleshooting techniques and tools to effectively and efficiently resolve PC, OS, and network connectivity issues and implement security practices. In addition, this course prepares students to take the Practical Application exam for the CompTIA A+ Certificate. (G only) (CE) Assessment level: RD 099/103. Three hours each week.
NW 150 ELECTRONICS FOR WIRELESS 4 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Designed as the first in a series of wireless courses. Students are trained in the use of oscilloscopes, frequency analyzers, signal generators, power supplies, and analog and digital multimeters. Topics include technical notation, ac/dc, logic circuits, amplifier circuits, and the theory and operation of solid state devices. Students are introduced to inductors, capacitors, transformers, diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) and field effect transistors (FETs). (G only) Assessment levels: MA 097/099, RD 099/103. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
NW 150L ELECTRONICS FOR WIRELESS No Credit NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of NW 150.
NW 151 INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKING 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    An introduction to networking technologies. This course covers the basics of networking, the open systems interconnection (OSI) reference model, transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) addressing, electricity, specifications and techniques of building data cabling, and local area network/wide area network (LAN/WAN) technologies. (G only) Assessment level: MA 097/099. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
NW 170 NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEMS 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    An introduction to computer network operating systems. The topics include wireless network systems, sharing disks and files through Server Networking Operating Systems, and using Windows, Linux and Novell Servers. Students will install and configure Windows, Linux and Novell OS. (G only) Assessment levels: MA 097/099, RD 099/103. Three hours each week.
NW 173 NETWORK SECURITY 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    An examination of security issues involved in the use of wired networks. Tools and techniques used to safeguard private and government enterprise computer organizations are addressed. (G only) PREREQUISITE: NW 151 or consent of department. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
NW 173L NETWORK SECURITY No Credit NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of NW 173.
NW 199 WINDOWS CLIENT OPERATING SYSTM 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    An introduction to the concepts and skills necessary to support the most current Microsoft Windows network client operating system. The course covers technical areas that include installation, administration, basic security, and troubleshooting and is designed for students seeking Microsoft professional certification (MCSA and MCSE). (G only) PREREQUISITE: NW 151, or successful completion of CompTIA's Network+ certification examination, or appropriate networking experience with consent of department. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
NW 203 MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Introduction to the concepts and skills necessary to support the current Windows server operating system. Enterprise server systems areas include installation, administration, and troubleshooting. Designed for students on the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Track, this course provides them with the knowledge and skills required for NW 204 and helps prepare them for Microsoft Professional Certification for installing, configuring and administering the current version of Microsoft Windows. (G only) PREREQUISITE: NW 151 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
NW 204 SUPPORT MICROSOFT WINDOW NTWRK 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Designed for new-to-product support professionals. This course teaches the concepts and skills necessary to install, configure, manage, and support a network infrastructure that uses the current Microsoft Windows Server products. (G only) PREREQUISITE: NW 203 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
NW 205 IMPLEMENT ADMIN MICRO WINDOWS 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Covers the concepts and skills necessary to install, configure, and administer the current version of Microsoft Windows directory services. This course also provides them with the knowledge and skills required for Microsoft professional certification (MCSA or MCSE). In addition, the course focuses on implementing Group Policy and understanding the Group Policy tasks required to centrally manage users and computers. (G only) PREREQUISITE: NW 203 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
NW 229 WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS 4 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    An introduction to modulation and demodulation theory and circuits used in amplitude, phase and pulse code modulation. Analysis of receiver and transmitter characteristics including sensitivity, noise, tuning and alignment techniques, properties of transmission lines and impedance matching will be incorporated. This course also covers the fundamentals of Base Stations, Mobile Switching Centers and how the system functions as a whole (ASK, FSK, PSK, QAM, CDMA, W-CDMA, TDMA, GSM, PCS, CDPD and the third generation (3G) digital technologies). (G only) PREREQUISITES: NW 150 and NW 151. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
NW 229L WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS No Credit NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Laboratory component of NW 229.
NW 245 HARDENING THE INFRASTRUCTURE 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Provides network administrators with an awareness of security-related issues and the essential skills they need to implement security in a given network. This course deals directly with protective security technologies in today's environments - transmission control protocol (TCP) packet analysis, operating systems (OS) hardening, router security, firewalls systems, intrusion detective systems, virus protection, virtual private networks (VPN), and disaster recovery. (G only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: NW 173 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
NW 246 NETWORK DEFENSE AND COUNTER-M 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Focuses on understanding the architecture for network defense and helps prepare students for the Security Certified Network Professional Certification examination. Topics include network attacks and defenses, firewall systems, design and configuration, virtual private network (VPN) configuration, designing and configuring intrusion detection systems, intrusion signatures, and network security policies and configurations. (G only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: NW 173 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
NW 252 CISCO NETWORKING 2 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    An examination of initial router configuration, Cisco IOS Software management, routing protocol configuration, TCP/IP. Students configure routers, manage Cisco IOS Software, configure routing protocols, and manage VLSM. This course is the second in a series of four designed to help prepare students to take the CCNA certification exam. This course is equivalent to CyberWATCH course CW 151. (G only) PREREQUISITE: NW 151 or completion of Cisco Academy Semester 1 (Exploration 1), or consent of department. Three hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
NW 253 CISCO NETWORKING 3 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    An examination of initial switch configuration, Cisco ISO Software managements, and LAN design. Students configure Virtual LANs (VLANs), Virtual Trunking Protocol (VTP), Spanning Tree Protocol (VTP), Inter-VLAN Routing, and are introduced to basic Cisco wireless concepts and configuration. This course is the third in a series of four designed to help prepare students to take the CCNA certification exam. This course is equivalent to CyberWATCH course CW 250. (G only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: NW 252 or completion of Cisco Academy Semester 2 (Exploration 2), or consent of department. Three hours each week.
NW 254 CISCO NETWORKING 4 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    An examination of Cisco IOS Software management, WAN protocols and technologies, and WAN design. Students configure Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Frame Relay, Network Security, Access Control Lists (ACLs), and TCP/IP. In addition, this course is the fourth in a series of four designed to help prepare students for the CCNA certification exam. This course is equivalent to CyberWATCH course CW 251. (G only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: NW 253 or completion of Cisco Academy Semester 3 (Exploration 3), or consent of department. Three hours each week.
NW 255 CISCO ADVANCED ROUTING 6 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    (CISCO Networking Academy -- Semester 5) This course initiates student preparation for Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification. Focused on constructing scalable networks, advanced routing concepts, and the Cisco CCNP Routing Exam, it builds on materials covered in four semesters of the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) program (Montgomery College courses NW 151, NW 252, NW 253, and NW 254). Topics include scalable networks, advanced IP addressing techniques, dynamic routing, single-area and point-to-multipoint OSPF, multiarea OSPF, EIGRP, route optimization, BGP, scaling BGP, and network security. PREREQUISITE: NW 254, CCNA certification, or equivalent knowledge and consent of department. Four hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week.
NW 261 MANAGING NETWORK SECURITY I 4 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Focuses on the overall security processes in a network with particular emphasis on skills in the following areas: 10 Security policy design and management; 2) Security technologies, products and solutions; 3) Firewall and secure router design, installation, configuration, and maintenance; 4) AAA implementation using routers and firewalls; and 5) Securing the network at both layer 2 and 3 of the OSI model. This course and NW 262 - Managing Network Security II, help prepare students to sit for the Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SNRS) and Securing Networks with PIX and ASA (SNPA) Security Certification exams. These are two of the five exams that count toward the Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) certification. In addition, Cisco Network Academy students who pass these exams will be able to apply for Cisco Firewall/ASA Specialist status. (G only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: NW 254 or CCNA certification or consent of department. Four hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
NW 263 INTRO TO DIGITAL FORENSICS 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Introduction to the techniques and tools of digital forensics investigations. The course emphasizes digital forensic procedures, digital forensic tools, and legal issues relating to digital forensics. Students receive step-by-step explanations on how to use the most popular forensic tools. Topics include coverage of the latest technology, including PDAs, cell phones, and thumb drives. This course includes many hands-on activities that allow students to practice skills as they are learned. This course is equivalent to Cyber WATCH course CW 170. (G only) (CE) PREREQUISITE: NW 127.
NW 269 NETWORK & WIRELESS TECH INTSP 1-4 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Internship in a professional environment related to the Network and Wireless Technologies program. Students accumulate appropriate work experience that enriches their knowledge and expands career possibilities. Students must propose the internship on their own but assistance is provided in developing their resume. Students maintain comprehensive records of work experience for course purposes and for seminar discussions. An internship credit requires a minimum of five hours of work experience per semester hour each week for 15 weeks and eight hours of seminar discussions each semester. Students may work five hours per week for one semester to earn 1 credit and can earn 4 credits in four semesters or may work 20 hours per week for one semester and earn four credits in a semester. (G only) PREREQUISITE: Consent of department. Five to twenty hours work experience each week and eight hours of seminar discussions.
NW 270 INFORMATION SECURITY CAPSTONE 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Provides a review of methods for identifying network vulnerabilities, implementing network defense and exploring network forensics. Students have opportunities to implement a layered defense on a practical network, including using tools to analyze the vulnerabilities of a network. Additionally, students will research products that could serve as countermeasures against potential attacks, implement security features of the network's operating systems and develop alternate solutions based upon cost and level of security required. The course also provides students with the practice skills necessary to enhance their network security background and prepare for Professional Security Certification(s). (G only) PREREQUISITE: NW 246 or consent of department. Three hours each week.
NW 274 ADV WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS 4 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    Builds on the technology taught in NW 229. The course covers advanced modulation and demodulation (amplitude, frequency, pulse and digital), coding and decoding, channels, multiplexing and access technology, sampling techniques, PAM, TDM, CDMA, TDMA, GSM, EVDO, IPBH, DS0, DS1, DS3, OC3, OC12, microwave, cellular call flow, and wireless performance such as signal level and error rate, keying and transmission media. Students use oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and the Telecommunications Instructional Modeling System (TIMS). The course also covers Wi-Fi to include base-band, broadband, and Multi-channel Multipoint Distribution Service (MNMDS). (G only) PREREQUISITES: NW 229. Four hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
NW 275 WIRELESS SECURITY 3 semester hours NW-Network and Wireless Tech
Course Description:    An examination of wireless security problems to include the different techniques and software used by those who want unauthorized access to a network or computer, what security methodology exists and what equipment and software are available for wireless security. Students work in teams as network administrators trying to protect the system or as individuals attempting to penetrate the system either overtly or covertly. (G only) PREREQUISITE: NW 173. Three hours each week.

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