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CNST AAS Course Descriptions

The associate's degree program combines general education coursework with core network implementation, administration, and security classes.  The degree requires students to complete 64 credit hours (SCH) that include 16 technical courses from the Texas Workforce Education Manual, and 15 credit hours (SCH) in existing academic courses in mathematics, arts and humanities, English, speech, and behavioral sciences. Students successfully completing the program are awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Specialty Areas Covered by Courses
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CUSTOMER SERVICE &  TECHNICAL SUPPORT.  Address problems and install, configures troubleshoots and provides maintenance and training in response to customer requirements or inquiries (e.g., tiered-level customer support).

CPMT 1311,ITNW 1325, ITNW 2350

NETWORK SERVICES.  Install, configure, test, operate, maintain, and manage networks and their firewalls, including hardware (e.g., hubs, bridges, switches, routers, cables) and software that permit the sharing and transmission of information, and  support the security of information and information systems.

ITNW 1325, ITNW 2321, ITNW 2312, ITSY 2301, ITNW 1313, ITNW 2350

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION.  Install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain server configurations an services (hardware/software) to ensure their confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Also manages accounts, firewalls, and patches. Responsible for access control, passwords, account creation, and administration.

ITNW 1325, ITNW 1354,ITNW 1353, ITNW 2305, ITNW 2354, ITSY 1342,
ITNW 2359, ITNW 2335, ITNW 1313, INTW 2350

SYSTEM SECURITY ANALYSIS.  Conduct the integration/testing, operations, and maintenance of systems security.

ITSY 1342, ITSY 2301, ITSY 2359, ITNW 2350

COMPUTER NETWORK DEFENSE  ANALYSIS.  Use defensive measures and information collected from a variety of sources to identify, analyze, and report events that occur or might occur within the network in order to protect information, information systems, and networks from threats.

ITNW 2321, ITSY 1342, ITSY 2330, ITSY 2301,ITNW 2350

VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT  AND MANAGEMENT.  Conduct assessment of threats and vulnerabilities, determine deviations from acceptable configurations or enterprise or local policy, assess the level of risk, and develop and/or recommend appropriate mitigation countermeasures in operational and non-operational situations.

ITSY 2359

COMPUTER NETWORK DEFENSE  INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT.  Test, implement, deploy, maintain, review and administer the infrastructure hardware and software that are required to effectively manage the computer network defense (CND) service provider network and resources. Monitor network to actively remediate unauthorized activities.

ITNW 2312, ITNW 2335, ITSY 2301, ITSY 2330, ITNW 1313, ITNW 2350

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