Secure networks and reliable transfer of data have become increasingly vital for successful businesses. Network Security professionals are needed to build, manage, maintain a stronger and safer digital world.
In the Network Security program at Coleman University, you will learn how to design & build secure networks, recover data after a catastrophe, and remove malware from systems. Using Security by Design (SBD) methods, you will create strong systems and reduce vulnerability. We will even teach you how to hack so you will know how your enemy thinks and acts.
We teach you the principles and fundamentals of design necessary for life-long success in the creative field.
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Coleman University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees and Master's degrees.
You deserve a hands-on education and interactive environment, so each class in your academic program will keep the number of students low and participation high.
Our inverted curriculum enables students to receive their career training first; thus allowing them to attain the skills and knowledge they need to become qualified for a IT-related position in just a matter of months.
The courses are not necessarily offered in the sequence in which they are listed. | Full Program Schedule
NET 110 A+ Repairing and Maintaining PCs: This course is designed to give the student a solid theory basis for PC repair. The course covers system types, system assembly, PC components, and diagnostic tools. Emphasis is placed on understanding the PC components, how they function, and troubleshooting skills. Additional topics include PC installation, configuration, upgrading, troubleshooting, diagnosing, safety, preventative maintenance, operating systems diagnostics, and operating system upgrades.
NET 250 Networking Concepts: This course covers the basic concepts of Local Area Networks (LANs) and their technologies. This course will use a technical approach to LANs including an overview of Networking Protocols, Topographies, Media, and Networking Devices using the Open System Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model. This course shows how data flows from the Home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), and Enterprise networks.
COM 259 Linux Fundamentals: History, concepts, and facilities of the LINUX operating system will be discussed. The course introduces the user interface, common commands, and basic system administration of a LINUX operating system. Students will learn how to write and execute LINUX shell scripts used for the controlled execution of a series of basic LINUX commands. The basics of script writing –creation, writing in the shell programming language, debugging, and execution –will be covered, along with an overview of built-in shell commands available to the user. Advanced topics will include use of user/shell/environmental variables, script commands for decision-making, looping and flow-control, and creation of shell aliases and functions.
NET 208 Windows Clients: This course provides an introduction to the Microsoft Windows Desktop/Client operating system with an overview of Windows networking. Topics of discussion and hands-on exercises include system installation, the file system, profiles, policies, security, protocols, networking, and remote access, printing, and troubleshooting.
NET 209 Windows Servers: This course provides students with a broad understanding of Microsoft Windows servers including installation, configuration, management, and monitoring of server operating systems. Students will discuss and configure various file systems and disk management functions. General network administration will include peer-to-peer networking, an introduction to domain management, active directory services, routing and remote access, printing, and application server functions.
SEC 200 Introduction to Network Security: An introduction to common network security issues to include authentication, attacks and malicious code, remote access, Web and email security, wireless networking, instant messaging, network devices, network security topologies, cryptography and disaster recovery.
NET 260 Linux Network Administration: Linux Network Administration addresses the skills needed to set up and maintain a Linux operating system. Essential tasks of the Linux administrator will be discussed. From a task-oriented perspective, the course will explore the concepts, structure, and assumptions that define a Linux environment using the commands, procedures, and strategies necessary to succeed as a Linux administrator.
NET 240 Advanced TCP/IP: An in-depth examination of the TCP/IP stack with special emphasis on the Transport and Network layer protocols. This course covers the basic concepts of Local Area Networks (LANs) and their technologies. This course will use a technical approach to LANs including an overview of Networking Protocols, Topographies, Media, and Networking Devices using the Open System Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model. This course shows how data flows from the Home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), and Enterprise networks.
NET 225 Introduction to CISCO Networking: This course presents fundamentals in networking and internetworking structure and theory, IP addressing, Binary Mathematics, LAN topologies and architecture, basic design, cables and cabling standards, and basic networking cabling. Students will learn through theory and a hands-on application. This is the first of four classes that lead students towards obtaining the Cisco CCNA certification.
NET 210 Wireless Technologies: This course is a concept and theory class on today’s wireless technologies in use. Topics covered will be Wireless LANs, Satellite Communications, Cellular Technology, Bluetooth, Global Positioning Systems, as well as general wireless digital technologies.
NET 235 Virtualization: Virtualization is a strategic technology which forms the basis for private and public cloud systems, and reduces overall IT cost. In this course students will study virtualization architecture, platforms, technologies, and develop knowledge and proficiency with virtualization, along with best practices.
NET 232 Routing and Switching Essentials: This course presents fundamentals in router configuration and internetworking structure and theory, the OIS model, IP addressing, LAN and WAN topologies and architecture, Routed and Routing WAN topologies, router modes, router components, routing protocols, router setup, router configuration, Cisco IOS command and configuration and TCP/IP. Students will learn through theory and a hands-on application. This is the second of four classes that lead students towards obtaining the Cisco CCNA certification.Full Program Schedule
All current students and graduates of Coleman University are entitled to lifetime job placement through our Career Services department. You may also meet with a Career Service representative to review and critique your resume, participate in a mock interview, and much more.
Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Administrators are available to provide individual counseling.
All programs at Coleman University are approved for VA Training. 2015 GI Jobs Military Friendly School®.