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Branford Hall Computer Networking and Security Program

The courses offered in Branford Hall’s Computer Networking and Security program are designed to prepare students for positions in the ever-advancing field of information technology.

To begin, every student receives a network and a computer tool kit, which contains screwdrivers, needle-nose pliers, cutters, cabling crimpers, as well as a wire stripper, a punch down tool, and cable testers for various network connections.

During the course of the program, students will have opportunities to work on a wide range of equipment, including several different network file servers, multi-media devices, printers, and a range of different computers. They will learn to use networking devices such as hubs, switches, routers, wireless NICs (network interface controllers), and access points.

Below are some examples of courses that are part of the Computer Networking and Security program:

Title of Course Course Description
A+ Hardware This course provides students with basic knowledge of several types of personal computer hardware, their applications, and the maintenance procedures. Students will learn about numbering systems and trouble-shooting techniques, for both computers and peripherals.
A+ Software This course teaches students about installation, configuration of operating systems, and their relationship to the computer network. Also covered in this course are preventative maintenance, safety, trouble-shooting, and customer relations.
Computer Forensics Students will learn about computer forensics concepts in this class, including accessing and recovering data files, performing email investigations, and doing digital forensics analysis.
Networking Concepts In this course, students will learn such concepts as protocols, topologies, hardware, and network operating systems. Also included in the course are network installation, maintenance, trouble-shooting, client/server architecture, TCP/IP, Ethernet, and wireless transmission.
CISCO Fundamentals This course focuses on how routers control communication across networks. CISCO router technology will be used to show the many ways in which networks can be configured to achieve the desired network control.
Linux Administration Students will learn fundamental Linus operating system concepts such as Linux File systems, partitioning, system initialization, archiving, software installation, and general administration. Network services including DNS, DHCP, Samba, NFL, Apache, and FTP are also covered.
Microsoft Windows Server Administration This course teaches the fundamentals of the Microsoft Windows Server operating system. Concepts include active directory planning and deployment, global catalog, group policy deployment, management of users and groups, active directory maintenance, DNS deployment, and certificate services.
Network Security This course will examine high-level security measures for web, email, file transfer, wireless, instant messaging, and how to protect physical access. Students will learn about intrusion detection, computer virus prevention, and various encryption technologies to secure access to network resources.

With the courses at Branford Hall’s Computer Networking and Security program, students are prepared with the skills and knowledge they need to enter the world of information technology.

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