CMIT Course Listing

Fundamentals of Computer Troubleshooting (CMIT 202, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA A+ exams.) Prerequisite: IFSM 201. A thorough review of computer hardware and software, with emphasis on the application of current and appropriate computing safety and environmental practices. The goal is to evaluate, install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware components and operating systems.

Fundamentals of Networking (CMIT 265, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.) Prerequisite: IFSM 201. An introduction to networking technologies for local area networks, wide area networks, and wireless networks. The aim is to recognize the type of network design appropriate for a given scenario. Topics include the OSI (open system interconnection) model, security, and networking protocols. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 265 or CMIT 265M.

Network Security (CMIT 320, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA Security+ exam.) Prerequisite: CMIT 265, CSIA 302, or CompTIA Network+ certification. A study of the fundamental concepts of computer security and its implementation. The aim is to assess and mitigate risk, evaluate and select appropriate technologies, and apply proper security safeguards.

Ethical Hacking (CMIT 321, 3 Credits)
(Formerly CMIT 398E. Designed to help prepare for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certifications.) Prerequisite: CMIT 320. Development of the structured knowledge base needed to discover vulnerabilities and recommend solutions for tightening network security and protecting data from potential attackers. Focus is on penetration-testing tools and techniques to protect computer networks. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 321 or CMIT 398E.

Malware Analysis (CMIT 340, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware [GREM] certification exam.) Prerequisites: CCJS 321 (or CCJS 421), CMIT 320, and CMIS 102. A project-drive analysis of malicious software, i.e., software designed to disrupt systems or gain sensitive information. The objective is to implement various techniques to analyze malware and other malicious software used in forensic investigations.

Interconnecting Cisco Devices (CMIT 350, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate examination 200-120.) Prerequisite: CMIT 265. A hands-on introduction to Cisco internetworking devices. The goal is to configure and manage Cisco switches within multiprotocol internetworks. Topics include VoIP (voice over Internet protocol), wireless network protocols, and routing protocols. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CAPP 498E, CMIT 350, or CMIT 499D.

Windows Server: Install and Storage (CMIT 369, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Windows Server Install and Storage exam, part of the MCSE Certification.) Prerequisite: CMIT 265. An overview of the installation and configuration of Windows Server operating systems. The objective is to install, configure, and troubleshoot Windows Server operating systems, including domain and network services.

Windows Server: Networking (CMIT 370, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Windows Server Networking exam, part of the MCSE Certification.) Prerequisite: CMIT 369. An overview of the management and administration of Windows Server operating systems. The goal is to manage and troubleshoot features of Windows Server operating systems, including Active Directory, DNS, Group Policy, Desktop Security, Remote Access, Windows Deployment, and User Accounts.

Windows Server: Identity (CMIT 371, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Windows Server Identity exam, part of the MCSE Certification.) Prerequisite: CMIT 370. An advanced review of the configuration and management of Windows Server infrastructure. The aim is to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Windows Server services, including Network Load Balancing, clustering, Dynamic Access Control, advanced network services, and advanced Active Directory roles.

Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure (CMIT 372, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure exam, part of MCSE Server Infrastructure Certification.) Prerequisite: CMIT 371. A comprehensive study of the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, design, and deploy the physical and logical Windows Server infrastructure. The objective is to design Active Directory, Network Infrastructure Services, and Network Access Services.

Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure (CMIT 373, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure exam, part of MCSE Server Infrastructure Certification.) Prerequisite: CMIT 372. A comprehensive study of the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement the advanced features of a Windows Server infrastructure. The goal is to plan and implement highly available enterprise and server virtualization infrastructures and identity and access solutions.

Linux System Administration (CMIT 391, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Linux Professional Institute Certification 1 [LPIC-1] and Linux+ exams.) prerequisite: CMIT 265. A study of the Linux operating system. The goal is to configure and manage processes, user interfaces, device files, print facilities, file systems, task automation, the boot-up/shutdown sequence, disk storage, network connectivity, system security, users, and groups. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIS 390, CMIT 391, or CMIS 398U.

Digital Forensics Analysis and Application (CMIT 424, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Certified Computer Examiner [CCE] certification exam.) Prerequisites: Either CMIT 202 (or ComptTIA A+ certification) and CCJS 421 or CMIT 202, CMIT 320 (or CompTIA Security+ certification), and CCJS 321. A project-driven study of the digital forensic evaluation process. The objective is to build forensic workstations, collect evidence, extract artifacts, identify unknown files, and reassemble evidence from network packet captures.

Advanced Information Systems Security (CMIT 425, 3 Credits)
(Formerly CMIT 499S. Designed to help prepare for the (ISC)2 Certified Information System Security Professional [CISSP] certification exam.) Prerequisite: CMIT 320 or CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certifications. Recommended: BMGT 110, IFSM 300, or two years of business and management experience. A comprehensive study of information systems security to enhance organizational security. The goal is to manage risks by identifying and mitigating them. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 499S or CMIT 425.

Mobile Forensics (CMIT 440, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the AccessData Mobile Examiner [AME] certification exam.) Prerequisite: CMIT 424. A project-driven study of mobile devices from a forensic perspective. The aim is to implement various techniques to collect and analyze information from mobile devices used in forensic investigations.

Implementing Cisco IP Routing (CMIT 451, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help students prepare for the Cisco 300-101 ROUTE [Implementing Cisco IP Routing] Exams.) Prerequisite: CMIT 350. A comprehensive study of the implementation of a routed network using Cisco Systems Technologies. The goal is to use advanced IP routing and scalability solutions to increase the number of routers and sites without redesigning the LAN or WAN. Topics include configuration of secure routing solutions, configuration and troubleshooting of various routed environments (access, distributed, and core), and management of access and control. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 451 or CMIT 499E.

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (CMIT 452, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help students prepare for the Cisco SWITCH [Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks] Exams.) Prerequisite: CMIT 350. A comprehensive study of switched IP networks using Cisco Systems technologies. The aim is to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using Cisco's campus enterprise architecture. Topics include secure integration of VLANs (virtual local area networks), WLANs (wireless local area networks), and voice and video into campus networks. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 452 or CMIT 499F.

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (CMIT 453, 3 Credits)
(Formerly CMIT 499G. Designed to help students prepare for the Cisco 300-135 TSHOOT [Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Switched Networks] Exams.) Prerequisites: CMIT 451 and CMIT 452. A comprehensive study of methods for troubleshooting and managing switched IP networks using Cisco Systems technologies. The objective is to plan and perform regular network maintenance and diagnose and resolve complex network problems quickly and effectively. Discussion covers technology-based practices and a systematic ITIL (information technology infrastructure library) - compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting and maintenance. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 453 or CMIT 499G.

Cisco CCNA Security (CMIT 454, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNA Security Exam.) Prerequisite: CMIT 350. A comprehensive study of methods for securing Cisco Systems technologies. The objective is to create a security infrastructure and to monitor networks, identify and address threats, and detect and remove vulnerabilities. Focus is on developing the skills required to secure and defend computer networks that use Cisco technologies.

Network Forensics (CMIT 460, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Computer Security Incident Handler [CSIH] certification.) Prerequisites: CMIT 320, CMIT 350, CMIT 369, and CMIT 424. A project-driven study of networks from a forensics perspective. The goal is to implement various techniques that are used in forensic investigations in response to network intrusions to collect and analyze information from computer networks.

Workplace Learning in Computer and Information Technology (CMIT 486A, 3 Credits)
Prerequisites: 9 credits in the discipline and prior program approval (requirements detailed online at www.umuc.edu/wkpl). The integration of discipline-specific knowledge with new experiences in the work environment. Tasks include completing a series of academic assignments that parallel work experiences.

Workplace Learning in Computer Information Technology (CMIT 486B, 6 Credits)
Prerequisites: 9 credits in the discipline and prior program approval (requirements detailed online at www.umuc.edu/wkpl). The integration of discipline-specific knowledge with new experiences in the work environment. Tasks include completing a series of academic assignments that parallel work experiences.

Current Trends and Projects in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity (CMIT 495, 3 Credits)
(Intended as a final capstone course to be taken in a student's last 9 credits.) Prerequisites: CMIT 320, CMIT 350, CMIT 369 (or CMIT 368), and an additional 15 credits in CMIT coursework. A comprehensive project-driven study of network design and security, with an emphasis on the integration of knowledge, practical applications, and critical thinking. The objective is to implement a secure and scalable network to meet organizational needs. Topics include advanced concepts in network and security design.

Special Topics in Computer Networks and Security (CMIT 499, 1 - 5 Credits)
An inquiry into special topics in computer networks and security that reflect the changing field. May be repeated when topics differ.