By completing Southern Oregon University’s 12-credit badge in Network Technology, students develop intermediate skills in the three core toolsets within network technology: Network Foundations, Network Services, and Wireless Networks. A Network Technology badge provides a strong foundation for students interested in securing entry-level employment in network management.
Three courses totalling 12 credits, taken in sequence.
CS 336: Networks 1 – 4 credits
CS 436: Networks 2 – 4 credits
Select one of the following two courses:
CS 446: Wireless Networks – 4 credits
CS 455: Wireless Networks – 4 credits
Students will be required to earn a minimum of a B- in all courses.
Monitoring a network to ensure network availability to all system users
Troubleshooting network problems
Configuring network devices, including routers and wireless access points
Recognizing security vulnerabilities and explaining security protections
Analyzing TCP/IP protocol behavior, using Wireshark
Setting up IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
Configuring and verifying dynamic and static routing
Critical thinking — using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
Judgement and decision-making — considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
Systems-thinking — determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes
Communication — writing and presenting technical information clearly, listening actively, reading and comprehending technical information