Course Syllabus for CIS 270 Network +

This course will prepare students with the knowledge and skills to understand network technologies most commonly used today. The course also provides the broad-based knowledge of the underlying concepts of data networking, such as the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model and the protocols that operate at the various model layers.
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Other Material Types:
Wayne County Community College District
Project Name:
Wayne County Community College District - Wayne County Generation Cyber
Cyber Security, Information Assurance, Cyber KSAs, NICE, NIST

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
DTE Energy; State of Michigan - Veteran Affairs; MCISSE; Lawrence Tech University
Industry Sector:
Information Technology -- Computer Operating Systems (Programming), Digital Forensics, Cyber Security, Network Security, IT Security (51)
Computer and Mathematical Occupations -- Network and Computer Systems Administrators (15-1071)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Diploma
  • Certificate
  • Credential
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
45 Contact Hours
Interactivity Type:
Active - requires user to respond to prompts, questions, etc.
Quality Note:
WCCCD utilized a process of developing a Quality Rubric aligned with the Department of Defense (DOD) 8570, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework to ensure that the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) were integrated into the curriculum. Furthermore, the Advisory Council, consisting of industry professionals, Cyber Trade Association, and university professors from the University of Detroit Mercy and Lawrence Technological University provided Quality Assurance (QA) reviews and recommendations regarding the curriculum and certifications.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
  • Other Rubric
Course Note:
Students will be prepared for the Network+ certification exam administered by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).


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  • Interactive - Keyboard
  • Interactive - Markup
  • Interactive - Text prompts

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