Computer Networking & Cybersecurity Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of their academic and internship requirements, graduates of Champlain College's undergraduate Computer Networking & Cybersecurity Program will:

  • Describe and analyze the hardware, software, components of a network and the interrelations.
  • Explain networking protocols and their hierarchical relationship  hardware and software.  Compare protocol models and select appropriate protocols for a particular design.
  • Manage multiple operating systems, systems software, network services and security. Evaluate and compare systems software and emerging technologies.
  • Develop solutions for networking and security problems, balancing business concerns, technical issues and security.
  • Explain concepts and theories of networking and apply them to various situations, classifying networks, analyzing performance and implementing new technologies.
  • Identify infrastructure components and the roles they serve, and design infrastructure including devices, topologies, protocols, systems software, management and security. Analyze performance of enterprise network systems.
  • Effectively communicate technical information verbally, in writing, and in presentations.
  • Use appropriate resources to stay abreast of the latest industry tools and techniques analyzing the impact on existing systems and applying to future situations.
  • Explain the concepts of confidentiality, availability and integrity in Information Assurance, including physical, software, devices, policies and people. Analyze these factors in an existing system and design implementations.
  • Cite and comply with relevant industry and organizational codes of conduct and ethics.