CNIT 10: Careers in Computer Networking
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Students in CNIT or considering a career in CNIT are strongly encouraged to
take this class. This is your chance to learn what networking professionals
really do, how they succeeded, and what they learned.|
This is a seminar course. Visiting speakers who are working in Computer Networking will talk about their careers, skills, training, and opportunities in the field. They will also answer student questions. Grading will be based on attendance of the talks.
Catalog DescriptionIntroduction to new technologies and employment opportunities in computer networking and information technology. Guest speakers currently working in the field describe the goals, working conditions, pay levels, and training required to succeed in the field today.
No prerequisites or advisories.
Student Learning Outcomes (measured to guide course improvements)1. Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of the principles of computer networking, network administration, and security
2. Identify areas of greatest importance in the current information technology business environment
3. Apply and assess knowledge of the information technology industry in making educational and career choices
|Tues, Jan 24||First class meeting: Orientation &
Doug Huff: Operations Engineer with over a decade of experience.
|Tues, Feb 14||Deviant Ollam @deviantollam
Title: "I'll Let Myself In: Tactics of Physical Pen Testers"
Abstract: Many organizations are accustomed to being scared at the results of their network scans and digital penetration tests, but seldom do these tests yield outright "surprise" across an entire enterprise. Some servers are unpatched, some software is vulnerable, and networks are often not properly segmented. No huge shocks there. As head of a Physical Penetration team, however, my deliverable day tends to be quite different. With faces agog, executives routinely watch me describe (or show video) of their doors and cabinets popping open in seconds. This presentation will highlight some of the most exciting and shocking methods by which my team and I routinely let ourselves in on physical jobs.
Bio: While paying the bills as a security auditor and penetration testing consultant with The CORE Group, Deviant Ollam is also a member of the Board of Directors of the US division of TOOOL, The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers. His books Practical Lock Picking and Keys to the Kingdom are among Syngress Publishing's best-selling pen testing titles. In addition to being a lockpicker, Deviant is also a GSA certified safe and vault technician and inspector. At multiple annual security conferences Deviant runs the Lockpick Village workshop area, and he has conducted physical security training sessions for Black Hat, DeepSec, ToorCon, HackCon, ShakaCon, HackInTheBox, ekoparty, AusCERT, GovCERT, CONFidence, the FBI, the NSA, DARPA, the National Defense University, the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, and the United States Military Academy at West Point. His favorite Amendments to the US Constitution are, in no particular order, the 1st, 2nd, 9th, & 10th.
|Tues, Mar 7||Will Bengston, @__muscles
Title: "Senior Security Program Manager"
Bio: Punisher of security at Nuna Health &
has been blowing cyber criminals away for years
|Tues, Mar 21||Rachel Chalmers
VP marketing, Unitive
|Tues., Apr 18||Matthew Linton, formerly at NASA, now at Google|
|Tues., May 16||Speaker TBA|
Social networking--I found my job on Twitter|
Dilbert 11-18-07 explaining an engineering career
Top 10 Career Advice Tips for IT and InfoSec Students
Information Security Careers Cheatsheet
Beckitrue.com -- Developing Superior Technology Leaders
The Security Recruiter Directory
MongoDB - noSQL Database - recommended topic
JIRA - Issue Tracking - recommended topic
Git - Fast Version Control System - recommended topic
logstash - open source log management - recommended topic
TechVenue.com - USA Silicon Valley Bay Area Technology Business Events Calendar
iTunes U - Learn anything, anywhere, anytime.
Learn to code Codecademy
HireArt Is Better than a Resume
Brett Hardin's Presentations
Glassdoor -- an inside look at jobs & companies
Job Search one search. all jobs. Indeed.com
NSA Best Practices to Keep Your Home Network Secure
SamaUSA -- train to become an independent IT contractor in San Francisco
Glassdoor -- Get Hired. Love Your Job.
Job Search one search. all jobs. Indeed.com
Career advice for CCSF students - From Matt Linton (from NASA and Google)
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