CNIT 10: Careers in Computer Networking

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Spring 2018 Sam Bowne

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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 Description

Introduction 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

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

Live Streaming

When the speaker agrees, the lectures will be livestreamed at



Thurs, Jan 25 First class meeting: Orientation &
Guest speaker: Tad Whitaker

Security Engineer at CircleCI

Thurs, Feb 15 Jenn Diesi

CEO/Founder of Geek Girl Tech, background in information security

Thurs, Mar 22 TALK MOVED TO MAR 22

Kashmir Hill

Journalist at Gizmodo Media

Thurs, Apr 5 Lillian Lei

IBM, Software Engineer, Cognitive Technology, Watson Health Implementations

Thurs, Apr 26 Eric Proegler

Context-Driven Test Manager
Medidata Solutions

Thurs, May 3 Kyle Rankin

Linux security & infrastructure geek, author of Linux Hardening in Hostile Networks, @LinuxJournal columnist. CSO @Puri_sm

Sex, Secret and God: A Brief History of Bad Passwords


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 -- 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 - 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.
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.
Career advice for CCSF students - From Matt Linton (from NASA and Google) 2018-10-16: Releases � PowerShell/Win32-OpenSSH � GitHub
2018-10-16: Releases � PowerShell/Win32-OpenSSH � GitHub
2020-02-12: %u200ECYBER on Apple Podcasts
Code Red Snort
Code Red Snort PPT
Code Red Snort PPTX
Snort v LOIC
Snort v LOIC 2

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