Valencia College's Network Engineering Technology program takes a hands-on approach to help students learn about various types of computer networking systems using the latest tools and technologies. Program courses are mapped to highly in demand industry certifications, ensuring that students are exceptionally well-prepared with the skills they need to secure jobs in information and network security with companies in industries ranging from healthcare, defense, and tourism.
This is particularly true for the Information Security courses where hands-on training is key. The training environments for the Cyber Defense courses are available both on-campus and off-campus. Off-campus access is made available through the Netlab Server. The Netlab server allows for extending access to the NET program’s live network equipment (routers, switches, virtual machines with various operating systems, and security appliances), all from the comfort of a browser.
Below are few examples of the topologies used in some Cybersecurity courses:
Example One: Lab Topology used for training students on the foundations of local area networks and Internet routing & switching.
Example Two: Lab Topology used for training students on the foundations of Information Security.
Example Three: Lab Topology used for training students on the foundations of Network Virtualization Technology.