CNIT 10: Careers in Computer Networking

Spring 2013 Sam Bowne

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34068 501 Lec T 06:10-09:00PM MUB 330

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.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of the principles of computer networking, network administration, and security
  2. Describe modern jobs in computer networking and information technology
  3. Identify areas of greatest importance in the current information technology business environment
  4. Apply and assess knowledge of the information technology industry in making educational and career choices


Tues, Jan. 29 First class meeting: Orientation &
Timothy Hoffman, UC Medical Center
    Slides: Careers in Security

Tues, Feb 19 Ryan Carter, Cloudflare

Tues, Mar 12

Brett Hardin, CEO at SourceNinja

Tue, Apr 9

Allison Miller Senior Director, Operations (Digital Platform) at Electronic Arts

Sat 4-27Wardriving 9 AM MUB 330 (20 pts. extra credit)

Tues, Apr 30 Timothy G. O'Brien, CISSP, NSA-IAM

Tues, May 14 Special Agent Stephanie Baldwin, U.S. Secret Service

Other recommended events for extra credit


Tim O'Brien tries to be an old school hardware & network guy, hacking all the things. His resume portrays him as that well rounded IT and Information Security administrator/manager with proven experience as an end user, network and systems operations/troubleshooting, operational test & evaluation (OT&E), and in Incident Management. Certainly not a bit-head by any means, but he will figure out how to write some code if forced. With his experience with OpenVMS, Linux, Solaris & Windows System Administration as well as LAN installation & management and WAN troubleshooting, it was a natural transition to a Information Security professional with intrusion analysis, incident management, Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E), and data analysis.


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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