Academic Catalog

Computer Networking & Information Systems Security Classes

Introduction to Cyber Incident Response

Item Number
ACIR 200
Credits
3

Introduces basic concepts of Cyber Incident Response, identify what an incident response team is, selection of team members, and skills needed as members of an incident response team.

Prerequisites

Prior to enrollments it is advised that prospective student should have two to three years of experience in Computer and Network Administration, Cyber Security, and an instructor(s) interview/permission.

Response Planning and Network Protection

Item Number
ACIR 210
Credits
4

Students will develop a strong course of action for Incident response, identify major decision points, and identify acceptable methods. Help Management and the Incident Response team develop effective mitigation strategies, identify a defensive network posture, and determine acceptable risks to computers, networks and networked devices.

Prerequisites

Successful completion or concurrent enrollment in ACIR 200 (Introduction to Cyber Incident Responder) prior to enrolling in this course or with instructor interview/permission.

Weaponized Malware and Network Attack Forensics

Item Number
ACIR 220
Credits
3

Introduces Cyber Incident Response team members to identifying, finding and eradicating Malicious Software and Network attacks. Also includes delivery methods, payloads, and the forensic examination of their content.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ACIR 210 (Response Planning and Network Protection) prior to enrolling in this course or an instructor(s) interview/permission.

Recovery Analysis and Report Writing

Item Number
ACIR 230
Credits
4

Introduces the student to recovering computer and network systems after responding to a Cyber Incident or breach. Introduces the NIST standards of Cyber Incident Response reporting and responsibilities inherent with this role.

Prerequisites

Successful completion or Concurrent enrollment in ACIR 220 (Weaponized Malware and Network Attack Forensics) prior to enrolling in this course or an instructor(s) interview/permission.

IT Essentials I

Item Number
NSS 101
Credits
5

Introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to competently install, build, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair PC compatible hardware, including troubleshooting basic networks and Internet connectivity. Additionally, this course will cover the latest memory, bus, peripherals and wireless technologies.

IT Essentials II

Item Number
NSS 105CL
Credits
4

Introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to competently use, install, configure, upgrade, and troubleshoot current operating systems technologies.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NSS 101 or instructor permission.

CISCO Networking I

Item Number
NSS 109
Credits
5

The first of four courses in the new Cisco NetAcad CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum, which teaches basics of Ethernet technologies, cabling LANS and WANS, network media, basics of TCP/IP and IP addressing and routing fundamentals.

MS Desktop Support I

Item Number
NSS 120
Credits
5

Introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and tasks necessary to troubleshoot basic problems computer users will face while running a desktop operating system.

MS Desktop Support II

Item Number
NSS 125
Credits
4

Introduces students to the knowledge, skills and tasks necessary to troubleshoot basic problems computer users will face related to configuring and maintaining applications running on a desktop operating system.

Co-requisites

Concurrently enrolled in NSS 120 or instructor permission.

Implementing System Security

Item Number
NSS 135
Credits
4

Capstone course of general security concepts, communications security, infrastructure security, basics of cryptography and organizational security. Includes access, attacks, auditing, vulnerabilities, devices, algorithms, protocols, disaster recover and documentation.

Server OS Installation and Configuration

Item Number
NSS 139
Credits
4

Introduces knowledge, skills and tasks necessary to deploy, support, and secure windows server network operating systems in a variety of stand-alone and enterprise network environments. Provides hands-on training for Information Systems Security professionals responsible for managing accounts and resources, maintaining server resources, monitoring server performance, safeguarding data, and securing server network operating systems. Provides guidance for students pursuing industry certification.

Introduction to Data Analysis

Item Number
NSS 140
Credits
5

Introduces the use of software to perform recovery of deleted or corrupted data. Techniques will be used to demonstrate the use of statistical analysis practices to predict or show trends involving security issues of access, crime or loss prevention.

Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Administration

Item Number
NSS 144
Credits
4

Introduces you to the development and skills required to successfully administer an SQL Server database. This course covers installing and configuring Microsoft SQL Server and managing and maintaining databases and multidimensional databases, user accounts, database availability, recovery, and reporting. Additional topics include system installation and configuration/architecting, implementation and monitoring security controls, configuring and managing network communications, automating administrative task, disaster prevention and recovery, performance monitoring, optimizing and ensuring high availability.

Cyber Security Fundamentals

Item Number
NSS 156
Credits
4

This course introduces students to the evolving field of cybersecurity. Students will learn about common cyber-attacks and the techniques used to identify, detect, and defend against cybersecurity threats. They will also gain a basic understanding of personal, physical, network, Internet, and enterprise security. This course also provides a foundation for more advanced study of cybersecurity.

Introduction to Linux

Item Number
NSS 160
Credits
5

Introduces the fundamentals of the Unix/Linux operating system, concepts, architecture, and administration. The student will practice these basic concepts and approaches using LINUX.

Administering Windows Server OS

Item Number
NSS 162
Credits
4

Introduces the knowledge and skills necessary for systems administrators to successfully implement core services in windows server operating systems. Provides hands-on exercises where students learn to configure and manage a wide range of services, including Windows deployment services, distributed file systems, and backup and recovery procedures. Provides guidance for students pursuing industry certification.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NSS 139 or instructor permission.

Virtualization and Cloud Technologies

Item Number
NSS 164
Credits
4

Introduces virtualization and cloud technologies needed to advance in today’s technology workplace. Provides an overview of virtualization and cloud technologies focusing on using virtualization software in networked environments in building virtual networks, implementing clusters, enhancing performance and security, and using virtualization and cloud management tools to centralize management of multiple virtual servers. This class includes opportunities for hands-on learning experiences to build the skills necessary for a successful career in the computer industry, which is increasingly focused on virtualization.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of CompTIA's A+ and Network+ certifications or equivalent training.

Contingency Planning

Item Number
NSS 165
Credits
4

Course consists of an introduction to disaster recovery and contingency planning from an information technology (IT) perspective. It covers risk assessment, hazard analysis, business impact analysis, basic plan development and long-range contingency planning, all of which provide basic concepts and recommended processes for long-range contingency planning.

Internship I

Item Number
NSS 180CAP
Credits
2

On-the-job practical field experience combining classroom study with related work experience under the supervision of an employer. Includes scheduled seminars.

Prerequisites

Instructor permission.

Advanced Linux

Item Number
NSS 201
Credits
5

Advanced fundamentals of the Linux operating system, servers and desktop computers. This course is a hands-on, practical approach to the advanced abilities and usage of Linux system concepts, architecture and administration.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NSS 160 or basic understanding of the Linux Operating System.

Advanced Windows Server Configuration

Item Number
NSS 205
Credits
5

Introduces the knowledge and skills necessary for systems administrators to successfully implement advanced services in Windows server operating systems. Provides extensive hands-on exercises where students learn to configure and manage a wide range of services, including network load balancing, clustering, DHCP, DNS, and direct access. Provides guidance for students pursuing industry certification.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NSS 162 Administering Windows Server OS or instructor permission.

Internship II

Item Number
NSS 250CAP
Credits
2

This course provides practical field experience in a security-related specialty area. Includes scheduled seminar.

Penetration Testing and Security Analysis

Item Number
NSSB 203
Credits
5

Introduces the history of hacking, its various forms, examples of the latest attacks, tools, and techniques employed by today’s hackers. Includes countermeasures that help illustrate how to protect against these devastating maneuvers.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NSS 135.

Security Learning Lab I

Item Number
NSSB 210
Credits
3

Provides opportunities for students to gain the knowledge, enhance their skills, and provide hands-on experience needed or required within the industry to be successful in the security field.

Co-requisites

Concurrently enrolled in NSSB 203 and NSSB 232.

Computer Forensics

Item Number
NSSB 215
Credits
4

Basic practices and techniques used in computer forensics. This course introduces the chain of custody and determination of the sequence of events when a misuse or crime is suspected. Topics include evidence collection and analysis, interpretation of clues from mail messages, news posting, and file signatures on hard drives and other computer storage media.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NSS 140.

Security Learning Lab II

Item Number
NSSB 220
Credits
3

Provides opportunities for students to gain the knowledge, enhance their skills, and provide hands-on experience needed or required within the industry to be successful in the security field.

Co-requisites

Concurrently enrolled in NSSB 215 and NSSB 246.

Investigation and Response

Item Number
NSSB 232
Credits
5

Analyze the risks involved and determine what level of security is needed to operate a website. Topics include how to protect a web setup from intrusion, sabotage, eavesdropping and tampering, and view the website with existing tools and techniques of hackers.  Develop a secure website plan to select, secure, configure, and set up firewalls, as well as secure an extended and distributed enterprise network or Virtual Private Network.

Scripting for Penetration Testers

Item Number
NSSB 246
Credits
5

Introduces scripting languages used for one-off programming jobs or prototyping,  its use for large generic applications as a flexible way to configure and secure generic software components to fit specialist requirements. This class will illustrate some practical applications of scripting and provide an introduction to some of the most widely used scripting languages.

CISCO Networking II

Item Number
NSSC 201
Credits
5

The second of four courses in the new Cisco NetAcad CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum. Includes the basics of configuring routers, routing protocols, TCP/IP concepts, access control lists and network troubleshooting skills.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NSS 109.

CISCO Networking III

Item Number
NSSC 203
Credits
5

The third of four courses in the new Cisco NetAcad CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum. Includes VLSM, basics of OSPF and EIGRP, switch concepts and configuration, Spanning Tree Protocols, VLANs and VTP.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NSSC 201.

CISCO Networking IV

Item Number
NSSC 205
Credits
5

The last of four courses in the new Cisco NetAcad CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum. Includes IPSEC, VPN, Frame Relay, PPP, NAT, PAT, DHCP and WAN technologies.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NSSC 203.

CISCO Learning Lab I

Item Number
NSSC 207
Credits
3

Provides opportunities for students to gain the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed to prepare for the Cisco CCENT certification exam.

Co-requisites

Concurrently enrolled in NSSC 201 (Cisco Networking II) & NSSC 203 (Cisco Networking III).

Managing Network Security

Item Number
NSSC 208
Credits
5

Introduces knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, manage, and verify network security products and security features. The course focuses on implementing IP network security.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NSSC 205 or current CCENT certification.

CISCO Learning Lab II

Item Number
NSSC 210
Credits
3

Provides opportunities for students to gain the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed to prepare for the Cisco CCNA certification exam.

Co-requisites

Concurrently enrolled in NSSC 205 (Cisco Networking IV) & NSSC 208 (Managing Network Security).

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