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This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers involving the protection of computers, networks and information systems against unauthorized access or modification of information, and against the denial of service to authorized users. Includes those security measures, both physical and virtual, necessary to detect, document and counter such threats.
Curriculum content includes basic computer and networking skills, physical and virtual security processes and procedures, and introduction to security management, planning and recovery.
The program includes preparing students for the CompTIA A+, Security+, Linux+, and Microsoft MCSA & MTA certification examinations. Employers include business and industrial firms, financial institutions, government agencies, consulting firms, software developers, health providers and Internet service providers.
Prior to completion of first quarter, student must provide documentation of a background check with Washington State Patrol.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|NSS 101||IT Essentials I||5|
|NSS 105CL||IT Essentials II||4|
|NSS 109||CISCO Networking I||5|
|NSS 120||MS Desktop Support I||5|
|NSS 125||MS Desktop Support II||4|
|NSS 139||Server OS Installation and Configuration||4|
|NSS 135||Implementing System Security||4|
|NSS 140||Introduction to Data Analysis||5|
|NSS 152||Sharepoint Services Administration||4|
|NSS 156||Cyber Security Fundamentals||4|
|NSS 160||Introduction to Linux||5|
|NSS 162||Administering Windows Server OS||4|
|NSS 164||Virtualization and Cloud Technologies||4|
|NSS 165||Contingency Planning||4|
|NSS 201||Advanced Linux||5|
|NSS 205||Advanced Windows Server Configuration||5|
|English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking||5|
|Any 100-Level Math Class||5|
|General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)||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.
Introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to competently use, install, configure, upgrade, and troubleshoot current operating systems technologies.
The first of four courses in the new Cisco NetAcad CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum, CCNA1, Networking Basics curriculum, which teaches basics of Ethernet technologies, cabling LANSs and WANS, network media, basics of TCP/IP and IP addressing and routing fundamentals.
Introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and tasks necessary to troubleshoot basic problems computer users will face while running a desktop operating system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Introduces the knowledge and skills necessary for systems administrators to successfully install, manage and support SharePoint services. Serves as an introduction to administration, content management, and configuration of SharePoint services in a variety of network settings. Provides guidance for students pursuing industry certification.
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
Introduces the fundamentals of the UNIX operating system, concepts, architecture, and administration. The student will practice these basic concepts and approaches using LINUX.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|ENGL& 101||English Composition I||5|
|ENG 102||Composition: Argumentation & Research||5|
|ENG 104||Business Writing||5|
|ENGL& 235||Technical Writing||5|
|CMST& 220||Public Speaking||5|
|MAT 103||Business Mathematics||5|
|MAT 104||Introductory Computer Mathematics||5|
|MAT 105||Mathematics for Industrial Professionals||5|
|MAT 106||Math for Electronics||5|
|MAT 108||Math for Health Occupations||5|
|MAT 110||Math for Non-Science Majors||5|
|MATH& 141||Precalculus I||5|
|MATH& 142||Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry||5|
|MATH& 146||Introduction to Stats||5|
|MATH& 151||Calculus I||5|
|MATH& 152||Calculus II||5|
|PSYC& 100DIV||General Psychology||5|