CIS120A – Network Security Part, 1

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration

Course ID

CIS120A

Course Credits

4

About CIS120A – Network Security Part, 1

This course teaches the knowledge needed to begin a career in the rapidly expanding and changing field of Information Technology Cyber Security. After completion of this course students will be able to identify the differences between cyber based threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities. Differentiate between the differing types of malware, compare and contrast the various types of social engineering, application/service and cryptographic attacks. This class will also teach students the technologies and tools associated with cyber security and use appropriate software tools to assess the security posture of an organization. Finally, this course will teach the different architecture and design concepts for network security, hardware/firmware security and operating system security.

Topics Covered In Course

CIS120A Topics

  • Introduction to cybersecurity, Malware, Attacks, Threat Actors, PenTest, Vulnerability Scanning and impact
  • The Role of People in Security and Introduction to Cryptography
  • Public Key Infrastructure and The Security Problem
  • Network Security Fundamentals & Infrastructure Security
  • Remote Access, Authentication, and Wireless/Mobile Security

Prerequisites

Intermediate experience with the use of computers in general is required. Completion of the ITF+ and N+ courses as some knowledge of group policies, networking, and the acronyms associated with those areas of study will be needed to understand network security.

Meet The Faculty

Our expert, certified faculty members come with years of industry experience and are passionate about helping students build and advance their tech careers.

Talk to an Advisor

Request an appointment with one of our IT expert Admissions Advisors for personalized guidance on building your education plan. You’ll be able to book an appointment instantly for a time that fits your schedule. 

Next Enrollment Deadline is December 20th, 2021!

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