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IT - Cybersecurity Specialist (Fall 2019 - Term 1)

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Required Program Courses

10150111
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Cisco CCNA 1 Introduction to Networks (ITN) covers networking architecture, structure, and functions. The course introduces IPv4 and IPv6 addressing structure and design, the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations, the OSI and TCP/IP models and associated protocols to set a strong networking foundation. Wireshark is used to examine protocols on the network. Students configure and troubleshoot routers (IOS), switches and clients for a basic network.
10150139
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UGRD
| 3 CR
The IT Essentials (ITE) course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, mobile devices, security and networking concepts, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. The latest release includes mobile devices, Linux, and client side virtualization, as well as expanded information about Microsoft Windows operating systems, security, networking, and troubleshooting. This course covers materials on the CompTia A+ certification exam.
10154149
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UGRD
| 3 CR
A review of the most common command line operations and study of more advanced commands necessary to configure the Windows operating system for a variety of environments. Topics to be studied include creating directories, batch files, menus, custom configurations, file management, multitasking, windowing, security, and disk management utilities. There will be an introduction to usage, configuration, and tools of the Windows operating system.
10150113
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Cisco CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essentials (RSE) covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure, device management, switch ports, security, VLANs, Static and Dynamic routing, DHCP (v4 and v6), NAT and ACLs on routers and switches. At the completion of this course student may achieve a discount voucher for the CCENT certification exam. PREREQUISITE: 10150111 Cisco CCNA 1 Introduction to Networks.
10150117
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course provides students with the fundamental technologies needed to administer a Windows domain. Students will learn how to manage domain resources including users, workstations, servers and shared folders using Active Directory, role management, Server Manager and RSAT. Students will learn how to secure these domain resources using Group Policy, NTFS and file share permissions. Students will also learn how to use the Domain Naming System (DNS), an integral part of Windows domain environments. PREREQUISITE: 10154149 Windows Operating Systems.
10150170
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course introduces Python for network engineering. It begins with basic programming topics such as variables, lists, decisions, loops and I/O. Using this knowledge the course teaches students how to automate the configuration of networking equipment. This course also introduces the “Internet of Things” (IoT) and how to use Python to program IoT devices.
10154103
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UGRD
| 3 CR
In this course the Linux operating system is examined in-depth with emphasis on features, capabilities, tools, and configurations including an introduction to network configurations. Additional topics will examine other operating systems like MAC OS.
10150102
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course will cover hardware, software, and the physical environment related to IT security. The processes of defense, prevention, detection, and response will be studied. Typical types of attacks will be studied and potential solutions or defenses will be explored. Networking and operating system experience is required along with a code of ethics. This course covers topics related to the CompTIA Security+ exam. PREREQUISITE: 10154103 Linux Operating Systems.
10150109
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Description: In this course students will study the fundamentals of radio frequency (RF) and 802.11 technologies. They will be installing configuring, monitoring, securing and troubleshooting wireless devices. These skills will be applied to autonomous systems and wireless LAN controllers (WLC) to support business requirement. Site surveys will be conducted. Testing of secured implementations, identifying rouge devices and identify wireless attacks will be studied. This course will cover materials found on the Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND) exam for the CCNA Wireless certification. PREREQUISITE: 10150113 Cisco CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essentials
10151101
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Description: This course covers the configuration and management of firewall and VPN technologies. Students will be exposed to products from manufactures like: CISCO, Palo Alto, Sonic Wall and Check Point. In depth hands-on exercises are used to instruct the student in the related technologies including NAT, PAT, ACL construction, application gateways, stateful packet inspection, application layer and URL filtering. Student will configure and test VPN connection for remote access and site-to-site connections. PREREQUISITE: 10150113 Cisco CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essentials
10150112
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Cisco CCNA 3 Scaling Networks (ScaN) covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot: VLANs spanning multiple switches: VTP, DTP and EtherChannel STP protocols: Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus Protocol (PVST+), Rapid Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus Protocol (RPVST+), first hop redundancy protocols (HSRP) single and multi-area OSPF, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) for IPv4 or IPv6 networks. PREREQUISITE: 10150113 Cisco CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essentials
10151102
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Description: This course provides an overview of computer forensics. Operating system structures and file/disk structures (partitions, MBR, GPT) will be covered for Windows, Android and Linux. Imaging of dives and memory will be done using computer forensic hardware and software tools. The details of data acquisition will identify artifacts for the operating system, files system, browsers, and email. File and password recovery will be performed with data carving tools. Students will generate reports to document their activities. Tools used may include FTK, dd, Kali. PREREQUISITE: 10154103 Linux Operating Systems
10150114
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Cisco CCNA 4 Connecting Networks(CN), This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Configure, verify and troubleshoot: HDLC, PPP, PPPoE, virtual private networks (VPNs), eBGP in a single-homed, IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs, SNMP monitoring, SPAN, QoS, and describe Cloud Computing, IOT and Network Programmability in an enterprise network architecture. At the completion of this course student may achieve a discount voucher for the CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam. PREREQUISITES: 10150112 Cisco CCNA 3 Scaling Networks.
10151103
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Description: This course provides a broad overview of the tools and techniques commonly used for penetration testing. In depth hands-on exercises are used to instruct the student in the proper selection and application for testing tools. Documenting and reporting on the outcome of the test will be analyzed. Student will need to plan a security audit in an environment that simulates a common business or organization. Tools used may include: NMap, Metasploit, Medusa, etc. PREREQUISITE 10150102 Information Security
10151104
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Description: This course provides a broad overview of the tools and techniques commonly used for detecting network sourced attacks. In depth hands-on exercises are used to instruct the student in the proper selection and application of a given tool for the intended task. Also included are basic strategies for documenting and reporting on detected events. The student must demonstrate the ability to plan, design, and implement a network IDS/IPS that fulfills the security needs of a common business or organization. Tools used may include: Security Onion, firepower, Palo Alto, tcpdump, snort, barnyard, etc… PREREQUISITE 10150102 Information Security
10151105
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Description: This course will examine different types of logs to identify issues and threats. Students will become familiar with policies, procedures, event correlation and continuous monitoring programs to help identify incidents. Network traffic will be monitored for anomalies. Tools used may include: Security Onion, SIEM OSSEC, ELK, OSSIM, solar wins, Prelude, splunk. PREREQUISITE 10150102 Information Security
10150161
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UGRD
| 1 CR
The primary focus of this course is to have the students receive exposure and experience with a business information system. To accomplish this goal, students will get involved with industry or complete a business lab simulation by designing and implementing a small business project. PREREQUISITE: 10150102 Information Security.
10151106
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This capture the flag type course will focus and developing a complete network setup and the defending it. This course integrates all the skills students learn in the program and assesses their ability to put into practice their mastery of program outcomes. The students will also be attacking other student setups. Rouge devices may be introduced and topics such as social engineering will be acceptable. Attacks and defense will be the goals of the course! COREQUISITES: 10151104 Intrusion Detection and Prevention, 10151105 Logging and Analysis

Required General Studies Courses

20809251
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Surveys the methods, principles, and theories of psychology as they are applied to understanding, predicting, and modifying human behavior. Essential theoretical perspectives, including cognitive, humanistic, socio-cultural, psychodynamic, learning, and biological/evolutionary inform an understanding of key topics in psychology, among which may include the brain and behavior, development, emotion, memory, motivation, personality, psychological disorders, sensation and perception, thinking, and intelligence. Upon completion, students will be well prepared for more advanced study in the field of contemporary psychology.
10801136
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 3 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10804123
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course integrates algebraic concepts, proportions, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, and basic statistics with business/consumer scenarios. It also applies math concepts to the purchasing/buying and selling processes.
10804113
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Topics include: solving linear equations, graphing, percent, proportions, measurement systems, computational geometry, and right triangle trigonometry. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Mathematics 1A and College Technical Mathematics 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Mathematics 1.
10804133
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases.

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 3 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10809166
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior, and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.
10809172
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relations in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, religion are explored.
10809195
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

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10801196
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication, and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities, and other projects.
10801198
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.

Total: 63 Credits


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Cindy Miller

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800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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