Security is the number one concern of computer users. Whether on the Internet or inside corporate networks, robust security is a must. This course provides the opportunity for the student to learn how to implement, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot security in a network infrastructure. For students interested in pursuing a CompTIA Security+ certification, the materials presented in the course will be helpful for the certification exam.
Date First Offered:
Total Hours: 45
Lecture Hours: 45
This course is offered online:
ICT 114 - Networking
An Overview of Security
General Security Concepts
Identifying Potential Risks
Infrastructure and Connectivity
Implementing and Maintaining a Secure Network
Securing the Network and Environment
Security Policies and Procedures
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Differentiate between a broad range of security threats and configure workstations to reduce these.
- Identify and reduce the threats that may potentially affect a networked environment.
- Maintain access control within a network.
- Conduct risk assessments and audits
- Identify the common forms of cryptography and their benefits and risks.
- Identify and reduce the potential for risks identified in the corporate organizational structure.
Final Exam: 40 %
Quizzes and Tests: 30 %
Assignments: 30 %
Percentage of Individual Work:
Course Offered in Other Programs:
-Policies and Procedures: Students registered in the Northern Collaborative Information Technology Program are guided by the policies and procedures of their registering college. You are encouraged to review the policy definitions and guidelines of the college at which you are registered. You can view these policies and procedures by visiting your college's website or by contacting the Program Coordinator.
-Plagiarism Guidelines: The instructor will advise the student in writing if plagiarism is suspected; a copy of this letter should be sent to the coordinator at the registering college; this should be done in a timely manner. If a student commits plagiarism, the policy of the registering college prevails.
Required - E. Dulaney, 2008, CompTIA Security + Study Guide: Exam SY0-201,4th Edition (Wiley Publishing). Chapters Covered: All