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ICT 232 - Network Security
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.

Credits: 3

Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours)

Total Weeks: 15

This course is offered online: Yes

Pre-Requisites: ICT 108 Operating Systems 1

Non-Course Pre-Requisites: NONE

Co-Requisites: NONE

Course Content:
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
Security Management

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course you 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.

Grading System: Letters

Passing Grade: D (50%)

Text Books: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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