Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5530
First Term: 2018 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 42-45
CIP Code: 11.1003
Occupational Area: Information Technology

Instructional Council: Computer Information Systems (12)
GPA: 2.50
SOC Code: 11-3021, 15-1122, 15-1141, 15-1142, 15-1143, 15-1152


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Information Technology: Network and Cyber Security program is designed to focus on the necessary skills required to secure, protect and identify vulnerabilities in a network including various operating systems and network devices. Emphasis is placed on developing the theoretical, legal, ethical and practical skills needed to maintain security on mission-critical networking and server systems. The program covers a variety of information security disciplines and structured languages, including but not limited to legal and ethical issues, Linux+, CCENT, Security+, and CCNA Security. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester



Required Courses
CIS126DL Linux Operating System 3
MST150++ Microsoft Windows (any MST 150-level suffixed course) 3
CNT140AA Introduction to Networks 4
+ CNT150AA Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials 4
+ CNT160AA Scaling Networks 4
+ CNT170AA Cisco-Connecting Networks 4

+ CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security (3) OR
+ ITS110 Information Security Fundamentals (3) 3

CIS156 Python Programming: Level I 3
+ CIS238DL Linux System Administration 3

+ CNT202 Cisco Secure Firewall Appliance Configuration 4

+ ITS240 Ethical Hacking and Network Defense 3
+ CNT205 Cisco Certified Network Associate Security 4
Credits: 42

Program Competencies
1. Experiment with file and directory systems, file and directory permissions, text editors, file processing, and basic shell programming of the Linux operating system. (CIS126DL)
2. Install, configure, administer, use, and maintain a UNIX/Linux operating system. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL)
3. Execute day-to-day administration tasks in a UNIX/Linux-based network. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL)
4. Solve problems in industry utilizing the Python programming language. (CIS156)
5. Manage the Linux Operating Systems including sophisticated manipulation of file structures, backup systems, printing processes, troubleshooting, user account management, hard disk maintenance and configuration, process monitoring and prioritizing, kernel customization, and system resource control. (CIS238DL)
6. Perform day-to-day administration tasks in a UNIX/Linux-based network. (CIS126DL, CIS238DL)
7. Configure and test basic networks and network standards protocols, communication fundamentals in Data networks and the Internet. Includes study of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, using a top down approach, cabling and cabling tools, basic Cisco router, configuration, Ethernet technologies, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, and overview of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). (CNT140AA)
8. Formulate and test appropriate equations to solve basic Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and subnetting problems associated with designing a network. (CNT140AA)
9. Install, configure, customize, maintain and troubleshoot Cisco routers utilizing Advanced Internet Protocol (IP) addressing techniques, Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM), distance vector and Link State dynamic routing protocols, Routing Information Protocol version 1 (RIPv1) and version 2 (RIPv2), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Single-area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and understanding the structure and behavior of routing tables. (CNT150AA)
10. Design and implement a converged switched network including switch configuration for basic functionality, implementing Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), and Inter-VLAN routing in a converged network and implementing a Wireless LAN (WLAN). (CNT160AA)
11. Solve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks and Implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network. (CNT160AA)
12. Implement and configure common data link protocols and apply WAN security concepts, principles of traffic management, access control and addressing services using Wide-Area Network (WAN) technologies and network services required by converged applications in Enterprise Networks (CNT170AA)
13. Configure and troubleshoot a remote-access network to interconnect central sites of branch offices, home offices and control access to the central site. (CNT170AA)
14. Formulate Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) operations. (CNT170AA)
15. Design and manage security policies, security technologies, secure firewall design, installation, configuration and maintenance, AAA (Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting) and VPN (Virtual Private Network) implementation using firewalls. (CNT202)
16. Design security solutions to reduce risk of revenue loss and vulnerability. (CNT205)
17. Minimize threats to the security of information systems by using authentication methods, access control, cryptography, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), hardening of operating systems, infrastructure security, network security (including remote access and wireless), and the use of basic security tools. (ITS110, CIS270)
18. Examine the techniques for defending LAN and WAN networks including firewalls, IDSs and VPNs. (ITS110)
19. Define workstations, servers, network storage devices, routers, switches, gateways, guards, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), firewalls, Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs), mobile devices, peripheral devices and security peripherals. (CIS105, ITS110)
20. Explain a broad, cross-section of information security concepts including authentication methods, access control, cryptography, public key infrastructure (PKI), network attack and defense methods, operating systems and network device hardening, securing remote access and wireless technologies including viruses and worms. (CIS105, ITS110)
21. Minimize threats to the security of information systems by using basic tools for information security, including communication security, infrastructure security, organizational security and basic cryptography. (CIS270)
22. Evaluate computer network vulnerabilities and counter security strategies and to effectively protect computer networks from risks ranging from malicious infiltration to cyber-warfare; using ethical, relevant tools and methodologies. (ITS240)
23. Perform and explain day-to-day administration tasks in a Microsoft Windows-based network. (MST150++)
24. Apply basic security techniques such as password protection and access control lists (ACLs). (MST150++)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 26, 2018

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.





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