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Major: 5530
First Term: 2015 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 40-41
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 Security program is designed to focus on the necessary skills required to secure a network including the security of various operating systems and network devices. Emphasis is placed on developing the theoretical and practical skills needed to maintain security on mission-critical networking and server systems. The program is designed to meet the training needs of government and industry employees. The program covers a variety of information security disciplines which include both vendor-neutral and vendor-specific information technology (IT) security training. The Information Technology: Network Security program also focuses on the skills needed for internationally recognized IT certifications and high demands in business, industry and government. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Required Courses
CIS126DL Linux Operating System 3
CNT140AA Introduction to Networks 4
+ CNT150AA Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials 4
+ CNT160AA Scaling Networks 4
+ CNT170AA Cisco - Connecting Networks 4
+ CNT205 Cisco Certified Network Associate Security 4
+ CNT202 Cisco Secure Firewall Appliance Configuration 4
+ ITS110 Information Security Fundamentals 3
MST150++ Microsoft Windows (any MST 150-level suffixed course) 3
+ MST157DA Active Directory Windows Server Configuration 4
Credits: 37

Program Competencies
1. Demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills to use the Linux operating system including file and directory systems, file and directory permissions, text editors, file processing, and basic shell programming. (CIS126DL)
2. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to 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)
3. Demonstrate knowledge of network terminology and protocols, communication fundaments 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), basic configuring and testing of the network, and network standards. (CNT140AA)
4. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to install, configure, customize, maintain and troubleshoot Cisco routers utilizing Advanced Internet Protocol (IP) addressing techniques, Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM), distance vectored and Link State dynamic routing protocols, Routing Internet 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)
5. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to 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)
6. Demonstrate knowledge of Wide-Area Network (WAN) technologies and network services required by converged applications in Enterprise Networks and the skills to implement and configure common data link protocols and apply WAN security concepts, principles of traffic management, access control and addressing services. (CNT170AA)
7. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to design security solutions to reduce risk of revenue loss and vulnerability. (CNT205)
8. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot a remote-access network to interconnect central sites of branch offices, home offices and control access to the central site. (CNT170AA)
9. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in security policy design and management, security technologies, secure firewall design, installation, configuration and maintenance, AAA (Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting) and VPN (Virtual Private Network) implementation using firewalls. (CNT202)
10. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to install, configure and troubleshoot day-to-day administrative tasks in a Microsoft Windows-based environment. (MST150++)
11. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to install configure and troubleshoot a Windows Server including user and group policy, file systems, data storage, domains/workgroups, security, disaster recovery and monitoring performance. (MST157DA)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: April 26, 2011

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.