Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in IT Security Associate program is designed to help to prepare students for a variety of industry-recognized information technology (IT) security certification exams as well as to provide practical hands-on skills for the work place. The program also includes fundamental knowledge and skills in system administration, network administration, IT management and compliance necessary to inform the practices of IT security.
Program Notes: Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Courses within any of the following prefixes must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the program to be applied toward this award: AIM, BPC, CIS, CLD, CNT, CSC, ITS, and MST.
Program Prerequisites: None
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CNT140AB Introduction to Networks 4
MST150++ Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course 3
CIS111 Ethics in Information Technology 3
CIS126DL Linux Operating System 3
+ CIS250 Management of Information Systems 3
+ CIS271DB Information Security Essentials 3
+ CIS272DB Information Security Principles 3
1. Demonstrate understanding of fundamental networking concepts including IP addressing and the TCP/IP protocol suite. (CNT140AB)
2. Perform system administration activities. (CIS126DL, MST150++)
3. Demonstrate information technology management skills including compliance with industry and governmental standards and legal requirements. (CIS250)
4. Explain the fundamental components, concepts and application of information security principles. (CIS271DB)
5. Mitigate risks such as threats, attacks and vulnerabilities that impact the IT infrastructure using security tools and techniques. (CIS272DB)
6. Analyze ethical considerations that arise from the implementation and use of information technology. (CIS111)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 24, 2014
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