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Course Description

Computer Information Systems - CIS 172

Network Security Fundamentals (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students a fundamental understanding of network security principles and implementation. A variety of activities will reinforce the technologies used and principles involved in creating a secure computer network environment.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify risks, threats and mitigation procedures for computerized systems.
  • Identify attacks, vulnerabilities and defenses for wired local area networks.
  • Identify attacks, vulnerabilities and defenses for wireless networks.
  • Identify the fundamental principles of access controls and authentication.
  • Examine procedures for performing computer network security vulnerability assessments.
  • Examine procedures for conducting computer and network security audits.
  • Identify cryptographic protocols and other technologies for public key infrastructure.
  • Identify best practices for business continuity planning.
  • Identify governmental policies and legislation pertaining to computer and network security.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 172047723Network SecurityOE/OE3Baron TS$12.0019/31/0Open 

Winter; 2019; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 172017714Network SecurityOE/OE3Baron TS$12.0027/31/0Open 
 172112870Network Security 3Parker M$52.0017/22/0OpenW  06:00 PM-08:52 PM AS950