Computer and Information Security

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: COCP 1253 MS Server Operating System OR Knowledge of the fundamental of networking technology and 1 year of computing networking experience with a strong background in TCP/IP

Co-Requisite: none

This vendor-neutral course provides a comprehensive overview of network security, including general security concepts, communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography basics, and operational/organizational security.  Lab exercises utilize server computers to gain real-world practice at securing networks--from ensuring authentication, configuring a VPN server, installing Service Packs and Hot Fixes, to securing applications such as e-mail, Web activity, and file transfer.  The course will also include a section on how to educate and work with non IT-managers about the importance of locking down a network. 

Transfer Curriculum Goal(s): none