Information Systems & Security Specialist

Info Systems Security Specialist Online Degree Programs

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Program Information

Entire Program Duration
170 weeks

How long is every course?
Every 10 weeks

Theory & Associated Lab Work
168 Quarter Credit Hours

General Education
45 Quarter Credit Hours

Total Quarter Credit Hours
213


Class Schedule

Morning Classes
Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Afternoon Classes
Monday through Thursday
1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Evening Classes
Monday through Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

* Class hours are subject to change or vary based on student needs

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Information Systems and Security Specialist

The Associate of Occupational Studies program in Information Systems Security provides network security training in Security Essentials, network essentials, computer forensics, cyber security, disaster planning, and ethical hacking. Classes cover basic security network training, fundamentals of systems security management, computer forensics techniques and tools, cybercrime and laws, disaster recovery plans, ethical hacking to discover network vulnerabilities and much more. Students receive hands-on network security training through labs and technical instruction.

The objective of this program is to prepare the student for entry-level employment in the information systems field by using diverse educational and training approaches including lecture, hands-on lab experience, and general education. The student will learn to build applications in Oracle including creating forms, and charts; will be able to utilize the project management process to ensure timely completion of complex projects; will be able to provide security for network systems and internet sites; and will be able to develop robust applications using the Java programming language. Upon successful completion the student will be prepared for entry-level employment as a systems analyst, project manager, computer programmer, a database administrator or network administrator, or other similar positions in a data processing/information systems environment.

 

Courses & Descriptions

IT 108: Desktop I - Configuration and Support

This course is Part I of II which prepares the student for the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) certification examinations. The MCDST certification is a specialized I/T certification that is aimed at personnel working in a Desktop Support/Computer Technician role.

The emphasis of this course (both lecture and lab) is on troubleshooting and resolving Windows- based problems in a support environment.

IT 109: Desktop II - User Support

This course is Part II of II which prepares the student for the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) certification examinations. The MCDST certification is a specialized I/T certification that is aimed at personnel working in a Desktop Support/Computer Technician role.

The emphasis of this course (both lecture and lab) is on troubleshooting and resolving Windows- based problems in a support environment.

IT 110: Office Technology: Technical Support

This course covers the key user functions within the Microsoft applications of Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, and Outlook®; as well as moving information between and among these applications. It then goes on to instruct how to support end users in these applications and how to implement Microsoft Office® within an organizations deployment plans. The course also covers proper interfacing of Microsoft Office® with Microsoft Exchange®, and basic troubleshooting of configuration problems and issues.

IT 111: PC Hardware

This class will explore the fundamentals of computer hardware and how computers are constructed as well as hardware troubleshooting. Students will be instructed on personal computer hardware installation and support, and will be able to troubleshoot desktop and lap top hardware.

IT 112: Computer Programming - Visual Basic

This course will assist the student in automating tasks through Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming. The student will write code to enhance the off-the-shelf capabilities of Office and other products that support VBA to arrive at custom solutions. Further, the student will learn the fundamentals of programming and VBA from the ground up and will gain the skills necessary to automate repetitive tasks, build user interfaces, and increase performance. Some experience using the products in the Microsoft Office System is assumed and no previous programming experience is required.

GE 115: Microeconomic Principles

This course is designed to introduce basic concepts and issues in microeconomics with an emphasis on analyzing and applying economic principles to real-world problems. It enables students to apply an economics to their daily lives. Topics to be studied in depth include supply and demand analysis, price-setting, profit, firm behavior, labor market, and consumer choice.

IT 120: Network I

This is the first of two courses which students will be introduced to the fundamental building blocks that form a modern network, such as Network Topologies, Network Media and Topologies and Network Devices, to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of networking components and their interaction. This is the first step in getting students prepared to pass CompTIA’s (the Computing Technology Industry Association’s) Network+ certification exam.

IT 122: Network II

This is the second of two courses which students will be introduced to more advanced concepts such as Network Management, Network Tools and Networking Security. The combination of the two Networking courses will enable the students to be well prepared to pass CompTIA’s (the Computing Technology Industry Association’s) Network+ certification exam.

IT 125: Imaging and Deployment

This course will teach students how to plan and build a network deployable base Desktop Operating System Image. This includes best practices, Planning, Creation, Modification, and deployment of image files used by systems in a corporate environment. Students will learn the value of Imaging to not only save time while setting up and configuring multiple systems but also the value of these tools in supporting their customer base as well as the backup/restoration of data.

Prerequisite: IT 108 & IT 109

IT 130: Introduction to Servers

In this course, students will learn the required skills to design, install, configure and manage a windows 2008 Server environment. This includes installing and managing Roles and Features as well as user permissions and file management. This course maps directly to the requirements for the Microsoft 70-646 examination, part of the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) certification path. Students will learn the specific terminology and method required to pass this certification exam.

IT 200: IT Security Fundamentals I

This course serves as an overview of computer security fundamentals. This course discusses the role of computer and information security in the enterprise and further discusses security strategy, policy, and architecture. This discussion will include legal issues involved with security and policy development. Additionally, return on investment for security technology and services is discussed as part of the overall corporate risk assessment process as well as the need for a formal data classification system to support the security risk assessment process.

IT 201: IT Security Fundamentals II

This course covers the importance of a comprehensive training and computer security testing program along with suggestions for engaging people. This course introduces the concept of enterprise identity management along with the components of comprehensive and layered security architecture. This course also addresses issues of technology selection, implementation and management, including change management techniques and incident response activities.

IT 202: Application Security

This course provides an overview of application security through vulnerable web applications. Topics include Application Security Fundamentals, Application Security Threats, and Application Security Assessment.

IT 208: Web Server Security

This course supplements the Introduction to Hacking course and provides an overview of web servers and the prevention of hacking of vulnerable web servers. Specific topics include and introduction to Microsoft’s Internet Information Service (IIS) and the exploitation of IIS along with an introduction to Apache Web Server and exploits for Apache Web Server.

IT 209: Introduction to Defense

This course provides an overview of computer security defense tools and techniques. It incorporates several hands-on labs focused on protecting systems and the network from threats discussed in the Introduction to Hacking course. Topics include understanding and monitoring network traffic, performing vulnerability analysis, firewalls, host hardening, intrusion detection systems and secure design concepts.

IT 211: Introduction to Hacking

This course provides a comprehensive overview of hacking that incorporates several hands-on labs utilizing the same attack methods used by hackers. The course starts with a discussion of why people hack and how they hack. It then focuses on the methods used, including the initial foot printing of the target, scanning the network and finally enumerating target host machines.

IT 215: Incident Response

This course provides an overview of incident response. Initially, the course discusses real world incidents and introduces the incident response process. Additionally, the course covers preparing for incident response and establishing policies and procedures to collect data from various operating systems.

IT 216: Computer Forensics

This course covers the tools and techniques of computer forensics and investigations and prepares students to acquire, preserve, and analyze digital evidence. Additional areas of emphasis include duplication, storage, analysis, investigations, and forensic reports.

IT 217: Disaster Recovery Planning and Response

This course provides students with the knowledge and ability to develop business continuity plans and disaster recovery plans based on organizational requirements. Additionally, this course covers the roles and responsibilities of key personnel, risk assessment and risk management, and data backup and recovery processes, and key corporate policies and procedures as they pertain to contingency planning and disaster recovery planning.

Prerequisite: IT 200

IT 218: Wireless Security

This course provides students with a survey of the various wireless protocols and students will learn how to both exploit and secure wireless networks. Topics include discovering and sniffing wireless networks, cracking wireless security protocols, installing digital certificates, and configuring a wireless intrusion detection system.

IT 220: Database Security

This course provides students with a survey of the various wireless protocols and students will learn how to both exploit and secure wireless networks. Topics include discovering and sniffing wireless networks, cracking wireless security protocols, installing digital certificates, and configuring a wireless intrusion detection system.

IT 225: Security Policies

This course provides an overview of computer security control technologies. The course starts with a discussion of security policies and introduces the topic of perimeter security. Furthermore, the course covers the preliminary design of network borders for improved security through the use of firewalls, packet filtering, and access lists.

IT 230: SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner) Certification Preparation

This course will prepare student for the ISC2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) Exam. The following domains will be discussed: access controls, cryptography, malicious code and activity, monitoring and analysis, networks and communications, risk/response/recovery, and security operations.

GE 116: Ethics

This course is designed to provide a practical overview of principle ethical theories and concepts of human conduct, as well as a critical evaluation of these theories and concepts as they apply to problems and decisions in contemporary professional life. Students will learn to apply critical thinking skills, ethical reasoning, and professional codes of conduct to resolve a variety of personal, social, and professional ethical issues.

GE 120: English Composition

This course is designed to meet the writing needs of a wide variety of students in the following ways: 1) prepares students who will continue in college to write acceptable college-level expository essays, 2) provides career students with a strong base for technical and business writing, 3) familiarizes all students with the kinds of writing skills that will be valuable in their everyday experience, 4) provides students with some awareness of the way language functions and affects their lives. To help reach these goals, the course will focus on the elements of clear writing, well-organized expository essays, the necessary critical thinking that must always precede expository writing, analytical reading, and, when necessary, a review of the principles of grammar.

GE-121: Computer Concepts

In the computer concepts course, students will learn basic computer applications and concepts. The workings of the computer and its system are an essential skill in today’s technological society. The course materials place an emphasis on today’s most popular applications that pervade the working network today. Students will learn the workings of the computer so as to be able to use computers in their chosen career.

GE 124: Technical Mathematics

This course provides an introduction to basic mathematical operations and functions as they apply to the technical workplace. The course starts with a review of numbers, their systems, forms, and operations. It then introduces basics algebraic concepts including solving systems of one and two variables, simplifying equations, and practical applications of basic technical formulas. Also included are basic geometric forms and relationships. The course’s emphasis is on providing students with a practical and useful working knowledge of these concepts for use in the rest of their program, as well as on the job.

GE 128: Computer Concepts

In the computer concepts course, students will learn basic computer applications and concepts. The workings of the computer and its system are an essential skill in today’s technological society. The course materials place an emphasis on today’s most popular applications that pervade the working network today. Students will learn the workings of the computer so as to be able to use computers in their chosen career.

GE 129: Energy & Society

This course focuses on the basic physical principles and contemporary issues in the fields of energy and environment, from fossil and nuclear fuels to renewable energy sources. Students will examine the scientific, technological, environmental, economic, health, ethical, and political aspects of energy production and use. Emphasis will be placed on these issues in relationship to society and the individual.

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Affordability

Competitive tuition rates, scholarships and financial aid makes Vatterott very affordable.

Academics

Learn from specially trained instructors with many years of real world experience in their fields.

Accreditation

Earn ACCSC Accredited degrees and certifications that many employers look for in candidates.

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