Network Systems Technology Offers Three New Courses in Fall

The Network Systems Technology (NST) program will offer three new courses in fall 2014.  Two of these courses are being developed as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Cybersecurity Development grant.  Students can register for these classes on eSantaFe.

CTS1120 Fundamentals of Information Security, 3 (P) 
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the essential concepts of information security including information security standards, education, professional certifications and compliance laws.  It examines how business, government, and individuals operate in the digital world today.  Students will gain hands on practice in mitigating security threats including access controls; security operations and administration; auditing, testing and monitoring; risk response and recovery; cryptography; networks and telecommunications; and malicious code and activities.

CTS2142 IT Project Management, 3 (P) F W
This course will enable the student to use a variety of project management techniques that can be applied in an information technology project context. The student will gain knowledge in the areas of integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, and quality management, which will serve as a foundation for an information technology project management position. Prerequisites: CTS1131 or COP2000 with a minimum grade of “C”.

CTS2858 Internet Security, 3 (O) F
This course teaches how to secure a home network from unauthorized activity. Security principles, such as establishing an effective security policy, and about the different types of hacker activities that a practitioner is most likely to encounter are topics of interest. This course aligns with the industry certification standards evaluated in the CIW Web Security Associate exam. Prerequisites: CTS1131 with a minimum grade of “C”.

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