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2013-14 College Catalog

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Network Security - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Information Technology Area of Study

Application Code 231

For curriculum information, contact the Business and Computer Systems Division—Room DH-239—443-518-1520.

This area of study is designed in response to the increased regional to international growth of network security concerns. The resulting need for graduates with theory and application skills in this area has been intensified. This curriculum prepares students for working with network security in private, public, and government arenas at the mid-administrative level, and for transferring to four-year programs. Content related to the CISSP domains has been incorporated into the “major” courses, and these courses are completely mapped to the National Training Standard for Information Systems Security Professionals (NSTISSI 4011). The curriculum is designed to transfer to similar programs at Johns Hopkins University and at Capitol College, and the student is eligible for certification to the 4011 standard by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities Core Course

-Arts Core Course

-Literature Core Course

9-11

One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses

6

One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Courses

7-8

must include one course with lab

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-138Statistics

4 credits

-or

MATH-143Precalculus I

3 credits

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros

3 credits

-or

CMSY-129Principles of the Internet

3 credits

Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-162Introduction to Network Security Systems

3

CMSY-163Introduction to Firewalls and Internet Security

3 credits

CMSY-164Introduction to Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

3 credits

CMSY-262Encryption and Secure Communications Technology

3 credits

CMSY-263Hardening the Network Infrastructure

3

MATH-141College Algebra

3 credits

MSFT-299Fundamentals and Practice for Network+ Certification

3 credits

SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

Electives – Select 6 credits from the following (3 credits each):

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-154Protecting the Virtual Office

3 credits

CMSY-159Data Communication

3 credits

CMSY-218Operating System Fundamentals

3 credits

-or

CMSY-219Operating Systems

3 credits

CMSY-255Introduction to Unix and Linux

3

CSCO-281Network Fundamentals

3

Microsoft -Any MSFT course (except MSFT-299)

6

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 61-65