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2016-2017 College Catalog

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Information Systems Assurance - A.A.S. Degree (Career)

Application Code 306

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

This area of study is designed to meet the needs of the business community and industry in the expanding field of computer network engineering and administration. Graduates will be qualified for a variety of technical and administrative positions including client needs assessment, network design, network installation and maintenance, inter-network communication and connectivity, specialized network functions, and on-site network administration. Extensive lab instruction will provide exposure to real-world network scenarios. The required courses related to major prepare students for four respected industry certification exams including: CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, and Cisco’s Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT). Each student will then complete additional coursework in one of the specialized areas. Students who complete the Cisco area of study will be prepared for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing & Switching, CCNA Security, and CCNA Voice certifications. Students who complete the Cybersecurity area of study will be eligible for certification to the 4011 and 4013 standards by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). Students who complete the VMware Administration area of study will be prepared for VMware certifications.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-105Managing and Maintaining PCs and Mobile Devices I

3

CMSY-106Managing and Maintaining PCs and Mobile Devices II

3

CMSY-158Fundamentals and Practice for Network+ Certification

3

CMSY-162Introduction to Network Security Systems

3

CMSY-219Operating Systems

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros

3

CSCO-291Introduction to Networks

3

CSCO-292Routing and Switching Essentials

3

MATH-141College Algebra

3

-or higher core course

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

-Electives*

9

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHYS-107Physical Science

4

-Any General Education Core Course

2

-Electives*

9

*Electives - Select from the following:

Students will choose 18 credits from the courses listed below according to their specific career plans. The courses are grouped into four areas, but students are free to select 18 credits from any area. Since this is a rapidly changing field, students should consult a faculty advisor each semester.

Cyber Security

This area will prepare students to take a number of independent industry certification exams including CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, and CISCO Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT).

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-163Introduction to Firewalls and Network Security

3

CMSY-164Introduction to Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

3

CMSY-172Introduction to Programming with JavaScript

3

CMSY-255Introduction to Unix and Linux

3

CMSY-262Encryption and Secure Communications

3

CMSY-263Ethical Hacking and Cyber Defense

3

Networking Technologies/Cisco

This area will prepare students to take a number of independent industry certification exams including CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Switching, and AMP Netconnect.

Course NumberTitleCredits
CSCO-293Scaling Networks

3

CSCO-294Connecting Networks

3

CSCO-305Cisco IP Telephony

3

CSCO-308CCNA Security

3

CSCO-652Implementing IP Switching

3

ELEC-140Network Cabling Systems

3

Network Management/Microsoft

This area will prepare students to take a number of independent industry certification exams including CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, CISCO Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA).

Course NumberTitleCredits
BMGT-204Taking Your Business Mobile

3

CMSY-255Introduction to Unix and Linux

3

ELEC-140Network Cabling Systems

3

MSFT-251Windows Client Configuration

3

MSFT-252Windows Server Administration

3

MSFT-253Active Directory Configuration

3

VMware Administration

This area will prepare students to take a number of independent industry certification exams including VMware vSphere Foundations (2V0-620), VMware Certified Associate (VCA-DCV), Certified Associate Network Virtualization (VCA-NV), Certified Associate Desktop and Mobility (VCA-DTM), Certified Professional (VCP-DCV), Network Virtualization (VCP-NV), and Certified Professional Desktop and Mobility (VCP-DTM).

Course NumberTitleCredits
VMCP-101Introduction to Virtualization

3

VMCP-102Virtualization of Computers, Networks, and Storage

3

VMCP-103Installation, Configuration, and Management of ESXi and vSphere

3

VMCP-104Software-Defined Data Center

3

VMCP-105Network and Security

3

VMCP-106Desktop and Mobility

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Identify appropriate network topologies and equipment related to client-server environment.
  2. 2. Demonstrate the ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot and apply security configurations to various host and network devices.
  3. 3. Utilize the ability to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Windows Server environment.
  4. 4. Develop ethical hacking skills and apply these in countermeasures and cyber defense as necessary.
  5. 5. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning in business practices.