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LOCAL AREA NETWORK SYSTEMS -- SECURITY ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIZATION Associate of Applied Science Degree Tech Prep 2008-2009 Catalog
The Security Administration Specialization is designed to prepare the student for employment in the areas of internet, network and operating system security. The curriculum focus is on providing skills in system security analysis, designing and creating secure systems, troubleshooting security problems via appropriate testing measures, conducting forensic documentation and the development, implementation and maintenance of an organizational security plan and policy. Due consideration is given to legal and ethical issues and current and emerging legal and technical issues.

Program Course # ITNW 1325+ ITSY 1300 COSC 1300 ENGL 1301 MATH 1324+ MATH 1314+ ITNW 1351+ ITNW 2321+ ITMT 1340+ ITSY 2300+ ITSY 2301+ ITSC 1425+ COSC 1315 ITSE 1331 ITSE 1411 ITSY 2330+ ITSY 2342+ ITSC 1307+ ITCC 1306+ ITSY 2343+ ITSY 2359+# ITSC 2364+ SPCH 1311

Course Title Fundamentals of Networking Technologies Fundamentals of Information Security Introduction to Computing English Composition I Mathematics for Business and Economics College Algebra Fundamentals of Wireless LANs Networking with TCP/IP Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment Operating System Security Firewalls and Network Security Personal Computer Hardware Fundamentals of Programming Introduction to Visual Basic Programming .NET Beginning Web Page Programming Intrusion Detection Incident Response and Handling UNIX Operating System I CCNA 2: Router and Routing Basics Social and Behavioral Science1 Computer System Forensics Security Assessment and Audit Practicum -- CIS, General Advanced Computer Studies Elective Introduction to Speech Communication Humanities/Fine Arts1

Sem Hrs. 3 3 3 3 OR 3 3 3 3 3 4 OR OR

Sem Taken


College (If not ACC)

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 OR 3 3


Select from the appropriate section of the General Education Course List. + Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions. # Capstone course Final approval of degree plan for graduation is provided by the Admissions Office. Application for graduation must be on file in the Admissions Office before the published deadline of the student’s final semester. The ACC Catalog contains important information about graduation.

COSC 1300 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING (3-3-1). A survey course discussing computing terminology, components, programming concepts,

and the computer's integration into business activities. Laboratory experience includes word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and databases. Fee: $8 Skills: R
COSC 1315 FUNDAMENTALS OF PROGRAMMING (3-3-1). An introduction to computer concepts, logic, and computer programming. Includes

designing, coding, debugging, testing, and documenting programs using a high-level programming language. Fee: $12 Skills: B
ENGL 1301 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (3-3-0). A study of the principals of composition with emphasis on language, the mechanics of writing, the

types of discourse, and research and documentation. English Composition I: ESL - English 1301 ESL is a study of the principles of composition with emphasis on language, the mechanics of writing, documentation and research, and the types of discourse. ENGL 1301 ESL is the equivalent of ENGL 1301 and is designed to help students who are non-native speakers of English develop the skills they will need to succeed academically. English Composition I: Honors - Please contact the Honors Department at 223-3255 or for additional information. English Composition I: Self Paced - This course is designed for students with strong writing skills who can complete the course assignments with only one class meeting per week. Skills: E
ITCC 1306 CCNA 2: ROUTER AND ROUTING BASICS (3-2-3). An introduction to Cisco basic router configuration for local area networks.

Topics include initial router configuration for TCP/IP, management of the configuration, backup of router configuration files, routing protocols. Fee: $12 Skills: B Prerequisites: ITNW 1325 or department approval.

resources, maintaining server resources, monitoring server performance, and safeguarding data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. Fee: $12 Prerequisites: ITNW 1325.
ITNW 1325 FUNDAMENTALS OF NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES (3-3-1). Instruction in networking technologies and their implementation.

Topics include the OSI reference model, network protocols, transmission media, and networking hardware and software. Fee: $12 Skills: B Prerequisites: COSC 1300 (or corequisite) or department approval.
ITNW 1351 FUNDAMENTALS OF WIRELESS LANS (3-3-1). Designing, planning, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting wireless LANs

(WLANs). Includes WLAN design, installation, and configuration; and WLAN security issues and vendor interoperability strategies. Fee: $12 Skills: B Prerequisites: ITNW 1325.
ITNW 2321 NETWORKING WITH TCP/IP (3-3-1). Set up, configure, use and support Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

on networking operating systems. Fee: $12 Skills: B Prerequisites: ITNW 1325.
ITSC 1307 UNIX OPERATING SYSTEM I (3-2-2). A study of the UNIX operating system including multi-user concepts, terminal emulation, use of

system editor, basic UNIX commands, and writing script files. Topics include introductory systems management concepts. Fee: $12 Skills: B Prerequisites: One semester of programming.
ITSC 1425 PERSONAL COMPUTER HARDWARE (4-3-3). A study of current personal computer hardware including personal computer assembly

and upgrading, setup and configuration, and troubleshooting. Fee: $12 Skills: B Prerequisites: COSC 1300 and one semester of programming or department approval.
ITSC 2364 PRACTICUM -- CIS, GENERAL (3-0-21). Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer

develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. Insurance: $3.50 Prerequisites: Sophomore standing with B average.
ITSE 1331 INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING .NET (3-2-2). Introduction to computer programming using Visual BASIC.

Emphasis on the fundamentals of structured design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Includes language syntax, data and file structures, input/output devices, and files. Fee: $12 Skills: B
ITSE 1411 BEGINNING WEB PAGE PROGRAMMING (4-3-3). Web page programming including mark-up and scripting languages. Introduction

to structure and object oriented programming design. Course includes use of XHTML and JavaScript programming languages. Fee: $12 Skills: B
ITSY 1300 FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SECURITY (3-3-1). Basic information security goals of availability, integrity, accuracy, and

confidentiality. Vocabulary and terminology specific to the field of information security are discussed. Identification of exposures and vulnerabilities

and appropriate countermeasures are addressed. The importance of appropriate planning and administrative controls is also discussed. Additional topics include: instruction in security for network hardware, software, and data including physical security, backup procedures, firewalls, encryption, and protection from viruses. Fee: $12 Skills: B
ITSY 2300 OPERATING SYSTEM SECURITY (3-3-1). Safeguard computer operating systems by demonstrating server support skills and designing

and implementing a security system. Identify security threats and monitor network security implementations. Use best practices to configure operating systems to industry security standards. Fee: $12 Skills: B Prerequisites: ITSY 1300.
ITSY 2301 FIREWALLS AND NETWORK SECURITY (3-3-1). Identify elements of firewall design, types of security threats and responses to

security attacks. Use best practices to design, implement, and monitor a network security plan. Examine security incident postmortem reporting and ongoing network security activities. Fee: $12 Skills: B Prerequisites: ITSY 1300.
ITSY 2330 INTRUSION DETECTION (3-3-1). Computer information systems security monitoring, intrusion detection and crisis management.

Includes alarm management, signature configuration, sensor configuration, and troubleshooting components. Emphasizes identifying, resolving, and documenting network crises and activating the response team. Fee: $12 Skills: B Prerequisites: ITSY 2300 and ITSY 2301.
ITSY 2342 INCIDENT RESPONSE AND HANDLING (3-3-1). In-depth coverage of incident response and incident handling, including identifying

sources of attacks and security breaches; analyzing security logs; recovering the system to normal; performing postmortem analysis; and implementing and modifying security measures. Fee: $12 Skills: B Prerequisites: ITSY 2300 and ITSY 2301.
ITSY 2343 COMPUTER SYSTEM FORENSICS (3-3-1). In-depth study of system forensics including methodologies used for analysis of computer

security breaches. Gather and evaluate evidence to perform postmortem analysis of a security breach. Fee: $12 Skills: B Prerequisites: ITSY 2342.
ITSY 2359 SECURITY ASSESSMENT AND AUDIT (3-3-1). Capstone experience for the security curriculum. Synthesizes technical material

covered in prior courses to monitor, audit, analyze, and revise computer and network security systems to ensure appropriate levels of protection are in place. Fee: $12 Skills: B Prerequisites: ITSY 2300 and ITSY 2301.
MATH 1314 COLLEGE ALGEBRA (3-3-0). A course designed for students majoring in business, mathematics, science, engineering, or certain

engineering-related technical fields. Content includes the rational, real, and complex number systems; the study of functions including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and related equations; inequalities; and systems of linear equations and determinants. Skills: S Prerequisites: MATD 0390 with a C or better or satisfactory score on the ACC Mathematics Assessment Test taken before enrolling in ACC mathematics courses. An ACC Mathematics Assessment Test score (COMPASS, ASSET, or THEA) is required for all students who do not have credit for ACC'S MATD 0390, including those who have met the TSI math requirement in some other way than one of those three tests.
MATH 1324 MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS (3-3-0). A course in finite mathematics for business students including linear

equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, the exponential and logarithmic functions, the mathematics of finance, systems of linear equations and matrices, linear programming, the simplex method, and an introduction to probability and statistics. Skills: S Prerequisites: MATD 0390 with a C or better or satisfactory score on the ACC Mathematics Assessment Test taken before enrolling in ACC mathematics courses.
SPCH 1311 INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION (3-3-0). Theories and practice of speech communication behavior in

interpersonal, small group, and public communication situations. The course introduces skills that students can use to communicate more effectively in their everyday lives. Introduction to Speech Communication: Honors - Please contact the Honors Department at 223-3255 or for additional information. Skills: E

Last Updated: November 04, 2009

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