Information Technology (IT)

IT 100. Introduction to Cybersecurity. 1 Credit Hour.

Introduction to Cybersecurity introduces the people, products, and processes that protect electronic data from those with malicious intent. This course will introduce students to various experts who discuss the concepts of cybersecurity including what it is, why it is important, and some of the products and processes that they use to secure data. Connections between the required courses in the Cybersecurity Program will be explored. The opportunities within this growing field will be covered. This course is not intended to teach students to implement security products and processes, but rather to make students aware of the global need for cybersecurity and the advancement in this industry. Cybersecurity requires a basic understanding of networking concepts. Supplemental information and activities for specific networking concepts are included where needed throughout the course.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

IT 101. Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks. 5 Credit Hours.

Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks focuses on learning the fundamentals of networking. Practical and conceptual skills that build the foundation for understanding basic networking will be covered. This is the first of three (3) courses in preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

IT 102. Desktop Software Support - CompTIA A+ Core 2 (Software). 3 Credit Hours.

Desktop Software Support - CompTIA A+ Core 2 (Software) prepares students to take the current CompTIA A+ software (Core 2) exam. Students will learn to implement, administer, and troubleshoot the Microsoft Windows client operating system. Topics include installation, upgrades, restoration, user profiles and accounts, troubleshooting, operating system security, and the TCP/IP protocol. Windows, Linux, and mobile operating systems are covered. Recommended Preparation: Basic computer literacy is expected.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

IT 103. Help Desk Principles. 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on key information and skills for user support professionals, including troubleshooting and problem solving, communicating successfully with clients, performing end-user needs analysis and assessment, and training end-users. With balanced coverage of both people skills and technical skills, this course is an excellent resource for those in or preparing for the technical support field.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

IT 120. Enterprise Security Management. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines managerial aspects of computer security and assurance for enterprises. Topics include risk management, contingency planning, access control models, and information security governance including FISMA compliance, program assessment and metrics. The student will acquire knowledge of accreditation, certification, procurement and operating principles for secure computing systems.
Prerequisites: IS 237 and Reading Proficiency.

IT 121. Secure E-Commerce. 3 Credit Hours.

Secure E-Commerce examines the principles and techniques for secure electronic commerce. Topics include cryptography, certification authorities, public key infrastructure, biometrics, digital signatures, and legal and national policy issues surrounding e-commerce.
Prerequisites: IS 229 and IS 237, both with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.

IT 201. Cisco Networking Academy II: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials. 5 Credit Hours.

Cisco Networking Academy II: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials focuses on the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Configuration of routers, switches, and wireless access points for basic functionality will be covered. This is the second of three (3) courses offered as preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.
Prerequisites: IT 101 with a minimum grade of "C", and Reading Proficiency.

IT 202. Cisco Networking Academy III: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation. 5 Credit Hours.

Cisco Networking Academy III: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation focuses on hierarchical network design, Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) single area routing, and Quality of Service (QoS) concepts. Configuring and securing enterprise network devices will be more fully developed. Application programming interfaces (APIs) will be introduced, as well as, the configuration management tools that make network automation possible.This is the third of three (3) courses in preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.
Prerequisites: IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C", and Reading Proficiency.

IT 204. Cisco CCNP: R&S ROUTE. 5 Credit Hours.

This course provides preparation for students seeking the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification. Knowledge and skills necessary to implement scalable and highly secure Cisco routers will be covered. Course activities and assignments will help students to prepare for the current Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)-R&S ROUTE and the Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certifications.
Prerequisites: IT 203 or CCNA certification or department approval and Reading Proficiency.

IT 206. Cisco CCNP: R&S SWITCH. 5 Credit Hours.

This course provides preparation for students seeking the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification. Knowledge and skills necessary to plan, configure and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions will be covered. Course activities and assignments will help students to prepare for the current Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - R&S SWITCH and the Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certifications.
Prerequisites: IT 203 or CCNA certification or department approval and Reading Proficiency.

IT 208. Cisco Networking Academy: CCNA Security. 5 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on network security processes emphasizing hands-on skills for security policy design and management, security technologies, security products and solutions, firewall and secure router design, installation, configuration, maintenance, Authentication , Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) implementation using routers and firewalls, securing the network at the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) layers 2 and 3, stressing documentation, design, and installation.
Prerequisites: IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" or CCENT certification and Reading Proficiency.

IT 210. Firewall and VPN Security. 3 Credit Hours.

Firewall and VPN Security focuses on security solutions and processes in a network with emphasis on practical skills in the following areas: firewall, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Virtual Private Network (VPN) design, implementation, configuration, and maintenance.
Prerequisites: IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.

IT 211. Introduction to Virtualization and Cloud Computing. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to Virtualization and Cloud Computing explores the installation, configuration, and management of virtualization tools, including VMware vSphere using ESXi and vCenter Server, and/or other leading virtualization solutions. Completion of this hands-on course prepares students to obtain recognized industry certifications, including the VMWare Certified Associate and VMWare Certified Professional.
Prerequisites:IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C", and Reading Proficiency.

IT 212. Ethical Hacking. 3 Credit Hours.

Ethical Hacking examines the background, history, and theory of identifying potential threats on a computer or network by attempting to bypass system security and search for any weak points that could be exploited by malicious individuals or organizations. Hands-on activities using practical applications and real-life simulations to practice hacking techniques and methodologies will be used to find and attempt to exploit vulnerabilities of an organization's network infrastructure. Best countermeasures will be determined to improve security policies to protect information resources in an effort to minimize or eliminate any potential attacks. Communication skills and techniques for the cybersecurity workplace are emphasized throughout the course.
Prerequisites: IS 229, IS 237, and Reading Proficiency.

IT 214. Systems Security Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

This course prepares the student to identify, evaluate, and prioritize potential threats, and manage and mitigate threats through risk management concepts, assessment activities, and monitoring terminology, techniques, and systems. Students will gain skills to properly respond to a security incident or forensic investigation with incident handling processes and procedures such as Business Continuity Planning (BPC) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP).
Prerequisites: IS 237 and Reading Proficiency.

IT 216. Digital Forensics. 3 Credit Hours.

Digital crime scene investigation practices and digital evidence capture, documentation, validation and preservation techniques are taught through in-depth participatory exercises. Steganography, mobile data acquisition, network monitoring, decryption, manual and automated file and password recovery techniques are taught.
Prerequisites: IS 112, IS 229, IS 237 and Reading Proficiency.

IT 235. Network Infrastructure Design. 3 Credit Hours.

This course covers the skills and knowledge necessary for network design engineers. Topics include design of routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, and broadband access for organizations, including service virtualization. The Enterprise Composite Model facilitates planning, design, implementation, operation and optimization (PDIOO) through modular design and the relations between modules.
Prerequisites: IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.

IT 242. Windows Server: Advanced Services Configuration. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is part three in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Students will get hands-on instruction and practice configuring advanced services in Windows Server. This courser maps to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Windows Server 2012 certification exam 70-412.
Prerequisites: IT 241 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.

IT 250. CCNA Cybersecurity Operations. 5 Credit Hours.

CCNA Cybersecurity Operations (CyberOps) covers knowledge and skills needed to handle the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of an associate-level Security Analyst working in a Security Operations Center (SOC). The course emphasizes best practices and provides hands-on experience needed to respond to security events to maintain and ensure security operational readiness of secure networked systems. Recommended Preparation: Basic Windows and Unix operating system knowledge is recommended.
Prerequisites: IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.