MAIN MENU

Catalog

Menu

Catalog Archive sidebar and hidden CSS

Looking for Archives?

Catalogs from past years can be found on our Download page.

CISS Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions CISS

CISS 300 Introduction to Information Systems Security

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: Some experience and/or coursework in networking.

Transferable: CSU

This course is intended for beginner users who want to increase their understanding of information security issues and practices. It is intended for end users who use computers at home or in the office. The course covers all of the need-to-know information about staying secure, including up-to-date information on relevant topics such as protecting mobile devices and wireless local area networks. Students will learn how to maintain a secure environment and avoid security attacks through a series of real-life user experiences, hands-on projects, and case projects.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ANALYZE FUNDAMENTAL SECURITY CONCEPTS (SLO #01).

CISS 310 Network Security Fundamentals

Units: 3

Hours: 45 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CISN 300 and 304 with grades of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles and topics of Information Technology security and Risk Management at the organizational level. It also addresses hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies and procedures with respect to cyber-security. In addition, this course prepares students for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ANALYZE FUNDAMENTAL SECURITY CONCEPTS (SLO #01).

CISS 316 Cisco Networking Academy™: CCNA Cybersecurity Operations

Units: 3

Hours: 45 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CISN 304 and CISS 310 with grades of "C" or better

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills needed by today's organizations that are challenged with rapidly detecting cybersecurity breaches and effectively responding to security incidents. The student would be part of a team of people in Security Operations Centers (SOC’s) keeping a vigilant eye on security systems, protecting their organizations by detecting and responding to cybersecurity threats. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CyberOPS prepares candidates to begin a career working with associate-level cybersecurity analysts within security operations centers.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

IMPLEMENT AND MANAGE CISCO SECURE NETWORKS (SLO 1)

CISS 320 Implementing Network Security and Counter Measures

Units: 3

Hours: 45 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: CISS 310 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course introduces students to Intrusion Detection. It also covers such essential practices as developing a security policy and then implementing that policy by performing Network Address Translation; setting up packet filtering; and installing proxy servers; firewalls; and virtual private networks. Finally, this course includes many hands-on activities or labs along with realistic case studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

IDENTIFY NETWORK SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS (SLO #01).

CISS 327 Cisco Networking Academy™: CCNA Security: Implementing Network Security

Units: 3.5

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CISN 304 and 341 with grades of "C" or better

This course provides the theoretical understanding of network security and the hands-on skills to implement and support network security. Topics include Cisco switch and router security, Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA), Access Control Lists (ACLs), Firewalls, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Additionally, the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) are covered. This course prepares students for CISCO'S Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security certification exam.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

IMPLEMENT AND MANAGE CISCO SECURE NETWORKS (SLO 1)

CISS 330 Implementing Internet Security and Firewalls

Units: 3

Hours: 48 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB

Prerequisite: CISS 310 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

With the increased connectivity to the Internet and the wide availability of automated cracking tools, organizations can no longer simply rely on operating system security to protect their valuable corporate data. The firewall has emerged as a primary tool used to prevent unauthorized access. Students will learn how to allow access to key services while maintaining your organization's security, as well as how to implement firewall-to-firewall Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

EXPLAIN THE RELATIONSHIP AMONG THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF INFORMATION SECURITY, ESPECIALLY NETWORK SECURITY (SLO #01).

CISS 341 Implementing Windows Operating System Security

Units: 3

Hours: 48 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB

Prerequisite: CISS 310 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: CISC 308

Transferable: CSU

As organizations increasingly come to rely on Windows-based networks, it is essential that system administrators have a complete understanding of the security models integral to Windows Server and Workstation. This course will provide in depth explanations of operating system security features as well as step-by-step configuration guides for proper operating system configuration. It also provides the knowledge and skills students will need to know in order to maintain the integrity, authenticity, availability, and privacy of data.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

EXPLAIN WHAT OPERATING SYSTEM AND NETWORK SECURITY MEANS (SLO #01).

CISS 342 Implementing Linux Operating System Security

Units: 3

Hours: 48 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB

Prerequisite: CISS 310 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

The UNIX family of operating systems is prized by developers and other IT professionals for their flexibility and openness. Vulnerabilities in standard configurations, however, can make UNIX systems susceptible to security threats. For the many organizations that depend upon UNIX systems, protection against intrusion is an absolute requirement. This course provides the knowledge and skills you need to establish security for the Linux platform. It will present in depth explanations of operating system security features as well as step-by-step configuration guides for proper operating system configuration. This course also will cover the knowledge and skills students will need to maintain the integrity, authenticity, availability, and privacy of data.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

EXPLAIN WHAT OPERATING SYSTEM AND NETWORK SECURITY MEANS (SLO #01).

CISS 350 Disaster Recovery

Units: 3

Hours: 48 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB

Prerequisite: CISS 310 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course teaches students how to identify network vulnerabilities and how to take the appropriate countermeasures to prevent and mitigate failure risks for an organization. Students will gain an understanding of the steps needed for good disaster recovery including, how to prepare a disaster recovery plan, the various risks associated with an enterprise network, the diverse job functions of employees in a Disaster Recovery Plan, and the methods needed to implement a plan once it is complete. In addition, each student will develop a Disaster Recovery Plan with a group for a real or fictitious organization.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEFINE AND EXPLAIN INFORMATION SECURITY (SLO #01).

CISS 356 Introduction to Information Assurance

Units: 3

Hours: 45 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: CISS 310 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course introduces the network security specialist to the various methodologies for attacking a network. Students will be introduced to the concepts, principles, and techniques, supplemented by hands-on exercises, for attacking and disabling a network within the context of properly securing a network. The course will emphasize network attack methodologies with the emphasis on student use of network attack techniques and tools and appropriate defenses and countermeasures. Students will receive course content information through a variety of methods: lecture and demonstration of hacking tools will be used in addition to a virtual environment. Students will experience a hands-on practical approach to penetration testing measures and ethical hacking.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #01: UNDERSTAND ETHICAL HACKING CONCEPTS, INCLUDING THE TERM "ETHICAL HACKER", AS WELL AS PENETRATION AND SECURITY TESTING CONCEPTS AND THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THEM

CISS 360 Computer Forensics and Investigation

Units: 3

Hours: 45 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: CISS 310 with a grade of "C" or better

Advisory: CISC 308

Transferable: CSU

This course is an introduction to the methods used to properly conduct a computer forensics investigation beginning with a discussion of ethics, while mapping to the objectives of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) certification. Topics covered include an overview of computer forensics as a profession; the computer investigation process; understanding operating systems boot processes and disk structures; data acquisition and analysis; technical writing; and a review of familiar computer forensics tools.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

REVIEW OF THE COMPUTER FORENSICS PROFESSION (SLO #01)