This is the final course of the five-course series aiming to prepare participants for a role as an entry-level IT Support Specialist. This course covers a wide variety of IT security concepts, tools, and best practices. It introduces threats and attacks as well as the many ways in which they may appear. The course discusses how encryption and algorithms are used to safeguard data. The course then dives into the "three A's of information security" - authentication, authorization, and accounting. It also covers network security solutions, ranging from firewalls to Wi-Fi encryption options. The course pulls the subject matter together with a look at how all of these elements can be incorporated into a multi-layered and in-depth security architecture. It concludes with recommendations on how to foster a culture of security within a team or an entire organization. Learners will complete independent online coursework with instructor support available.
Note: The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment.
Prereq: CIS980, CIS981, CIS982, CIS983
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Instruction occurs exclusively online, through the Canvas learning management system, for the duration of the course. Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous manner, which means that students learn from instruction, such as prerecorded video lessons and assigned learning tasks, that is not delivered in-person or in real-time.
Meets between: Sep. 26-Nov. 4