Spring 2011 Class Schedule (CRC)

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CISS 300    Introduction to Information Systems Security    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: Some experience and/or coursework in networking.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to network-based and Internet-based security applications and standards. Topics include cryptography, security protocols, network security applications, encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, viruses and key exchange.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Parks              CRC MAIN Online          20724 
Online class.
Online Orientation. For the orientation and more information please go to Professor Parks' Web site at http://www.professorparks.org/spring2011.html For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de
Required attendance for on campus final.
Final: Monday, March 14, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., BS-153 The main goal of the course is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of computer and network security issues including the numerous types of attacks computers are vulnerable to, the types of attacker profiles, and the hardware and software defense solutions available. The course begins with an overview of the subject including security goals, the importance of security, intruder profiles, and defense mechanisms. The topics subsequently covered include security and the individual personal computer in both the home and corporate environments. This includes protecting the single device from the threats of data theft, viruses and spyware, techniques of authentication and security patch management. Next, corporate security is presented including policy issues involving e-mail, Internet access, passwords, Incident Response and Disaster Recovery. Internet Security and Network Security are addressed focusing on the threats to WAN and LAN networks and methods of protecting each type of network. Students will learn to apply these concepts to each particular setting and know how and why they are adapted from one environment to another.

CISS 310    Network Security Fundamentals    3 Units

Prerequisite: CISN 330 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: Organizations today are linking their information systems across enterprize-wide networks and Virtual Private Networks, as well as increasing their exposure to the Internet. Each connection magnifies the vulnerability to unauthorized access. This course provides the fundamental knowledge needed to analyze risks to the system and implement a workable security policy that protects information assets from potential intrusion, damage or theft. Students will learn which countermeasures to deploy to thwart potential attacks. This course will also prepare students for CompTIA's Security+ Exam.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Parks              CRC MAIN Online          30483 
M         06:00PM-08:05PM LAB L.Parks              CRC MAIN BS 153            
Hybrid class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom For the orientation and more information please go to Professor Parks' Web site at http://www.professorparks.org/spring2011.html
Required attendance for on campus orientation and final.
Orientation: Monday, January 24, 6:00- p.m.-8:05 p.m., BS-153
Final: Monday, March 14, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., BS-153
Students may work on the Lab assignments from home if they have the correct software. Professor Parks will have an open Lab on Wednesday evenings for students who are interested in doing Lab assignments on campus.

CompTIA Security+ is recognized by the technology community as a valuable credential that proves competency with information security. Major corporations such as Sun, IBM/Tivoli Software Group, Symantec, Motorola, Hitachi Electronics Services and Verisign value the CompTIA Security + certification and recommend or require it of their IT employees. This course is only offered once per year.

CISS 341    Implementing Windows Operating System Security    3 Units

Prerequisite: CISS 310 with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: CISC 308.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 48 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: 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 indepth 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.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
Microsoft Windows
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Ahmadi             CRC MAIN Online          30485 
T         06:00PM-08:05PM LAB A.Ahmadi             CRC MAIN BS 153            
Hybrid class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 27, 2011