Spring 2012 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 - Second, Mar 13-May 10
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Parks              CRC MAIN Online          20779 
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Online class.
Please complete the following by 5 p.m. of the first Tuesday of class to avoid losing your seat in class or your position on the wait list.

Online Orientation. For the orientation and more information please go to Professor Parks' Web site at http://www.professorparks.org/spring2012.html For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de
Required attendance for on-campus Final.
Final: Monday, May 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 304 or 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 enterprise-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 also prepares students for CompTIA's Security+ certification exam.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
CompTIA Server+
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Parks              CRC MAIN Online          15619 
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TBA       TBA             LAB L.Parks              CRC MAIN Online            
Online class.
Required attendance for on-campus Final.
Final: Monday, May 7, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., BS-153
Students may attend optional classroom Lab meetings. For more information please go to Professor Parks' Web site at http://www.professorparks.org/spring2012.html
The Labs may be done "online" if a student has a computer with a good Internet connection and meets the minimal requirements to operate VMware Player http://www.vmware.com/products/player/faqs.html
Nevertheless, Professor Parks will hold some on-campus "drop-in Labs" for students who are more interested in doing them at the college or do not meet all the above requirements (details to follow).
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 recognize the CompTIA Security + certification and recommend or require it of their IT employees. This course is only offered once per year.

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: March 16, 2012