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The CCNA Cybersecurity Operations curriculum provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed for a Security Analyst working with a Security Operations Center team. It teaches core security skills needed for monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing and responding to security events, thus protecting systems and organizations from cybersecurity risks, threats and vulnerabilities. Course aligns directly […]

IT Internship Search & Approval

Students will complete assignments, make a series of visits to companies for networking internship search purposes. Students will also make a final formal presentation to the IT Internship Review Board (IRB) to obtain internship approval. Students must obtain an approved internship before enrolling in this course.  (Prerequisite: IST 290)

IT Career Development

This course consists of a series of readings, exercises, assignments designed to prepare students to succeed in their IT careers. Topics included are: resume writing, personal networking, job search resources, interviewing, compensation negotiation, and career development. (Prerequisites: students must have accumulated 21 credits of IT related courses before enrolling into this course.)

Information Security

This course covers basic security principles, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, application, data, and host security, access control and identity management, and cryptography. It also covers mobile device security, cyber attacks and defenses, and recent developments and emerging trends in information security, such as virtualization. The course prepares students for the CompTIA Security+ […]

Introduction to Web Programming

Explores front-end web development technologies and techniques with a focus on HTML, CSS, JavaScript and supporting libraries and frameworks. Students should be familiar with basic programming concepts prior to taking this course. Introduction to Web Programming is a prerequisite for the server-side oriented Advanced Web Programming course. [Prerequisites:  IST 110, IST 140]

Cloud Services and Windows Server

The focus of this course is on the use of the Windows Server operating system in a business environment. Topics include business analysis, matching system needs with an appropriate solution that includes physical, virtual and cloud based servers. Students will also study Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as […]

PC/Mobile Hardware & Networking

This course is an in-depth exposure to computer hardware concentrating on CompTIA A+ Core 1 objectives. Students learn the functionality of computer hardware and suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. Through hands-on activities and labs, students learn how to assemble and configure computer hardware and the basic installation of Windows operating systems. In […]

Programming Essentials in Python

Programming Essentials in Python course covers all the basics of programming in Python, as well as general computer programming concepts and techniques. The course also familiarizes the student with the object-oriented approach. The course is broken down into five modules. Each student has access to hands-on practice materials, quizzes, and assessments to learn how to […]

PC OS Security and Cloud Fundamentals

This course is a continuation of the current material taught in IST-104C Introduction to Personal Computers: Hardware, with emphasis placed on CompTIA’s Core 2 Objectives. Labs and hands-on activities are used extensively to illustrate concepts. Topics include installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and optimizing computer operating systems. Significant time is dedicated to security topics, best practices, and […]

Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation

In this course, students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. Topics of discussion will include but won’t be limited to: SingleArea Open Shortest Path First (OSPFv2) concepts and configuration, networking security concepts (such as Access Control Lists-ACLs and Network Address Translation –NAT) and Wide Area Network (WAN) concepts. Towards the end […]

Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials

Topics covered in this course include but are not limited to: implementation of Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), configuration and troubleshooting of Inter-VLAN routing, configuration of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) on networking devices utilizing IPv4 and IPv6, and the purpose and evolution of Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). An introduction EtherChannel is also included. Towards […]

Introduction to Networks

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the modern Internet and computer networks. Configuration of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses is covered. Other topics of discussion include: ethernet protocol, media access control, routing principles, subnetting and variable length subnet masking. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs […]