In this course, we will take an in-depth look at network security concepts and techniques. We will examine theoretical concepts that make the world of security unique. Also, this course will adopt a practical, hands-on approach when examining networking security techniques. Along with examining different network strategies, this course will explore the advancement of network implementation as well as timeless problem solving strategies. This hands-on course is designed to help prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ exam and for the challenges you will face as a networking professional. Lectures, projects and exercises will reinforce skills as they are learned. Specific topic coverage includes but not limited to: Information Security Fundamentals, Security Basics and Baselines, Securing Network Infrastructure, Web Security, Cryptography, Policies and Planning.
UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION of this class a student will be able to:
|1.||Perform the installation of Windows 2003 Server. Configure a Windows 2003 Server computer as a domain controller.||Configuration Charts|
|2.||Identify the various types of information security attacks.||Text Book chapter 2, lab 2|
|3.||Identify the principles of security.||Text Book chapter 3, lab 3|
|4.||Configure the pillars of security||Text Book chapter 3, lab 3|
|5.||Create security baselines and disable nonessential services.||Text Book chapter 4, lab 4|
|6.||Secure Network Infrastructure, including cable plant and media.||Text Book chapter 5, lab 5|
|7.||Secure e-mail and advanced Communications.||Text Book chapters 6 and 7, labs 6 and 7|
|8.||Configure Security, using cryptography, algorithms, PKI, Certificates||Text Book chapters 8 and 9, labs 8 and 9|
|9.||Create Security Plan including Physical Structure and diaster Recovery||Text Book chapter 10, lab 10|
|10.||Establish Security Policies and Procedures at the croporate level.||Text Book chapter 11, lab 11|
|11.||Avaluate computer forensics and its use in detering security attacks.||Text Book chapters 12 and 13, labs 12 and 13|
|Student Outcome Assessment|
|Assessment Method||Learner Outcomes|
|Completion of Lab Manual and labs||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11|
|Assignments and Qizzes||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11|
|Classroom participation||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11|
|Written and Skills examinations||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11|
Grading and Class Conduct:
Cell phones are prohibited, except for work and family emergency. Please notifiy the Professor if you need to have your cell phone available.
PDA usage is limited to course related activites only.
Internet usage for any purpose other than course related activites is grounds for loss of participation points.
The goals of this class will be assessed through labs and other assignments
along with a final exam. Your grade will be based 40% on assignments
and exercises, 20% on participation, and 40% on tests.
This is a letter grade class an A=90-100%, B=80-89%, C=70-79%, D=60-69%, F=59% or less or W=Official Withdrawal if done before the withdrawal deadline. There is no curve in this grading scale. All assignment due dates will be noted when the assignments are given. Any excused absences must be agreed to by the instructor in advance unless there are strong extenuating circumstances. One (1) unexcused absences results in an Failing grade. The code of conduct stated in The Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for Members of the University Community will be enforced.
GBC supports providing equal access for students with disabilities. An advisor is available to discuss appropriate accommodations with students. Please contact the ADA Officer (Julie Byrnes) in Elko at 775.753.2271 at your earliest convenience to request timely and appropriate accommodations.COURSE SCHEDULE topics by week: (subject to change based on class progress)