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2022-2023 Catalog 
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IT 135 - CompTIA Security+ Certification Preparation

Credits: 5
A preparation course for the CompTIA Security+ certification, an IT industry recognized entry level certification. Provides students with a broad foundation of network security concepts. Topics include security fundamentals, overview of cryptography, security policies and procedures, common types of attacks, and how to implement network security measures. Covers all current CompTIA Security+ certification exam objectives.

Course Fee: $50.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Describe cyber security fundamentals.
  2. Explain how cryptography and PKI is used.
  3. Develop security policies and procedures.
  4. Describe common types of vulnerabilities, threats, attacks, and countermeasures.

Program Outcomes
  1. Describe, configure, secure and troubleshoot computer networking equipment and resources.
  2. Describe, configure, secure and troubleshoot operating systems.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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