Jan 28, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BA 4742 - CompTIA Security+

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
The CompTIA Security+ vendor-neutral certification exam is the worldwide standard of competency for the foundation-level security practitioner. Companies that have contributed to the development of the Security+ Certification include IBM, Microsoft, Verisign, the FBI and the US Secret Service. This lab-based course covers general security topics such as access control and virus attacks, basics of cryptography, communication security for remote access, email, wireless networks, operational and organizational security, and infrastructure security. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand general security concepts including access control, authentication methods, social engineering attacks, and malicious code
  • Understand communication security concepts including remote access, email, web, and wireless vulnerabilities
  • Gain an understanding of infrastructure security devices, media, topologies, intrusion detection, and operating system, network, and application hardening
  • Understand the basics of cryptography
  • Understand operational/organizational security concepts including physical security, disaster recovery, business continuity, and risk identification
  • Educate end users and document security policies and procedures

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Introduction and identification of security threats
  • Hardening internal systems and services, and internetwork devices and services
  • Securing network communications for network and wireless traffic, client internet access, and remote access channels
  • Managing a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and certificates
  • Enforcing organizational security policies and educating end users
  • Monitoring the security infrastructure

Dr. Jeffrey Blessing

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