2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Aug 06, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

CNT 135 - Security+: Implementing and Maintaining Network Security


Description: Network security concepts, communication security, network infrastructure security, basics of cryptography and operational/organizational security. Emphasis on network authentication and authorization, securing network devices and services, virus remedies, preventing network attacks, and securing remote access. Prepares students for the Comp/TIA Security+ certification.

Prerequisites: CNT 105  or CNT 110  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Security elements
  2. System Threats and risks
  3. System protection
  4. Network vulnerabilities and attacks
  5. Network defenses
  6. Wireless network security
  7. Access control
  8. Authentication
  9. Vulnerability assessments
  10. Security auditing
  11. Cryptography basics
  12. Cryptographic protocols and public key infrastructure
  13. Business continuity planning and procedures
  14. Policies and legislation

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define and describe the elements of network security. (1)
  2. Identify system threats and risks. (2)
  3. Configure security features for critical network infrastructure protocols and devices. (3)
  4. Describe system vulnerabilities and types of attacks. (4)
  5. Implement and configure network defenses. (5)
  6. Configure and describe network security. (6)
  7. Configure network access controls. (7)
  8. Describe system authentication methods. (8)
  9. Assess system vulnerability. (9)
  10. Audit network and system security configurations. (10)
  11. Define the elements of cryptography. (11)
  12. Configure cryptography protocols and describe a public key infrastructure. (12)
  13. Devise procedures for business continuity. (13)
  14. Develop network security policies. (14)