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CTS 1120   INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK SECURITY FOUNDATIONS

credits: 3  
It is recommended that students have prior computer network training or experience. This course provides the student with an overview of Information Technology (IT) Security and introduces the components necessary to secure network information systems. Topics include security policies, intrusion detection systems (IDS), firewalls, operating system security and network security basics. Students will also be introduced to current hacker techniques and log auditing processes. Current computer security issues will also be explored as class projects. 47 contact hours.

CTS 1302   DESIGNING A WINDOWS SERVER ACTIVE DIRECTORY INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CTS 1303. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design a Windows Server Active Directory infrastructure. This course focuses on the imporatanc eof analyzing business requirements as a basis for designing an effective Active Directory infrastructrue. The course also emphasizes how to design Active Directory forests, the domain infrastructure, sites and replication, administrative structures, group policies, and Public Key Infrastructures. This course may be repeated up to three (3) times with a different version of the software which has a substantial or significant change in the software. 47 contact hours.

CTS 1303   CONFIGURING ADVANCED WINDOWS SERVER SERVICES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CTS 1334 with a minimum grade of C. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to successfully configure advanced services in a distributed Windows Server environment.. The course focuses on advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity, and disaster recovery. This course may be repeated up to three (3) times with a different version of the software which has a substantial or significant change. 

CTS 1314   NETWORK DEFENSE AND COUNTERMEASURES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CTS 1120 with a minimum grade of C. This course will explore concepts of network defense and countermeasures as well as hardware and software required to design, configure and implement secure networks. Security topics covered in this course include firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and policy creation using the Windows 2000 Operating System (OS), Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) packet and signature analysis. The student will get hands-on instruction installing the network defense mechanisms and countermeasure applications. Software will be used for collecting, monitoring and auditing various activities; students will analyze threats and intrusions. Multiple business scenarios will be reviewed to determine which security policy provides the most protection at an acceptable level of risk in order to conduct business. The student will be able to determine differences between network based and host based IDSs as well as the various types of firewalls such as Bastion Host and Proxy Servers. VPN solutions will be developed on the Windows 2000 Operating System. Win 2K, Linux and Unix will be examined and compared to understand the differences in protection capabilities. 47 contact hours.

CTS 1327   CONFIGURING AND ADMINISTERING MS WINDOWS CLIENT

credits: 3  

The purpose of this course is to address the implementation and desktop support needs of customers that are planning to deploy and support Microsoft Windows Client. The course focuses on four main areas: installing; securing; networking; and mobile computing features. Additionally, this course addresses the customers’ need for knowledgeable personnel that can support desktops running Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems. This course may be repeated up to three (3) times with a different version of the software which has a substantial or significant change. The cost of the textbook is included in the lab fee. 47 contact hours.

CTS 1328   INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING WINDOWS SERVER

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CTS 1327 with a minimum grade of C. This course teaches students the fundamentals of implementing and configuring core services including Active Directory Domain Services (Ad DS), networking, services, and Microsoft Hpyer-V server using Windows Servers. It is intended to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. This course may be repeated up to three (3) times with a different version of the software, which has a substantial or significant change. 

CTS 1334   ADMINISTERING WINDOWS SERVERS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CTS 1328 with a minimum grade of C. The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a core Windows server network infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The course is intended for systems administrator or systems engineer candidates who are responsible for administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server infrastructure. This course may be repeated up to three (3) times using a different version of the software that has a substantial or significant change. 

CTS 1411   FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION STORAGE AND MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CET 2620 or CTS 1303.  This course covers modern storage infrastructure technology and management including: challenges and solutions for data storage and data management, intelligent storage systems, storage networking, backup, recovery, and archive, business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery, security and virtualization, managing and monitoring the storage infrastructure. Best practices for security policies of cloud resources including permissions, privileges and storage management are analyzed and performed. 47 contact hours.

CTS 2001   CONFIGURING AND MANAGING VIRTUALIZATION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CTS 1001 with a minimum grade of C.  This course equips students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to build and run a virtualized networking environment. It focuses on the installation and configuration of various virtual hosts and virtual servers. It also focuses on the management of virtualized hosts and virtual machines using various hypervisors. This course helps prepare students to achieve the status of VMware® Certified Professional. 47 contact hours.

CTS 2106   FUNDAMENTALS OF THE LINUX/UNIX OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: COP 1000 with a minimum grade of C. This course is designed to teach students how to use basic Linux/Unix Operating System commands. The course is for new users of the Linux/Unix Operating System. Students learn file system navigation, file permissions, text editors, and command line administrative tasks. Major topics covered include accessing files and directories, executing directory and file commands, searching for files and text, file system security, text editing, archiving user data, remote connections, system processes, and text filtering commands and accessibility technologies. 47 contact hours.

CTS 2321   LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION I

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CTS 2106. This course is designed to teach students the skills required to effectively administer Linux servers. Students will plan, setup, administer and perform support tasks. Major topics covered include file administration, shell scripts, managing user accounts, and security procedures. 47 contact hours.

CTS 2322   LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION II

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CTS 2321. A continuation of Linux System Administration I, this course is designed to teach students the skills they need to effectively administer Linux servers. Students will plan, install, and perform support tasks related to their Linux server. Students will configure basic network protocols and share resources . Major topics covered include file system, printers, Common Unix Printing Service (CUPS), SAMBA, boot and backup options, network and security services, software administration, and troubleshooting general printing problems. 47 contact hours.

CTS 2433   SQL DATABASE DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: COP 1000. This course is designed to familiarize individuals with the SQL relational database including database programming and development. A series of database application projects using SQL software is designed to build familiarity with e-r database modeling, database creation, database programming, and database optimization. Database architectures including the client/server model and distributed database model are presented. The objective is to build a working knowledge and hands-on familiarity with SQL. 47 Contact Hours

CTS 2940   IT SECURITY INTERNSHIP

credits: 1-4  

Prerequisite: Student must have completed a minimum of 15 credits of major coursework. The purpose of this course is to allow students a “real world” experience with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. The student must fulfill the requirement of 180 on-the-job hours in addition to written assignments. 


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