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Course Description

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Computer Information Systems - CIS 172

Network Security Fundamentals

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students a fundamental understanding of network security principles and implementation. A variety of activities will reinforce the technologies used and principles involved in creating a secure computer network environment.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Evaluate risks and threats that impact organizations relying on modern network technology and infrastructure.
  • Explore attacks, vulnerabilities and defenses for modern networks.
  • Improve network defense with network security concepts and technologies.
  • Explain fundamental principles of identity and access management.
  • Detect vulnerabilities using appropriate processes and tools.
  • Improve security of data and networks with appropriate cryptographic technologies.
  • Determine best practices for risk management and business continuity.
  • Determine the role of regulations, frameworks and policies in network security.
  • Investigate emerging trends in network security.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2022; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 172112746Network SecurityONL3Baron TS7/31/0Open$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday