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Course Description

Computer Networking Technology - CNT 115

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of cybersecurity in preparation for a career in information technology or related field. Students will cover topics integral to cybersecurity including key terms, concepts and technologies. Specific topics include threats and adversaries, cryptography, network defense and policy concerns.


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

  • None.


Course Competencies

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

  • Identify potential threats posed to information security.
  • Characterize the bad actors in cyberspace and types of cyber-crime that can be committed.
  • Explain different types of system and network attacks and how to defend against them.
  • Explore techniques and tools used by attackers.
  • Explain basic principles, types, strengths and weaknesses of cryptographic systems.
  • Investigate current computer and network security components and technologies.
  • Examine policies relevant to information security.
  • Examine methods used to assess vulnerabilities.
  • Identify applicable laws related to cyber defense and information security.

Course Schedule

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

Fall; 2022; COMPUTER NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/20/2022

 115142741Cybersecurity FundONL3Baron TS20/31/0Open$12.00 
 115142747Cybersecurity FundONL3Cesarz M29/31/0Open$12.00 

Fall; 2022; COMPUTER NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/29/2022

 115142740Cybersecurity FundONL3Baron TS0/31/1Closed$12.00 
 115142794Cybersecurity FundONL3Parker M11/31/0Open$12.00 

Spring; 2022; COMPUTER NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/09/2022

 115122985Cybersecurity FundONL3Baron TS5/31/0Open$12.00 

Summer; 2022; COMPUTER NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/05/2022

 115132753Cybersecurity FundONL3Baron TS15/31/0Open$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

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