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Course Description

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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

Winter; 2022; COMPUTER NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/31/2022

 115112726Cybersecurity FundONL3Cesarz M16/31/0Open$12.00 
 115112783Cybersecurity FundONL3Baron TS1/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2022; COMPUTER NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 115112740Cybersecurity FundONL3Baron TS0/31/0Closed$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

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