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Information Systems Security Specialist

10-151-3 Associate Degree (AAS) Part Time and Full Time 61 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day and Evening Locations*: Appleton, Online

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Cyber-security, including computer and information systems security, is a rapidly growing field. With an Information Systems Security Specialists degree, you’ll monitor and implement security measures to protect an organization’s computer network(s) and systems. You’ll learn how to ensure that appropriate security controls are in place to safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure, as well as, how to respond to computer security breaches and viruses. This program will also provide you with background and hands-on experience in fraud detection, technical reporting, risk assessment and server applications.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Technical Studies (46 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Ethical Hacking
10-150-144
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Introduces the techniques hackers use to discover vulnerabilities. Students will learn ways to tighten the network security to protect the exposed data from the discovered vulnerabilities. Focus is on penetration-testing tools and techniques that security testers and ethical hackers use to protect computer networks.
Windows Server
10-150-156
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Covers Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 administration including server hardware and software, Active Directory, file resources, printers, disk resources, Web resources, DNS and DHCP. Monitoring and troubleshooting server resources are also examined. Extensive hands-on activities are included.
Information Assurance
10-150-161
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Examines the basics of information security, including access control and organizational security policies. This course will include the process of securing user workstations, laptops and mobile devices.
Network Essentials
10-150-162
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Provides an introduction to networking theory and technologies, including the basics of communication, common protocols, the OSI model, network topologies, local network media, network devices, network security and networking tools. Includes more in-depth study of the components of TCP/IP, Ethernet, and wireless networks. Involves considerable time developing troubleshooting skills.
CCI: Computer Crime Investigation
10-504-176
2Credit
36
72
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Provides students with the skills, knowledge and ability to conduct computer crime investigations. Students will learn investigative protocols that can be applied to various types of computer crimes, focusing on the collection of evidence to initiate a criminal prosecution.
College Success: On Course
10-890-100
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. On Course helps you learn a number of proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional and personal success. You will discover how to create a rich, fulfilling life by developing new beliefs and behaviors. College Success: On Course empowers you to make wise choices in your academic and personal life which leads to improved experiences and outcomes.
Enterprise Client
10-154-110
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Introduces students to the skills needed to support client PC Operating Systems. Through significant hands-on activities, learn how to configure, secure, utilize and troubleshoot client operating systems.
Coreq: College Success: On Course 10890100 or IT Career Exploration 10107187
Network Infrastructure 1
10-150-116
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Covers networking topics including the OSI model, local area and wide area networking. Also focuses on assigning network addresses and configuring network devices including Cisco routers and switches. Includes considerable hands-on learning activities and helps prepare learner for the Cisco CCNA exam.
Prereq: Network Essentials (10150162) OR Instructor approval
Operating Systems Security
10-150-141
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Covers the basics of securing Microsoft Windows workstations and servers. Students start by identifying the risks and vulnerabilities associated with Windows and then utilize a variety of tools and techniques to decrease risks arising from these vulnerabilities. Includes considerable hands-on learning activities implementing operating system hardening, application security and incident management.
Prereq: Windows Server (10150156) OR instructor approval
Linux Essentials - Just Enough Linux
10-150-155
1Credit
18
36
N/A
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Covers Basic Linux topics including operating system basics, file management, graphic user interfaces and the command line interface.
Risk Assessment
10-150-167
3Credit
72
90
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Students will learn the practical skills necessary to perform regular risk assessments for their organizations. Every organization needs to make priority decisions on how best to defend their valuable data assets. Risk management should be the foundational tool used to facilitate thoughtful and purposeful defense strategies. Students will implement standards-based, proven methodologies for assessing and managing risk and select and implement security controls that ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and directives.
IT Career Experience
10-107-110
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Examines and identifies job-seeking, job-keeping and interviewing techniques, strategies for identifying and meeting external and internal customer needs as well as good listening skills and techniques for dealing with difficult customers. Also covers time management, team dynamics, continual improvement processes and global business practices.
Prereq: Systems Analysis 10107158 or JavaScript/jQuery 10152133 or C# Intermediate 10152116 or Adv Desktop Management 10154105 or Desktop Repair & Maint 10154106 or Network Service & Support 10150124 or PC Repair & Maint 10150113 or PHP 10152121
Linux
10-150-147
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Covers introductory Linux topics including operating system basics, system installation, file system management, file system administration and basic commands. Considerable hands-on learning is included.
Prereq: Linux Essentials - Just Enough Linux 10150155 or not active in a program
Server Applications
10-150-159
3Credit
72
90
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Covers advanced theories and practices including designing, maintaining, and supporting an environment using Active Directory, Group Policy, File Security, End-point management, SharePoint, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Certificate Services, and Microsoft Exchange. Extensive hands-on activities are included demonstrating standalone technologies and integration of applications within an environment.
Prereq: Windows Server (10150156) OR Instructor approval
Security Monitoring and Operations
10-150-168
3Credit
72
90
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Examine the systems put in place to analyze threats and detect anomalies that could indicate a security incident. The challenge companies face is timely detection when they are victimized by an attack. Students will become familiar with policies, procedures, and continuous monitoring programs that can be utilized to protect an organization.
Prereqs: Windows Server 10150156, Linux Essentials 10150155, and Network Infrastructure 1 - 10150116 OR active in Security and Asset Protection
Scripting with Python
10-150-111
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Provides a gentle introduction to scripting with the Python language for students without prior scripting or programming experience. The course will cover basics of the language, including data types, flow control, regular expressions, input/output and object oriented programming. Students will learn how to use Python to create scripts that manipulate data, automate system tasks, and automate information security.
Coreq: Linux Essentials 10150155 or Linux 10150147 or not pursuing a degree
Network Security
10-150-160
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Introduces students to intrusion detection tools, network security design, various types of network firewalls, and the basics of VPN configuration. A solid understanding of LAN/WAN fundamentals is required for this course.
Prereq: Network Infrastructure 1 (10150116) OR instructor approval
Incident Response
10-150-166
3Credit
72
90
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. A capstone course in which students respond and manage the aftermath of a security breach. This class will simulate a real-world security attack. Students will identify the event and handle the situation in a way that will limit damages, reduce recovery time and manage the overall cost of the event.
Prereq: Security Monitoring and Operations 10150168
CCI: Basic Data Recovery
10-504-179
2Credit
36
72
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Provides students with a basic understanding of how forensic evidence is recovered from a computer or similar device. Students will learn the necessary steps involved in preserving, authenticating, and analyzing data stored on computing devices, while maintaining the integrity of evidence found on these devices.

General Studies (15 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
Math & Logic
10-804-133
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases.
Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 65+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Math 18+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 OR College Tech Math 1A 10804113 OR 10804115 College Tech Math 1 OR not in a program
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
10-809-166
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides a basic understanding of ethical theories and uses diverse ethical perspectives to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

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