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Printed on 2/17/2018


20-150-11 Certificate (C) 23 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Data security is critically important for organizations in today’s high tech environment. Get the technical knowledge and skills to identify the risks and vulnerabilities of computer workstations, networks and mobile devices. You’ll learn how to protect against intrusion with detection tools and security design. Your training will also include techniques used for ethical hacking and establishing organizational security policies.


*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Course Title
Course Number
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Network Infrastructure 1
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
Network Infrastructure 2
Covers advanced networking topics including how routing tables are created, configuring static routes, implementing a classless IP addressing scheme, and configuring RIPv1, RIPv2, single area OSPF, and EIGRP operations in a small routed network. Includes considerable hands-on learning activities and helps prepare learner for the Cisco CCNA exam.
Prereq: Network Infrastructure 1 (10150116) OR instructor approval
Operating Systems Security
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
Ethical Hacking
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
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.
Prereq: Desktop Management (10154107), Active in A+ Certification OR Instructor approval
Network Security
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
Information Assurance
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
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.
Desktop Management
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.

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