Information Systems and Technology Management (ISTM)

ISTM140L Preparation for Linux+ (Course offered online)

Credits 4Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Participation in this class is recommended before starting second-year cyber security training. RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels.

This course provided students with the fundamental concepts of Linux/UNIX operating systems. The course covers such topics as the Linux/UNIX file system, commands, utilities, text editing, shell programming and text processing utilities. Students learn command line syntax and features of the popular Linux/UNIX shells, including filename generation, redirection, pipes and quoting mechanisms. The course is designed to prepare individuals seeking to pass the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam. While directed towards cyber security concepts, this class is appropriate for Web Designers, Network Technicians, Game Developers and general Computer Technicians. Individuals possessing a Linux+ certification or equivalent may apply for waiver for this class. This class maps to the CAE Knowledge Unit "Operating Systems Concepts" (OSC)

ISTM151N Preparation for Network+

Credits 4Fall/Spring

Registration Requirement: None. Basic computer literacy is recommended.

This class prepares students for the current version of the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. Training in this class is designed toward acquiring basic understanding and skills necessary to provide general networking support for a technician working in a general business environment. Students will leave with basic understanding of how networks are built and operate, and will have some experience with basic network analysis tools. Students are exposed to the concept of potential vulnerabilities in a network. Most contents of this class align with the CAE Core Knowledge Unit 'Basic Networking'.

ISTM183A Preparation for A+ Essentials

Credits 3Fall/Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels.

Students in this class receive training in the material appropriate to prepare for the CompTIA A+ Essential certification (presently 220-801). Topics in this class include PC system components, storage devices, mobile computers, printer installation and configuration, operating systems features and interfaces, troubleshooting theory and preventative maintenance, as well as other topics leading to computer competency. Students are strongly encouraged to complete ISTM183A before enrolling in ISTM183B. However; co-enrollment or reverse ordering is permitted. Some outcomes in this course align with the NICE/CAE Knowledge Unit 'IT Systems Components' (ISC)

Additional Course Fee: $70.00

ISTM183B Preparation for A+ Practical Application (Course offered online)

Credits 3Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: ISTM183A; or CompTIA Essentials Certification (220-801).

Students in this class will receive training in the material appropriate to prepare for the CompTIA A+ Practical Application certification (presently 220-802). Topics in this class include basic networking, networking security fundamentals, basic network installation, operational procedures, installation and maintenance of various computer components, resolving printer problems, system structures and commands, system security and fundamental CyberSecurity concepts. Students are strongly encouraged to complete ISTM183A before enrolling in ISTM183B. However; co-enrollment or reverse ordering is permitted. Some outcomes in this course align with the NICE/CAE Knowledge Unit 'IT Systems Components' (ISC)

Additional Course Fee: $70.00

ISTM183C Fundamentals of CyberSecurity

Credits 3Fall/Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course focuses on introducing students to the critical concepts and principals that surround cyber security. The primary purpose of this course functions as a survey of major topics in the cybersecurity field, but also introduces a range of interrelated industry vocabulary, tools, frameworks, and methodologies. This class should be taken prior to any 200-level security courses.

Additional Course Fee: $70.00

ISTM235MA Mobile Apps 1: Introduction to iOS Mobile Applications Development

Credits 3Winter

This class forwards the student into the creation of several intermediate level mobile applications and a class project of their own design. Topics in this class include working with lists, creating assets, and creating simple games. Students will design and create their own project using Apple oriented design techniques. Finished projects will be presented to the class. Much of the curriculum for this training is provided by Apple Corporation designed for Career Technical preparation.

ISTM235MB Mobile Apps 2: Intermediate iOS Mobile Applications Development

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: Completion of ISTM235MA with a grade of "C" or better; OR, demonstrated prior programming skills or experience using Swift.

This class forwards the student into the creation of several intermediate level mobile applications and a class project of their own design. Topics in this class include working with lists, creating assets, and creating simple games. Students will design and create their own project using Apple oriented design techniques. Finished projects will be presented to the class. Much of the curriculum for this training is provided by Apple Corporation designed for Career Technical preparation.

ISTM283A Fundamentals of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (Course offered online)

Credits 3Winter

Registration Requirement: ISTM183B; or CompTIA Practical Applications certification (220-802); or instructor consent.

Students in this class receive instruction and lab assignments on Incident Response (IR), Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) which are directed to the creation of fundamental protocols necessary for the recovery and continuity of a business in the event of a severe cyber failure, disaster or attack. Students will be exposed to various laws applicable to cyber security breeches and how to maintain compliance to said laws. Students will be exposed to basic risk assessment techniques appropriate for designing a cyber security policy and procedures manual. Some outcomes of this class map to NIST/CAE Knowledge Units Cybersecurity Foundations (CSF), and IT Systems Components (ISC).

Additional Course Fee: $70.00

ISTM283B Firewall Implementation

Credits 3Winter

Registration Requirement: Recommended: ISTM183C, AND; ISTM151N OR CIS151; OR Instructor Approval

This course provides the student with a general understanding of how to install, configure, and manage firewalls for defense of enterprise network architecture. Students will learn the theory and configuration steps for setting up the security, networking, threat prevention, logging, and reporting features of next generation firewall technologies. Students will learn the nature and scope of today’s cybersecurity challenges, strategies for network defense, as well as detailed information about next-generation cybersecurity solutions. Students will also deploy a variety of security methodologies as well as technologies and concepts used for implementing a secure network environment. Components of this class map to CAE KUs Network Defense and Cybersecurity Foundations.

Additional Course Fee: $50.00

ISTM283CC Cyber Competition

Credits 3Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels.

This cyber security course teaches the tools and techniques used by attackers and defenders in all critical aspects of the cyber domain. The course builds on fundamentals in reverse engineering, attack techniques, and human dimensions of cyber security to design sophisticated attack and defense scenarios. The students of this course will be participating in national cyber competitions as a means to perform and strengthen learned skills.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

ISTM283CO1 Cyber Operations 1

Credits 3Winter

Registration Requirement: Corequisite: CIS153

Cyber Ops 1 introduces the core security concepts and skills needed to monitor, detect, analyze and respond to cybersecurity issues facing an organization. This course will emphasize the practical application of skills needed to maintain and ensure security operational readiness of secure networked systems. The skills developed in the curriculum prepares students for a career as Security Op Center analyst or Incident Responder.

ISTM283CO2 Cyber Operations 2

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: ISTM283CO1

Cyber Ops 2 takes the student deeper into the practical application of skills needed to maintain and ensure security operational readiness of secure networked systems. The skills developed in the curriculum prepares students for a national cyber competition.

ISTM283F Practical Digital Forensics

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels.

This intermediate level course presents digital forensics instruction from a systems security perspective using a variety of software. Students participating in this class will use a variety of digital forensics tools; and are exposed to drive image making, working with various PC and Mobile device hardware, and investigations of files and documents. Investigative techniques practiced in this class are performed in a secure environment. This course maps to the CAE Knowledge Unit "Digital Forensics" (DFS)

Additional Course Fee: $50.00

ISTM283T Perspectives on Terrorism

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels.

(Formerly ISTMX83T) This course compliments the studies of cybersecurity, national security and homeland security. It provides an overview of terrorism as well as its history and causes. Students consider the nature and manifestations of terrorism in the United States and globally. The course also surveys the definition of terrorism, what prompts individuals and groups to commit "terrorist" acts, how those labeled as terrorists view themselves, and how terrorism can realistically and ethically be addressed. Students also learn the role and impact of ideology in terrorism, the link between terrorism and the media, the role of gender in terrorism, the threats of weapons of mass destruction and strategies for countering terrorism.

ISTM284E Ethical Hacking

Credits 3Winter

Registration Requirement: ISTM183C and ISTM140L or equivalent knowledge. Instructor approval required to override these .

This class demonstrates the ethical use of various "white hat" cyber penetration testing tools and techniques consistent with Ethical Hacking training. Network tools and techniques take place in an enclosed "sandbox" environment. Students are exposed to various computer hacking skills and analyze various protective measures and their effectiveness.

Additional Course Fee: $70.00

ISTM285E Advanced Ethical Hacking

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: ISTM284E and MTH060 with a "C" grade or higher.

This advanced course will build upon students understanding of ethical hacking and penetration testing concepts. Students will understand and know how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and use the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system(s). Objectives of this class will directly related to DoD recognized certification exams.

ISTM285W Web Application Penetration Testing

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090, and MTH060 with a "C" grade or better.

This course will focus on understanding common vulnerabilities in modern web applications. Students will learn how to enumerate and scan a web application, discover vulnerabilities, and craft exploits to launch against the application. Students will also learn the basics of how to secure web applications and how to document their findings.

ISTM297 CyberSecurity Capstone

Credits 4Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; and CIS284S; or Security + Certification; or instructor consent.

This course is the capstone course for all students in the Networking and CyberSecurity curriculum track. Lectures in this course draw together information from previous courses to demonstrate appropriate and relevant implementation techniques. In this course, students design a policies and procedures manual appropriate for a small business, medium business, or enterprise. Working in teams, students design virtual networks to attack and defend against attacks.

Additional Course Fee: $70.00

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.

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