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Vatterott College Online

Information Systems Security

This program is designed to meet the ever-increasing need for trained computer professionals in the area of information systems security. The program addresses the more popular security needs today and focuses on business security issues. The completion of this program will assist the student's preparation for the Security+ and CISSP certifications.

IS-101 Networking Essentials

This course covers networking basics including network topology, network hardware, Ethernet, network design and troubleshooting, TCP/IP, switching and routing, e-mail, multimedia networking, the Internet, Windows, Unix and Linux, and other network operating systems and protocols. This course helps students prepare for the CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam.

IS-103 Security Essentials

This course covers the fundamentals of information security. The course examines topics including network and systems security, risk mitigation and management, IS threats and vulnerabilities, cryptography, and IS security countermeasures. Additional major instructional areas include principles of information security, information system security threats and vulnerabilities, network and systems security, and security maintenance and management. This course covers concepts in the CISSP Body of Knowledge.

IS-105 Computer Forensics

This course covers the tools and techniques of computer forensics and investigations and prepares students to acquire, preserve, and analyze digital evidence. Additional areas of emphasis include forensics tools, policies and procedures, and operating system considerations.

IS-107 Cyber Security

This course covers the basics elements of cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, and controls from a homeland security perspective for protecting yourself and your business from cyberthreats. Key course elements include cybercrime threats, the need for information assurance, controversial cybercrime issues, cyber laws and regulations, and methods of preventing cybercrime.

IS-109 Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning

This course provides students with the knowledge and ability to develop business continuity plans and disaster recovery plans based on organizational requirements. Additionally, this course covers the roles and responsibilities of key personnel, risk assessment and risk management, and data backup and recovery processes, and key corporate policies and procedures as they pertain to contingency planning and disaster recovery planning.

IS-111 Ethical Hacking

This course covers the tools and techniques of discovering network and computer vulnerabilities through the use of ethical hacking techniques and system security testing procedures. Areas of focus include various computer and network attacks, penetration testing, social engineering, hacking web servers, hacking wireless networks, operating system and application vulnerabilities, and firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

Program offered is a Diploma.

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Campus Offerings:
  • None : This program is taught Online.

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Vatterott Colleges and Vatterott Education Center are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology is listed by the U. S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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