MSNA2245 IT Security Fundamentals

Course Description

This course is designed to expose security concepts to students. Using current events and examples, the students will work through real-world issues facing network administrators. Students will explore the basics of network security, security objectives, security architecture, security models, risk management, network security policy, and security training. The content and materials are designed to help prepare the student for the Security Fundamentals MTA certification which will be offered to students at the end of the course.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify basic terminology of networking security.
  • Apply authentication methods commonly used in networked environments.
  • Simulate common methods used to attack computer networks.
  • Recognize the basic design of various types of programmed threats used to attack networks.
  • Formulate a plan to prevent physical security threats to a network.
  • Implement security configuration parameters on network devices and other technologies.


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2 credits: 1 lecture / presentation, 1 lab, 0 other