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Information Technology Cybersecurity

Basic Certificate (BC)

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Details: Basic Certificate (BC)

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0297

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Program General Requirements

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Program Core Requirements

18 CH
​Students should select Networking Essentials OR Internetworking I.
Computer Information Systems
CIS 103
Fundamentals of Programming 3
How to use a language to program a computer for real world problem solving in mathematics, science, business and other fields. The course will feature elements of program design, data types and expressions, procedures and modularity, conditions and loops, data and control structures, development of algorithms, and writing and debugging programs. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 116
Operating System I 3
An overview including a theoretical and practical framework for the study of controlling software in the microcomputer environment using prevailing cooperating systems. The concepts of interrupt handling, scheduling and query techniques, and access and storage methods will be clarified through readings and discussions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. No more than 3 credit hours will count towards the CICT requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to 6 will be counted towards elective and requires Consent of Department Chairperson.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 255
Operating Systems II 3
This course introduces prevailing operating systems and their relationship to servers in the work environment. Course covers distributions and licensing, system installation and configuration, file system management, system scripting and usage, resource administration, user and group management, process, services and kernel management, and network configuration. Students will also learn how to set up network and other services on a server system and perform remote administration. Administrative tasks include file compression, system backup, and software installation. Topics in troubleshooting, performance tuning, virtualization and system security are also covered in this course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CIS 116 OR COMPSFI 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Cybersecurity
COMPSFI 101
Networking Essentials 3
This course is designed to provide essential knowledge in networking that is required for further study in Cybersecurity. It will explore the areas of knowledge necessary to understand general networking essentials and lay the foundation for further study and coursework. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
COMPSFI 102
Information Security Essentials 3
This course covers essential terminology, concepts, principles, and practices in Information Security and Assurance. The course balances a mix of technical and non-technical components for building, managing, and maintaining secure systems. The course introduces students to risk management, security policies, and prevailing controls and countermeasures used to minimize the risk of security breaches and intrusions. The course also provides an overview of the current trends in Information Security and the challenges faced when attempting to build secure systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade C or better in CIS 116 or COMPSFI 101 or NET TEC 121, or Consent of Department Chairperson
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
COMPSFI 202
Cybercrime and Incident Response 3
This course covers the history, evolution, and the prevailing types and forms of cybercrime in our interconnected world. Students learn about the weakest links cybercriminals tend to exploit. The course covers the different types of cybercrime activities, intrusions and breaches, as well as, cybercrime terminology. Students learn how programming weakness/flaws or human errors make systems and applications vulnerable to cybercrime. The course introduces digital forensics and the application of forensic techniques to investigate cybercrime and respond to incidents and breaches. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course/.
Prerequisites:Grade C or better in COMPSFI 101 or NET TEC 121, or Consent of Department Chairperson
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
Networking Technologies
NET TEC 121
Internetworking I 3
This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation in networking technologies. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. NOTE: CIS 101 or CIS 116 or COMPSFI 101 recommended prior to enrolling in this course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

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Program Elective Requirements

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