cis297 | undergraduate

Computer Security And Operational Support Fundamentals

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This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of network security across devices. Topics include operational procedures and best practices for troubleshooting and providing end-user support. This course provides theory and practice troubleshooting operating systems across devices. This course and CIS/295 align with the requirements of the CompTIA A+ 220-902 exam.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Data Security and Data Disposition Needs

    • Describe organizational data encryption best practices.
    • Explain methods for complete data destruction.
    • Compare and contrast the security risks of data storage and retrieval types.
    • Identify data destruction and hardware disposal methods that comply with common safety and environmental laws and regulations.

    SOHO Security for Wireless and Wired Networks

    • Identify Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) network components.
    • Identify elements and characteristics of a secured wired and wireless networks.
    • Identify security capabilities of standard network devices.
    • Compare and contrast public vs. private network firewall and anti-virus requirements.
    • Describe policies and procedures appropriate to protect small business networks against common security issues.

    Identify Common Security Threats and Vulnerabilities

    • Identify types of security threats to computing resources.
    • Explain how security breaches can occur.
    • Compare and contrast physical and digital security capabilities.
    • Describe how the use of policies can minimize the risk of security threats to computing resources.
    • Troubleshoot individual user account security vulnerabilities.

    Operating System (OS) Security Settings

    • Define criteria for creating and deleting accounts.
    • Mitigate risks of default settings to individual and system security.
    • Describe the security features of common data encryption methods.
    • Explain the effects of patch management compliance on organizations.
    • Troubleshoot operating system failures.

    Securing Mobile Devices

    • Identify multiple authentication actions for mobile devices.
    • Summarize the risks associated with mobile login access practices.
    • Describe when to use device encryption.
    • Outline accessibility and user permission practices to protect data on mobile devices.
    • Explain how to maintain data synchronization between mobile, desktops, and corporate servers.
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