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Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2017–2018 72 Associate of Arts Four Semesters COMPUTER AND NETWORK SECURITY Would you like to be considered one of the cream of the crop of computer and network specialists? Are you ready for an exciting, well paid, fast-paced, challenging and ever-changing career environment? If so, a career in Computer and Network Security could be right for you. As you have certainly heard in the news countless times, today’s large and small companies, including corporations and the government, are continually being compromised by hackers and foreign entities. These miscreants are looking to damage companies by stealing their ideas, exposing personal identity and credit card data and selling this information to the black market. Because of this, the demand for professionals in the computer and networking security field is accelerating at an incredible pace. This program will give you the fundamental knowledge that you need to begin your career protecting companies and fighting malicious hackers as a highly sought-after computer security specialist. You will learn the essentials of networking; desktop and network operating systems; and wireless and mobile implementations. In addition to gaining a good understanding of these concepts, you will learn the first principles of securing networks, desktops, network servers, wireless devices and mobile devices, including how to prevent and fight viruses, malware, and hacker intrusions. You will also acquire skills in penetration testing to help find holes in network and computer defenses. In addition to learning about computer and network security, you will receive a well-rounded education in the humanities, language and communications, science, and mathematics. This will enable you to continue your education in the growing computer and networking security field. _F_ir_S__T_ y_e__a_r____________________________________________ F__a_ll_ S_e_m__e_s_t_e_r ________________________________________1_6_ CSC110-A Introduction to Computers 3 MAT110-A Math for Liberal Arts 3 ECN130-A Principles of Microeconomics 3 ENG105-A Composition I 3 NET601-E LAN & WAN Network Fundamentals 3 SDV108-A The College Experience 1 _S_p_ri_n_g_ _S_e_m__e_s_te_r______________________________________1_8_ ENG106-A Composition II 3 PSY111-A Introduction to Psychology 3 ECN120-A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 MAT156-A Statistics 3 NET602-E Desktop Operating Systems 3 NET603-E Wireless and Mobile Implementations 3 _S_e_C_o__n_d_ _y_e_a_r__________________________________________ _F_a_ll_ S_e_m__e_s_t_e_r ________________________________________1_6_ BIO154-A Human Biology 3 BIO155-A Human Biology Lab 1 LIT101-A Introduction to Literature 3 HIS110-A Western Civ.: Ancient to Early Modern 3 NET605-E Network Server Administration & Security 3 NET606-E Security Analysis & Network Threat Testing 3 _S_p_ri_n_g_ _S_e_m__e_s_te_r______________________________________1_5_ PHI105-A Introduction to Ethics 3 NET608-E Penetration Testing Methodologies 3 REL101-A Survey of World Religions 3 SPC112-A Public Speaking 3 _H_IS_1_1_1_-_A_______W__e_s_te_r_n_ C__iv_.:_ _E_a_rl_y_ M__o_d_e_rn_ _to_ _P_r_e_s_e_n_t ________3_


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