CIS1352

Introduction to Server and Network Security

Course Code:
CIS 1352

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
000

 

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the principles and practices of network and system penetration testing, and techniques to defend against attacks that exploit system vulnerabilities. CIS 1352 prepares students for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacking industry certification. This course includes both lecture and structured lab experiences.

 

Course Details

Prerequisites:

CTS 1120 or equivalent certifications or consent of department

 

Instructors:

As assigned

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Cengage Unlimited Subscription: CompTIA Network+ Guide to Networks (Exam N10-008), ISBN: 9780357508138.

Cengage Unlimited Subscription: CompTIA Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals (Exam SY0-601), ISBN: 9780357424377.

 

Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Ethical Hacking Overview     
  • TCP/IP Concepts Review     
  • Network and Computer Attacks     
  • Footprinting and Social Engineering     
  • Port Scanning     
  • Enumeration      
  • Programming for Security Professionals     
  • Desktop and Server OS Vulnerabilities     
  • Embedded Operating Systems:  The Hidden Threat     
  • Hacking Web Servers     
  • Hacking Wireless Networks     
  • Cryptography     
  • Network Protection Systems

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Associate in Science degree in Computer Information Technology Learning Outcomes:

CIT-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 6.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0]

CIT-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [8.0, 9.0]

CIT-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [11.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0, 14.0, 15.0]

CIT-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [10.0]

CIT-5 Perform database management and design tasks. [7.0]

 

Associate in Science degree in Network Systems Technology Learning Outcomes:

NST-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and/or troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 3.0]

NST-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [2.0, 4.0]

NST-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [5.0, Server Admin 18.0]

NST-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [6.0]

NST-5 Depends on Specialization:

  • Server Administration (Program Code 2181): Demonstrate advanced understanding of networked environments and perform network administration activities. [Server Admin Specialization 0-8.0]
  • Network/Cybersecurity (Program Code 2182): Demonstrate proficiency in securing networks and data, including performing penetration testing and responding to cybersecurity incidents. [Network/Cybersecurity Specialization 09.0]
  • Digital Forensics (Program Code 2183): Demonstrate understanding of forensic casework procedures and perform computer and mobile device forensic investigations. [Digital Forensics Specialization 7.0-14.0]

 

Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
Synthesize Ethical Hacking, Ethics, and Legality

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Propose Cryptography and Encryption Resources

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Formulate Network and Host Information Services

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Evaluate System Hacking Resources

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Formulate and Deal with Trojans, Backdoors, Viruses, and Worms Threat Best Practices

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Evaluate Attacking Applications and Wireless Networks

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes

 

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

In-Person

The instructor will:

  • Lecture and lead class discussions.
  • Assign readings from textbooks and/or other sources to supplement lectures.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly office hours to address questions and student needs outside of class time.

The students will:

  • Attend class regularly and be attentive to lectures.
  • Engage with class discussion.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc., as assigned by the instructor.

Online

The instructor will:

  • Lead class discussions.
  • Assign textbook and/or other readings.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly virtual office hours to address questions and student needs.

The students will:

  • Engage with the course regularly.
  • Engage with class discussions.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc. as assigned by instructor.

 

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