Information Security Specialist - IS81

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Valdosta Campus

Program Overview

The Information Security Specialist certificate is designed to give students the knowledge they need to understand and maintain computer information systems security.

 

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;      

*Be at least 16 years of age;      

*Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;  
   
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;      

*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

 

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (22 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course provides a broad overview of information security. It covers terminology, history, security systems development and implementation. Student will also cover the legal, ethical, and professional issues in information security.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course provides knowledge and experience to develop and maintain security policies and procedures. Students will explore the legal and ethical issues in information security and the various security layers: physical security, personnel security, operating systems, network, software, communication and database security. Students will develop an Information Security Policy and an Acceptable Use Policy.

Prereqs: CIST 1601 and (CIST 1401 or CIST 2451 or CIST 2441)

Coreqs: None

This course will provide knowledge and the practical experience necessary to configure the most common server platforms. Lab exercises will provide students with experience of establishing operating systems security for the network environment.
CIST
2602
4

Prereqs: CIST 1601 and (CIST 1401 or CIST 2451 or CIST 2441)

Coreqs: None

This course provides knowledge and the practical experience necessary to evaluate, implement and manage secure information transferred over computer networks. Topics include network security, intrusion detection, types of attacks, methods of attacks, security devices, basics of cryptography and organizational security elements.

Prereqs: CIST 1601 and (CIST 1401 or CIST 2451 or CIST 2441)

Coreqs: None

Students will learn how to plan, design, install and configure firewalls that will allow key services while maintaining security. This will include protecting the Internal IP services, configuring a firewall for remote access and managing a firewall.
CIST
2612
4

Prereqs: CIST 1122, CIST 1601

Coreqs: None

This course examines the use of computers in the commission of crimes, collection, analysis and production of digital evidence. Students will use computer resources to explore basic computer forensic investigation techniques.

 

Advisors

Tim Drexler
Computer Information Systems Program Coordinator
Office: Lowndes Hall, Room 7261
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext. 3049
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus

Perry Hood
Computer Information Systems Instructor
Office: 8212
Phone: (229) 468-2037
Email:
Campus: Ben Hill-Irwin Campus