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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Network Security Fundamentals: Part 1 (220A)*

30 hours (10 weeks).
Various approved locations throughout the U.S.

February 2006 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the challenges for information security; define information security; explain the importance of information security; list and define information security terminology; describe information security careers; develop attacker profiles; describe basic attacks; describe identity attacks; identify denial of service attacks; define malicious code (malware); identify who is responsible for information security; describe security principles; use effective authentication methods; control access to computer systems; audit information security schemes; disable nonessential systems; harden operating systems; harden applications; harden networks; work with the network cable plant; secure removable media; harden network devices; design network topologies; protect e-mail systems; list World Wide Web vulnerabilities; secure Web communications; and secure instant messaging.


Major topics include: information security fundamentals; attackers and their attacks; security basics; security baseline; securing the network infrastructure; web security.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in a Technology or Telecommunications degree program or as a laboratory in a Technology or Telecommunications degree program or in the associate degree/certificate category, 1 semester hour as a laboratory in a Trades curriculum (2/06) (3/16 Administrative Review). *NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending upon where a course is offered.