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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

Security Awareness (222)*

30 hours (10 weeks).
Various approved locations throughout the United States.

November 2005 - June 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define security and list the three basic goals of security; explain why information security is important; list the six categories of individuals who break into computers; describe the types of attacks on computers that can occur; explain how to safeguard a system; explain the big picture in information security; define physical security and explain how to apply it; list the different types of data security; work with operating system security; explain why risk assessment and user responsibilities are part of a security policy; explain the parts of a business continuity plan; list good practices that the Human Resources (HR) Department should follow to improve information security; list the risks associated with using the World Wide Web; and describe the preventative measures that can be used to minimize Web attacks; list the vulnerabilities associated with using e-mail, and explain procedures and technologies that can be used to protect e-mail; give an overview of how networks work; list and describe three types of network attacks; explain how network defenses can be used to enhance a network security perimeter; tell how a wireless local area network (WLAN) functions and list some of its security weaknesses; list some of the challenges of making a computer secure; explain how to be prepared for a security attack; list the steps that are important to keeping alert to attacks; and explain how an organization and a user can resist security attacks.


Major topics include: security overview; personal computer security; organizational security; Internet security; network security; total security; analyzing security.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in a Technology or Telecommunications degree program (11/05). *NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending upon where a course is offered.