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Computer Security/Certifications

Cybersecurity Fundamentals and Practice *NEW*
Previously CMSY 162. This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of network security in preparation for advanced courses. It will give students a solid foundation for understanding different security technologies and how they function. Students will also be able to design a basic network with the proper network security structures in place. This course is designed as an entry-level Cybersecurity course, but it is highly recommended that students have a background in computer and network administration. After taking this course, students should be prepared to take the CompTIA Security+ exam. A good understanding of the Windows and Linux operating systems, and TCP/IP protocol, or an extensive background in network administration is highly recommended. 4.5 CEUs.
Tuition: $1,199 (includes $596 in fees*)
Wed Aug 28-Dec 19 6PM-7:50PM Science Engineering & Technology Building XA-109 8115 #8630
(First Day: Your course-required digital materials are included as a course charge and delivered within your course. No additional textbook purchase is required; your student account will be charged. Voucher is included. After taking this course, students should be prepared to take the CompTIA Security+ exam. A good understanding of the Windows and Linux operating system, and TCP/IP protocol, or an extensive background in network administration is highly recommended prior to taking this course. CompTIA Networking+ certification will satisfy the pre-requisite to enter this course.) Room Number 264.
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Fundamentals and Practice for Network+ Certification *NEW*
This course is designed to give students the knowledge and experience to install and configure the TCP/IP client, and design, install, and configure computer networks. The course will introduce students to computer networking fundamentals helping them to understand how Cables, Connectors, Networking Devices, Ethernet, Clients, and Servers work together. Furthermore, it also equips students with the fundamentals of how Local Area Networks (LANs), Wireless Networks (WLANs), and Wide Area Networks (WANs) work. Students are taught how to setup and configure their own small networks and configure LANs with aspects of network security in place. Some troubleshooting techniques are also covered in the course. A fairly good understanding of computer operating system (OS) such as DOS is an advantage, but not a requirement. 4.5 CEUs.
Tuition: $999 (includes $372 in fees*)
Tue, Thu Aug 28-Dec 19 5:30PM-7:20PM Online XA-111 8116 #8631
(Voucher is included)
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IT Fundamentals Certification
This course is designed for individuals pursuing professional development training in information technology and provides instruction on the CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification Exam. Topics include basic computer concepts, types of computers, hardware and software components, networking, network protocols, information security, maintaining, monitoring and troubleshooting computer systems, and future technologies. 3.0 CEUs.
Tuition: $400 (includes $165 in fees*)
Mon,Thu Sep 13-Oct 14 6PM-9PM Online XA-421 W1814 #6067
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Managing and Maintaining Pcs and Mobile Devices I
Upon completion of this course, students will have a basic understanding of the function and operation of the major elements of personal computer systems, laptops, tablets and mobile devices, and how to localize and correct common hardware and software problems. Students will have hands-on, real-world experience to reinforce the concepts. Special emphasis will be placed on how systems are configured, modified, and expanded to meet new requirements. This course, along with CMSY-106, prepares students for A+ Certification offered by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). This course is the first of a required series to complete the coursework for preparation of the A+ Certification. 7.0 CEUs.
Tuition: $699 (includes $358 in fees*)
Mon, Wed Aug 30-Oct 20 5:30PM-10:20PM Science Engineering & Technology Building XA-107 8113 #8626
(Voucher is included)
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Managing and Maintaining Pcs and Mobile Devices II
In this course, students will gain the ability to install and configure operating systems including Windows, MacOS, and Linux. They will learn how to physically secure hardware and techniques for mitigating vulnerabilities in software. Special emphasis will be given to troubleshooting and documentation using best practices, as well as implementing policies that cover change management, disaster recovery, and safety procedures. The application of strategies of inquiry and exploration in finding information to assemble a purpose-built computer is a critical course component. This course, along with CMSY 105, prepares students for A+ Certification offered by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). 7.0 CEUs.
Tuition: $699 (includes $358 in fees*)
Mon, Wed Oct 25-Dec 19 5:30PM-10:20PM Science Engineering & Technology Building XA-108 8114 #8628
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Course Legend
* Fees not eligible for waiver.
** Tuition and fees not eligible for waiver for XE courses.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.

 

Thank you for you interest in this class. Currently, this class is not available for registration but it will be offered again soon. Please check back for details, or find more information on other continuing education classes at programs at howardcc.edu/courses (link). You may also email us at continuingeducation@howardcc.edu with specific questions.
 
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