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ITSY 1191   Special Topics in Information Technology/Security (1)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the information security technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)

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ITSY 1282   Cooperative Education-Computer and Information Systems Security (2)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment.
Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)

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ITSY 1291   Special Topics in Information Technology/Security (2)
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Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the information security technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec.)

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ITSY 1300   Fundamentals of Information Security (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
An introduction to information security including vocabulary and terminology, ethics, the legal environment, and risk management. Identification of exposures and vulnerabilities and appropriate countermeasures are addressed. The importance of appropriate planning, policies, and controls is also discussed. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 1400. The student may register for either ITSY 1300 or ITSY 1400, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 1342   Information Technology Security (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior networking course, networking experience or instructor approval.
Instruction in security for network hardware, software, and data, including physical security; backup procedures; relevant tools; encryption; and protection from viruses. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 1442. The student may register for either ITSY 1342 or ITSY 1442, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 1382   Cooperative Education-Computer and Information Systems Security (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment.
Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)

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ITSY 1391   Special Topics in Information Technology/Security (3)
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Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the information security technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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ITSY 1400   Fundamentals of Information Security (4)
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An introduction to information security including vocabulary and terminology, ethics, the legal environment, and risk management. Identification of exposures and vulnerabilities and appropriate countermeasures are addressed. The importance of appropriate planning, policies, and controls is also discussed. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 1300. The student may register for either ITSY 1300 or ITSY 1400, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 1417   Wireless Foundations (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior networking course, networking experience or instructor approval.
Skill development in planning, designing, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting for wireless and cellular telephony systems. Includes call processing, hand-off, site analyses, overview of RF antenna, testing, maintenance, access protocols, security, and vendor interoperability. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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ITSY 1442   Information Technology Security (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior networking course, networking experience or instructor approval.
Instruction in security for network hardware, software, and data, including physical security; backup procedures; relevant tools; encryption; and protection from viruses. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 1342. The student may register for either ITSY 1342 or ITSY 1442, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 1491   Special Topics in Information Technology/Security (4)
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Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the information security technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 2286   Internship-Computer and Information Systems Security (2)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment.
A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)

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ITSY 2300   Operating System Security (3)
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Prerequisite: ITSY 1342 or instructor approval.
Safeguard computer operating systems by demonstrating server support skills and designing and implementing a security system. Identify security threats and monitor network security implementations. Use best practices to configure operating systems to industry security standards. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2400. The student may register for either ITSY 2300 or ITSY 2400, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 2301   Firewalls and Network Security (3)
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Prerequisite: ITSY 1342 or instructor approval.
Identify elements of firewall design, types of security threats and responses to security attacks. Use Best Practices to design, implement, and monitor a network security plan. Examine security incident postmortem reporting and ongoing network security activities. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2401. The student may register for either ITSY 2301 or ITSY 2401, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 2330   Intrusion Detection (3)
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Prerequisite: ITSY 2300 and ITSY 2301 or instructor approval.
Computer information systems security monitoring, intrusion detection, and crisis management. Includes alarm management, signature configuration, sensor configuration, and troubleshooting components. Emphasizes identifying, resolving, and documenting network crises and activating the response team. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2430. The student may register for either ITSY 2330 or ITSY 2430, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 2341   Security Management Practices (3)
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Prerequisite: ITSY 2301 or instructor approval.
In-depth coverage of security management practices, including asset evaluation and risk management; cyber law and ethics issues; policies and procedures; business recovery and business continuity planning; network security design; and developing and maintaining a security plan. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2441. The student may register for either ITSY 2341 or ITSY 2441, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 2342   Incident Response and Handling (3)
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Prerequisite: ITSY 2300 or instructor approval.
In-depth coverage of incident response and incident handling, including identifying sources of attacks and security breaches; analyzing security logs; recovering the system to normal; performing postmortem analysis; and implementing and modifying security measures. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2442. The student may register for either ITSY 2342 or ITSY 2442, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 2343   Computer System Forensics (3)
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Prerequisite: ITSY 2342 or instructor approval.
In-depth study of system forensics including methodologies used for analysis of computer security breaches. Gather and evaluate evidence to perform postmortem analysis of a security breach. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2443. The student may register for either ITSY 2343 or ITSY 2443, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 2359   Security Assessment and Auditing (3)
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Prerequisite: ITSY 2300 and ITSY 2301 or instructor approval.
Capstone experience for the security curriculum. Synthesizes technical material covered in prior courses to monitor, audit, analyze, and revise computer and network security systems to ensure appropriate levels of protection are in place to assure regulatory compliance. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2459. The student may register for either ITSY 2359 or ITSY 2459, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 2400   Operating System Security (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSY 1442 or instructor approval.
Safeguard computer operating systems by demonstrating server support skills and designing and implementing a security system. Identify security threats and monitor network security implementations. Use best practices to configure operating systems to industry security standards. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2300. The student may register for either ITSY 2300 or ITSY 2400, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 2401   Firewalls and Network Security (4)
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Prerequisite: ITSY 1442 or instructor approval.
Identify elements of firewall design, types of security threats and responses to security attacks. Use best practices to design, implement, and monitor a network security plan. Examine security incident postmortem reporting and ongoing network security activities. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2301. The student may register for either ITSY 2301 or ITSY 2401, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 2417   Wireless Security Development (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior wireless or security course, wireless or security experience or instructor approval.
Development of information security policies, standards, and guidelines for an organization. Includes Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), antivirus, Virtual Private Network (VPN), wireless communications, remote access, and other critical administrative and operational security policies. Identification of exposures and vulnerabilities and appropriate countermeasures are addressed. Emphasizes wireless security goals of availability, integrity, accuracy, and confidentiality in the design, planning, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting of wireless LAN along with appropriate planning and administrative controls. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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ITSY 2430   Intrusion Detection (4)
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Prerequisite: ITSY 2400 and ITSY 2401 or instructor approval.
Computer information systems security monitoring, intrusion detection, and crisis management. Includes alarm management, signature configuration, sensor configuration, and troubleshooting components. Emphasizes identifying, resolving, and documenting network crises and activating the response team. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2330. The student may register for either ITSY 2330 or ITSY 2430, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSY 2441   Security Management Practices (4)
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Prerequisite: ITSY 2401 or instructor approval.
In-depth coverage of security management practices, including asset evaluation and risk management; cyber law and ethics issues; policies and procedures; business recovery and business continuity planning; network security design; and developing and maintaining a security plan. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2341. The student may register for either ITSY 2341 or ITSY 2441, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 2442   Incident Response and Handling (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSY 2400 or instructor approval.
In-depth coverage of incident response and incident handling, including identifying sources of attacks and security breaches; analyzing security logs; recovering the system to normal; performing postmortem analysis; and implementing and modifying security measures. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2342. The student may register for either ITSY 2342 or ITSY 2442, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 2443   Computer System Forensics (4)
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Prerequisite: ITSY 2442 or instructor approval.
In-depth study of system forensics including methodologies used for analysis of computer security breaches. Gather and evaluate evidence to perform postmortem analysis of a security breach. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2343. The student may register for either ITSY 2343 or ITSY 2443, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSY 2459   Security Assessment and Auditing (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSY 2400 and ITSY 2401 or instructor approval.
Capstone experience for the security curriculum. Synthesizes technical material covered in prior courses to monitor, audit, analyze, and revise computer and network security systems to ensure appropriate levels of protection are in place to assure regulatory compliance. This course is cross-listed as ITSY 2359. The student may register for either ITSY 2359 or ITSY 2459, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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