NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Nov 28, 2022  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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MSFT 2895 - Cyber Security & Networking Capstone

This course gives a capstone design experience for students interested in cyber security and networking. It exposes students to open-ended problems in cyber security and networking and requires synthesis and integration of system design and implementation methods, techniques, and tools.

Successful completion of this course will help prepare students for the complexities of solving real-world problems in cyber security and/or computer systems & networking. Working on the projects will enable the students to exercise and reinforce the fundamental principles that they have learned in prior courses in this area, e.g., computer systems, networking, and cyber security. 

The course activities also reinforce, via evaluated project reports and presentations, written and oral communication skills.

Credits: 1-3

Instructional Method Lecture and project

MSFT 1510 Windows Client Op System and MSFT 1745 A+ Computer Maint, MSFT 1520 Windows Server Networking plus completion or concurrent enrollment in sophomore required program courses, or instructor consent

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of MSFT 2895 Cyber Security & Networking Capstone, the student will:

  1. use and apply current cyber security and/or computer systems and networking concepts and practices.
  2. design a solution to a significant open-ended problem in cyber security and/or computer systems and networking;
  3. design, implement, debug, and test a networked computer system that address the selected problem using the skills learned in previous courses;
  4. choose appropriate theories and techniques to address the problem;
  5. judge performance/complexity tradeoffs among alternative theories and/or methodologies in this context;
  6. document and present (using written, oral and visual means) the design process and the results of a proposed solution to the selected problem;
  7. create and implement effective project plans
  8. select an appropriate evaluation methodology to confirm that the solution meets the design goals;
  9. evaluate and critically assess the proposed solution(s)
  10. recognize the qualities necessary to succeed in a professional environment.

Program Outcomes
Computer Networking Administration

PO#1 Demonstrate set-up and basic maintenance of network systems including network operating systems, clients, and servers.

Cyber Security

Implement security measures for operating systems and files systems.

Implement network device security in the form of access lists, firewalls, VPNs, and Intrusion Detection Systems.

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