Course Code: GES333
Receive an overview of the fundamentals of data communication and network security. Understand the basics of firewalls, proxy servers, and wireless and cellular technologies. Develop the vocabulary you need to communicate effectively within the course and in a professional environment.
Learn how to manage user accounts, access control concepts and lists, and how to regulate and monitor passwords.
Understand how to run physical network security as well as network data security. Learn the difference between OSI, TCP/IP models and find out best practices for remote access.
Master an understanding of best malware practices. Learn about firewalls, wireless security. VLANs, malware identification, and malware mitigation.
Explore how to deal with system vulnerabilities. Learn about risk management, how to assess security, and incident handling.
Complete the course by learning about monitoring and security policy. You’ll cover security auditing, change management, security policies, data management, system monitoring, and system analysis.
David brings over 10 years experience in IT, education, instruction, curriculum design, combined with extensive management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. His passion for technology and education has led David to work as an academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist and blogger. David holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science, both in Technology Education, from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, he has earned IT industry certifications and has been published in a book on gamification in the classroom.
Aaron brings over 10 years experience in technology and technology-related instructional design, teaching and tutoring. His experience includes instructional design and curriculum development for Loyola University Medical Center, DeVry University, as well as corporate training clients. Aaron holds a Master of Science Education in Learning Design and Technology, from Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana; and a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois/Urbana Champaign, in Champaign, Illinois.
This is an advanced level program. Students should have a base knowledge about computer hardware, networking, and security knowledge. It is recommended that students should either first take CompTIA A+ and Network+ or have the equivalent of two years of experience working with computers.
This program is compatible with the Windows 7 and later operating systems and all current Internet browsers.
This program can be taken on either a PC or Mac device. Mac users are encouraged to have access to a Windows environment on their device. You'll need to have email capabilities.
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this course.
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
Yes, you will receive an exam voucher Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.
All the materials you’ll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you’re given six (6) months to complete this program.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, you will receive exam vouchers for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) exam after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
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ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.
Valid experience includes information systems security-related work performed or work that requires information security knowledge and involves direct application of that knowledge. For the SSCP certification, one year of cumulative work experience in one or more of the seven domains of the SSCP CBK is required. If you do not have the required experience, you may still sit for the exam and become an Associate of (ISC)² until you have gained the required experience. To take the exam, you have to schedule it at an authorized testing center scheduled through VUE. A score of 700 out of 1000 is required to pass.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.