Course Recommendations for Cyber Security at Riverland Community College - Riverland

Cyber Security

Fall Semester - First Year

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CPRO1000
Computer Maintenance & Repair (A+)

This course enables students to develop skills required to become a proficient personal computer (PC) support technician. The course guides students through the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and upgrading, and repairing of PC's. Other topics included in the course are system boards, floppy drives, essentials devices, hard drive installations and support, troubleshooting fundamentals, power supplies, diagnostic software and building your own PC. This course prepares students for CompTIA A+ certification.  Prerequisites:  CPRO 1002 or general computer proficiency.  

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1011
Windows Desktop Operating Systems

This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems. This course was developed for information technology (IT) professionals who support, administer, or implement Windows Server networks and for individuals preparing to take any of the MCTS Windows Server Network Infrastructure Configuration Exams. This course contains material that is intended to help prepare students for certification. Prerequisites: CPRO 1002 or general computer proficiency. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1016
Windows Server Operating Systems

This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows server operating systems. This course was developed for information technology (IT) professionals who support, administer, or implement Windows Server networks and for individuals preparing to take any of the MCTS Windows Server Network Infrastructure Configuration Exams. This course contains material that is intended to help prepare students for certification. Prerequisites: CPRO 1011. This course is part of the Computer Technology program which is an accredited program in World Organization of Webmaster (WOW) Professional Academy. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1900
Cisco Networking 1

The Cisco Networking Academy Program is a comprehensive e-learning program, which provides students with Internet and network technology skills essential in a global Internet economy. The NETACAD curriculum delivers; media-rich Web-based content, online assessment, virtual networking labs, and “hands-on” instructor led training and support. The curriculum provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to succeed in networking-related careers, such as; network support technician, network administration, and network engineering. Upon completion of this course, students will have a thorough understanding of basic Internet and network technologies. This course helps prepare students for the following industry standard certifications; Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), and CompTIA Network +.    

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)  

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CPRO1910
Cisco Networking 2

This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in networking careers such as network technicians, network administrators, and network engineers. It provides a theoretically-rich, hands-on introduction to networking and the Internet. Upon completion of this course, students have a thorough understanding of routing protocols and concepts. This course helps prepare students for industry standard certifications. Prerequisites: CPRO 1900. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Spring Semester - First Year

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CPRO1021
Administering Active Directory Services

This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows Active Directory Services. This course was developed for information technology (IT) professionals who support, administer, or implement Active Directory Services, and for individuals preparing to take any of the MCTS Windows Server Network Infrastructure Configuration Exams. This course contains material that is intended to help prepare students for certification. Prerequisites: CPRO 1016. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1065
Linux Desktop Operating Systems

This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to install, configure, and administer Linux desktop operating systems. This course introduces students to the basic skills used by all Linux distributions. Specifically, the course covers the objectives outlined by CompTIA® for its Linux+ exam and certification. Prerequisites: CPRO 1002. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1920
Cisco Networking 3

This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in networking careers such as network technicians, network administrators, and network engineers. Upon completion of this course, students have a thorough understanding of VLAN, wireless, switching and intermediate routing technologies. This course helps prepare students for industry standard certifications. Prerequisites: CPRO 1900 and CPRO 1910. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO1930
Cisco Networking 4

This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in networking careers such as network technicians, network administrators, and network engineers. Upon completion of this course, students have a thorough understanding of VPN technology, router security, and Wide Area Networking (WAN) basics. This course helps prepare students for industry standard certifications. Prerequisites: CPRO 1900, CPRO 1910, and CRPO 1920. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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PHIL1130
Ethics (Goal 6 & 9)

This course introduces the student to fundamental ethical principles developed throughout the history of philosophy through the study of classical and modern writings. Students are encouraged and challenged to apply such principles to contemporary issues. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 9/EC); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Fall Semester - Second Year

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CPRO2000
Network Security Fundamentals

This course provides an introduction to network security principles, application, configuration, and management. The theoretical and historical background necessary for understanding the security field in the 21st century are discussed. Current risks and threats are explored and structured methods of addressing and safeguarding critical economic assets are addressed.  Students gain the broad based knowledge necessary for further study in more specialized areas of network security.  This is an online course.  This course prepares students for the industry standard CompTIA® Security + certificate. 

 (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)  

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CPRO2100
Cisco Network Security

This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in networking careers such as network technicians, network administrators, and network engineers. Upon completion of Cisco Network Security, students have a thorough understanding of the design, planning, implementation, operation, and troubleshooting of Cisco Network Security devices. This course prepares students for the Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) certification exam. Prerequisites: CPRO 1900 and CPRO 1930. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CPRO2010
Computer Forensics and Investigations

This course is an introduction to one of the newest and fastest growing fields in computer technology.  Computer Forensics and Investigations presents methods required to properly conduct a computer forensics investigation.  This introductory course aligns with the objectives of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) certification and provides a range of laboratory and hands-on assignments that teach the theory as well as the practical application of computer forensic investigation.  This course prepares students for the industry standard CompTIA Security + and IACIS certificates.

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)  

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ENGL1101
Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) or ENGL1102

This is an introductory college writing course designed to help students develop effective writing skills for college level work.  Students learn to generate ideas and organize them into unified, coherent essays.  Methods of instruction vary, but most sections combine individual conferences and peer review with regular class meetings.  Prerequisites:  A grade of C or higher in ENGL 0960 or appropriate placement score.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Spring Semester - Second Year

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CPRO1960
Voice over IP Fundamentals

This course teaches the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in networking-related job responsibilities such as network technicians, network administrators, and network engineers. Upon completion of Voice over IP Fundamentals, students will have a thorough understanding of the design, planning, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of VOIP technology. This is a hybrid course which delivers online curriculum, online assessment, online virtual network lab simulations, and instructor led hands-on classroom labs and lectures. This course helps prepare students for the globally recognized industry standard CCNA Voice certification. Prerequisites: CPRO 1930 or a valid CCNA Certificate (3Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab, 0 other)

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CPRO2115
Offensive Security

The course combines an ethical hacking methodology with the hands-on application of security tools to better help students secure their systems. Students are introduced to common countermeasures that effectively reduce and/or mitigate attacks.

Prerequisites: All preceding CPRO courses in degree/certificate or instructor approval for individuals pursuing professional development.

(3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab, 0 other)

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CPRO2120
Implementing Cloud Services Capstone

This course teaches the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in networking-related job responsibilities such as network technicians, network administrators, and network engineers. Upon completion of Implementing Cloud Services Capstone students will have a thorough understanding of cloud technology; Domain Name Registration and Management, SaaS (software as a service), Office 365 Business, Microsoft Online Services, Azure Cloud Services, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint, Skype Business, centralized mobile device management and Amazon Web Services. Students will plan, design, implement, and manage cloud technologies most widely used by organizations and business. Through this course students will: register a domain, activate a Microsoft Online Services subscription, and configure the domain to support Microsoft Online Services. Students will implement and administer the following services; Exchange Email, Office 365 for Business, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint, Azure, Skype for Business, mobile device management, and Amazon Web Services. Once the students cloud business infrastructure is in place they will interact with their peer students by implementing common business practices, such as; email, videoconferencing, workspace collaboration, file sharing, social media, Internet marketing, website management. This online capstone course will provide students with an opportunity to apply network skills through the development of a working business model. Prerequisites: A grade of C or higher in CPRO 1021 (Server Operating Systems) or instructor approval for individuals pursuing professional development.(6 Cr - 6 lect, 0 lab)

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Last Updated: March 20, 2017