Data Security

This project includes a complete course design for teaching the course with related learning materials. It also includes a sample schedule for delivering the course. ***** Take an in-depth look at the security risks and threats to an organization's data, and use a structured approach to address the safeguarding of critical electronic assets. Prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.
Primary Material Type:
Other Material Types:
Waukesha County Area Technical College
Security, firewall, intrusion prevention, VPN, virtual private network, IPSec, SSL, Cryptography, authorization, authentication, accounting, AAA, RADIUS, port security, ASA, perimeter, threats, attacks, audit, password security, SSH, router, Confidentiality, Availability, Integrity, hash, exploits, hacking, virus, trojan, worm, access control, account management, wep, wpa, wpa2, wireless, attacks, poisioning, web, PKI, symmetric, asymmetric, malware, dmz, subnets, bluetooth, mobile security, risk, vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, hardening, server-side attacks, client-side attacks

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
College collaborated with the program advisory committee.
Industry Sector:
Information Technology -- Computer Operating Systems (Programming), Digital Forensics, Cyber Security, Network Security, IT Security (51)
Computer and Mathematical Occupations -- Computer Programmers (15-1021)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
4 Credits/90 Hours
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Active - requires user to respond to prompts, questions, etc.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
The course was developed by a faculty member at the college and reviewed by the college Instructional Designer. Course materials were then reviewed by the Interface Grant Instructional Designer. Finally courses were sent to a Third Party reviewer for both ID and SME review. Colleges used local quality rubrics and an Interface rubric. The Interface specialist used the Interface Rubric and the third party reviewer used the Third Party rubric.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Custom Quality Rubric
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
IT-Network Specialist


Accessibility Features:
  • Text Access - Text to Speech
  • Text Adjust - Compatible
  • Text Adjustment - Adjust Font and Colors
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Table Markup
  • Hyperlinks Rendered As Active

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.