CMCC CPT271 Introduction to Network Security

The class enforces legal and security concepts to help computer professionals and enthusiasts prevent security breach occurrences. Utilizing Windows Server and Windows clients, students will enhance their knowledge and familiarity with these network operating systems, more advanced computer networking concepts, and security issues that surround these topics. Students will also experiment with various system services and software. In addition, students will research computer security topics and practice gained knowledge in a controlled environment. Demystifying the "hacking" world and providing a comfort with securing the popular network operating systems are the primary goals of this course.
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Central Maine Community College
Funding Source:
Computer, security, breach, Windows Server, network operating systems, software, hacking

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Advisory Committee
Industry Sector:
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services -- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services -- Computer Systems Design and Related Services (5415)
Computer and Mathematical Occupations -- Computer Systems Analysts (15-1051)

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
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Quality Matters
  • Custom Quality Rubric
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
CMCC CPT271 Introduction to Network Security


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