IS:237 Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security

IS:237 Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security instructional resources; required course in the IT Help Desk/End User Support Certificate of Specialization program of study. This course examines fundamentals of network security involved in creating and managing secure computer network environments. Both hardware and software topics are considered, including authentication methods, remote access, network security architectures and devices, cryptography, forensics and disaster recovery plans. This course serves as a preparation basis for CompTIA Security+ exam. Prerequisites: IT:102
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St. Louis Community College
Project Name:
Information Assurance, Information Security, Cyber Security, Computer Security, CompTIA Security+, IA 4011, IT Help Desk

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Schnucks Markets
Industry Sector:
Information Technology -- Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services (518)
Computer and Mathematical Occupations -- Computer Support Specialists (15-1041)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
3 credit hour course
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
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  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Quality Matters
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
Fundamentals of Information Assurance / IT Help Desk/End User Support


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