• Program: Information Technology/Computer Careers
  • Course: Computer Security Awareness
  • Course #: CCIS1005
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

In this course we will examine the issues surrounding computer security in today's highly technological world. The course is designed to provide an overview of security problems and is intended for end users who use computers at home or in the office. The course covers information about staying secure, including maintaining a secure environment and how to avoid security attacks.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Define a broad view of Computer Security as information security
Gain an understanding of the issues and effects surrounding Computer Security
Understand the types of attacks that can occur
Apply legal issues in computer security cases
Apply ethical issues in computer security cases
Examine elementary cryptography
Explore the nature of attacks and their economic impact
Analyze cases to determine solutions for secure systems management
Develop a personal computing security plan

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1100 or CPLT1200 or instructor approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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