Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

CTS 107 - Cyber Essentials

3 credit hours - Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
This course meets the Technology Requirement.

Develop an understanding of computer technology within the context of the cyber domain in our connected world. Learn about the basic structure of hardware, software, and network systems, the threats these systems face, and how to defend them. Use hands-on lab experiences to develop the foundational skills needed to maintain and protect computer systems. Lab fee $2.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 101 /ENG 101A  

Note: This is the first course in computing for students majoring in cybersecurity, networking, and digital forensics or who would like to expand their knowledge of information assurance and cybersecurity. Typically offered at AM,MC, and OL; all terms.

Course Outcomes:
  1. Identify and describe the hardware and software principles underlying computers, operating systems, application software, virtualization, and networks.
  2. Perform basic system management functions such as file organization, performance management, problem troubleshooting, and user management.
  3. Explain the principles used to design, create, and execute computer programs and scripts.
  4. Identify, describe, and respond to security threats.