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Cyber Defense Education Associate in Science Degrees:


Cyber-Security/Information Assurance (PDF)

Program-Level Learning Outcomes

  • Design and implement a wired and wireless network
  • Secure devices within wired and wireless networks
  • Manage and Maintain Centralized and Distributed Networks
  • Troubleshooting a wired and wireless Networks
  • Understanding and Implementing Cryptography
  • Understanding and complying with applicable federal, state, and local statues
  • Use scripting languages for system management and automation
  • Managing and maintaining current Operating Systems

CIS 171 Introduction to ScriptingSyllabus
4 hours
Prerequisite: None
5 hours weekly (3-2)
This course provides students with the
fundamental knowledge and skills to use
scripting. It focuses on primary Windows
PowerShell command line features and
techniques for use with Windows Server and
other Microsoft Windows products. Students
will also learn basic scripting including, loops,
counters, and arrays.

CIS 200 Network EssentialsSyllabus
3 Hours
Prerequisites: None
3 hours weekly (2-2)
This course will provide the student with a
general background in networking concepts,
procedures and skills necessary in a computer
network environment. This course is designed
to familiarize the student with an overview of
network topologies, physical network
architecture, various networking operating
systems and a brief introduction into Microsoft
Active Directory. This class will also provide the
student with necessary skills in troubleshooting
and help desk topics necessary for the
network’s technician and software specialist.

CIS 206 Managing Network Environments ISyllabus
3 Hours
Prerequisites: CIS 200 or concurrent enrollment
4 hours weekly (2-2)
This course is designed to give the student
knowledge and practical experience in
administering a Microsoft Server network.
Students will be able to describe the principle
features of a network operating system and the
networking basics of active directory. Students
will gain an understanding of the basic
components of an information technology
system. The student will work with and
troubleshoot in the areas of installation of the
network operating system, setting up users and
groups, assignment of group policy and
permissions of a network. This course will assist
the student in preparing for an industry
recognized certification exam

CIS 208 Security AwarenessSyllabus
3 Hours
Prerequisites: None
4 hours weekly (2-2)
This course is designed to provide a security
awareness overview and emphasize the
importance of information systems as well as
the home computer system will be covered.
Issues will include personal, Internet, and
organizational security. Types of security
attacks will be discussed, prevention methods
will be determined, and recovery plans will be
developed. Policies and procedures that will
assist in preventing an invasion of privacy will be
covered.

CIS 231 Firewalls and VPNsSyllabus
3 Hours
Prerequisites: CIS 230 with a grade of “C” or
higher
4 hours weekly (2-2)
This course examines the major network
security tools in use today, with the idea that
firewalls are most effective when backed by
thoughtful security planning, well-designed
security policies, and integrated support from
anti-virus software, intrusion detection systems,
and related tools. Coverage includes packet
filtering, authentication, proxy servers,
encryption, bastion hosts, virtual private
networks (VPNs), log file maintenance, and
intrusion detection systems. The course will
provide numerous realistic projects and cases
incorporating cutting-edge technology and
current trends, giving students the opportunity
to hone and apply the knowledge and skills they
will need as working professionals. Students will
also learn about relevant National Institute
Standards and Technology guidelines that are
used by businesses and information technology
professionals.

Terri Rentfro – Founding Mother of Center of Academic Excellence for John A. Logan College; Professor Emeritus of Computer Information Systems – Retired 2016

Dr. Kirk Overstreet – President of John A. Logan College

Dr. Kirk Overstreet – President

Dr. Melanie Pecord – Provost

Joseph Dethrow – Department Chair for Business, Computer Science, and Mathematics; Associate Professor of Mathematics

Mark Rogers – Professor of Computer Information Systems / Electronics – Curriculum Vitae

Kylee Williams – Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems – Joined the team in Spring of 2016. Curriculum Vitae

Roger Jeter – Instructor of Computer Information Systems – Joined the team in Fall 2019. Curriculum Vitae

Aimee Lemrise
Ext. 8459
aimeelemrise@jalc.edu