(CyberWatch common course equivalent: CW 160) This introduction to security systems will give students a solid foundation of understanding in different computer security concepts, functions and applications. The course maps to Comptia Security+ exam objectives which cover general security concepts, communication security, infrastructure security, basics of cryptography and operations/organizational security. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to take Comptia's vendor neutral Security+ exam. Security+ certification is globally recognized as equivalent to an entry-level security specialist. The Security+ exam is accepted as one of the security certification exams by Microsoft toward its MCSA and MCSE certification. Formerly offered as CIS 1620. Students may not receive credit for both CIS 1620 and INT 1620. 2 class/2 lab hours.
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