Network Security Administration A.A.S.

60 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0148

Note: Refer to IAI General Education Courses page for guidelines on General Education course selection.

General Education Requirements:
See the list of IAI General Education Courses for more information
Area A — Communications
EGL 101Composition I3
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Introduction To Business And Technical Writing (recommended)
Technical Writing Applications
Effective Speech (recommended)
Area B — Mathematics
One course from Area B4
Applied Mathematics I (or higher)
Area C — Science
One course from a science discipline3
Applied Physics (recommended)
Area D — Social and Behavioral Sciences
One course from a social or behavioral science discipline 3
Area E — Humanities/Fine Arts
One course from a humanities or fine arts discipline3
Area F — Global Studies 1
One course that satisfies Global Studies requirement0-3
Introduction to Global Business (recommended)
Area G — U.S. Diversity Studies 2
One course that satisfies U.S. Diversity Studies requirement0-3
Total Hours19
Major Requirements
CIS 101Introduction To Computer Information Systems3
CIS 118Linux Operating System2
CIS/CNS 228Linux Administration3
CNS 105Networking Essentials3
CNS 110Windows Client Desktop 13
CNS 170Principles of Information Security3
CNS 171Hardening Network Security3
CNS 172Network Defense and Countermeasures3
CNS 174Introduction to Computer Forensics3
CNS 176Network Security3
CNS 195TCP/IP Packet Analysis3
ELT 130Microcomputer Hardware Systems3
Select electives form the following to complete the 60-credit-hour required total:3-6
Orientation to IT Professions
Select any CNS courses 111 or higher not taken previously
Computer Software and Concepts
Linux Network Services Administration
Computer Peripherals
A+ Certification Preparation
Applied Mathematics II
College Algebra
Total Hours41

Note: Students can obtain credit for prior learning through evaluation by Oakton faculty for any of the third-party IT certifications.