CMIT Course Listing

Fundamentals of Computer Troubleshooting (CMIT 202, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA A+ exams.) Prerequisite: IFSM 201. A thorough review of computer hardware and software, with emphasis on the application of current and appropriate computing safety and environmental practices. The goal is to evaluate, install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware components and operating systems.

Fundamentals of Networking (CMIT 265, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.) Prerequisite: IFSM 201. An introduction to networking technologies for local area networks, wide area networks, and wireless networks. The aim is to recognize the type of network design appropriate for a given scenario. Topics include the OSI (open system interconnection) model, security, and networking protocols. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 265 or CMIT 265M.

Network Security (CMIT 320, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA Security+ exam.) Prerequisite: CMIT 265, CSIA 302, or CompTIA Network+ certification. A study of the fundamental concepts of computer security and its implementation. The aim is to assess and mitigate risk, evaluate and select appropriate technologies, and apply proper security safeguards.

Ethical Hacking (CMIT 321, 3 Credits)
(Formerly CMIT 398E. Designed to help prepare for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certifications.) Prerequisite: CMIT 320. Development of the structured knowledge base needed to discover vulnerabilities and recommend solutions for tightening network security and protecting data from potential attackers. Focus is on penetration-testing tools and techniques to protect computer networks. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 321 or CMIT 398E.

Cloud Technologies (CMIT 326, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA Cloud+ and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exams.) Prerequisite: IFSM 201. A hands-on study of basic cloud technologies. The aim is to apply the techniques and tools used in cloud environments, especially the AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud. Topics include the global infrastructure of the cloud, deployment and operation in various cloud environments, high availability, scalability, elasticity, security, and troubleshooting. AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud are compared.

Fundamentals of Microsoft Azure (CMIT 336, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for Exam AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals.) Prerequisite: CMIT 326. A hands-on study of Microsoft Azure services. The aim is to demonstrate mastery of cloud concepts; the core services used in Azure; pricing and support models used for Azure; and fundamentals of cloud security, privacy, compliance, and trust for Microsoft Azure. Topics include high availability, scalability, agility, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery in the Microsoft Azure environment.

Malware Analysis (CMIT 340, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware [GREM] certification exam.) Prerequisites: CCJS 321 (or CCJS 421), CMIS 102, and CMIT 320. A project-driven analysis of malicious software, i.e., software designed to disrupt systems or gain sensitive information. The objective is to implement various techniques to analyze malware and other malicious software used in forensic investigations.

Interconnecting Cisco Devices (CMIT 350, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) examination.) Prerequisite: CMIT 265. A hands-on introduction to Cisco internetworking devices. The goal is to configure and manage Cisco switches within multiprotocol internetworks. Topics include VoIP (voice over Internet protocol), wireless network protocols, and routing protocols. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CAPP 498E, CMIT 350, or CMIT 499D.

Windows Server: Install and Storage (CMIT 369, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Windows Server Install and Storage exam, part of the MCSA Server 2016 Certification.) Prerequisite: CMIT 265. An overview of the installation and configuration of Windows Server operating systems. The objective is to install, configure, and troubleshoot Windows Server operating systems, including domain and network services.

Windows Server: Networking (CMIT 370, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Windows Server Networking exam part of the MCSA Server 2016 Certification.) Prerequisite: CMIT 369. An overview of the management and administration of Windows Server operating systems. The goal is to manage and troubleshoot features of Windows Server operating systems, including Active Directory, DNS, Group Policy, Desktop Security, Remote Access, Windows Deployment, and User Accounts.

Windows Server: Identity (CMIT 371, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Windows Server Identity Exam, part of the MCSA Server 2016 Certification.) Prerequisite: CMIT 370. An advanced review of the configuration and management of Windows Server infrastructure. The aim is to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Windows Server services, including Network Load Balancing, clustering, Dynamic Access Control, advanced network services, and advanced Active Directory roles.

Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure (CMIT 372, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure exam, part of the MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Certification.) Prerequisite: CMIT 371. A comprehensive study of the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, design, and deploy the physical and logical Windows Server infrastructure. The objective is to design Active Directory, Network Infrastructure Services, and Network Access Services.

Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure (CMIT 373, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure exam, part of the MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Certification.) Prerequisite: CMIT 372. A comprehensive study of the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement the advanced features of a Windows Server infrastructure. The goal is to plan and implement highly available enterprise and server virtualization infrastructures and identity and access solutions.

Linux System Administration (CMIT 391, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Linux Professional Institute Certification 1 [LPIC-1] and Linux+ exams.) prerequisite: CMIT 265. A study of the Linux operating system. The goal is to configure and manage processes, user interfaces, device files, print facilities, file systems, task automation, the boot-up/shutdown sequence, disk storage, network connectivity, system security, users, and groups. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIS 390, CMIT 391, or CMIS 398U.

Threat Management and Vulnerability Assessment (CMIT 421, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification.) Prerequisite: CMIT 320. A study of the analysis of data in threat and vulnerability management. The goal is to properly utilize various cybersecurity tools and technologies. Discussion covers the analysis of threats and the impact on incident response, as well as the tools and equipment used in a forensic investigation. Various industry and government frameworks and regulatory compliance are highlighted.

Digital Forensics Analysis and Application (CMIT 424, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Certified Computer Examiner [CCE] certification exam.) Prerequisites: Either CMIT 202 (or ComptTIA A+ certification) and CCJS 421 or CMIT 202, CMIT 320 (or CompTIA Security+ certification), and CCJS 321. A project-driven study of the digital forensic evaluation process. The objective is to build forensic workstations, collect evidence, extract artifacts, identify unknown files, and reassemble evidence from network packet captures.

Advanced Information Systems Security (CMIT 425, 3 Credits)
(Formerly CMIT 499S. Designed to help prepare for the (ISC)2 Certified Information System Security Professional [CISSP] certification exam.) Prerequisite: CMIT 320 or CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certifications. Recommended: BMGT 110, IFSM 300, or two years of business and management experience. A comprehensive study of information systems security to enhance organizational security. The goal is to manage risks by identifying and mitigating them. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 425 or CMIT 499S.

Mastering the AWS Cloud (CMIT 426, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect¿Associate exam.) Prerequisite: CMIT 326. A hands-on study of Amazon Web Services (AWS). The goal is to understand the computing, networking, storage, and database services in AWS; apply best practices in building secure and reliable applications in the AWS cloud environment; and identify the appropriate AWS service to meet an organization¿s technical requirements.

Security in the Cloud (CMIT 436, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional exam.) Prerequisite: CMIT 326. A hands-on study of cybersecurity and means for securing critical assets in cloud environments. The goal is to apply the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) of digital resources in cloud environments.

Mobile Forensics (CMIT 440, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the IACIS Certified Mobile Device Examiner (ICMDE) certification exam.) Prerequisite: CMIT 424. A project-driven study of mobile devices from a forensic perspective. The aim is to implement various techniques to collect and analyze information from mobile devices used in forensic investigations.

Network Forensics (CMIT 460, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Computer Security Incident Handler [CSIH] certification.) Prerequisites: CMIT 320, CMIT 350, CMIT 369, and CMIT 424. A project-driven study of networks from a forensics perspective. The goal is to implement various techniques that are used in forensic investigations in response to network intrusions to collect and analyze information from computer networks.

Windows Server Enterprise Administration (CMIT 471, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Microsoft Windows Server Enterprise Administrator exam, part of MCITP Enterprise Administrator Certification.) Prerequisites: CMIT 377 and 378. A comprehensive study of the planning, design, and management of a Windows server infrastructure in an Enterprise environment. The aim is to plan and design directory services, Domain Name Systems (DNS), remote access, security policies, and virtualization infrastructure to support business goals.

Current Trends and Projects in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity (CMIT 495, 3 Credits)
(Intended as a final capstone course to be taken in a student's last 9 credits.) Prerequisites: CMIT 320, CMIT 350, CMIT 369 (or CMIT 368), and an additional 15 credits in CMIT coursework. A comprehensive project-driven study of network design and security, with an emphasis on the integration of knowledge, practical applications, and critical thinking. The objective is to implement a secure and scalable network to meet organizational needs. Topics include advanced concepts in network and security design.

Special Topics in Computer Networks and Security (CMIT 499, 1 - 5 Credits)
An inquiry into special topics in computer networks and security that reflect the changing field. May be repeated when topics differ.