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.

Introduction to Linux (CMIT 291, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Linux Professional Institute Certification 1 (LPIC-1) and the CompTIA Linux+ certification exams. Prerequisite: CMIT 202 or 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, and users and groups. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 291, CMIS 390, CMIT 391, or CMIS 398U.

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.

Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CMIT 351, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification examination. Students will earn a Cisco-issued digital badge on the Acclaim credentials platform for successfully completing this course content.) Prerequisite: CMIT 265. A hands-on introduction to Cisco internetworking devices. Focus is on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to- medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. The goal is to perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify, and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CAPP 498E, CMIT 350, CMIT 351 or CMIT 499D.

Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (CMIT 352, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification examination. Students will earn a Cisco-issued digital badge on the Acclaim credentials platform for successfully completing this course content.) Prerequisite: CMIT 351. A hands-on introduction to Cisco internetworking devices. Focus is on the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting enterprise networks. Topics include wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used for secure remote access along with the introduction of software-defined networking, virtualization, and automation concepts that support the digitalization of networks. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CAPP 498E, CMIT 350, CMIT 352 or CMIT 499D.

Managing Modern Microsoft Desktops (CMIT 380, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate certification examination). Prerequisites: CMIT 202 and CMIT 320. An introduction to installing, supporting, and configuring Windows 10 desktops in an organizational environment. The aim is to learn to install, customize, and update the Windows 10 Operating Systems (OS) including managing storage, files, and devices and gain knowledge on securing data and the Windows 10 OS as well as learn how to troubleshoot Windows 10. Students that successfully pass the MD-100 examination will earn the Microsoft-issued MD-100 Windows 10 digital badge on the Acclaim credentials platform. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 370 or CMIT 380

Penetration Testing and Cyber Red Teaming (CMIT 386, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam. Recommended: CMIT 291, CMIT 391, or the CompTIA Linux+ or Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 certifications to demonstrate equivalent Linux command line skills. An introduction to the concepts and skills necessary to perform penetration testing and red teaming. The goal is to use penetration testing techniques focused on The Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) including pre-engagement interactions, intelligence gathering, threat modeling, vulnerability analysis, exploitation, post-exploitation, and reporting to perform a penetration test and present findings to management. Topics include overview of tools such as KALI Linux and the Metasploit Framework that can be used for penetration testing and introduces strategies for red teaming.

Red Hat Linux System Administration I (CMIT 388, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification exam. Prerequisite: CMIT 291 or CMIT 391. Development of the key foundational skills needed by an RHCSA-certified Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrator. Focus is on the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to become a Linux systems expert or Linux system administrator. Discussion covers advanced command line concepts and enterprise-level tools introduced in CMIT 291 and intended for cybersecurity professionals who need to perform essential Linux Administration tasks including installation, configuring networking connectivity, managing physical storage, automation/programmability, and performing security administration tasks.

Managing Security on Modern Microsoft Desktops (CMIT 420, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate certification examination. Prerequisites: CMIT 320, CMIT 382. An introduction to implementation of a Windows 10 operating system strategy using modern deployment methods and implementing an update strategy. Focus is on methods for deployment and management of apps and browser-based applications. Key concepts include security in modern management including authentication, identity, access, and compliance policies. Topics such as Azure Active Directory, Azure Information Protection, and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, as well as how to leverage these technologies to protect devices and data are covered.

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.

Managing Microsoft 365 Security (CMIT 422, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert certification examination. Prerequisites: CMIT 320 and CMIT 380. A study of the three key components of Microsoft 365 services including Microsoft 365 security management, Microsoft 365 compliance management, and Microsoft 365 device management. Examination of threat vectors and data breaches facing today¿s organizations and key elements of compliance management such as data governance, data archiving and retention, and data loss prevention. The aim is to gain knowledge in managing all aspects of device management including co-management, Windows Autopilot, Windows Analytics, and Mobile Device Management.

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.

Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (CMIT 455, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) certification examination. Students will earn a Cisco-issued digital badge on the Acclaim credentials platform for successfully completing this course content. Prerequisite: CMIT 350 or CMIT 352. A comprehensive study designed to broaden the architectural understanding and deepen the implementation skills required in today¿s enterprise networks. Covers switching, routing, wireless, and related security topics, along with the technologies that support software-defined programmable networks. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 451 or CMIT 455.

Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advance Routing and Services (CMIT 456, 3 Credits)
(Designed to help prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI) certification examination. Students will earn a Cisco-issued digital badge on the Acclaim credentials platform for successfully completing this course content. Prerequisite: CMIT 455. An in-depth study of the architectural understanding and implementation skills required in today¿s enterprise networks. The aim is to implement and troubleshoot advanced routing technologies and services including Layer 3, VPN services, infrastructure security, infrastructure services, and infrastructure automation. Students will earn a Cisco-issued Networking Academy badge for completing this course on the Acclaim credentials platform. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 452 or CMIT 456.

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.

Current Trends and Projects in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity (CMIT 495, 3 Credits)
CMIT 495 Current Trends and Projects in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity (3) (Intended as a final capstone course to be taken in a student¿s last 9 credits.) Prerequisites: CMIT 320, CMIT 326 (or CMIT 368 or CMIT 369), CMIT 351 (or CMIT 350) 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.