Computer Security (ERESA)

Offered through Eaton RESA in partnership with Davenport University

Students who complete the 60 credit hour requirements through year 13 will receive an Associate's Degree in Cyber Defense.

Program Location

Davenport University - Lansing Campus

Program Description

This program is a general overview of microcomputer operating systems. Emphasis is on operating system concepts, management, maintenance, and resources required. Topics covered include installing, configuring, and
administering Microsoft Windows client and server operating systems, creation of batch files or scripts, customizing and troubleshooting a computer system, and managing files and disks. Upon completion of this course, students will have an understanding of OS concepts, installation, management, maintenance, using a variety of operating systems.

This program will also provide an overview of information security from both the perspectives of the organization and that of personal computing. Topics include security management practices, physical security, security architecture, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, access control systems, security controls, cryptography, telecommunications and
network security, operations security, law and ethics, and personal computer security.

Student learning outcomes include but are not limited to:

  • Describe computer operating systems, including processes, multi-programming, the development of operating systems.
  • Demonstrate how to use essential text-based commands, and command-line interface including file and disk management: batch file use, customizing and configuring a system, managing memory.
  • Demonstrate how to perform the following with a Graphical User Interface: file and disk management; troubleshooting; customizing the environment; launching batch files and DOS sessions from windows environment; run system utilities.
  • Describe the procedure to install and upgrade Microsoft Windows operating systems.
  • Illustrate how to maintain a Windows installation by installing devices, running system utilities such as defrag and backup, and installing patches and software.
  • Describe several operating systems currently used on PC’s, including variations of Windows, LINUX, Macintosh, or others.
  • Demonstrate troubleshooting techniques to solve operating system problems.
  • Demonstrate basic networking and security concepts and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Describe mobile devices and their effects on current trends in today’s operating systems.
  • Describe virtualization as it relates to operating systems
  • Use the Microsoft Management Console and Control Panel to create users and groups
  • Discuss & configure security models and policies
  • Manage access to network resources
  • Configure Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance
  • Discuss the rationale and methods for controlling access to network systems.
  • Discuss software application and database security issues.

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