Computer Security (CCRESA)

Offered through Clinton County RESA in partnership with Lansing Community College

Students who complete the 66 credit hour requirements through year 13 will receive an Associate Degree in Computer Networking and Cybersecurity.

Program Location

CCRESA Building/LCC Main Campus

Program Description

This course provides an introduction to computers, their role in managing business information systems, their influence on society, and their use in personal productivity. Students will also gain skills to diagnose and correct problems that computer users encounter. The student receives practical hands-on experience in installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting computer hardware and software while developing their communication skills and professionalism. This course includes the two current comptia A+ certification exams that are required to receive comptia A+ certification. In addition, the student in this course learns the fundamentals of Local Area Networks (LANs) and related topics, including Wide Area Networking (WAN). Communication standards such as OSI 7-layer model are introduced.

Student learning outcomes include but are not limited to:

  • Students exposed to Stack overflow
  • Virtualization
  • Identify the parts of a PC
  • Install, replace and upgrade common PC hardware components
  • Define and explain the functions and interactions of all PC subsystems
  • Tear down and rebuild a complete PC
  • Install and troubleshoot PC peripherals such as printers and modems
  • Install several common Operating Systems and use common tools for desktop system administration and problem diagnosis
  • Identify safety and security issues
  • Distinguish between wide area and local area networks, and describe characteristics of each
  • Describe common network components and how they connect to and communicate with each other
  • Describe the various ways data is represented and organized into packets or frames for transmission from one location to another
  • Discuss issues related to securing networks
  • Describe uses of networks in business
  • Explain the interrelationship between computer hardware and software development and society in an information age
  • Describe the various classes of computers, the hardware which they utilize, and types of applications for which they are developed

PDF DocumentComputer Networking and Cybersecurity Course Plan

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