IT 4500: Information Security

Fall 2020 Schedule

This class meets MWF 9am-9:50am in Smith 107

The readings will come from the course textbook, CompTIA Security+, Get Certified Get Ahead SYO-501 Study Guide by Darril Gibson, ISBN 978-1-939136-05-3. Some supplemental online resources may be used. Many instructional videos will come from https://www.professormesser.com. Additional supplemental online resources may be used. Check with Canvas for other assignments.

This schedule is subject to change.

Week of Readings Quiz/Exam, Holidays
Aug 23 01 - Mastering Security Basics Quiz (Syllabus)
Aug 30 10 - Understanding Cryptography and PKI Quiz (Ch 1)
Sep 06 10 - Understanding Cryptography and PKI Labor Day, Quiz (Ch 10)
Sep 13 02 - Understanding Identity and Access Management
Sep 20 Review, 03 - Exploring Network Technologies and Tools EXAM 1 (Ch 1,2,10), Quiz (Ch 3)
Sep 27 04 - Securing Your Network Quiz (Ch 4)
Oct 04 05 - Securing Hosts and Data Quiz (Ch 5)
Oct 11 Review EXAM 2 (Ch 3,4,5)
Oct 18 06 - Comparing Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Common Attacks Quiz (Ch 6)
Oct 25 07 - Protecting Against Advanced Attacks Quiz (Ch 7)
Nov 01 08 - Using Risk Management Tools Quiz (Ch 8)
Nov 08 Review, 09 - Implementing Controls to Protect Assets Exam 3 (Ch 5,6,7), Quiz (Ch 9)
Nov 15 11 - Implementing Policies to Mitigate Risks Quiz (Ch 11)
Nov 22 Review EXAM 4 (Ch 9,11), Thanksgiving (Nov 25-27)
Nov 29 Comprehensive Review, Take CompTIA Security+ Exam CompTIA Security+ Exam
Dec 06 Finals Monday December 7th @ 9am CompTIA Exam must be passed before Finals!

Last Updated 08/10/2020