Hartnell College

The Computer Science and Information Systems program prepares students taking the Computer Science Option with the lower-division coursework required at most universities for advancement to upper-division coursework for the Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Computer Science or Information Systems fields. All options are designed to provide students with the skills necessary for employment in the information systems and computer science industry.

Available Courses

CSS-125. Storage Management and Virtualization (4)

4) Pass/No Pass Option Advisory: CSS-120A Offered: Spring – even Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 3 Hrs An overview of storage management and management concepts and administration, including tasks and operations involved in the daily management and ongoing support of a network. Additionally, characteristics and limitations of current storage architectures is presented, paired with discussion and implementation in a virtualized environment. Hands-on experience is provided for familiarization with networking and virtualization configurations. Not open to students who have completed CSS-170A with a grade of "C" or better. [CSU]

 

CSS-123. Network Security Principles (4)

Advisory: DE/Hybrid advisory: See page 145 Offered: Spring – odd Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 3 Hrs Provides an in-depth exploration of the essentials of computer network security. Analyze security objectives and the role of policy deployment while defending against network attacks. Covers attacks and malware, E-mail, web components, software development, disaster recovery, risk, change and privilege management, forensics and legal issues. Scenariobased curriculum describing a start-up company in which the students are employed with specific roles will also be incorporated in the class. Coverage of both CompTIA's Security+ certification exam and the (ISC) 2 SSCP certification, is integral to this course. [CSU]

 

CSS-122. Computer Security Principles (4)

Advisory: DE/Hybrid advisory: See page 145 Offered: Fall Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 3 Hrs Covers the essentials of computer and network security. Includes security objectives and the role of policy deployment while practicing to defend against network attacks. Additional topics: cryptography, public key infrastructure, standards and protocols, impact of physical security on network security, infrastructure security, remote access, wireless and instant messaging, intrusion detection and network baselines. Coverage of both CompTIA's Security+ which focuses on best practices, roles, and responsibilities of security experts, is integral to the course. [CSU]

 

CSS-124. System and Network Administration (4)

Pass/No Pass Option Advisory: CSS-44 Offered: Spring – even Lec 3 Hrs; Lab 3 Hrs This course will provide a student with the knowledge and skills required to build, maintain, troubleshoot and support server hardware and software technologies. The student will be able to identify environmental issues; understand and comply with disaster recovery and physical / software security procedures; become familiar with industry terminology and concepts; understand server roles / specializations and interaction within the overall computing environment. Not open to students who have completed CSS-170B with a grade of "C" or better. [CSU]

 

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