Merritt College

The Computer Information Systems Department offers a variety of courses designed to give students both theoretical and hands-on experience in a wide variety of computer-related areas. The new associate degree programs — Applications (Software)  and Infrastructure (Hardware) — will allow you to be part of the solution to cyber crimes by joining  the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity. You will learn to protect computers, networks, programs, and data from unintended or unauthorized  access, change, or destruction. The programs are designed to give students cutting-edge skills and prepare  to enter the job market and gain or upgrade their computer skills for immediate employment needs.

Available Courses

CIS 59 Applications in Information Security

 

3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP) Recommended preparation: CIS 1 or 5, and 55, 60, 71 Acceptable for credit: CSU Architecture of web-based applications and security best practices: Authentication and authorization for accessing applications; managing common security vulnerabilities, security of data at rest and in transit. 0702.00 AA/AS area 4c

CIS 55 Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling

3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP) Recommended preparation: CIS 1 or 5, and 71, 72 Acceptable for credit: CSU Cutting-edge insidious attack vectors: Responding to computer incidents and hands-on techniques for discovering security vulnerabilities. 0702.00 AA/AS area 4c

CIS 71 Introduction to Information Systems Security

3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP) Corequisite: CIS 1 or 5 Acceptable for credit: CSU Fundamental principles of information technology, security and risk management: Hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies and procedures of organizational cyber security and risk management. 0702.00 AA/AS area 4c

CIS 72 Systems and Network Administration

3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP) Corequisite: CIS 1 or 5 Acceptable for credit: CSU Design, development and support of server hardware and software technologies: Disaster recovery and security administration. 0702.00 AA/AS area 4c C-ID: ITIS 155

CIS 55 Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling

3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP) Recommended preparation: CIS 1 or 5, and 71, 72 Acceptable for credit: CSU Cutting-edge insidious attack vectors: Responding to computer incidents and hands-on techniques for discovering security vulnerabilities. 0702.00 AA/AS area 4c

CIS 53 Intrusion Detection In-Depth

Compliance, Security, Forensics and Troubleshooting 3 units, 1.5 hours lecture, 5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP) Recommended preparation: CIS 1 or 5, and 55, 60, 72 Acceptable for credit: CSU Host-based and network-based intrusion detection systems (IDS): Tools for information security practitioners; examination of information sources, analysis schemes, technical, and legal issues. 0702.00 AA/AS area 4c

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