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MC208 Reimbursement Methodologies

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course provides students with a basic understanding of the various types of medical billing and insurance programs. Instruction is given on billing formats using universal claim form and the basic aspects of medical insurance billing are covered. This course also provides an introduction to the National Correct Coding Initiative. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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MC209 Health Information Systems & Data Content

3 Semester Credit Hours

Students will become familiar with scheduling patients, medical record management, banking procedures, financial record keeping, and billing and insurance coding. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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MC210 Medical Law, Standards & Ethics

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course introduces the student to HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) guidelines and the administrative portion of the health care environment. Labs consist of assigned practice and projects relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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MS301 Installing and Configuring Microsoft OS

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course provides the core foundation for supporting the Microsoft Windows operating system. The goal of this course is to provide students with the skills necessary to install, configure, customize, optimize, network, integrate and troubleshoot Windows. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: BC204

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MS302 Administrating Microsoft Active Directory

3 Semester Credit Hours

Students will be able to configure and manage Active Directory Directory Services (AD DS) for Windows Server in real world situations. Topics include: Creating AD DS Forest, Domains and Organizational Units, Creating and administering user, group, and computer accounts, Managing server, computer, and user environments with Group Policy as well as access to network resources through file, folder, and sharing permissions. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: MS301

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MS303 Configuring Microsoft Network Infrastructure

3 Semester Credit Hours

Students will be able to plan and maintain a Microsoft network infrastructure with Windows Server. Topics include configuring DNS, DHCP, Routing and Remote Access, Windows Sharepoint Services, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Web Server (IIS) server roles as well as administering IPSec, IPv6, VPNs, and Printing Services. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: MS301 or MS302

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MS304 Introduction to Microsoft Exchange Server Enterprise Edition

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course introduces Microsoft Exchange Server® Enterprise Edition which is the premier Microsoft messaging and collaboration server. Topics include: Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) integration, Recipient Objects, Address List, Mailbox and server policies, Public folders, Outlook Web Access (OWA), and the Exchange Management Shell. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: MS303

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NS305 Network Security and Management

3 Semester Credit Hours

Students will be able to configure and manage desktop, network, and internet security. Topics include: compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities; application, data, and host security; access control and identity management; and cryptography. The course covers new topics in network security as well, including psychological approaches to social engineering attacks, Web application attacks, penetration testing, data loss prevention, cloud computing security, and application programming development security. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: BC204

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NSF401 Security Management Practices

3 Semester Credit Hours

Designed to reintroduce students to the basics of network security practices and models, coverage includes formulation of risk management and understanding of business objectives. The class includes the formulation of a security program in any business environment. Security policy principles are introduced in this course and the interrelationship of laws, the legal system, security policy and procedures are explored. Current requirements organizations face to protect themselves, privacy concerns, and written policy enforcement are covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: BC204

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NSF403 Security Models and Architecture

3 Semester Credit Hours

Concepts relating to the design, testing and implementation of a computer system and network infrastructure are presented. Students learn different methods of securing the flow of data on the computer systems deployed on Automated Information Systems (AIS), as well as the best practices to employ when developing computer systems and designing network architecture. Students follow NIST Risk Management Framework and NIACAP methodology to initiate a system security plan including implementing NIST Best practices and Engineering principles to reduce residual risk to an acceptable level for the certification and accreditation of an automated information system. Labs consist of assessment of a computer system and the selection, recommendation, and implementation of proper security controls resulting in the certification and accreditation of an AIS. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: BC204, BC205, BC206

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NSF404 Telecommunications and Network Security

3 Semester Credit Hours

Through presentation of interesting case studies, this course illustrates the interaction of network security principles to communication protocols and technologies. Understanding the types of incidents likely to occur in a given environment will assist the students in preparation of interactive lab exercises. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Students interactively learn in a test environment to recognize, examine and determine the cause of potential incidents that are likely to occur on a network infrastructure. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: BC204

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NSF405 Operations Security

4 Semester Credit Hours

Presenting the methodology and tools with which students can successfully audit and investigate security issues in the network environment, Operations Security offers students the opportunity to gain a broad understanding from a larger enterprise viewpoint. Planning of successful operational level practices and the usage of tools and methods for investigating network incidents are covered. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: E103

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NSF406 Physical Security & Access Control

3 Semester Credit Hours

Securing access to an organization’s assets and infrastructure is a vital part of security policy development and implementation. This course offers a thorough understanding of methods and equipment used to maintain access control from a network security perspective. Emphasis is given to the identification and implementation of effective security controls to protect organizations information assets from natural, environmental, and human threats. Risk Assessment methodology is used to evaluate the selection and implementation of perimeter protection. Perimeter access control and monitoring techniques used to protect organizations from internal and external threat agents are examined. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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NSF407 Application and System Development

3 Semester Credit Hours

Relevant issues relating to the secure development and deployment of software on a network infrastructure and Automated Information Systems (AIS) are addressed. This course also covers concerns with the distribution of network operating systems and services on a network, along with the potential pitfalls and strategies employed when implementing software onto a network infrastructure. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: BC205, BC206, BC204

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NSF408 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

3 Semester Credit Hours

A solid understanding of determining threats to the business and the design and implementation of countermeasures is provided. The focus is upon protecting the resources of the business and developing contingency plans. The decisions and responsibilities of maintaining secure network services and resources in an organization’s infrastructure are covered. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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NSF409 Cryptography

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of cryptography and the practical application in software, hardware and communication protocols. The class features evaluation of different encryption technology and hands-on labs and exercises. The fundamentals and application of cryptography methods are introduced. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: BC205, BC206, BC204

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NSF410 Law, Investigations and Ethics

3 Semester Credit Hours

Students are given a firm foundation of the relationship between the laws and the legal system and security policy and procedures. Students gain an understanding of the different requirements currently placed upon organizations to protect themselves; privacy concerns; and enforcement of written policy. Knowledge is integrated with design, writing and implementation of usable security policies and procedures. Management’s objectives and goals in a business environment are presented. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects, and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: E103

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NSF412 Operating System Hardening

4 Semester Credit Hours

This course is designed to introduce students to operating system hardening and general operating system protection characteristics. Typical characteristics of design, functions and implementation assurance for Windows, Linux and Cisco operating systems are presented. The student will gain an understanding of how operating systems function and how to evaluate their security weaknesses. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: BC205, BC206, BC207

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NSF413 Computer Forensics

2 Semester Credit Hours

Methods for acquiring, converting and analyzing data in the interest of determining potential legal evidence are presented. Preservation, identification, extraction and documentation of computer evidence, as well as a basic understanding of computer forensics and the use of industry standard computer forensic tools are presented. Sophisticated technology tools and procedures are introduced to guarantee the accuracy in digital evidence preservation and processing. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. 2 semester credit hours (60 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: BC205, BC206, BC207

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OS303 Linux Management

3 Semester Credit Hours

Students will learn to install SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server with a custom partitioning, configure the network manually, configure network services, secure a SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server, manage backup and recovery, create shell scripts, compile software from source, perform a health check and performance tuning, and manage hardware and component changes. Students will perform the following administrative tasks such as update and monitor an SUSE LINUX Enterprise server; perform administrative tasks with YaST; manage users and groups; provide basic system security; manage the Linux file system; manage software installation; manage system initialization, processes, and services; connect the server to the network; provide basic network services (such as printing and Web access); and remotely access an SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server. At the end of classroom instruction, students will be challenged (and should be able) to perform various scenarios based on business requirements similar to those in a production environment. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: BC207

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