CSF 102 - Computer Systems Fundamentals

Course Description

This online course provides an overview of the technical background required to provide solutions to many cyber security problems. This background includes: binary/hex number systems, operating systems concepts, file systems, OSI model, network topologies and protocols, and wireless standards and implementations. The material will be presented in the context of its necessity for providing cyber security solutions. 4 credits



Course Format

This course is composed of weekly modules that include an assigned reading, online video lectures, a quiz, and a hands on assignment. Typically, new material for the week is released on Friday and due the following Friday. Students will have access to all of the necessary material through an online classroom that is maintained by the University. Part of this online classroom is a discussion board that allows students to anonymously communicate with each other and the instructor.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Digital Forensics and Cyber Security
  • Virtual Machines
  • Digital Data
  • Computer Hardware
  • Disks and Other Storage Media
  • Operating Systems
  • Networking
  • Malware
  • Digital Forensics
  • Authentication
  • Information Assurance
  • Cyber Threats and Defenses

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