Information Technology and Cybersecurity



 

New! PC Security Fundamentals
In this course you will learn how to use your computer and related devices in a secure manner while safeguarding your privacy. Learn how to dramatically lessen your chances of credit card fraud, hacking, identity theft, viruses, and related dangers. As well as how and why your online activities are tracked and analyzed. You will become aware of strategies for managing your Internet connection, web browsing, email, chatting, social media, and file sharing. This course will cover how to download and upload files safely with an emphasis on avoiding downloads containing possible viruses. Learn how to create strong passwords in order to better protect your online activities. This course will cover how to clear your browsing history, clear cookies and online forms, Recycle Bin, Spam folder, and Trash folder as well as what happens to your deleted files. Many of the topics that will be covered apply across the various platforms but this course is primary focus will be the Windows platform. It will cover computers, tablets, cell phones, and removable drives. (15 hours) $249
02/02 - 03/01   6:00pm - 9:00pm      T     B     KELLEY
TEC 755 30      18213      AR 101    

04/05 - 05/03   6:00pm - 9:00pm      T     B     KELLEY
TEC 755 31      18214      SA 201

New! Intro to Network Security
The main goal of this course is to teach students the methods and techniques used to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of mission critical businesses information system.  This course will introduce students to various topics in network security including how to apply industry standards networking security controls and principles used to monitor, detect, and deter network attacks. Additionally, students will learn how to properly monitor, detect, and remove malicious code including viruses, worms, Trojans, keyloggers, spyware, and adware. Finally, students will learn how to select correct methods and products required to mitigate the risk of network attacks and reducing the impact. Labs and hands-on exercises along with virtualization, and open source software will be used to enhance the learning experience. (42 hours) $799
01/30 - 04/30   1:00pm - 4:30pm      S     B     ELHADAD
TEC 756 30      18215      FC 106
No Class 3/19, 3/26

New! Introduction to Cybersecurity
Data security breaches and cybercrime are increasing at an alarming rate, and in addition to threatening a businessesí critical information, they threaten our very way of life in a digital world. This introductory course is designed to give the non-security focused IT administrator or Manager an introduction to the concepts and terminology that comprise cybersecurity today so they can ensure their organization is prepared to protect itís critical information assets. Through lecture, discussion and demonstration, students will learn about the threat landscape from ìscript kiddiesî to organized cybercriminals and state sponsored attackers.  Key elements of the Cyber Attack Lifecycle will be reviewed and lined up against the user policies and security technologies available today to identify, prevent, and log/report the attack. (12 hours) $349
02/03 - 03/23   6:00pm - 8:00pm      W     B     WHEELER
TEC 757 30      18219      HH 116
No Class 2/17, 3/16

04/06 - 05/11   6:00pm - 8:00pm      W     L     WHEELER
TEC 757 80      18220      LC 103

New! Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching I
This course is intended for individuals seeking the Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching certification.  This course is designed for students seeking entry-level jobs in the IT industry.  The CCNA class will provide comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical experience and career skills development.  The CCNA Routing& Switching certification will teach students how to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot medium-size networks.  Routing & Switching I is comprised of the first two CCNA courses.

1. Introduction to Networks (ITN) teaches students the architecture, structure, functions, and components of the Internet and networks.

2. Routing & Switching Essentials teaches students how to configure a router and switch for basic functionality.

This course will prepare the student to take the Cisco ICND1 exam.  Upon successful completion of the exam the student will be able to register for the next course Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching II which includes Scaling Networks and Connecting Networks offered in Summer 2016 session for full completion of the CCNA Certification. (60 hours) $1,300
01/28 - 05/19   6:00pm - 10:00pm     R     B     MOGHIMI
TEC 750 30      18216      FC 106
No Class 03/17, 04/28    


Java Programming
Introduction to the Java programming language.  Each week, students will write a small application using the Java language.  If you've ever wondered what goes on behind the visual display on your computer, tablet, or smart phone when you run an application, store a phone number, or search the internet,  this course will give you an inside look at the internal programming required to support the devices we have come to rely on day to day.  Students will build and run several common applications including: a phone directory, a photo gallery, and an online ordering system.  Students will begin with an in depth look at the Java language basics and grow their knowledge with hands on programming tasks. (21 hours) $269
02/22 - 04/11      6:00pm - 9:00pm              M            B             KRAMER
TEC 732 30           16550                                    AR 101
No class March 14

 

CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician. Online Course # GES 133
This ONLINE course is designed for technologists or medical practitioners seeking to gain entry into the field of healthcare information systems.  This course teaches the fundamentals of healthcare IT (HIT) by using the CompTIAô Healthcare IT Technician (HIT-001) Exam objectives.  It takes an in-depth and comprehensive view of HIT by examining healthcare regulatory requirements, the functions of a healthcare organization and its medical business operations, in addition to IT hardware, software, networking, and security. It is recommended that students are CompTIAô A+ Certified OR have 500 hours of hands-on IT technical experience in the healthcare IT field.  This online course of study will help you qualify for the opportunities that are available in the industry. For questions or to register, call 1-877-221-5151. ONLINE course, not eligible for waivers. (80 hours) $1,595

CompTia Security+ Certification Prep. Online Course # GES 904
In this ONLINE program, you will  gain the skills you need to begin a career as a security professional and prepare yourself to take the CompTIA Security+ exam. You will  become proficient in basic security concepts such as attacks and mitigation, security applications, risk assessment, disaster recovery and incident reporting, and vulnerability assessment. Gain the skills you need to be a security professional and prepare yourself to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam as you master the basics of system security, network infrastructure, access control, and organizational security. Once you complete this program, you will l be proficient in basic security concepts such as attacks and mitigation, security applications, risk assessment, disaster recovery and incident reporting, and vulnerability assessment. For questions or to register, call 1-877-221-5151. ONLINE course, not eligible for waivers. (80 hours) $1,495

Forensic Computer Examiner. Online Course # GES 305
As criminal defense attorneys and civil attorneys encountered law-enforcement examiners, the need for qualified civilian forensic computer examiners grew. Currently, there is a huge demand for certified, qualified forensic computer examiners. Some trained examiners have started their own businesses, some work for large companies, such as Deloitte and Touche, and others work for law-enforcement agencies.

This comprehensive ONLINE program prepares you for a career in this emerging field. Learn not only to thoroughly examine digital media, but also to clearly document, control, prepare, and present examination results that will stand up in a court of law. You will be able to identify where and how data is stored and how to recover and interpret data and draw appropriate conclusions based on the data. Education on the ethics of computer forensics is also included. This program is hands-on and emphasizes learning by doing.

The primary certification for civilian forensic computer examiners is the Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) certification.  The Forensic Computer Examiner Online Training Program is an authorized ISFCE (International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners) training course that will thoroughly prepare you to take the CCE certification exam.  A good measure of your readiness for this program is knowing that you can successfully complete the A+ certification through CompTIA. ONLINE Course.  (80 hours)  $3,095.  To enroll or questions call 1-877-221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.


Android Application Developer. Online Course # GES 321

This ONLINE program will give you valuable Android Application development experience. In the program, you will learn how to develop basic Android Applications using the Android ADT framework. When you have completed the program, you will be equipped to start exploring the world of creating applications for Android Devices.  This program will take you through the basics of Android Framework to working with complex applications.  When you are done with this program, you will have foundational knowledge, and with additional study time and practical application, you can prepare to develop higher level applications and games.  Prereq:  Students should have a base understanding of programming concepts, ideally C and Java programming fundamentals.  To enroll or questions call 1-877-221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers. ONLINE (120 hours) $1,695

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Use and customize Android ADT, Java JDK and Apache ANT
Use and manage resources
Debugging and analysis
Create buttons fields and radio resources
Understand Fragments and Dialogs
Work with Menus and the Action Bar
Manage Services

 

Management for IT Professionals. Online Course # GES 405
The Management for IT Professionals Online Training Program is particularly well suited for anyone in IT who has recently assumed management responsibilities, anyone who is managing IT professionals, or anyone who wants an introductory perspective on some of the unique issues facing the management of IT professionals. This program explores the developmental process and how to be successful in creating change. Since most business organizations are social systems, the Management for IT Professionals Online Training Program will also focus on organizational culture and how it influences the way people work, so as to maximize the long-term health of the organization and its people. This program delivers essential leadership skills, business practices, budgeting strategies, communication skills, and more, all with the goal of helping you run your IT department better than ever before. To enroll or questions call 1-877-221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers. ONLINE


Intro to ASP.NET Course # EDG 833
Learn how to use Microsoft's Visual Web Developer to create exciting, interactive, and polished Web sites with ASP.NET. You'll find out how to connect to a database, read the information stored inside, and display it exactly the way you want. You'll find out how style sheets make it easy to give every page of your Web site the same clean, consistent, and professional look, and you'll learn how to create master pages to ensure that each page you create uses a common set of controls. Learn some simple things you can do to protect your site and prevent the most common types of attacks. ONLINE. Classes begin monthly. 24 hours. $130. To enroll: Step 1: www.ed2go.com/mcc to complete the online registration for your selected course. Step 2: Call MCC enrollment at 1800-818-3434 to complete payment. Students will not have access to the online sessions until payment is made. All classes begin monthly. Not eligible for tuition waivers. For questions, email career_training@middlesex.mass.edu

Intro to Linux Course # EDG 839
In this ONLINE course, you'll master the Linux desktop system, which can perform all of the functions you currently do with Microsoft Windows or Macintosh. We’ll start with the basics of Linux as we practice using its graphical environment to manipulate files and folders, create user accounts, and set up hardware devices. Then we’ll delve into the many free programs, including the popular OpenOffice.org office productivity software. Learn Linux multimedia programs that can play, rip, and burn CDs, as well as play DVDs and video files. We’ll also discuss Linux audio-editing tools that enable you to create your own masterpieces. You'll see how to connect to your ISP and use your ISP to read and send messages with Linux’s e-mail software. Classes begin monthly. 24 hours. $130. To enroll: Step 1: www.ed2go.com/mcc to complete the online registration for your selected course. Step 2: Call MCC enrollment at 1800-818-3434 to complete payment. Students will not have access to the online sessions until payment is made. All classes begin monthly. Not eligible for tuition waivers. For questions, email career_training@middlesex.mass.edu

HTML & CSS Basics
This course offers an introduction to HTML code used for creating web pages on World Wide Web as well as the basics for styling pages using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets.) In the process of creating a small working web site, topics covered include HTML tags, text, lists, adding simple images, hypertext links, tables and forms. Students will also explore the use of CSS to develop site-wide page properties, text-formatting, table styling, and more. This course requires hand coding using Dreamweaverís built in HTML/CSS editor. Students must have basic word processing skills, knowledge of Windows, and of the Internet. (21 hours) $379 02/04 ñ 03/24   6:00pm - 9:00pm      R     B     MUSTOE TEC 624 30      14978      AR 108 No Class on 03/17   

Intro to WordPress This introductory, hands-on course will prepare you to develop a basic website or blog using the most popular open source tool, WordPress.  Students will create a basic free site, learn how to create pages and subpages, and how to organize the site in a logical way. It is recommended that you have a strong understanding of how to use a computer and have an idea for a basic website or blog. (6 hours) $99 03/22 - 03/29   6:00pm - 9:00pm      T     B     HARGIS TEC 754 30      18170      AR 108

 

Last Modified: 12/16/15