National Security Telecommunications and Systems Security (023)

(Effective Fall 2010)

This curriculum provides the minimum course content for the training of information systems security (INFOSEC) professionals in the disciplines of telecommunications security and automated information systems (AIS) security, as established by the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Instruction (NSTISSI).

Performance Standards

  • A competency credential must be completed within three years of enrollment in the credential.
  • Non-traditional credit such as credit-by-exam, work/life experience, and transfer credit is limited to one third of the total credits in the credential.  Two thirds of the requirements must be completed by course enrollment.
  • Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course to merit the credential.


CIT171 Introduction to Networking 3  
CIT230 Fundamentals of Information Security 3  
IAS311 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing 3  

Additional Information

Students are expected to gain a basic knowledge of Web page development, programming, databases, Unix/Linux, and statistics prior to completing this credential. This knowledge may be gained through college classes or job experience.


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