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Course Description

Provides a multi-dimensional cyber foundation to help students confidently and effectively carry out cyber operations in the digital environment. The course consists of four modules, including: (1) Windows, (2) Unix, (3) Networking/Packet Analysis, (4) Security Concepts. Eight-weeks or (4) two-week modules, instructor led. ACE-recommendation 3 undergraduate credit hours for each two-week module for a total of 12 credit hours.

Learning Objectives


  • Demonstrate core Windows system feature familiarity.
  • Demonstrate Windows-specific situational awareness.
  • Apply problem solving techniques to variants of Windows.
  • Perform tactical forensic surveys of Windows systems with respect to system integrity and discovery of suspicious activity.


  • Demonstrate core Unix system feature familiarity.
  • Demonstrate Unix-specific situational awareness.
  • Apply Solaris and Linux problem solving techniques to a broader range of Unix variants.
  • Quickly survey a Linux or Solaris system with respect to system integrity and the discovery of suspicious activity.

Networking/Packet Analysis:

  • Describe the fundamentals of data communications, computer networks, and common protocols.
  • Explain how common network devices interact with network traffic.
  • Demonstrate the ability to traverse a network using tunneling and redirection techniques.
  • Analyze network traffic to identify network services and operating systems (OS).

Security Concepts:

  • Summarize cyber warfare and cyber attacks.
  • Analyze the attacker's and defender's mindsets.
  • Describe computer network offensive and defensive concepts.

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