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Applied IT Security Fundamentals COMP 3704

Computer Systems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

IT security is growing area with several domains including both information security and network security. This course replaces COMP 3705 which covered both information security and network security. COMP 3704 will provide a more in depth overview of key topics in information security only and is one of the prerequisites for COMP 4704 Applied Network Security. IT professionals across multiple sectors from software development, database, web, mobile and networks will benefit from the material covered. This hands-on course is led by local industry experts who will share their knowledge and best practices for securing computer systems. Students will complete labs and exercises to experience applied IT security and gain a practical knowledge. Topics will include: security awareness, risk mitigation and control administration, data and application security, cryptography, attack techniques, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, incident response, disaster recovery, and forensic analysis. In addition, information handling best practices, privacy and regulatory issues are discussed. Upon completion of this course, successful participants will be aware of best practices in IT security and how to implement secure information systems. Network related aspects of IT security are covered in the follow-on course, COMP 4704 “Applied Network Security".

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$639.48 - $694.50 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are two offerings of COMP 3704 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68920

Duration

Mon May 06 - Mon Jul 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 68920
  • Domestic fees $680.34
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 06 - Jul 22 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 321
Instructor

Md Navid Bin Anwar

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$680.34

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Please email cstflex@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours on campus. Late registration is not permitted. Class in session May 20 (Victoria Day ) and July 1 (Canada Day).
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 68908

Duration

Tue May 07 - Tue Jul 23 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 68908
  • Domestic fees $639.48
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 07 - Jul 23 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Md Navid Bin Anwar

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$639.48

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. Please email cstflex@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Fall 2024

Below are two offerings of COMP 3704 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 42508

Duration

Tue Sep 10 - Tue Nov 26 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 42508
  • Domestic fees $652.46
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Steven Overland

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$652.46

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. Please email cstflex@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Please Note: Attendance, participation in class and the BCIT Learning Hub are mandatory. You should prepare to spend 2-3 hours on homework for every 1 hour of class time. This course may require an average total time commitment of 9-12+ hours per week. 3 hours of synchronous class time and 6-9+ hours per week for homework. Late registration is not permitted. BCIT Computing is primarily a Microsoft Windows environment. Students must provide their own current model Windows-compatible PC. i5 or higher equivalent processor, with 8 GB of RAM minimum, and 256 GB minimum storage. Highspeed internet access is needed for online sections and for homework. Mac users must have the ability to manage and support their iOS computer. They may need to create a virtual Windows environment using Parallels or VMWare Fusion. COMP instructors may not be able to assist Mac users with software compatibility issues. BCIT does not provide access to Parallels or support for students to use a Mac to run Windows.
Status

Seats Available

1 seat remaining as of Mon May 27, 2024 at 1:06 pm (PDT). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 45002

Duration

Thu Sep 19 - Thu Dec 05 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 45002
  • Domestic fees $694.50
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 19 - Dec 05 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 321
Instructor

Md Navid Bin Anwar

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$694.50

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Please email cstflex@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours on campus. Please Note: Attendance, participation in class and the BCIT Learning Hub are mandatory. You should prepare to spend 2-3 hours on homework for every 1 hour of class time. This course may require an average total time commitment of 9-12+ hours per week. 3 hours of synchronous class time and 6-9+ hours per week for homework. Late registration is not permitted. BCIT Computing is primarily a Microsoft Windows environment. Students must provide their own current model Windows-compatible PC. i5 or higher equivalent processor, with 8 GB of RAM minimum, and 256 GB minimum storage. Highspeed internet access is needed for online sections and for homework. Mac users must have the ability to manage and support their iOS computer. They may need to create a virtual Windows environment using Parallels or VMWare Fusion. COMP instructors may not be able to assist Mac users with software compatibility issues. BCIT does not provide access to Parallels or support for students to use a Mac to run Windows.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe IT Security risks.
  • Discuss security mitigation strategies and implementations.
  • Assess risk involved with integration of systems and networks with 3rd parties and apply required controls.
  • Develop corporate IT security awareness plans and training.
  • Secure data throughout its life-cycle in various environments.
  • Apply host hardening best practices.
  • Recognize common application IT security issues and apply appropriate controls.
  • Describe key cryptography concepts and know when to apply them.
  • Apply public key cryptography and related infrastructure to achieve security goals.
  • Recognize common attack vectors such as social engineering.
  • Secure an IT system using authentication, authorization and access control technologies.
  • Plan and implement physical and environmental security.
  • Conduct penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.
  • Implement a disaster recovery plan, incident response and forensic procedures.
  • Apply security controls to desktop, server, mobile, and embedded systems.

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

Applied IT Security Fundamentals (COMP 3704) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Applications (ACA)
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Applied Data Analytics
    Certificate Part-time
  3. Applied Network Administration and Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  4. Computer Systems
    Diploma Part-time

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