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NMS Information

Network Management and Security Information

The four-week classes covers the fundamental technology, concepts, principles and practices of modern Information Security operations, including access control, authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA), network security protocols, policy construction and enforcement mechanisms, contingency planning, and application security. Students can register for all four classes or register for individual classes. Requirements for each of the classes are listed below. The prerequisite requirement for a particular class may be waived if a student happen to have taken an equivalent course elsewhere. Class meeting time per class is 40 hours (or 5 days X 8 hours). In addition to intensive 5-day classes, some classes are offered as weekend-only classes, where students meet on Fridays and Saturdays.

Students who have successfully completed all four courses (NMS-1, NMS-2, NMS-3, and NMS-4) will be awarded a UH-Clear Lake certificate in Network Management & Security. Students who have successfully completed an individual course will be awarded a UH-Clear Lake certificate for that course.

Prerequisite Requirements

Course Industry Certifications Pre-requisites, if any
NMS-1: Fundamentals of Information Security (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) or CompTIA Security+ none
NMS-2: Introduction to Network Technology Cisco Certified Network Technician (CCENT) or CompTIA Network+ basic computer skills
NMS-3: Network Routing and Switching Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CCENT
NMS-4: Implementing Network Security Cisco Certified Network Associate: Security (CCNA: Security) CCENT

Course Discount

Veterans, UHCL employees, students and alumni are eligible to receive a 30% discount on courses.  The course discount will be automatically applied upon registration with UHCL ID number or *veteran discount code. Before completing the registration form, veterans should contact the CSI office to get his/her veteran status verified and to receive a discount code.

  NMS-1:Fundamentals of Information Security

This class covers fundamental technology concepts and fundamentals of security technologies, including understanding security layers, authentication, authorization, accounting, security policies, network security, and protecting the Server and Client.

  • Provides a breakdown of the widely accepted domains and concepts currently popularized in the professional practice of information protection.
  • Includes real-world examples in each chapter to demonstrate concepts, principles, and implementations.
  • Establishes a solid foundation for pursuit of higher level certifications and specialties such as the CISSP, the CISM, and other widely-recognized certifications in information assurance.
  NMS-2: Introduction to Network Technology

The class covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security.

  • Students will receive Cisco's Official Certification Guide, written by Wendell Odom, CCIE #1624, that includes a DVD with 400 questions, 90 minutes of video training, and the CCENT Network Simulator to work through companion labs.
  • The class prepares the student for Cisco's Certified Network Technician (CCENT) or CompTIA's Network+ certification.
  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security.
  • The CCENT is the stepping stone to CCNA.
  • The student will be exposed to networking fundamentals, basic security,routing and switching fundamentals, configuring simple networks, wireless concepts, and WAN technologies.
  • Students will be introduced to networking tools and hardware with hands-on experience.
  NMS-3: Network Routing and Switching

This class introduces students to the devices and algorithms in Cisco's routing and switching technology.

  • Builds upon the concepts learned in the NMS-2 class.
  • Students will receive Cisco's Official Certification Guide, written by Wendell Odom, CCIE #1624, that includes a DVD with over 400 questions, 60 minutes of video training, and the ICND2 Network Simulator to work through companion labs.
  • The class gives the student information and tools to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Associate, a highly regarded certification for network engineers.
  • The student will have hands-on experience with Cisco switches, routers, and ASA fire walls using the command line interface.
  • The student will use Cisco's Configuration Professional (CCP) and Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) applications on lab furnished lap tops to configure Cisco devices.
  NMS-4: Implementing Network Security

This class covers fundamental knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks.

  • Shares preparation hints and test-taking tips.
  • Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.
  • The CD-ROM contains two free, complete practice exams and 90 minutes of video training.
  Instructor Profiles
  • Ross A. Leo has been an Information Security professional for over 30 years, and is a member of (ISC)2, Project Management Institute (PMI), and American Board of Forensic Engineering and Technology (ABFET) for the American College of Forensic Examiners International (ACFEI). He holds certifications from all these organizations.
  • Brian M. Sudduth has been an independent technology consultant for over 16 years working with individuals and small-to-medium businesses. As an IT generalist, Brian is experienced in many facets of information technology. He holds a BSc in Information Technology with an emphasis in Security and over 15 industry recognized certifications which include PMP, CCNA, LSSGB, SUSE Certified Linux Administrator (CLA), MTA, MCP, DDS, WDS, JSS, Linux+.  
  • Fred J. Charlot is lead of the Mission Systems Security Center at NASA Johnson Space Center, with over 25 years' experience in IT Security and Information Management industry, with both government and commercial systems. He holds an MSc in Software Engineering, a BSEE and the CISSP, CISA and CIPP/T certifications.
  • Cyber Security Institute

    Phone: 281-283-3808

    Delta Building, 147
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 40
    Houston, TX 77058-1002