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As you head out for Labor Day Weekend remember to practice good security behavior and layer-in-defense: wear a mask, wear gloves when working in public settings, use hand sanitizer, and respect social distancing.

Announcing 14 New Computing and Technology Courses Added to the Fall Quarter Schedule

Courses are listed below. The course name links to the complete catalog description. Enroll today! 

CS 467: Systems Security
Students completing this course will understand the holistic approach, security policy, authentication, access control, monitoring, recovery, testing, and documentation.
CS 481: Network Security
Understand how to secure and defend networks. Learn about network vulnerabilities, common attack vectors, and methods for preventing, detecting, and minimizing the effects of network attacks using such tools as Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems.

CS 467: Systems Security
Every cybersecurity professional must have a basic knowledge of digital communications and networking. Topics include systems, architecture, models, and standards, physical component interfaces, software component interfaces, connection attacks, and transmission attacks.

CS 469: Data Structures and Algorithms in Computing
Students completing this course will understand algorithmic thinking, problem-solving, data structures, algorithms, and computational complexity.
CS 476: Data Analysis and Presentation
Students completing this course will understand the foundation of data visualization, user-centered design, interaction design, and interface design and development.

DS 515: Data Science Overview
The course introduces students to the most useful data science frameworks and tools and e, using many examples, all phases of a data science life cycle model from project initiation to data exploration and retrospection.
DS 522: Data Analytics and Acquisition
Data acquisition is a crucial step to ensure both the quantity and quality of data and improve the effectiveness of the following steps of data processing.

IS 440: Quality Assurance
Learn to express different ways for current testing standards, demonstrate the various components of usability testing, and express different ways to execute and evaluate an acceptance test.
IS 456: Database Systems Management
This course introduces data and information management technologies that provide decision support capabilities under the broad business intelligence umbrella.


CS 506: Programming for Computing
Work in an immersive environment creating numerous programs to exercise their knowledge and experience more advanced programming concepts and challenges.
CS 680: Computer Science Internship
An internship is a planned new learning activity, which provides the student with a business-related learning experience designed to enhance competency while integrating theory and practice within a given field.

DIT 600: DIT Orientation to Doctoral Program
Introduction to the Doctorate in Information Technology degree.
DIT 605: Information Technology Strategic Management
Examine the role that information technology plays in an organization’s global strategy.
DIT 610 Information Technology Policy and Governance
Set appropriate governing policies to ensure the ethical use of IT tools, enforce service level agreements, and address legal and governance issues.

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This Week in Tech History Aug 30 – Sept 5

August 30, 1969 First steps to the Internet

The first Interface Message Processor (IMP) which interconnected networks between research facilities on the ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet, was delivered to UCLA. This device we now call network routers, is considered a first-generation network router. The second IMP was given to Stanford Research Institute on Oct 1, 1969 and the very first message between the two IMPS was sent on October 29th which is documented as the first message sent over the Internet. (

September 1, 1977

The first ‘man-made’ object Pioneer 11, flies by Saturn. (Creative Commons)

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