Security Management Practices Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Students may contact me by email through the course in Blackboard (Send Email).  If you would like to schedule a set day and time to meet, flexibility in my scheduling is available. I will be available for a virtual session via Google Meet.

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ITSY-2341-001 Security Management Practices


Prerequisite: ITSY 2300

Course Description

In-depth coverage of security management practices, including asset evaluation and risk management; cyber law and ethics issues; policies and procedures; business recovery and business continuity planning; network security design; and developing and maintaining a security plan.

Student ResourcesStudent Resources Website

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Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

Melodie Graves
Justice Involved Advocate
Student Service Center 117
Make appointment at

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(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 3 lab)

Class Type


Syllabus Information


CompTIA® PenTest+ PT0-002 Cert Guide

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-756606-8

ISBN-10: 0-13-756606-9

By Omar Santos

Publisher: Pearson 2022

A front cover for CompTIA Pen Test plus PT0 - 002 is shown. A abstract image is given as the cover on top. The Pearson logo is present at the bottom.


  • Access to PC Computers are available in the CIS Department at Amarillo College.

  • NDG Online Labs - Ethical Hacking V2

  • Laptop or Desktop Computer using Windows 10/11 OS or latest Linux distro. Intel VT-X/AMD-V capable CPU, enabled in BIOS (Systems should have 8 GB of Ram of more and capable of running at least 2 VMs at once.)

  • Reliable Access to the Internet

  • USB Flash Drive, 16GB or Larger w/ 100 MB/second read and write speed or faster

  • College-Ruled Notebook, Pen or Pencil

Student Performance


End-of-Course Outcomes: 

Develop a security plan; establish suitable level of protection; determine legal issues; implement network security design; and revise risk analysis and security plan.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

It is the policy of the Career and Technical Education Division and the Electronics Program that pagers and cell phones must be turned off or in silent mode in the classroom setting and pagers and cell phones must be turned off while in labs.

It is the policy of the Career and Technical Education Division and the Electronics Program that food and drink may be allowed in the classroom setting, at the discretion of the instructor, but food and drink are not allowed in labs.

Grading Criteria

Grading Criteria/Grading Scale:  

>89.5% A
>79.5% B
>69.5% C
>59.5% D
<59.5% F





The following criteria will be used to determine your grade:



Learning Environment

Percentage Weight

Additional Information






Blackboard Exams

Blackboard Online


 Drop Lowest Grade

In-Class Activities and Labs

Class / NDG Online Portal


Participation Required

TEEX AWR353 Certification - Using the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM) to Develop a Cyber Security Program–-*Midterm*



TEEX AWR177 Certification - Information Risk Management – *Final* (Final May be replaced by achieving the CompTIA Pentest+ Certification)





All work is provided for each student at the beginning of the semester. It is your responsibility to ensure all work is completed by the scheduled dates.

** This is an accelerated 8 week course and requires substantial work outside of class.


  • Check your email daily.  The email address used by your instructor is the email issued to each AC student.
  • Complete assignments by the scheduled date/time.  There is a "no late work" policy, except in extreme circumstances.
  • Attendance for on-campus classes will be taken during each class period. Attendance for online classes will be monitored by access log-in dates recorded in Blackboard and uCertify.  Excessive absence and lack of participation may result in failure of the course.
  • Students should plan on spending a minimum of 10-12 hours per week on this course, outside of class. Actual amounts will vary depending on weekly assignments and topic complexity. Please schedule your time, so that you are able to devote the appropriate energy and effort to achieve success in this course.
  • Your instructor, Alex Arce, can be contacted by email through the course in Blackboard. If Blackboard is not available, please email  In-person meetings or additional help are available if needed or desired. Please contact by email to set up a convenient day/time.


Intrusion Detection Schedule

Alex Arce – Instructor

Cell: 806.236.8480


This course is to prepare students to take the CompTIA PT0-002 Pentest+ Certification Exam

The weeks chapter work including tests, in-class activities, and other assigned materials are due by Midnight on the day prior to the first class meeting of the week. Late work will be assessed a 5 point penalty for every late day. A “Zero” will be recorded in the grade book for any assignment more than a week late!

The calendar below represents a planned outline for the course. Actual dates are subject to change. Please check your email daily for course updates from your instructor.

WK 1 – In-Class: Syllabus Introduction / At Home: Read Chapter 1 and 2, Complete Syllabus Quiz in Blackboard, Log-in to NDG Labs

WK 2 – In-Class: Lecture Ch 1 and 2, Start NDG Labs 1-3 / At Home:  Complete Ch 1 and 2 Exams, Complete NDG Labs 1-3

WK 3 – In-Class: Lecture Ch 3, Start NDG Labs 4-6 / At Home: Complete Ch 3 Exam, Complete NDG Labs 4-6, Start TEEX AWR353 ~~ Click this TEEX Link

WK 4 – In-Class: Lecture Ch 4 and 5, Start NDG Labs 7-9 / At Home: Complete Ch 4 and 5 exams, Complete NDG Labs 7-9, Midterm Due: TEEX AWR353 Certification - Using the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM) to Develop a Cyber Security Program

WK 5 – In-Class: Lecture Ch 6, Start NDG Labs 10-12 / At Home: Complete Ch 6 Exam, Complete NDG labs 10-12

WK 6 – In-Class: Lecture Ch 7 and 8, Start NDG Labs 13-15 / At Home: Complete Ch 7 and 8 Exams, Complete NDG Labs 13-15, Start TEEX AWR177 Certification - Information Risk Management ~~ Click this TEEX Link

WK 7 – In-Class: Lecture Ch 9, Start NDG Labs 16-18 / At Home: Complete Ch 9 Exams, Complete NDG Labs 16-18

WK 8 –  In-Class: Lecture Ch 10 / At Home: Complete Ch 10 Exam, Complete NDG Labs 19-20, Final Due: TEEX AWR177 Certification - Information Risk Management  --- Congratulations! You made it!

Exam Details

Exam Codes  PT0-002
Launch Date October 28, 2021 
Exam Description The CompTIA PenTest+ will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to plan and scope a penetration testing engagement including vulnerability scanning, understand legal and compliance requirements, analyze results, and produce a written report with remediation techniques.
Number of Questions Maximum of 85 questions
Type of Questions Performance-based and multiple choice
Length of Test 165 minutes
Passing Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. While there is no required prerequisite, PenTest+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus.


PenTest+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation, because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program.

Additional Information

Additional Information



March 21:           Spring 2 Classes Begin
March 28:           Census Day (Administrative Drop for Non-Attendance)
April 4:                Summer/Fall 2022 Registration Begins
April 15 - 17:       Easter Holiday (Campus Closed)
May 3:                 Last Day to Withdraw from Spring 2 Classes
May 12:               Spring 2 Classes End
May 13:               Commencement


  • Open Computer Labs: The Business Systems and Emerging Technology Department hosts an open computer lab on the 2nd Floor of the Byrd Business Building. Labs are open 7 days a week. Assistance with this course and/or technical assistance are available in the computer labs. Visit the Computer Information Systems (CIS) website for additional details:
  • Computer Services Center: Located within the AC Bookstore, trained staff will diagnose computer-related issues and repair problems on a fee-for-service basis. Laptop rentals are also available. Visit the Computer Services Center website for additional details:
  • Student & Faculty Help Center: Located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons, the Help Center provides technical support to students and faculty. The Help Center offers assistance in logging into AC Connect, Blackboard, resetting passwords, and general computing and software questions. Visit the Student & Faculty Help Center website at
  • Tutoring: A variety of options are available when you need a little extra help in a course (online, walk-in, one-on-one. Visit the Tutoring website at
  • Writers' Corner: Writers' Corner offers one-on-one tutoring to review assignment requirements, provide constructive feedback, and guide students through all phases of the writing process. Writer’s Corner will not edit you work, but will help you get on the right path. Visit the Writer’s Corner website atathttps
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  • Learn about using AC Connect (Blackboard) and using features of our course by reviewing the following tutorials:
  • Advocacy & Resource Center: The Advocacy & Resource Center is located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons. A variety of resources are available in the areas of social services, a food pantry, a clothing closet, and adult student programs. Visit the Advocacy & Resource Center website at
  • Counseling Center: At the Counseling Center, student and counselor work together to develop more personal awareness and the skills needed to overcome barriers to success. All services are free and confidential. Visit the Counseling Center website at:
  • Legal Clinic: The Legal Clinic is a free, walk-in clinic assisting enrolled AC students on various legal issues including family law, immigration, probate, landlord-tenant issues, and general legal matters. Visit the Legal Clinic website at


Syllabus Created on:

03/20/22 10:17 PM

Last Edited on:

03/21/22 12:24 AM