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Overview
The Network Management & Security (NMS) certificate is composed of a series of four classes, and each class prepares the trainee for passing an industry-recognized and demanded certification exam++. The phased approach covers a single topic group each week, respectively:  Fundamentals of Information Security, Introduction to Networking Technologies, Cisco Routing and Switching, and Network Security. ++ The exam itself is not included in the NMS curricula; students will schedule the exam with the respective certification organizations.
Curriculum 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.

Prerequisite requirement for individual classes are shown below
Course Industry Certifications Prerequisite, if any
NMS-1: Fundamentals of Information Security CompTIA Security+ none
NMS-2: Introduction to Network Technology CompTIA Network+ none
NMS-3: Cisco Routing and Switching Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CompTIA Network+, or basic knowledge about networking
NMS-4: Network Security CCNA Security CCNA
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Certificate in Network Management & Security (NMS) | September 2014 - February 2015

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.

Location Course Date Time Fee
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Delta Building (D158A)
NMS-1
September 12, 13 September 26, 27 Friday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Course $4,500.00
September 19, 20 October 3, 4 Saturday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Lab Fee $100.00
NMS-2 October 10, 11  October 24, 25 Friday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
October 17, 18 October 31, November 1 Saturday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Total $4,600.00
NMS-3 November 14, 15 December 5, 6 Friday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM  
November 21, 22 December 12, 13 Saturday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
NMS-4 January 9, 10 January 23, 24 Friday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM  
January 16, 17 January 30, 31 Saturday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM  

NMS-1: Fundamentals of Information Security | September 2014 - October 2014
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
Location Course Date Time Fee
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Delta Building (D158A)
NMS-1
Friday September 12, 2014 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Course $1,250.00
Saturday September 13, 2014 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
Friday September 19, 2014 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM  
Saturday September 20, 2014 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
Friday September 26, 2014 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM  
Saturday September 27, 2014 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
Friday October 3, 2014 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM  
Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM  

NMS-2: Introduction to Network Technology | October 2014 - November 2014
The class covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security.
  • Includes practical examples and review questions to reinforce learning
  • Packed with Deluxe add-ons and content, including a CD with additional practice exams and flashcards, the exclusive Network+ simulator, and e-book files in multiple formats for use on almost any reader or device
  • Networking guru Todd Lammle offers invaluable insights and tips drawn from real-world experience
  • A CompTIA Recommended product
Location Course Date   Time Fee
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Delta Building (D158A)
NMS-2
Friday October 10, 2014 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Course $1,250.00
Saturday October 11, 2014 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
Friday October 17, 2014 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM  
Saturday October 18, 2014 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
Friday October 24, 2014 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM  
Saturday October 25, 2014 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
Friday October 31, 2014 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM  
Saturday November 1, 2014 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM  

NMS-3: Cisco Routing and Switching | November 2014 - December 2014
This class introduces students to the devices and algorithms in Cisco’s routing and switching technology.
  • Practice test environment with hundreds of practice questions
  • LammleSim network simulator
  • Over 300 electronic flashcards
  • CCNA Virtual Lab 4.0 Lite simulator
  • Todd Lammle author videos
  • Glossary of key terms
  • E-book version of the Study Guide
  • Access to over 40 MicroNuggets is provided exclusively by CBT Nuggets. QR codes and URLs are provided throughout the book with links to the videos
Location Course Date Time Fee
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Delta Building (D158A)
NMS-3
Friday November 14, 2014 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Course $1,250.00
Saturday November 15, 2014 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Lab Fee $50.00
Friday November 21, 2014 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday November 22, 2014 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Total Fee $1300.00
Friday December 5, 2014 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM  
Saturday December 6, 2014 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
Friday December 12, 2014 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM  
Saturday December 13, 2014 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM  

NMS-4: Network Security | January 2015 - February 2015
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
Location Course Date Time Fee
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Delta Building (D158A)
NMS-4
Friday January 9, 2015 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Course $1,250.00
  Saturday January 10, 2015 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Lab Fee $50.00
  Friday January 16, 2015 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  Saturday January 17, 2015 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Total Fee $1300.00
  Friday January 23, 2015 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM  
  Saturday January 24, 2015 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
  Friday January 30, 2015 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM  
  Saturday January 31, 2015 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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Instructor Profiles
(NMS-1) 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.
(NMS-2) Barry R. Diller is the IT Security Operations Lead for the Mission Control Center Systems at the NASA Johnson Space Center. He received his MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and currently holds certifications in CISSP, CISA, CIPP/IT, and SANS Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) credentials.
(NMS-3) 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.
(NMS-4) Ernesto F. Rojas has over 30 years of information systems consulting, managerial and executive experience, and has served as a manager, director and CIO in Fortune 500 companies implementing large projects to modernize networks and consolidate computing centers. He holds the CISSP, DFCP and CCFP certifications.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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How much does the Certificate in Network Management & Security cost?
Course Fee
Certificate in Network Management & Security (NMS) $4,600.00 (Four Courses)
NMS-1: Fundamentals of Information Security $1,250.00 (Per Course)
NMS-2: Introduction to Network Technology $1,250.00 (Per Course)
NMS-3: Cisco Routing and Switching $1,300.00 (Per Course)
NMS-4: Network Security $1,300.00 (Per Course)
How do I apply?
Pre-registration along with pre-payment is required to attend the course; you can take all four courses for $4,500 or $1,250 per course. Cancellation and refund policy: When a class is cancelled, students will receive a full refund. Students who cancel their registrations prior to the first day of the class will get full refund minus a $20 processing fee. Once the class begins, no refund will be given.
  1. To register click the "$4,600 registration button" or individual classes "$1,250, $1300 registration button" in the course description.
  2. Enter Your Contact Information (required fields are highlighted with an asterisk). Next, click the "Confirm" (blue button) on top of the form.
  3. "Payment Summary" screen will show the course (e.g., Certificate in Network Management & Security, NMS-1: Fundamentals of Information Security). Click the "Enter Credit Card Information" button.
  4. On the "Invoice/Payment Options" screen, click the "Continue" button. Major credit cards are accepted.
  5. On the "Please verify the following information" screen, click the Confirm Payment button.
  6. The "Online Payment Success" screen will show your confirmation number; you will receive a confirmation email after submitting your payment.
Are there any prerequisites for the courses?
Course Industry Certifications Prerequisite, if any
NMS-1: Fundamentals of Information Security CompTIA Security+ none
NMS-2: Introduction to Network Technology CompTIA Network+ none
NMS-3: Cisco Routing and Switching Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CompTIA Network+, or basic knowledge about networking
NMS-4: Network Security CCNA Security CCNA
What are the requirements?
The attendee should have a good working knowledge of computers and networks, and some exposure to information security and privacy concepts and practices.
What are the benefits of Certificate in Network Management & Security?
Students who have successfully completed the training will be equipped for entry-to intermediate-level cyber security jobs in ensuring system and network security. The courses are taught by experienced instructors, with many years of experience in information security, mission systems security, IT security operations and managerial and executive experience.
What if I need to withdraw from a course?
Students must withdraw from a course prior to the first day of the class will get full refund minus a $20 processing fee. Once the class begins, no refund will be given.
What are the course goals?
  • The primary goal of this course is to understand the fundamental ingredients that make up a sound network security program and how all elements integrate, all of which is intended to effectively prepare the attendee to successfully sit for the examinations for the CompTIA Security Plus, CompTIA Network Plus, the CCNA, and the CCNA Security certifications.
  • A secondary goal of this course is to provide a moderately deeper understanding of each element of an information security program so that the attendee gains an understanding of the element's functioning and the security requirement met by it. This aspect is intended to enable the attendee to participate in and contribute to the development of a secure network architecture.
  • A subsidiary goal of this course is to provide the foundational basis for more advanced and detailed study in the area of Information Security and related network technologies.
Will I receive a certificate at the end of the program?
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. Each of the courses prepares the student to pass an industry certification exam. However, the exam itself is not included in the NMS curricula; students will schedule the exam with the respective certification organizations.
What if I am not ready to enroll yet, but would like to be on the mailing list for updates. How can this be arranged?
To be included in future mailings about this and other CSI certificate programs, join the cyber security institute mailing list. We will send out periodic reminders about registration deadlines, course additions to the program, and other relevant information.

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Contact Us
Dr. T. Andrew Yang, Executive Director
 
Dr. T. Andrew Yang, Executive Director
UHCL Cyber Security Institute
School of Science and Computer Engineering
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Email: yang@uhcl.edu
Phone: 281-283-3835

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