Course Structure 1. Learning Outcomes: Each unit contains Learning Outcomes that specify the measurable skills and knowledge students should gain upon completion of the unit. 2. Unit Lesson: Each unit contains a Unit Lesson, which discusses unit material. 3. Reading Assignments: Each unit contains Reading Assignments from one or more chapters from the textbook. Suggested Readings are provided in Unit I-III to aid students in their course of study. Students are encouraged to read the resources listed if the opportunity arises as they have valuable information that expands upon the lesson material. 4. Unit Assessments: This course contains eight Unit Assessments, one to be completed at the end of each unit. Assessments are composed of written response questions. 5. Unit Assignments: Students are required to submit for grading Unit Assignments in each unit. Specific information and instructions regarding these assignments are provided below. Grading rubrics are included with each assignment. Specific information about accessing these rubrics is provided below. 6. Final Project: Students are required to submit for grading a Final Project in Unit VIII. Specific information and instructions regarding this assignment are provided below. A grading rubric is included with this assignment. Specific information for accessing this rubric is included below. 7. Ask the Professor: This communication forum provides you with an opportunity to ask your professor general or course content related questions. 8. Student Break Room: This communication forum allows for casual conversation with your classmates.

CSU Online Library The CSU Online Library is available to support your courses and programs. The online library includes databases, journals, e-books, and research guides. These resources are always accessible and can be reached through the library webpage. To access the library, log into the myCSU Student Portal, and click on “CSU Online Library.” You can also access the CSU Online Library from the “My Library” button on the course menu for each course in Blackboard. The CSU Online Library offers several reference services. E-mail (library@columbiasouthern.edu) and telephone (1.877.268.8046) assistance is available Monday – Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm and Friday from 8 am to 3 pm. The library’s chat reference service, Ask a Librarian, is available 24/7; look for the chat box on the online library page. Librarians can help you develop your research plan or assist you in finding relevant, appropriate, and timely information. Reference requests can include customized keyword search strategies, links to articles, database help, and other services. Unit Assignments Unit I Course Project In one document, complete the following sections. You should have a heading for each section in one document. You will use the weekly assignment sections for your final project. Review of Firm’s Qualifications In this section, you are required to introduce the concept of your firm’s current qualifications and relate qualifications to the RFP’s minimum requirements to respond. You will also identify any gaps in your firm’s qualifications to meet the RFP’s minimum requirements to respond. Required Resources  Access to the Internet  Text sheet: Description of Your Firm  Text sheet: Vendor Minimum Requirements  Text sheet: Government RFP for Information Security Assessment Services Self-Assessment Checklist  I have added an introduction explaining my firm’s current qualifications.  I have added a comparison of my firm’s current qualifications and RFP’s minimum requirements to respond. Phased Project Approach and High-Level Project Plan Outline In this section, you are required to review the Request for Proposal (RFP) respondent’s minimum qualification requirements and assess your firm’s capabilities to respond. Upon review of the scope of work, you will develop a phased approach to the scope of work and build an outline for a high-level project plan. In your plan, you must identify each of the tasks required to accomplish the work of preparing a response to the RFP. You must include a cost estimate for each task and specify the resources required to carry out each task. You must also include an estimate of the expected duration of each task. Required Resources  Access to the Internet  Text sheet: Description of Your Firm  Text sheet: Vendor Minimum Requirements  Text sheet: Government RFP for Information Security Assessment Services 

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