Feb 29, 2020  
2019-2020 Patrick Henry Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Patrick Henry Community College Catalog

Networking & Cybersecurity, CSC

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Length: 20 credits

Purpose: This curriculum is designed to give students the knowledge and skills need to secure servers and CISCO networks. The Cyber Security Career Studies Certificate program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to recognize and prevent threats to information and information systems.

Employment Objectives: Graduates may seek employment opportunities as an entry-level Network Analyst/Specialist, Security Analyst/Specialist, or a Security Architect in local businesses, educational institutions, or governmental agencies.

Potential Certification: A student may elect to take an industry-specific certification exam. The examinations generally require a testing fee paid by the student. After completion of this program, a student will be academically prepared to take the following examinations:

  • Security+ 
  • CCNA

Program Learning Outcomes: A student will be able to:

  • demonstrate basic knowledge of intrusion detection, incident handling, firewalls, network security laws, software vulnerability
  • recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks and servers
  • develop a security infrastructure; and
  • demonstrate techniques for mitigating security threats.

Total Credits: 20

Minimum Required for Certificate: 20 Credits

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