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Length: 19 credits
This career studies certificate leads to advanced-level employment opportunities in cybersecurity and networking fields. This curriculum prepares students for advanced IT knowledge and skills with strong emphasis on configuration, implementation, and troubleshooting details. It also provides the skills to recognize, prevent, and defend against treats to organization’s information and information systems whether it is through physical or cyber-attacks.
Students are introduced to hands-on elements of the operating systems, computer hardware, networking concepts, programming, and cybersecurity core areas to be well prepared and successful in areas of IT, including cybersecurity and networking.
Students must successfully receive the career studies certificate in Cybersecurity and Networking Foundations before taking this advanced career studies certificate.
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:
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.