Length: 18 credits
This career studies certificate leads to entry-level employment opportunities in cybersecurity and networking fields by preparing students for introductory IT knowledge and skills to recognize, prevent, and defend against threats to information and information systems.
Students are introduced to basic topics of operating systems, computer systems, computer hardware, networking concepts, programing, and cybersecurity core topics to be well prepared and successful in areas of IT including cybersecurity and networking.
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.