2019-20 Catalog 
    Mar 31, 2020  
2019-20 Catalog

Cybersecurity Specialist Certificate

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The Cybersecurity Specialist certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in cybersecurity and network administration. Students learn to install, support, secure, and troubleshoot network devices such as routers, switches, and servers. In addition, students learn how to configure virtual private networks, firewalls, and intrusion prevention systems. This program helps prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security certifications and provides a strong knowledge base to pursue advanced cybersecurity certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

Credit Hours Required: 26

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Cybersecurity Specialist Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe and configure the hardware and software used in a small to medium sized computer network. (CNT 100)
  2. Describe the terms and technologies that comprise the field of cybersecurity, and implement strategies for managing an information security program. (CNT 105)
  3. Discuss the methods and operation of local and wide area networks including routing protocols, WAN technologies, the OSI model, network operating systems, network security, and virtualization. (CNT 115)
  4. Configure and implement network security. (CNT 135)
  5. Configure and troubleshoot the TCP/IP protocol suite including IPv4 and IPv6 addressing; and perform basic router and switch configuration. (CNT 140)
  6. Configure Cisco routing and switch technologies. (CNT 150)
  7. Write and debug scripts for application in a network administration environment. (CNT 190)
  8. Install, troubleshoot, and monitor a secure network to maintain integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. (CNT250)

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