2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Cybersecurity Specialist Certificate

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: 23


Cybersecurity Specialist Certificate Suggested Course Sequence  

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 medium to large sized computer network. (CNT 101)
  2. Describe the terms and technologies that comprise the field of cybersecurity, and implement strategies for managing an information security program. (CNT 105)
  3. Configure and implement network security. (CNT 135)
  4. Describe network protocols and perform basic network device configuration. (CNT 140)
  5. Configure Cisco routing, switching, and wireless technologies. (CNT 150)
  6. Write and debug scripts for application in a network administration environment. (CNT 190)
  7. Install, troubleshoot, and monitor a secure network to maintain integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. (CNT250)