Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College 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: 23

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