The Certificate in Cybersecurity program will provide graduates with principles of methods and technology that frame and define cybersecurity. Learners will gain insight into the importance of cybersecurity and the integral role of cybersecurity professionals. Students will explore foundational cybersecurity principles, security architecture, risk management, attacks, incidents, and emerging IT and IS technologies.
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Upon completion of this certificate program, students are expected to be able to:
- Identify and describe network security threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities
- List network technologies and software tools that can be used to increase network security
- Assess and prepare mobile systems for use and identify effective strategies to protect data
- Describe Layer 2 and Layer 3 security attacks, mitigation techniques, intrusion prevention technologies, and deployment considerations
- List and describe how to implement various firewall technologies and features on routers and firewalls
- Describe how to conduct vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, and approved ethical hacking activities and develop mitigation strategies
- Describe and troubleshoot switching concepts
Completion: Students must successfully complete 18 semester credit hours to earn a Certificate in Cybersecurity.
Certificate in Cybersecurity Program – Topics Include:
Network Routing and Switching
Network Layers 1-3
QoS, Virtualization, and Cloud Services
IPv6 and Basic Network Security
Network Security Fundamentals
Peformance of Risk Assessments
Attack and Defense Strategies
Web and Email Content Security
Weaknessess and Vulnerability in Target Systems
Security Posture of Target Systems
Students may transfer credits from the Certificate in Cybersecurity program into the Associate of Science in Integrated Technologies program. Students should be aware that while the transfer credit option is available, the Certificate in Cybersecurity program is a certificate program and not a degree program.