This certificate emphasizes an understanding of the following concepts related to cybersecurity: policies, intrusion detection systems, router security, and network security basics.

Industry Certifications

As part of your coursework, you are eligible for the following industry certifications:

Continuing Your Education

This certificate transfers to our Cybersecurity A.S. Degree, which transfers to our Technology Development and Management B.A.S. Degree.

Cybersecurity Certificate Careers

Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high. Analysts will be needed to come up with innovative ways to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or creating havoc on computer networks. The federal government is expected to greatly increase its employment of information security analysts to protect the nation's critical information technology systems. In addition, the health care industry will need greater technology security as the industry moves toward using more electronic records. Our programs prepare you for a career as as:

  • Help Desk Technician
  • Network Administrator I
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Information Technology Security Specialist

What you will learn in your Cybersecurity Certificate classes

  • Security policies
  • Intrusion detection systems
  • Router security and protocols
  • TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)
  • Network security basics
  • Firewall implementation and management
  • Auditing tools
  • Basics of cryptography, biometrics and file encryption
  • Hardware and software designed to secure information network systems
  • Legal aspects of IT security
  • Data interpretation and report writing
  • WANs
  • Database techniques and programming
  • Fundamentals of Linux/Unix operating system

Cybersecurity Certificate Curriculum

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