Cybersecurity (BP/EP) Advanced Technical Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Intended for working professionals and students in technology-related fields, this 100% online certificate prepares individuals for an entry-level career in the computer security field.  With content developed by security professionals, the curriculum is based on a foundation of industry-relevant topics including: network and host security, modern vulnerabilities and threats, cryptography, internet security, software security, and legal issues surrounding information assurance.

The curriculum in this award is aligned with the globally recognized CompTIA Security+ certification.  The Security+ certification is an excellent starting point for information security professionals.

Enrollment Requirements:  Qualified students must have one of the following: 1) a minimum of two years of computer-related work experience or 2) a two/four year degree in a computer-related field or 3) be currently enrolled in a two/four year computer-related degree.


Award Outcomes

Describe issues surrounding computer security

Explain the function of each layer of the OSI model

Identify security threats and attacks facing modern networks

Configure mitigation techniques for known threats to home and business devices

Identify requirements needed for developing secure software systems

Describe best practices for developing a security policy

List the applicable laws and policies related to cyber defense



Career Opportunities

Security Support Technician, Information Security Specialist, Security Analyst, IT Security Consultant, Network Technician

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 16 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS1005Computer Security Awareness

3

CCIS1105Network Essentials

4

CCIS2415IT Security Management and Compliance

3

CCIS2505Cybersecurity Essentials

3

CCIS2510Software and System Security

3

General Education Required 0 Credits

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General Education Elective 0 Credits

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Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

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Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 16

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Semester Sequence

Completion of this award may require taking courses at both campuses.  For more information, please contact your faculty program advisor.

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS1005Computer Security Awareness

3

CCIS1105Network Essentials

4

Total Credits  7

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS2415IT Security Management and Compliance

3

CCIS2505Cybersecurity Essentials

3

CCIS2510Software and System Security

3

Total Credits  9

Graduation (16 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.  This listing is to be used strictly as an advising tool.

12/6/2018 : BP 2180 / EP 2181