Cybersecurity (Certificate)

Award: Certificate
Degree Code: CYCT
Number of Credits: 28

Program Description

The Cyber Security Certificate provides students with the skills, knowledge and credentials to successfully begin a career in the field of Cyber Security. Cyber Security specialists apply computer security techniques to work with industry, government, and academia to solve computer networking and security related challenges.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
CSC 104 Computer Science Fundamentals 3
CSC 110​ Ethics in Information Technology 3
CSC 140 Introduction to Networking 1 3
CSC 141 Computer Network Security Fundamentals 1 3
CSC 156 Windows Server 1 3
CSC 151 Introduction to Computer Forensics and Investigations 1 3
CSC 225 Tactical Perimeter Defense 1 3
CSC 235 Strategic Infrastructure Security 1 3
CSC 266 Cisco Certified Network Associate I 3 [I] 4

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in a programming language.
  • Configure and secure Windows and Unix/Linux server and clients, routers, firewalls, email, networks, and other network security appliances and software.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of networking standards, protocols, and the OSI model.
  • Identify and describe security measures for different types of network attacks, operating systems, software, databases, websites, social engineering and physical security.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of computer forensics, data acquisition, analysis, tools, and crime scene investigation and documentation requirements for corporate or legal testimony.
  • Explain the function of cryptography and encryption to secure data, public key infrastructure, hashing, and digital signatures along with other data protection techniques.
  • Create an effective security policy and disaster recovery plan, addressing business requirements related to confidentiality, integrity and availability.

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