Professional Certificate

Contact: Thomas Gallagher

Network and Information Security is the practice of ensuring the integrity of data and the safety of users in a LAN, WAN, and Internet computing environment.

Students interested in a Cybersecurity career should begin their education by pursuing the AAS degree in IT with the Network Administration & Security option.

The Cybersecurity Professional Certificate is designed for practicing system administrators and networking professionals looking to expand their knowledge in the domain of computer security by providing advanced experience in the areas of business continuity, computer system design, contingency planning, data integrity, risk assessment and mitigation techniques, security investigation, and troubleshooting. Students will apply security procedures used by IT professionals in access control, computer forensics, cryptography, enterprise security, information assurance, network security, software development security, and disaster recovery.

Prerequisite Skills

Prerequisite skills needed to succeed in this certification program are met with a completion of the AAS degree in IT - Network Administration & Security or related field or equivalent work experience. Industry certifications such as A+, CCNA, Microsoft Servers, Net+, or Security+ can be used in place of a degree.

For individuals without these qualifications, the recommended list of pre-requisite courses are: CSCI 105 Computer Fluency, CSCI 172 Computer Modeling, CSCI 215 Social and Ethical Issues in Computer Science, ITS 150 Ciso Networking I, ITS 210 Network Operating Systems: Desktop, and ITS 214 Operating Systems: Infrastructure


Completion of four  4-credit courses with a minimum grade of C-:

Apply for Admission

Apply for the Network & Information Security Certifcation program here.

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