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Cybersecurity Certificate

Program OverviewCourse Guide
The Cybersecurity certificate is designed for students interested in a career in the area of protecting computer systems and networks, preparing students for career advancement and serving as the major core of the Associate of Arts in Cybersecurity degree for transfer students. Students will learn about the vulnerabilities of hardware and software systems, perform network security testing, including countermeasure testing and the risk factor analysis needed to design a flexible and comprehensive security plan. Students will gain skills in providing for business continuity and disaster recovery. They can sit for the following industry certifications: CompTIA Linux+ and Security+; CCENT; CCNA Cyber Ops (SECOPS); and Microsoft Technology Associate.

Cybersecurity Certificate (30 credit hours)

CIS 102 Cisco I* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 103 Cisco II* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 104 Cisco III* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 151 Ethical Hacking I* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 152 Ethical Hacking II* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 161 Cybersecurity Operations* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 172 Linux Operating Systems* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 245 Introduction to Security* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 270 PC Operating Systems* 3Credits/3Contacts
CIS 272 Linux OS Administration* 3Credits/3Contacts
Total: 30 Credits
*Course has a prerequisite(s)

NOTE: No courses under the 100 level will be accepted toward this degree. A grade of 2.0 or higher is required for any courses in the general education (MTA) areas.
Scope & Sequence:

Fall 1 Winter 1
CIS 102 CIS 103
CIS 151 CIS 152
CIS 161 CIS 104
CIS 172 CIS 245
CIS 270 CIS 272


Current/Updated: 04/08/2020