The Oxnard College Cybersecurity program provides workforce preparation in the information technology field of cybersecurity which is one of the fastest-growing fields in the labor market with demand for cybersecurity professionals far outstripping supply. Individual courses in the program are preparing students for specific industry certification exams and completers of the program will be prepared for a variety of cybersecurity career opportunities including the following: Computer security specialist, information security analysts, network security architects, network security administrators, cybersecurity incident handlers, cybersecurity trainers, and cybersecurity hardware and software sales.
The Program Learning Outcome areas follows:
· Secure network operating systems including the desktop, the server, and intermediary devices such as a network switch and router.
· Implement file system permissions and share permissions to allow only the minimum levels of access needed by users to use network resources.
· Construct and apply group policies to secure end devices and the network.
· Perform a vulnerability assessment and penetration test.
· Create a report up to industry standards after completing a vulnerability assessment and penetration test.
· Analyze and interpret the results of vulnerability scan and penetration test.
· Mitigate identified vulnerabilities on devices and the network.
· Follow a structured methodology as it relates cybersecurity incident handling.
· Configure firewalls to increase security from internal and external threats.
· Implement and configure an intrusion detection system (IDS) and intrusion protection system(IPS).
· Implement a secure wireless network using enterprise level wireless security.
· Analyze organizational needs and implement a security policy.
For this new Cybersecurity Certificate of Achievement, the CNIT Program is projecting 10 graduates in the first year and up to 20 in subsequent years.
The Oxnard College CybersecurityCertificate of Achievement will provide workforce preparation in theinformation technology field of cybersecurity. There is a growing demand forprofessionals who can safeguard organizations’ data and technology systems.Every industry is counting on cybersecurity experts to detect systemvulnerabilities and protect sensitive data and computer networks. Industry isalso counting on trained cybersecurity professionals to properly respond todata breaches following industry best practices in accordance with legalrequirements. Students who earn a certificate of achievement in cybersecuritywill be prepared for a variety of cybersecurity careers including:
Computer security specialist,information security analysts, network security architects, network securityadministrators, cybersecurity incident handlers, cybersecurity trainers, andcybersecurity hardware and software sales.
|Requirements||Dept. Name / #||Name||Units||Sequence|
| Core Courses: |
| CNIT R120 |
|Cisco CCNA Networking I||4||Yr. 1, Fall|
|CNIT R144||CompTIA Network+ Fundamentals||4||Yr. 1, Spring|
|CNIT R145||CompTIA Security+ IT Security and Certification Preparation||3||Yr. 1, Spring|
|CNIT R146||Cybersecurity: CompTIA PenTest+||3||Yr. 2, Fall|
|Complete 2 Elective Courses||CNIT R127||Wireless Networking Fundamentals||3||Yr. 1, Fall|
|CNIT R131||Administer Microsoft Windows Server||3||Yr. 2, Spring|
|CNIT R143||CompTIA Linux+ Fundamentals and Certification Preparation||3||Yr. 1, Spring|
|CNIT R151||Cloud Computing and Virtualization||4||Yr. 2, Fall|
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