This certificate includes instruction in the measures that must be taken to detect and prevent network security mistakes and vulnerabilities and includes descriptions of common attacks and methods to configure operating systems, servers, routers, firewalls, and email. Students completing this certificate program will be qualified for employment in entry-level network security positions and be able to prepare for CompTIA Security+ exam.
The projected number of annual completers for the Certificate of Achievement – Network Security is 5 - 10 students. This estimate is based on past course enrollment data shown in the table below.
|Course Department Number||Course Title||Annual # Sections||Annual Enrollment Totals||Annual # Sections||Annual Enrollment Totals|
|CNIT 40||DNS Security||1||57||1||48|
|CNIT 120||Network Security||8||250||7||228|
|CNIT 121||Computer Forensics||7||197||4||157|
|CNIT 123||Ethical Hacking & Network Defense||4||152||4||162|
|CNIT 106||Introduction to Networks||11||318||9||287|
|CNIT 201C||Introduction to Cisco Networks||8||173||5||146|
Enrollments are expected to grow in Certificate of Achievement – Network Security program.
The Certificate of Achievement – Network Security is designed to prepare students for entry-level security analyst and systems support in a variety of job positions. Students are trained in entry-level Network Security skills as well as critical thinking, problem solving, and interpersonal skills to provide greater efficiency in the workplace.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
Students complete six courses of which five are required and one is an elective. The minimum time for completion of this certificate is two semesters. Completion time will vary based on student preparation and number of classes completed per semester.
|CNIT 120 - Network Security||3.00||S1|
|CNIT 122 - Firewalls||3.00||S1|
|CNIT 123 - Ethical Hacking & Network Defense||3.00||S1|
|CNIT 40 - DNS Security||1.00||S2|
|CNIT 106 - Introduction to Networks||3.00||S2|
|Choose one of the following courses:|
|CNIT 121 - Computer Forensics||3.00||S2|
|CNIT 124 - Advanced Ethical Hacking||3.00||S2|
|CNIT 125 - Information Security Professional Practices||3.00||S2|