Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Certificate

Curriculum CIS.CYB.CERT (C407S)

The Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Certificate is designed to provide students with foundational and advanced knowledge and experience with technical security practices and information assurance policies in order to obtain positions as Cybersecurity analysts, specialists, engineers, technical security support personnel, and managers. Coursework will prepare students and current Information Technology (IT) practitioners with experience for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) / Certified Information Systems Security Practitioner (CISSP) / System Administration, Networking, and Security Institute (SANS) or the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) certification exams.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe hardware and software components of client computers, servers and networks in order to identify their areas of vulnerability;
  • design and implement secure networks that protects users and data from unauthorized access;
  • identify, assess and remediate vulnerabilities to practice on-going network maintenance and monitoring;
  • design and deploy layered defense mechanisms to protect a complex network;
  • apply forensics techniques to computers and wired and wireless networks; and
  • develop information assurance polices and practices to protect information within an organization.

Expected background:

CIS 102 #Professional Information Technology and Computer Science

3 credits

or comparable background in IT/Computing.

Required Courses

CIS 210 #Data Communications & Networking Fundamentals

3 credits

CIS 220 #Introduction to Network Security

3 credits

CIS 226 #Advanced Network Security

3 credits

CIS 277 #Command Processing and Scripting

3 credits

Select courses from appropriate concentration

6-9 credits

Total Credit Hours:18-21

Cybersecurity/CCNA Certification Concentration (C1), (CIS.CNA.CERT). (nine semester credits)

CIS 227 #Vulnerability Analysis & Ethical Hacking

3 credits

CIS 212 #Internetworking, Routing and Switching

3 credits

 

CIS 176LAN Administration: Windows Server

3 credits

OR

CIS 179 #Linux System Administration

3 credits

OR

CIS 236Introduction to Wireless LAN Administration

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

CIS 210◊ and CIS 212◊: Prepares the student for CISCO's Certified Network Administrator Exam.

Information Assurance Policy and Administration Concentration (C2), (CIS.CYB.CERT), (six semester credits)

CIS 229 #Information Assurance Ethics, Management and Policy

3 credits

CIS 231 #Information Assurance Risk, Continuity and Governance

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Cyber Forensics Concentration (C3), (CIS.CYF.CERT), (six semester credits)

CIS 238 #Introduction to Computer Forensics

3 credits

CIS 240 #Advanced Computer Forensics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 18-21

See CIS course descriptions.

Note: Semester One Option: CIS 102, CIS 210◊, CIS 220◊, CIS 277◊ 

Semester Two Option: CIS 226◊, Concentration Selections.

Coordinator: David Anderson, Ext. 3349

Gainful Employment

The information provided in the link below is available to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

http://www.triton.edu/GE_Certificates/CybersecurityAndInformationAssuranceCertificate/11.1003-Gedt.html

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