NWCCD 2021-22 Catalog 
    Dec 06, 2021  
NWCCD 2021-22 Catalog

Cyber Security AAS

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The Cyber Security AAS Program prepares students for a career in computer network and Internet security.  The program prepares students to develop information security strategies, perform risk analysis, install security software, monitor network traffic and develop an emergency response plan.  It provides background and hands-on experience in securing MS Windows, Unix/Linux, Cisco, networks, servers, and clients, and the enterprise network.  The courses maps to the following available certifications: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Security Fundamentals, CompTIA Security+, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2 CISSP and  Cisco CCNA Security. Students also develop speaking and writing skills, allowing them to more effectively communicate with colleagues and employers.

Program Outcomes:

1. Perform a vulnerability assessment on a network
2. Apply cryptography in a computer network
3. Implement computer network security measures
4. Explain current ethical information technology issues
5. Analyze the ways information systems affect an organization

Coursework must be completed with a C or better for all requirements.

This program may be offered online.

Required Course of Study

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Total Credit Hours: 61

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