NWCCD 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
NWCCD 2024-2025 Catalog

Cyber Security Certificate

The Cyber Security Certificate Program is intended for students who have achieved or working on the Computer Network Administration AAS or IT professionals already working in the field. The program provides students with the core skills required to take a lead role in information security within an organization.  Students will be able to identify risks, threats, and vulnerabilities to a computer system.  They will acquire the skills to isolate these threats and fortify or harden computer systems, software, and the physical sites.  Students will also develop working knowledge of the various laws governing the computer security area and how compliance can be affected.  The programs maps to the following available certifications: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Security Fundamentals, CompTIA Security+, Cisco CCNA Security and in part to the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2 CISSP. The certificate is designed for a seamless transition into the Cyber Security AAS program or an additional credential for a Computer Networking Administration AAS student.

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: