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Network Security (CVNS)

Advanced Certificate

This program is being discontinued. Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2022 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.


This program is designed to meet the emerging demand for highly-skilled computer systems security professionals within the information technology industry and business community. This advanced certificate program builds on the concepts introduced in the Foundations of Computer Security Certificate and provides an in-depth examination of computer security technology with an emphasis on executing a vulnerability analysis of an organization network and preparing a design or network security. The student will be trained to use various tools to manage and secure networks, Windows environments and Web servers, as well as defense mechanisms for Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Host Intrusion Detection Systems (HIDS) and Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS). In addition, the student will master the concepts, principles, types and topologies of firewalls including packet filtering, proxy firewalls, application gateways, circuit gateways and other computer security technology. Students must complete the Foundations of Computer Security Certificate program or have equivalent knowledge before enrolling in this program.


Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges.

Admissions Requirements

-An Academic Math Level of 3
-Substantial experience at installing and configuring computers and skill at working with the command line interface.
-Successful completion of the Foundations of Computer Security Certificate

Applying for Admission to the Program

In order to meet the requirements of the current job market, students of this program must have significant prior professional experience as Network and/or System Administrators or must demonstrate successful completion of certificate or degree programs in Network and System Administration.

Contact Information

Business/Computer Technologies
Computer Instruction Dept
Michael Galea
John Trame


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
CIS 161 Introduction to PowerShell 4
CNT 251 Designing Windows Server Security 4
CSS 205 Essentials of Network Penetration Testing 4
CSS 210 Network Perimeter Protection - CCNA Security 4
Total 16
Total Credits Required

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