Principles of Cybersecurity (CTCYS)

Certificate

This certificate program is designed to meet the emerging demand for highly skilled cybersecurity professionals within the information technology industry and business community. This program provides an in-depth examination of cybersecurity technology with an emphasis on executing a vulnerability analysis of an organization network and network hardening. The student will be trained to use various tools to analyze networks for vulnerabilities and secure networks through the application of various defense mechanisms including firewalls, intrusion detection and Virtual Private Networks (VPN).

Learners in this program acquire the following skills:

  • Understand common security terms and concepts.
  • Deploy basic security techniques utilizing a variety of variety of Cisco infrastructure devices including switch, routers, and security appliances in a “real-life” or emulated network.
  • Configure VPN topologies using various perimeter devices.
  • Learn basic penetration testing techniques using contemporary tools in a virtual environment.

For the working professional, this program is available totally online.

This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2017-18 | 2018-19 | 2019-20

Program is also available online.

2019-2020 Academic Requirements

This program is designed to meet the emerging demand for highly skilled cybersecurity professionals within the information technology industry and business community. This certificate program provides an in-depth examination of cybersecurity technology with an emphasis on executing a vulnerability analysis of an organization network and network hardening. The student will be trained to use various tools to analyze networks for vulnerabilities and secure networks through the application of various defense mechanisms including firewalls, intrusion detection and Virtual Private Networks (VPN).

Students must have basic knowledge of Linux, Windows, working at the command line of any operating system and networking.

In order to meet the requirements of the market for jobs in network security, students should have professional or educational experience in network and system administration.

Students must maintain a grade of "C" or better in the program requirements.

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Computer Instruction Dept
Advisors
Cyndi Millns
(Items marked with an icon online icon are available online.)
Major/Area Requirements
Class   Title Minimum Credits
CNT 206   Introduction to Networks 4
CNT 216   Routing and Switching Essentials 4
CSS 200   Introduction to Network Security - Security+ 4
CSS 205   Essentials of Network Penetration Testing 4
CSS 210   Network Perimeter Protection - CCNA Security 4
Total 20
Total Credits Required
20