IT Security

IT Security

Technical Certificate

The IT Security Certificate provides students an understanding of Cybersecurity fundamentals, Cybersecurity operations and implementing network security. This certificate will allow a student to identify the threats, monitor and analyze those threats, and configure network solutions to eliminate and avoid network security threats. Topics discussed will be Threat analysis, Network Intrusion analysis, Incident response, security concepts, Secure access, Virtual Private Network access (VPN), secure routing and switching techniques, Firewall concepts and Intrusion prevention. The certificate prepares students for the CCNA Security and CCNA CyberOPS certifications.

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Program Outline

Course # Course Title Credits
1015014500 Networking 3 3.00
Description and Competencies

This is the third course in the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification series. This course will cover advanced routing protocols, WAN concepts, VPN and IPsec concepts, Network design and management, and Network virtualization and automation. Prerequisite: 1015013000 Networking 2 (B or better).

10150145C01 Networking 3A

This course will introduce the student to advanced routing protocols to include Single Area- OSPFv2 and various WAN configurations. Prerequisite: 10150130C05 Networking 2E (B or better).

10150145C02 Networking 3B

This course will look at advanced security concepts to control traffic into and out of the network. It will have a high concentration on the use of Access Control Lists and how and where to implement them. Prerequisite: 10150130C05 Networking 2E (B or better).

10150145C03 Networking 3C

This course will look at Virtual Private Networks (VPN), IP Security (IPsec), and Quality of Service (QoS) and how to configure and implement these services. Prerequisite: 10150130C05 Networking 2E (B or better).

10150145C04 Networking 3D

In this course students will investigate how to design, manage and troubleshoot an enterprise network infrastructure. Prerequisite: 10150130C05 Networking 2E (B or better).

10150145C05 Networking 3E

This course will investigate network virtualization and automation and how they can be utilized in an enterprise network infrastructure. Prerequisite: 10150130C05 Networking 2E (B or better).

1015019000 CyberSecurity Operations 3.00
Description and Competencies

This course will focus on the endpoint threat analysis and computer forensics. It will also teach a student how to analyze a network intrusion, analysis of the data and events, and proper response and handling of a security incident on the network. This course will prepare the student for the Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS) exam. Prerequisite: 1010712800 Introduction to Security (C or better) or 10107128C05 Introduction to Security E (B or better).

1015019100 Implement Network Security 3.00
Description and Competencies

This course will focus on security principles and technologies. The student will describe network security concepts, secure routers and switches to secure the infrastructure, implement authentication and accounting services, and implement firewall services to secure the network infrastructure. This course will prepare the student for the CCNA Security Exam (IINS). Prerequisite: 1015019000 CyberSecurity Operations (B or better).

At A Glance

How You'll Learn


Online Classes

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Multiple Start Dates

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Flexible Pace

2022 Start Dates

January 5 May 2 September 6
February 7 June 6 October 3
March 1 July 11 November 7

2023 Start Dates

January 9 May 8
February 6 June 5
March 6 July 3


What is Competency-Based Education?

Competency-Based Education (CBE) is learning at your own pace by mastering competencies through demonstration. Once all competencies for a program have been assessed and mastered, students will earn a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Approximate Cost


*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Implement Cybersecurity Operations
  • Implement a secure network infrastructure

Your Potential Careers

  • Info Security Analyst
  • Computer Network Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Information Assurance Analyst
  • Security Systems Administrator
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Specialist

Median Annual Salary

$66,375 $75,384 $83,183
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