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.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|1015011400||Cisco Networking 1
This course explores enterprise networking protocols, numbering systems, media access control, Ethernet, ARP and ND communication, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, and security on routers and switches. This course is the first of three aligned with the Cisco CCNA (200-301) certification exam.
This course explores the threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities to an organization’s devices, applications, and infrastructure throughout the enterprise. Tools, techniques, and technologies will further the exploration that help assess, secure, and monitor organizational assets as well as respond, investigate, and recover from incidents. This course is aligned with the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.
|1015013000||Cisco Networking 2
This course explores enterprise networking security, Layer 2 switching, VLAN and trunking implementation, STP redundancy, EtherChannel, DHCPv4, IPv6 dynamic addressing, WLAN connectivity, router forwarding, and static route configuration. This course is the second of three aligned with the Cisco CCNA (200-301) certification exam.
|1015014500||Cisco Networking 3
This course explores enterprise networking security, OSPF and OSPFv2, ACLs, NAT services, WAN access technologies, VPNs, QoS, management, scalability, virtualization, and automation. This course is the third of three aligned with the Cisco CCNA (200-301) certification exam.
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: 1015114000 IT Security (C or better).
|1015113500||Implement Network Security
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: 1015114000 IT Security (C or better).
At A Glance
How You'll Learn
Term Start Dates
|Fall 2023: September 5||Spring 2024: January 8||Summer 2024: May 6|
Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.
Books & Supplies*
*Total cost for degree completion is estimated by current course requirements, books, and supplies. Tuition and fees are set by the Wisconsin Technical College System and subject to change.
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
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