Program Overview

Information Technology - CyberSecurity CCNA Certificate

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The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student's ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.


The CyberSecurity CCNA certificate prepares students for the networking security field as a network security technician, network administrator, or network security engineer. The courses offered are based on Cisco Networking Academy course material, and prepare a student for four Cisco certifications: CCENT, CCNA Routing&Switching, CCNA Security, and CCNA CyberOps.

The first four courses (NET 125, 126, 225, and 226) build on the core concepts of LAN and WAN networking, including IP addressing, routing, switching, and network protocols. Information help prepare students to take the CCNA Routing & Switching certification.

SEC 150 works with secure networking concepts, securing network infrastructure, VPN encryption, firewalls, intrusion prevention, and endpoint security. At completion, students may earn a discount voucher for the CCNA Security certification exam (210-260 IINS). Students should have completed CCENT or equivalent before taking this course.

SEC 160 has a focus on cybersecurity operations – monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing and responding to security events, so as to protect systems from cybersecurity risks, threats, and vulnerabilities. At completion, students may earn discount vouchers for the CCNA CyberOps certification exams (210-250 SEDFND and 210-255 SECOPS). Students should have completed CCENT or equivalent before taking this course.

This certificate is designed for students with a minimum of one year of IT work experience, or who have completed the IT Foundations certificate (C25590).

Find information about credit by exam and academic credit for professional credentials.

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Next Application Deadline is Mar 11

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$1368.00

Location

Main Campus

Credit Hours

18

Program Stats

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Average Salary

$95,470
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Average Class Size

16
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Estimated Completion Time

8 months

Current and Upcoming Course Offerings

Course Number Title Credit Hours
NET-125 Introduction to Networks 3
NET-126 Routing Basics 3