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Cybersecurity A.S. Degree

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  • AS iconGraduates of this two-year program meet the growing need for college-educated specialists who can tackle increasingly complex information technology security concerns. In addition, our programs give you a head start on your bachelor’s degree in technology management at SPC.

  • What You Will Learn

    • Security policies
    • Intrusion detection systems
    • Router security and protocols
    • TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)
    • Network security basics
    • Firewall implementation and management
    • Auditing tools
    • Basics of cryptography, biometrics and file encryption
    • Hardware and software designed to secure information network systems
    • Legal aspects of IT security
    • Data interpretation and report writing
    • WANs
    • Database techniques and programming
    • Fundamentals of Linux/Unix operating system
  • Continuing Your Education

    Our 18-credit-hour Cybersecurity Certificate prepares you for the CompTIA Security+™ Certification. This certificate transfers to our 63-credit-hour IT Security A.S. degree, which transfers to our bachelor's degree in Technology Development and Management.

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  • Careers

    Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high. Analysts will be needed to come up with innovative ways to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or creating havoc on computer networks. The federal government is expected to greatly increase its employment of information security analysts to protect the nation’s critical information technology systems. In addition, the health care industry will need greater technology security as the industry moves toward using more electronic records. Our programs prepare you for a career as:

    • Help Desk Technician
    • Network Administrator I
    • Technical Support Specialist
    • Information Technology Security Specialist