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Cybersecurity Certificate

  • Cybersecurity
    Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

    ITSC-CT

    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2016 (510)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2016 (510), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



    Program Leadership Information

    Dr. Sharon Setterlind, SP/G, (727) 341-4724

    Program Summary

    The prerequisites for entry are basic computer usage skills: editing files, navigating a file system, browsing the Web, basic knowledge of networking, and working knowledge or training in the Unix or Linux operating system.

    This certificate emphasizes understanding and demonstrated skills of the following concepts related to IT security: policies, intrusion detection systems, router security, TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol), and network security basics; implementing and managing a firewall; auditing tools; basics of cryptography, biometrics, and file encryption; hardware and software designed to secure information network systems; and legal aspects of IT security. The courses include tasks that will enhance the students' ability to interpret data and information from various sources and create reports based upon this information.

    This certificate emphasizes an understanding of the following concepts related to IT security: policies, intrusion detection systems, router security, and network security basics. This certificate prepares the student for the CompTIA Security + industry certification exam.

    These courses will apply toward the A.S. degree in Information Technology (IT) Security.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Job Related Opportunities

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

    MAJOR CORE COURSES

    CET 2691Laws & Legal Aspects of IT Security3
    CGS 2811Incident Response & Disaster Recovery3
    CIS 1358Operating System Security3
    CIS 2352Ethical Hacking3
    CTS 1120Network Security Foundations3
    CTS 1314Network Defense and Countermeasures3
    Total Credits18
  • CT iconThis certificate emphasizes an understanding of the following concepts related to cybersecurity: policies, intrusion detection systems, router security, and network security basics. This certificate prepares the student for the CompTIA Security + industry certification exam.

  • 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
  • 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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