Mar 19, 2018  
2017-18 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
2017-18 Virginia Western Academic Catalog

IT: Cyber Security Career Studies Certificate

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Career Studies Certificate

Purpose: This curriculum is designed to give students the knowledge and skills needed to secure servers and network infrastructures.  Topics include how to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks and servers, and to mitigate security threats.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the Cisco CCENT and Cisco CCNA Security certifications. The Cisco CCNA Security Certification meets the National Security Agency (NSA) CNSS 4011 training standard. The student can also sit for the CompTia Security + Certification.

Program Objectives: Employment opportunities include entry-level positions as a Network Analyst, Security Analyst, or a Security Architect. 

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college. 


Students Completing the AAS IST: Network & Security Administration Program

Students in Career Studies Certificate Only

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 27

1 Students should contact the IT program head regarding completion of these classes.

* This course has a requisite.

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