The Basic Network Security Advanced Certificate is designed to provide students with practical techniques for protecting the security of an organization's information assets and resources and increase the depth of knowledge and skills of technical staff charged with administering and securing information systems and networks. Security issues, technologies, and recommended practices are addressed at increasing layers of complexity, beginning with concepts and proceeding on to technical implementations. The courses required for this certificate involve extensive hands-on laboratories utilizing a heterogeneous network environment, scenario based exercises, lecture/briefings, and open discussion to help participants develop their understanding of the problems and strategies for securing information systems and networks.
Participants must complete the Computer Technician Certificate, or the first year requirements of either the Computer Networking Specialist AAS degree or the Computer Information Systems Specialist AAS degree in order to be admitted into this advanced certificate program.
Computer Information Systems Course Completion Requirement
For credit toward certificate requirements, all CIS courses must have been completed during the five school years preceding conference of the certificate or must have the approval of the Dean of Career, Technical, and Health Education Programs or Program Coordinator.
The Future of Information Technology (Computer Information Science Systems) Programs
CIS System Support- Job prospects are best for college graduates who are up to date with the latest skills and technologies, particularly if they have supplemented their formal education with some relevant work experience. A strong background in fundamental computer skills combined with good interpersonal skills and communication skills is needed.
Computer networking specialists should continue to enjoy favorable job prospects. Employers will demand a higher level of skill and expertise from their employees.