Jul 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Cybersecurity Certificate

Award: Certificate

Degree Code: CYCT

Number of Credits: 28

Program Description

The Cybersecurity Certificate provides students with the skills, knowledge and credentials to successfully begin a career in the field of Cybersecurity. Cybersecurity specialists apply computer security techniques to work with industry, government, and academia to solve computer networking and security related challenges.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in a programming language
  • Configure and secure Windows and Unix/Linux server and clients, routers, firewalls, email, networks, and other network security appliances and software
  • Recognize networking standards, protocols, and the OSI model
  • Identify and describe security measures for different types of network attacks, operating systems, software, databases, websites, social engineering and physical security
  • Apply computer forensics, data acquisition, analysis, tools, and crime scene investigation and documentation requirements for corporate or legal testimony
  • Explain the function of cryptography and encryption to secure data, public key infrastructure, hashing, and digital signatures along with other data protection techniques
  • Create an effective security policy and disaster recovery plan, addressing business requirements related to confidentiality, integrity and availability