Prepare for an entry-level credential in information and network security.

This is a G3 program. Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.

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Program Information

Take the first step toward a career in cybersecurity with this program! Primary learning objectives include identifying threats, attacks and vulnerabilities on the Internet from newer custom devices and social engineering attacks based on current events; addressing threats of enterprise environments, cloud reliance and hybrid networks; administering identity, access management, PKI, basic cryptography, wireless and end-to-end security; employing security assessment and incident response procedures, such as basic threat detection, risk mitigation techniques and security controls; and supporting organizational risk management and compliance to regulations, such as PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, GDPR, FISMA, NIST and CCPA. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the Security+ credential exam offered by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

Note: Follow the credential pathway for information technology, which begins with A+, continues to Network+ and finishes with Security+. These programs result in stackable credentials that are designed to build upon the knowledge and skills of one another.

Contact Hours: 42

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