Information Technology Careers

Advanced Cybersecurity Infrastructure

Certificate

The Advanced Cybersecurity Infrastructure certificate program provides an opportunity for IT professionals with network security and information assurance responsibilities and/or experience to learn about advanced cybersecurity concepts and configuration beyond topics covered in our Network Technology and Security A.A.S. degree program.

Certificate coursework covers industry standard topics, including:

  • Security incident management
  • Firewalls
  • Pen testing
  • VPNs
  • Intrusion detection
  • Overall security policy and practices

Courses in this certificate help prepare you for the Cisco CyberOps Associate, EC-Council CEH, and other professional security certifications such as CCNP Security, CISSP, GSEC, CISM, or CISA based on your career path and interests.

2022-2023 Required Courses

Core Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ITC 2480
Administering Linux Servers
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Learn about the installation, configuration and maintenance of Linux systems with an emphasis on server administration. A major focus of this course is learning the Linux command line interface for system administration tasks including basic scripting. Other topics involve providing network services such as containers, routing, firewalls, DNS, DHCP, and web servers to network clients. This course assumes you have basic familiarity with the Linux command line. It is strongly recommended you have completed ITC 1480 or a free online self-study Linux Essentials course to ensure your comfort with basic Linux usage before taking this course, contact the instructor or department before registering for details.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

ITC 2810
Cisco CyberOps Associate
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills used by security analysts working on a Security Operations Centers (SOC) team. These teams keep a vigilant eye on security systems, protecting their organizations by monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing, and responding to cybersecurity threats and events. This course is designed to prepare you for the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate industry certification exam.

Prerequisites:

  • CNT 2300 PC Hardware and Software (A+)
  • ITC 1480 Linux Essentials
  • ITC 2000 PC Hardware and Software (A+)

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ITC 2820
Information Systems Security Pen Testing
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Learn how information systems including computers, networks, cloud, and mobile devices are attacked and how attackers find and exploit vulnerabilities in the systems relied upon for modern life. By understanding system weaknesses and vulnerabilities, this pen testing course provides insight into the minds of attackers so that you can better prepare to defend against attacks. This course assists students in preparing for the EC-Council CEH industry certification exam.

Prerequisites:

  • ITC 2430 Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure
  • ITC 2480 Administering Linux Servers
  • ITC 2530 Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation
  • ITC 2536 Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation, and Intro to Cisco Network Sec

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ITC 2830
ITC 2536
Introduction to Cisco Network Security    OR

Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation, and Intro to Cisco Network Sec
6

Introduction to Cisco Network Security
Course Outline
Credits: 3
Provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. An emphasis on practical experience develops specialized skills for securing networks through the use of firewalls, VPNs, and other network security technologies.

Prerequisites:

  • CNT 2520 Routing Protocols and Concepts (CCNA 2)
  • ITC 2515 Introduction to Networks and Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 1/2)
  • ITC 2520 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CCNA 2)
  • ITC 2530 Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation, and Intro to Cisco Network Sec
Course Outline
Credits: 6
Explores the architecture, components, operations, and security required for large, complex networks, including wide area network (WAN) technologies, and the fundamentals of cryptographic systems. This includes the ability to configure the OSPF routing protocol, access control lists, NAT, firewalls, and VPNs. The course emphasizes network security concepts and introduces network virtualization and automation. Students learn how to configure, troubleshoot, and secure enterprise network devices, understand how application programming interfaces (API) and configuration management tools enable network automation, and how to provide for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and network systems. This course completes the coursework preparation for the CCNA certification exam and provides additional network security content.

Prerequisites:

  • CNT 2510 Network Fundamentals (CCNA 1)
  • ITC 2510 Introduction to Networks (CCNA1)
  • ITC 2515 Introduction to Networks and Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 1/2)
  • ITC 2516 Intro to Networks and Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CCNA1/2)
  • ITC 2520 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CCNA 2)

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ITC 2840
Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Expand on basic network operations and security knowledge by learning about implementing core Cisco security solutions to provide advanced threat protection against cybersecurity attacks. Gain hands-on experience with firewall configuration, access control policies, 802.1X authentication, and more. This course assists students in preparing for the Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR) exam, which is a required component of the CCNP Security, CCIE Security, and the Cisco Certified Specialist - Security Core certifications.

Prerequisites:

  • ITC 2536 Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation, and Intro to Cisco Network Sec
  • ITC 2830 Introduction to Cisco Network Security

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ITC 2250
Special Topics in Information Technology & Careers
3

Course Outline
Examines current topics in computers, networking or security. Allows students to pursue industry certifications and topics not normally covered in ITC courses. This course is not regularly offered, students interested in pursuing additional certifications should contact an ITC instructor for more information. Prerequisites: Prerequisites will vary based on topics selected. Requires instructor consent.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Core Curriculum 18-21