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
Covers 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. Other topics involve providing network services such as routing, firewalls, DNS, DHCP, file, web, and email servers to network clients. Prerequisites: ITC 1480 or Linux Essentials Certificate (see course notes). Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

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
Focuses on the managerial aspects of information security and assurance. Topics covered include access control models, information security governance, and information security program assessment and metrics. Coverage on the foundational and technical components of information security is included to reinforce key concepts. The course includes up-to-date information on changes in the field, such as national and international laws and international standards like the ISO 27000 series. Prerequisites: ITC 2430, ITC 2480, ITC 2530.

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
Expands the scope and depth of the skills and knowledge acquired in previous network security courses by focusing on the advanced capabilities of network defense strategies including Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Host Intrusion Detection Systems (HIDS) and Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS). Students will learn the evolution and current best practices of applying these technologies, which are universally deployed in networks of all sizes. Prerequisites: ITC 2830 or CCNA Security Certification

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