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2019-2020 College Catalog

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Network Security Administration - Certificate (Career)

APPLICATION CODE 193

For curriculum information, contact the Business and Computer Systems Division—Room DH-239—443-518-1520.

This certificate is designed to meet the increasing needs in the network security field for skilled mid-level administrators. Students with a background in computer operations and networks will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to transit to new areas in the job market. This certificate will prepare graduates to function in public, private, and government organizations, in roles requiring assessment, operations, and improvement of network security systems. The courses map to the National Training Standard for the Information Systems Security designation sponsored by NSA and the Department of Homeland Security. HCC is an approved Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) and students are eligible for an HCC certificate that states that students have completed a curriculum mapped to the CAE Information Assurance and Cyber Defense training standards approved by the NSA and the Department of Homeland Security.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY 158Fundamentals and Practice for Network+ Certification

3

CMSY 162Introduction to Network Security Systems

3

CMSY 219Operating Systems

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY 163Introduction to Firewalls and Network Security

3

CMSY 164Introduction to Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

3

CMSY 255Introduction to Unix and Linux

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY 262Encryption and Secure Communications

3

CMSY 263Ethical Hacking and Cyber Defense

3

Total Credit Hours: 24