Cybersecurity
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Reach your career goals with a cybersecurity diploma program

Diploma programs provide professional and/or technical skills for career transition in a wide variety of public and private business sectors. These programs are intended for those who have an interest in gaining additional knowledge for career transition or licensure.

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Cyber Security Diploma Program Overview

The Cyber Security program provides training for an entry-level career in Cyber Security industry. The program will focus on security information, procedures and processes used in all types of business, governmental, non-profit environments. The program includes training in security basics, networks basics and defense, identity and access management, cryptography concepts, system administration, logging and monitoring, programming, web security, project management, and threats and vulnerabilities.
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Cyber Security Courses & Curriculum

To receive a Medical Assistant Diploma, students must earn 46 semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credits hours. Program requirements are listed below.

Program Outline

Computer Support Specialist graduate, existing CompTIA Network+ certification, or passing readiness test is required to start this program.

Students are required to participate in the final group project as an active member of the team. Daily evaluations are done as to their involvement in the final projects. Additionally, students must complete an individual project on a topic of their choosing. The project may include many different aspects of network attack and defense. The program requires a PC running Windows 7 or newer with a minimum of 8GB of RA

Complete Listing of Subjects & Synopsis

Subject Identifying Number: Week 1-2

Lecture Hours: 20

Lab Hours: 20

Total Hours: 40

Prerequisites: Admission to course

Synopsis: The Security Basics course will help students gain a fundamental understanding of security concepts that will be used throughout the Cyber Security track. Topics covered include basic security concepts.

Subject Identifying Number: Week 3-4

Lecture Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 20
Total Hours: 40

Prerequisites: Weeks 1-2

Synopsis: The course will cover System Administration basics from a security orientated point of view. This course will include information on installing and configuring network components to support organizational security. Additional topics include threats.

Subject Identifying Number: Week 5-6

Lecture Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 20
Total Hours: 40

Prerequisites: Weeks 3-4

Synopsis: This course will provide instruction in technical skills required in network administration and support. This course will include information on media.

Subject Identifying Number: Week 7-8

Lecture Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 20
Total Hours: 40

Prerequisites: Weeks 4-5

Synopsis: The Network Defense course will give students an overview of the various hardware and software tools available to defend a network against attack. Students will use various tools to assess the security posture of an organization and understand the possible impact of threats.

Subject Identifying Number: Week 9-10

Lecture Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 20
Total Hours: 40

Prerequisites: Weeks 7-8

Synopsis: The course will cover the different methodologies and concepts of Cryptography and Access management. Students will be exposed to different cryptography algorithms used to ensure safe transmission, storage and use of sensitive data. Students will also

Subject Identifying Number: Week 11-12

Lecture Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 20
Total Hours: 40

Prerequisites: Weeks 9-10

Synopsis: The course will give students the knowledge and skills needed to properly analyze and interpret various security related logs produced by different security related technologies. This will focus on standard logs and in particular on Intrusion Detection and Prevention.

Subject Identifying Number: Week 13-14

Lecture Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 20
Total Hours: 40

Prerequisites: Weeks 11-12

Synopsis: The Programming Foundations course will give students a foundation in one of the most popular programming languages in use today, generally a widely used high-level programming language for general-purpose programming. This module will give students a strong foundation upon which to build throughout the rest of the track. 

Subject Identifying Number: Week 15-16

Lecture Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 20
Total Hours: 40

Prerequisites: Weeks 13-14

Synopsis: The Web Application Security course is intended to be an introduction to the key concepts of Web Security. Students will learn the mindset, discipline, and methods for securing a software project. This course is designed to be useful and accessible to application developers, QA testers, operations teams, and leadership who want to understand how to have conversations and make decisions around application security.

Subject Identifying Number: Week 17-18

Lecture Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 20
Total Hours: 40

Prerequisites: Weeks 15-16

Synopsis: This course covers the Agile software development methodology in use in many teams in the software industry today. Students will learn the different roles on an Agile team.

Subject Identifying Number: Week 19-20

Lecture Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 20
Total Hours: 40

Prerequisites: Weeks 16-17

Synopsis: The Threats and Vulnerabilities course will provide students with an in depth look at the various threats and vulnerabilities faced by every organization and technology user. 

Subject Identifying Number: Week 21-24

Lecture Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 20
Total Hours: 40

Prerequisites: Weeks 19-20

Synopsis: Students will learn to complete an analysis of network defense in a group setting. 

Total Hours for Course Completion

Lecture: 200 / Lab: 280 / Total: 480

Diploma Program Requirements & Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Use network assessment tools to gauge the security posture of an organization
  • Implement access management controls and account management practices
  • Identify, compare, and contrast different types of attacks and related impacts
  • Use a programming language to automate system administration tasks
  • Use theoretical models and specific technical knowledge to secure web applications

This program is delivered by CLASSROOM BASED INSTRUCTION or ONLINE COMPUTER BASED LEARNING

 

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