Dec 07, 2021  
2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

Network Security, Certificate

Award: Certificate (code CRT.CIS.NET-SEC)

Total Credit Hours: 20 credit hours.

About the Cybersecurity, Networking and Digital Forensics Department 

Purpose: Gain the skills and knowledge required to configure LAN and WAN networks and to understand the basics of network cybersecurity theory and operation. Acquire in-depth knowledge of TCP/IP, Cisco IOS and experience configuring Cisco routers.

Related Industry Certifications: This program provides partial foundation for the following industry recognized certifications: Network+ (CompTIA) and the Security+ (CompTIA) industry certification exams.

Range of Occupations

  • Customer service technician
  • Help desk technician
  • Internet security specialist
  • Internet systems administrator
  • IT compliance specialist
  • Network administrator
  • Network analyst
  • Network support technician
  • Service center technician
  • Technical writer

Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.

Entrance/Admission Requirements

Entrance Requirements

Students must satisfy the prerequisites for each course in the certificate or have permission of the coordinator of CyberStudies to take each course.

Degree/Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Demonstrated eligibility for ENG 111 .

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Effectively use Internet and Web technologies.
  • Describe the function and use of the variety of hardware and software.
  • Describe the ethical and social issues involving digital technology.
  • Design a network from scratch as well as maintain, upgrade and troubleshoot an existing network.
  • Configure a router, manage Cisco IOS software, configure routing protocols on routeres, and set the access lists to control the access to routers.
  • Identify the risks and threats to an organization’s data and provide a structured way of addressing the safeguarding of these critical electronic assets.

Related Educational Opportunities

Continuing Education and Workforce Development Offerings

Additional courses, credentials and/or certifications may be available through the AACC School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.