Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

Planner for Advanced Network Security (certificate)

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 16

Purpose: Provides students with the hands-on skills and knowledge to protect cyber computer networks. Skills covered include the design and implementation of firewalls, IDS, wireless security, cryptography, Linux security, Windows security, among others. In addition to network security fundamentals students will learn valuable defense and countermeasures.

Range of Occupations

  • Internet security specialist
  • IT compliance specialist
  • IT manager
  • Network administrator
  • Network analyst
  • Systems analyst

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Will Seabrook

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

All students must demonstrate eligibility for ENG 101 /ENG 101A . Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements , “Certificate Requirements” for more information.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Note:  CTS 107 - Cyber Essentials  and CTS 110 - Network Essentials  are prerequisites for this certificate. Students entering the program with technical expertise beyond the level of CTS 107 and CTS 110 should meet with the academic chair to waive the requirements of these courses.

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 140 - Network Security Fundamentals 
4 credit hours     
CTS 222 - UNIX/LINUX System Administration 
CTS 234 - Windows Server 
4 credit hours    

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 240 - Advanced Network Defense 
4 credit hours     
CTS 242 - Network Intrusion Detection and Penetration Testing 
4 credit hours      


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