Cyber Security Professional Certificate

Learn to protect computers and networks.

The need to protect electronic and physical property of organizations from intruders, potential theft and other compromising acts is considered paramount for the fast-paced global economy. The increase of mobile users, digital applications and data networks deepens the reliance on transmitted data and information through the cyberspace. This growth requires the advanced study of information security as hackers constantly explore and exploit any new protective measures put in place by organizations. Cyber-attacks and digital spying are the top threats to national security, as sensitive information such as employee’s social security numbers, passwords and passcodes, network outages, computer viruses and other incidents threaten the security of many organizations. The Cyber Security Professional Certificate program is a concentration in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program. This intermediate level program builds on technical skills that are needed to defend the enterprise environment and protect an organization, such as packet Analysis, penetration testing, incident handling, and malware removal.

Our Cyber Security programs focus on:

  • Security Software/Hardware
  • Defensive Strategies
  • Preventive Strategies
  • Policies and Practices

Program Success

Cyber Security Professional Success

Course offered at the following campuses:
Degrees Offered
Cyber Security Administration Certificate
Cyber Security Professional Certificate
Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security
Master of Science in Cyber Security

 

Get to know the program.
Emmanuel Udoh is the dean of the Information Technology program.

 

What type of person would this program appeal to?
The master’s program would appeal to those with a bachelor’s degree in computer science or information technology, as well as mid-level managers and professionals or those with an interest in law/enforcement programs.

 

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in the program?
The program covers the core competencies in information security assessments, including monitoring and auditing of computer implementations and networks. It investigates the operating system’s security, distributed systems, database security, security policies and protocols, cryptography and applications security.

 

What are potential jobs or employment settings for graduates?
Graduates may find work as security experts in firms, organizations and governmental agencies with job titles like cyber policy analyst, chief security officer, cyber security software engineer, digital forensics expert, or information systems security administrator.

 

What is the most important or unique aspect about this program?
Cyber programs offer real-world applications of classroom theory in a laboratory environment (augmented with virtual resources). Also, our program offers pathways to acquire pertinent certifications.

 

What are good resources for finding out more on this career field?

  • Association of Computing Machinery
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CYBER SECURITY PROGRAMS

Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

 

Associate of Science Degree Cyber Security Administration Certificate

Course Title Credit Hours
MNE 108 Computer Hardware Fundamentals
4
MNE 109 Computer Network Fundamentals
4
MNE 111 Administrating Windows 7
4
MNE 112 Administrating Windows Server 2008
4
MNE 203 Introduction to Linux
4
MNE 204 Linux Server – Configuring the X Window System
4
MNE 212 Security Certified Specialist
4
MNE 213 Computer Security Fundamentals
4
Total Credit Hours
32

 

Bachelor of Science Degree Cyber Security Professional Certificate

Course Title Credit Hours
MNE 310 Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP)
4
MNE 314 Designing Security for Microsoft Networks
4
MNE 320 Ethical Hacking
4
MNE 340 Security Certified Network Architect (SCNA)
4
MNE 360 Network Penetration Testing (LPT)
4
MNE 365 Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C-HFI)
4
MNE 430 Security Design and Compliance I
4
MNE 450 Security Design and Compliance II
4
Total Credit Hours
32

*Courses subject to change.

 

Graduate Certificate

MGT 510 MGT Communications 4
CSC 520 Fundamentals of Cyber Security 4
CSC 540 Information Security 4
CSC 550 Data Mining 4
CSC 622 Evaluating Emerging Cyber & Information Security Technologies 4
CSC 623 Business Continuity & Disaster Response Processes and Strategies 4
Total Credit Hours 24

Master of Science in Cyber Security

Policy
CSC 624 Cyber & Information Security Policy Analysis 4 (Preq: MGT 510)
Fundamentals (CIA)
CSC 520 Fundamentals of Cyber Security 4 (Preq: MGT 510)
CSC 540 Information Security 4 (Preq: MGT 510)
Applications/Techniques
CSC 550 Data Mining 4 (Preq: MGT 510)
CSC 622 Evaluating Emerging Cyber & Information Security Technologies 4 (P:MGT 510, CSC550)
CSC 623 Business Continuity & Disaster Response Processes and Strategies 4 (P:MGT 510, CSC550)
CSC 625 Applied Digital Forensics 4 (P:MGT 510, CSC550)
CSC 626 Cyber Warfare & Espionage: Tactics, Techniques and Tools 4 (MGT 510, CSC550)
CSC 635 Computer Security 4 (Preq: MGT 510)
CSC 681 IT Capstone Project 4
MGT510 MGT Communications 4 (Preq: none)
MGT590 Project MGT 4 (Preq: MGT 510)
Total Credit Hours 48