Cybersecurity

Certificate - 30 credits

About this program
This certificate is designed for individuals looking to add technical skills in IT security. A person earning this certificate will develop skills to manage and secure the Linux operating system, develop and query an information database, and create simple scripts. Areas of cybersecurity focus include vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, perimeter defense, incident response and applying security measures to reduce risk of a security breach. Content included in the certificate will prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ and Cisco CCENT certifications.
Program outcomes
  1. Analyze known security incidents to trace and document the steps in the incident.
  2. Use mechanisms available in an operating system to control access to resources.
  3. Construct input validation.
  4. Install and configure firewall rules based on business policies.
  5. Investigate various countermeasures and security controls to minimize risk and exposure.
  6. Examine ethical issues related to cybersecurity.
  7. Demonstrate the use of proper SQL commands to retrieve specific data from a database.
  8. Use protocol analyzers to identify information encapsulated in a data packet.
  9. Write scripts to perform specific functions within a host and networked computing environment.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
30 Required courses
30 Total

Cybersecurity- Certificate

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1001 CPTR1001 - Introduction To Programming and Scripting 3
CPTR1106 CPTR1106 - Microcomputer Databases 3
CPTR1108 CPTR1108 - CISCO 1 3
CPTR1118 CPTR1118 - CISCO 2 3
CPTR2224 CPTR2224 - Linux I 3
CPTR2230 CPTR2230 - Structured Query Language 3
CPTR2234 CPTR2234 - Linux II 3
CPTR2236 CPTR2236 - Network Security 3
CSEC2210 CSEC2210 - Security Breaches and Countermeasures 3
CSEC2228 CSEC2228 - Network Defense 3
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1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1001 CPTR1001 - Introduction To Programming and Scripting 3
CPTR1106 CPTR1106 - Microcomputer Databases 3
CPTR1108 CPTR1108 - CISCO 1 3
CPTR2224 CPTR2224 - Linux I 3
CPTR2236 CPTR2236 - Network Security 3

1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1118 CPTR1118 - CISCO 2 3
CPTR2230 CPTR2230 - Structured Query Language 3
CPTR2234 CPTR2234 - Linux II 3
CSEC2210 CSEC2210 - Security Breaches and Countermeasures 3
CSEC2228 CSEC2228 - Network Defense 3

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1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1001 CPTR1001 - Introduction To Programming and Scripting 3
CPTR1106 CPTR1106 - Microcomputer Databases 3
CPTR1108 CPTR1108 - CISCO 1 3
CPTR2224 CPTR2224 - Linux I 3
CPTR2236 CPTR2236 - Network Security 3

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1118 CPTR1118 - CISCO 2 3
CPTR2230 CPTR2230 - Structured Query Language 3
CPTR2234 CPTR2234 - Linux II 3
CSEC2210 CSEC2210 - Security Breaches and Countermeasures 3
CSEC2228 CSEC2228 - Network Defense 3