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Network Security

M State's Network Security certificate is designed for students who have industry experience or are nearing completion of a degree in the IT field. The program focuses on general skills related to network security, then expands those skills in focused areas.

Students will review and apply network security practices using multiple operating systems, focusing on areas that include penetration testing, perimeter defense and Web security.

The 18-credit certificate prepares students for CompTIA Security + certification. It's offered on our Moorhead campus and through eCampus.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Design secure computer network perimeters
  • Recognize security breaches and implement countermeasures
  • Implement security for Web servers
  • Demonstrate the need for policy in implementation of security


Why M State

  • Exceptional educational value
  • Faculty committed to student success
  • Academic industry partners ensure students are learning skills needed by employers
  • Courses align with vendor certifications
  • Opportunities to participate in collegiate competitions


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Network Security Certificate
Locations: Online, Moorhead

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Meet the faculty

Janet Johnson

Information Technology/Cybersecurity Faculty
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Tim Preuss

Information Technology/Cybersecurity Faculty
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Required courses for Network Security certificate

  • Linux II
  • Network Security
  • Security Breaches and Countermeasures
  • Web Security
  • Topics in Network Security
  • Network Defense
  • Mobile app developer
  • Cyber security

Last modified: July 28th, 2015 at 02:32pm