Cybersecurity Certificate of Achievement (Certificate of Achievement, 2020-2021)

Program Info

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Certificate of Achievement

Program Description


Provides a mid-level understanding of the technological needs, threats, and vulnerabilities of hardware, software, operating systems, networks and the Internet. Students will examine operating systems, networks, tools and protocols needed to navigate, use, and manage security technologies as well as gain insight into the legal, social, and political dynamics of the cyber universe. Designed for students interested in cyber defense or IT professionals seeking a fundamental understanding of cybersecurity.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Write UNIX shell scripts and manipulate the UNIX operating system and services.
  2. Recognize networks, operating systems and hardware.
  3. Identify and explain the ten domains of cybersecurity.
  4. Analyze and establish security requirements for systems/networks.
  5. Defend systems against unauthorized access, modification and/or destruction.
  6. Use cybersecurity tools (KALI, NMAP, Wireshark, SNORT, etc.)
  7. Define access privileges, control structures, and resources.
Career Opportunities

Information security professionals plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyber attacks increases. There are many different careers paths to explore in Cybersecurity:

Additional Information:

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2020 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.