The IT Information Security Certificate program provides comprehensive instruction for networking students and professionals who want to expand their skills in computer security. Students survey issues in IT security awareness, data confidentiality, network security, and legal and ethical issues associated with computer system security.
This certificate provides hands-on training in designing, planning and executing a vulnerability assessment on a computer network. Once the assessment is completed, students design a security plan to protect the network from threats. Students will be introduced to several firewall technologies including packet filtering, proxy firewalls, application gateways and circuit gateways, In addition, the students will be trained in properly securing a network using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
The IT Information Security Certificate prepares the student to test for two of the CISCO Certified Security Professional (CCSP) exams, Security+ Certification and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.
Student must have a CCNA certification OR at least two years of practical experience in the Networking field, specifically with Cisco routing and hardware essentials experience. Second year Network Specialist program students may be considered.
To earn a certificate, you need to apply for admission. A grade of C or better is required in each course to award the certificate. No more than 50% of the certificate credits may be through advanced standing.
Online Certificate Application
Create an ApplyWeb account and follow the instructions to complete the Online Certificate Application. Submit the $15 non-refundable fee (payable by credit card, debit card or electronic check) with your application. Applicants may submit more than one certificate application per term using the Online Certificate Application; the same fees apply for each additional application.
Paper Certificate Application
You can request a paper application from the Enrollment Center at (608) 246-6210. Submit the $15 non-refundable fee (payable by check or money order) with your application. Effective January 1, 2011, the non-refundable paper certificate application fee will be $20. Please note: using a paper application can delay the processing of your admission application additional two weeks.
Certificates are not eligible for financial aid.
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