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.