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    Oct 16, 2021  
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Information Systems Technology Network Engineer-Cyber & Network Security Specialization, (AAS)


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Program Info

Minimum credits: 65
Length: 2 years

Division: Workforce Services
Contact: 434.797.6437
Award: Associate of Applied Science
Plan Code: 299-05 CIP Code: 11.0101

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology Network Engineer - Cyber and Network Security Specialization prepares students for entry-level positions as information security officers, network security specialists, and other cybersecurity and networking-related professions.

Note: A student with a criminal history will not be able to find employment in cyber security. Students must complete a background check prior to entering the program.

Program Coordination: Credits earned in the Cyber Security Technician CSC and Cyber Security Certificate apply towards the requirements of this degree. This program also shares coursework with the IST Network Engineer A.A.S.

Industry Certifications: Students will have the opportunity to earn the following

- Cisco CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician)
- Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Security+
- CompTIA Linux+
- Microsoft MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate): Server Infrastructure, Network, IT Infrastructure
- Cisco CCNA - Security
- VMware Certified Associat
- CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) - Upon graduation and additional study

 

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology Network Engineer - Cyber and Network Security Specialization prepares students for entry-level positions as information security officers, network security specialists, and other cybersecurity and networking-related professions.

Program Outcomes: Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Use and apply a basic knowledge of Cisco Systems routers, switches, VLANs, and device security, including network devices
  • Install, configure, and apply security management principles to desktop and operating systems
  • Install, configure, and manage virtual infrastructure environments
  • Demonstrate knowledge of security basics, including network attacks, computer crime, and hacking fundamentals
  • Utilize introductory digital forensics techniques and skills

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