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    Oct 16, 2021  
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Cyber Security, (CERT)


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Program Info

This program is offered part-time and completely online.

Minimum credits: 40
Length: 4 semesters

Division: Workforce Services
Contact: 434.797.6437
Award: Certificate
Plan Code: 344 CIP Code: 11.1003

The Certificate in Cyber Security is designed for individuals with prior work and/or educational experience relevant to the field. This program provides comprehensive knowledge and extensive hands-on training in the implementation, management, and development of security measures to protect IT resources from unauthorized access or attack. Courses are aligned with DHS and NSA curriculum standards.

Admission Requirements: Candidates must meet one or more of the following criteria, as determined by the Cyber Center Director, before entering the program: Professional background in IT Networking. Individual may be required to demonstrate required skills. Industry Certifications in the field of Networking and/or Security. Candidates will be required to provide evidence of successful completion of each certification being considered. Completion of courses in Cisco CCNA Networking and Microsoft Server Operating Systems.

Those 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.

 

Industry Certifications:

- CompTIA Security+
- Certified Ethical Hacker - Cisco Certified Network Associate
- Security

Program Coordination: This certificate shares five courses (18 credits) with the Cyber Security Technician CSC and four courses (11 credits) with the Information Systems Technology Network Engineer A.A.S.

Program Description

The Certificate in Cyber Security is designed for individuals with prior work and/or educational experience relevant to the field. This program provides comprehensive knowledge and extensive hands-on training in the implementation, management, and development of security measures to protect IT resources from unauthorized access or attack. Courses are aligned with DHS and NSA curriculum standards.

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

  • Identify security risks to computing resources.
  • Assess potential threats to computing resources.
  • Develop effective countermeasures aimed at protecting data and computer assets.
  • Develop solutions for networking and security problems, balancing business concerns, technical issues and security.
  • Identify infrastructure components and the roles they serve, and design infrastructures including devices, topologies, protocols, systems software, management and security.
  • Explain the concepts of confidentiality, availability and integrity in information assurance, including physical, software, devices, policies and people.

Course Sequence


Total Credit Hours: 10


Total Credit Hours: 10


Total Credit Hours: 10


Total Credit Hours: 10


Note:


DCC is the first rural community college in Virginia to be recognized by the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education. Courses are aligned with DHS and NSA curriculum standards.

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