CIS Professional Certificate in Network Security

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Certificate E0721

The CIS Professional Certificate in Network Security program is designed to prepare students for a career in the computer network security industry. The certificate offers a balanced set of classes that prepare students to design, implement, manage and secure the heterogeneous corporate network. The security management courses emphasize firewall security appliances, network protocol analysis, Linux network, Snort intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, and vulnerability management. Students will acquire the skills to utilize network protocol analyzers, to troubleshoot network problems, deploy intrusion prevention systems, configure firewall security appliances and Virtual Private Network (VPN), and assess network vulnerabilities and implement countermeasures. Individual courses will help students prepare for industry certification exams such as Certify Ethical Hacker (CEH), Cisco Firewall Specialist, and Cisco IPS Specialist. Opportunities available upon completion of the certificate program include Network Security Analyst, Junior Network Security Engineer, Network Vulnerability Management, and Network Security Architect.

Required Courses

CISS 21Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures 3
CISS 21LNetwork Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures Laboratory 0.5
CISS 23Network Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems 3
CISS 23LNetwork Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems Laboratory 0.5
CISS 25Network Security and Firewalls 3
CISS 25LNetwork Security and Firewalls Laboratory 0.5
CISS 27Cyber Defense 1
Total Units11.5

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Explore Your Future in  Network Security

The Guided Pathway of Study grid below offers a semester by semester plan for achieving the CIS Professional Certificate in Network Security as recommended by content Faculty Members and Counselors. 

If you are unable to meet this recommended plan, please make an appointment with a counselor who will assist you with developing your personal Guided Pathway of Study for this program. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Units
CISS 21 Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures 3
CISS 21L Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures Laboratory 0.5
CISS 23 Network Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems 3
CISS 23L Network Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems Laboratory 0.5
 Units7
Semester 2
CISS 25 Network Security and Firewalls 3
CISS 25L Network Security and Firewalls Laboratory 0.5
CISS 27 Cyber Defense 1
 Units4.5
 Total Units11.5

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

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