Information and Operating Systems Security

Business Division
Certificate E0731

The Information and Operating Systems Security certificate provides students the skills to analyze security risks to a computer network and select and deploy countermeasures to reduce the network’s exposure to such risks. The certificate offers a balanced set of classes that provides students the skills to identify network threats and protect the system against them. Students will demonstrate the ability to create a secure computer system and utilize security tools to protect it from security threats. Although this certificate, by itself, may not qualify a student for a career in network security, it would ideally complement other network security certificates and/or degrees within the CIS program.

Required Courses

CISS 11Practical Computer Security2
CISS 13Principles of Information Systems Security4
CISS 15Operating Systems Security3
Total Units9

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 Guided Pathway of Study

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • strengthen security of any operating system by installing Firewall.
  • install safe and secure wireless network using computers with different operating systems (Windows, Mac etc.).

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