CIS Professional in Network Security (Certificate M0688)

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Certificate M0688

The CIS Professional 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

Course Prefix Course Name Units
CISS 21Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures3
CISS 21LNetwork Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures Laboratory0.5
CISS 23Network Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems3
CISS 23LNetwork Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems Laboratory0.5
CISS 25Network Security and Firewalls3
CISS 25LNetwork Security and Firewalls Laboratory0.5
CISS 27Cyber Defense1
Total Units11.5

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Program Learning Outcomes

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

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
CISS 21 Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures 3 3
CISS 21L Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures Laboratory .5 0.5
CISS 23 Network Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems 3 3
CISS 23L Network Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems Laboratory .5 0.5
 Units7
Spring Term
CISS 25 Network Security and Firewalls 3 3
CISS 25L Network Security and Firewalls Laboratory .5 0.5
CISS 27 Cyber Defense 1 1
Certificate:CIS Prof. (Network Security) E0721 1  
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records  
 Units4.5
 Total Units11.5
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