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Program Overview

The Network Security program prepares students to secure computer networks and protect them against unauthorized intrusions while establishing a foundation in the field of network design and administration. The program has an emphasis on operations, hardening and administration of network security devices. Graduates of the AS Program in this concentration acquire a skill-set that allows the student to collect and analyze system logs, perform network penetration testing, and install and operate IDS/IPS, VPNs, firewalls and honeypots.

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Program Details

The program is designed for students seeking careers in Network Security and provides training for the implementation and administration of secure computer networks. Courses cover well-known IT certifications, including CompTIA Security+, Linux+, Network+, Certified Network Defender, and Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator.

Areas of Study:

  • Hardening Windows Servers and Cisco network devices
  • Installing and operating Check Point and Cisco Firewalls and VPNs
  • Network Defense and Countermeasures
  • Penetration Testing
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Compliance and Incidence Response
  • Collection and Analysis of System Logs

Industry Certifications: This program prepares students for the following certifications:

  • CompTIA Security+, Linux+ and Network+
  • Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator
  • Certified Network Defender

Career Prospects

Graduates of this program may be employed in job roles such as these:

  • Network Security Analyst
  • Network Operations Center (NOC) Operator
  • Network Defense Specialist
  • Network Incident Responder
  • Network Penetration Tester
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Network Security System Administrator
  • Network Security Consultant

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