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Catalog 2017-18

Network Security Specialist (Certified Ethical Hacker)


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Program Description


This course prepares students to sit for the EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification exam, and for professional careers in the field of information and communication technology (ICT). Instruction combines an ethical methodology with the hands-on application of security tools needed to secure computer information systems. Students are introduced to common countermeasures that effectively reduce and mitigate attacks.

Program Outcomes


Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential: Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate.  Students will be prepared to sit for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification exam.

Certifying Organization:

EC-Council, International Council of E-Commerce Consultants

www.eccouncil.org

Financial Aid and Payment Options


  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length


6 weeks not including prerequisites

Courses start in August, January, and June at CCBC Catonsville and CCBC Essex.  Usually offered during a six-week period, but on occasions may be spread throughout an entire semester.  Course schedules vary each semester and may be offered face-to-face, online or hybrid (a combination of the two).

Program Requirements


High School Diploma or GED. Students must be computer literate, have strong computer skills and access to a computer and the Internet to complete assignments.

Network+ certification or strong networking background – students without this requirement must take the prerequisite course listed below.

Application Process


Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence


Excellent attendance is required.

Course Number

Course

Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

Prerequisite:

PCA 619

or

PCA 615 (if hybrid)

Shared with credit course DCOM 101

 

Network+ Part 1: Network and Data Communications

 

37.5

Guide to Networking Essentials; Tomsho; ISBN1-305-10543-5; $207.95

** Check with Coordinator for potential text update before purchasing

$505

T-$177/F-$328

Course:

PCA 593

Shared with credit course DCOM 215

Ethical Hacking and Systems Defense

50

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH); Gregg; ISBN 978-0-7897-5127-0; $59.99

$645
T-$258/F-$387

Course & Prerequisite Totals:

 

87.50

$267.94

$1150

T$435/F-$715

Additional Information


Additional Offerings:

Students pursuing certification in Ethical Hacking often enroll in the following computer network/security related classes: A+ Certification; Network+ Certification; Security+ Certification; Windows Server Certification; Cisco Certification; Red Hat Certification; and VMware Certification.

Additional Expenses:​

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification exam = $950 

 
Skills for Success:​

Successful candidates should be motivated, independent learners; detail-oriented; have strong analytical skills; and the ability to take direction.

 
Career Opportunities:

​With the Certified Ethical hacker (CEH) certification, students qualify for entry-level to mid-level positions that include: Network Security Specialist; Network Penetration Tester; Certified Ethical Hacker; Data Security Administrator; Information Security Analyst; Information Security Administrator; Information Security Office; Information Security Specialist; Information Systems Security Analyst; Computer Security Specialist; Information Security Manager; Information Technology Security Analyst; Security Consultant; and Site Administrator-Auditor.  This career requires continued training and education.

 
The CEH certification enables individuals to apply for security positions in the government IT sector.  The National Security Agency (NSA), the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), and the Department of Defense (DOD), use this certification in their process for clearing contractors and employees to access sensitive information.

 

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Program Contact Information


Coordinator:

Steve Ricketts

sricketts@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-4442

Owings Mills, 305E

Administrative Assistant:

Nancy Pittinger

npittinger@ccbcmd.edu

443-840-4483

Owings Mills, 302

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