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Catalog 2015-16 
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Information Systems Security Certificate

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Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.

Program Requirements and Electives - 42 Credits

Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 42*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


Program Description

The Information Security certificate program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to analyze security vulnerabilities, create a comprehensive incident-response plan, and implement the equipment, policies and procedures that protect a network and its related resources from unauthorized intrusion, information damage, or theft. Behaving ethically, writing policies and procedures, securing operating systems, installing and administering contemporary intrusion detection systems and firewalls, implementing network defenses and countermeasures, responding to intrusions, and utilizing system-wide, multi-layered, compliance-based approaches are emphasized.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. apply software patches to operating systems and applications;
  2. assess a system’s security vulnerabilities using appropriate resources;
  3. use standard software tools to detect attempted security breaches of computer systems; and
  4. implement system security defenses.

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