Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Certificate

Curriculum CIS.CYB.CERT (C407S)

The Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Certificate is designed to provide students with foundational and advanced knowledge and experience with technical security practices and information assurance policies in order to obtain positions as Cybersecurity analysts, specialists, engineers, technical security support personnel, and managers.  Coursework will prepare students and current Information Technology (IT) practitioners with experience for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) / Certified Information Systems Security Practitioner (CISSP) / System Administration, Networking, and Security Institute (SANS) or the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) certification exams.

At the completion of this certificate the graduate will be able to:

  • plan, design, build, deploy and manage secure IT infrastructure and systems compliant with current information assurance policies and regulations;
  • assess technical vulnerabilities;
  • identify attack vectors;
  • respond to attacks; and
  • monitor and deploy layered defense mechanisms in complex IT infrastructure.

Expected background: CIS 102 or comparable background in IT/Computing.

Last Update Effective: 8/23/15

Required Courses

Credit Hours

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CIS 210◊

Data Communications and Networking Fundamentals1

3

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CIS 220

Introduction to Network Security

3

#

CIS 226

Advanced Network Security

3

#

CIS 277

Command Processing and Scripting

3

 

 

Select courses from appropriate concentration

6-9

 

 

 

18-21

Cybersecurity/CCNA Certification Concentration (C1), (CIS.CNA.CERT). (nine semester credits)

#

CIS 227

Vulnerability Analysis and Ethical Hacking

3

#

CIS 212

Internetworking Routing and Switching1

3

 

CIS 176

LAN Administration: Windows Server or

 

#

CIS 179

Linux System Administration or

 

 

CIS 236

Introduction to Wireless LAN Administration

3

 

 

 

9

Information Assurance Policy and Administration Concentration (C2), (CIS.CYB.CERT), (six semester credits)

#

CIS 229

Information Assurance Ethics, Management and Policy

3

#

CIS 231

Information Assurance Risk, Continuity and Governance

3

 

 

 

6

Cyber Forensics Concentration (C3), (CIS.CYF.CERT),
(six semester credits)

#

CIS 238

Introduction to Computer Forensics

3

#

CIS 240

Advanced Computer Forensics

3

 

 

 

6

See CIS course descriptions.

1CIS 210◊ and CIS 212◊ prepares the student for CISCO's Certified Network Administrator Exam.

Note: Semester One Option: CIS 102, CIS 210◊, CIS 220◊, CIS 277◊.
Semester Two+ Option: CIS 226◊, Concentration Selections.

Coordinator: David Anderson, Ext. 3349

Gainful Employment

The information provided in the link below is available to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

http://www.triton.edu/GE_Certificates/CybersecurityInformationAssuranceCertificate.html

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