Computer Information Systems – Network Security Foundations

Short-Term Technical Certificate

Curriculum Code 6609

The Short Term Technical Certificate Network Security Foundations provides the certificate holder knowledge in the broad range of skills and knowledge in network security. The completion of this certificate demonstrates knowledge of policy development, best practices, risk assessment, application of tools and known exploits. Students who complete this certificate are well prepared to pursue any number of industry recognized certifications in IT Security.  Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

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Required Courses
  CISS 121 Microcomputer Applications I 3
  CISS 125 Operating System Interfaces > 3
  CISS 145 Local Area Networks > 4
  CISS 155 Fundamentals of Networking Security > 3
  CISS 251 Cyber Defense Methods > 3
  CISS 252 IT Security Concepts 4
  CMNW 120 Cyber Forensics, Cyber Crime, the Law 4
  CMNW 121 Data Collection Analytical Forensic Tools 4
  SDEV 101 College 101^ 1
  Total Certificate Credit Hours: 29

1. > Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.
2.  While completion of this certificate may aid in obtaining employment, many employers recommend the minimum completion of a Computer Information Systems degree program to gain employment in an IT related field.
3. ^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester OR any course that would result in an accumulation of thirteen or more credit hours.

Established    February 2010
Revised          November 2013
Effective        August 2014