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Cyber Security

cyber security

Information Technology Cyber Defense Option, A.A.S.

This program prepares students for entry-level employment in information assurance and cybersecurity. The program combines both networking and systems administration fundamentals, with a focus on defensive strategies to securing networks and systems.

The Cyber Defense option emphasizes computer security and information assurance concepts augmented with current accepted security practices. Topics cover threats and vulnerabilities, prevention at the technical and human levels, detection, response, and management aspects of security.

Upon completion, students may seek various industry certification credentials such as CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Linux+, Cisco Certified Entry Level Technician (CCENT), Cisco CCNA Security, and Cisco CCNA Cybersecurity Operations.

To learn more about program requirements, visit the college catalog.

 

Information Technology Cyber Systems Option, A.A.S.

This program prepares students for entry-level employment in information assurance and cybersecurity. The program combines both networking and systems administration fundamentals with the requisite security concepts and best practices required to implement, administer, and harden operating systems.

The Cyber Systems option incorporates a study of data communications fundamentals together with an in depth study of current networking architectures and protocols. Client/server and peer networks are studied with an emphasis on securing the systems from attack. Systems studied with intensive labs include Microsoft, UNIX/LINUX, and Cisco.

Upon completion, students may seek various industry certification credentials such as CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Linux+, Cisco Certified Entry Level Technician (CCENT), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

To learn more about program requirements, visit the college catalog

 

For more information, contact:

Janice Kaushal
Dean, Career and Technical Education
(708) 709-3595   jkaushal@prairiestate.edu